The US Postal Service is back at it again… Just a few months after raising stamp prices, their talking about doing it again. This time, however, there’s a twist…
Yesterday, the USPS announced their desire to raise stamp prices by three cents next year, bringing a first class stamp to 42 cents. But these stamps would be good forever, no matter what happens to prices in the future. That’s right:
Customers would be able to purchase a special First-Class stamp which would be good for any future single-piece First Class letter mailing, no matter how prices might change beyond 2007.
This would mean an end to those odd little two or three cent stamps that are used to ’round up’ an old stamp to the current price. So… If they go ahead with this, will you stock up on stamps? While there’s really no need to do so until they announce the next price increase (i.e., after the ‘forever’ stamps are introduced), you could save yourself a few bucks by building up a stockpile. As for me, I probably wouldn’t do much beyond replenishing our usual stamp supply prior to the price hike. Doing anything more than that just isn’t worth the added effort (or the risk of losing a huge stash of stamps).
While we’re talking stamps, why not hop on over to Stamps.com for a bunch of free postage? You can always cancel if you don’t like it.