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22 Jun 2021
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Linn's is reporting that the USPS is requesting a postal rate increase, which, if approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission, will raise the rate of a first class letter from 55 cents to 58 cents, and international letter will go up to $1.30.. Also, the rates for large envelopes (flats) will be going up, as will other classes of mail (non-parcel). PO Box rentals are slated to go up 9.3%. Most increases are in the 10% area.

If approved, the new pricing will go into effect August 29, 2021.
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23 Jun 2021
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i imagine it will be approved !

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23 Jun 2021
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Our post office (Cornwall PA) is one of the most profitable in PA. Why? No mail delivery. You want mail daily you get a PO Box. Ours sells stamps, and takes packages which is more than two smaller ones do. They just sell stamps. No mail delivery either. This should be the model across the US. Mail delivered once a week. Need it more often - get a box. Other than business mail, I get virtually nothing at the box but junk mail. I am pretty sure that is the case for everyone. Slash your drivers by more than half, convert space in the PO's to boxes (our old one could hold thousands of them - at a starting price of $108 a year). You could perhaps make a serious dent in the debt by doing that.

I'm waiting for Amazon to go into the parcel delivery business full time, and if their package rates are cheaper than the USPS I'll switch to them. We have 30 places around here (and we are in the boonies) that you can arrange to have an Amazon package sent to if you do not want to receive it at home. That is a LOT like the UPS. All they need to do is to allow packages other than Amazon to be picked up or dropped off. My old driver in Stroudsburg told me, that without junk mail and Amazon to deliver she would have an empty truck. I'm sure she is not alone with that thought. Amazon also at least for me, does not lose a package. Not like the PO. I get a little picture showing where the Amazon package has been left. I suspect that too many complaints and the driver is out of a job. Just like the Post Office. Right. What you get from the PO is a shrug, and you are told "the scan shows it was delivered". Not to who of course. I could go on but I won't. At least I use discount postage so it is not so bad. And I generate my own mailing labels too......
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23 Jun 2021
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Guess it is time to stock up on Forever stamps now !! Steve

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24 Jun 2021
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Steve check out the sellers of discount postage on ebay. You can usually pick stuff up for 70-80% face. I've been doing it for years, Yes you have to lick multiple stamps, but if you send out 100+ letters a month as I do, it adds up. Just bought a batch at 67%. I know I will be raising my postage rates on Hip to compensate for Paypal and the post office raising their rates. Here, I will be changing my invoicing terms to compensate for it.

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Greg,
Thanks for the tip on discount postage - I just never knew about it ! At some point I will probably have to change my shipping terms but I will hold off for a little while. On Hipstamp it is easy to make the change but here - it causes such an issue when you have open invoices or non invoiced selections and then additional items are bought with the inabiity to merge the items on a single invoice. I try to do it when most everything is cleared out.. Steve

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Steve, I know about the difficulty in changing terms here, and i have some that have carried a "bar tab" so to speak for over 6 months. I don't think I will change the default terms, as that is the problem (I think), but instead will continuously post that info in the approvals and auction sections of the DB (as the posts get removed there) as well as changing PAYPAL to $10 from $5 and asking people to pay by check rather than PAYPAL if possible. For the crummy 3 cents on the USPS increase, I will just change how much I add to the invoice, though I would not be at all surprised for someone to mention that my terms say 55 cents not 58. Such is life. I'll send out invoices to everyone, even those who currently have a tab of less than 25 cents come mid July and then begin to post a message about future purchases and invoices and see how it goes.

Just search on discount postage on ebay. You'll get people selling those rolls of forever stamps but you will also get people selling regular postage, just denominations that are not forever. I don't know where they get it from. I have tried winning auction lots of postage bidding 75% and not been successful.

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25 Jun 2021
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I bought forever stamps $10 per 100 AND forever stamped peel on tick envelopes @ $21 per 100

A great selection here just search for how many you want 100,200,300 eyc

https://americans-home.com/


UPDATE - I am seeing it for $8 per 100

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"I bought forever stamps $10 per 100 AND forever stamped peel on tick envelopes @ $21 per 100

A great selection here just search for how many you want 100,200,300 eyc

https://americans-home.com/


UPDATE - I am seeing it for $8 per 100""



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25 Jun 2021
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We have the same problem here in the UK with many forgeries of current security Machin 1st Class stamps and 1st class Large stamps for sale on ebay at discount prices. Some are quite good others are terrible.

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26 Jun 2021
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Seems ebay, paypal and FB should be on top of this
Paypal every few weeks now, stops payment to me if I sell a cuban stamp (or some other reason known only to them) to a buyer in Missippi.

Meanwhile, USPS keeps raising prices and reducing services.
I predict it will go private to sustain a mailing service.

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I root for the end of the PO as we know it constantly. I have zero problems with beating them for every penny I can due to their loss of packages, even with tracking, and their "I really don't care" attitude when something is lost. From what I read of these fake stamps, they cannot be causing problems. Otherwise the sellers would be getting negative feedback and people would stop buying them. The only way I see these getting caught if indeed what I read is true, that real stamps have something in them that forces the envelope to be in the correct position for cancelling. It makes sense only because I have never gotten a letter canceled at the bottom. But how would someone really detect these, and would anyone even care at the PO. All they care about is where is my raise? Believe it or not, I did not know that international mail went to $1.20. When? I use discount postage and now knowing this, and having used $1.15 for as long as I can remember, I can see no one checks to see if I added the postage correctly. Same as sending a 2 oz letter for 70 cents instead of 75. Bottom line is the PO has no idea what is in the corner of a letter nor will they check, but - should they, the letter will be returned or in the case of a counterfeit stamp, could be kept. So I will not take the chance. For a Christmas card or unimportant letter, yes, and I will leave my return n/a off it. For mailing out stamps, no, I'll stick with discount postage knowing that the carriers are not adding up the value of stamps to see if it is correct. There are safer ways to save money with the PO than bogus stamps

You should not have trouble with Cuban stamps with PAYPAL and Hipstamp unless what Hip posts to PAYPAL as far as what has sold has changed. Used to be that the country line was blanked out, at least it was for Iran. Never had a problem. Ebay won;t allow the listings I know.

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01 Jul 2021
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The mail isn't as important as it was for communications in the old days. Thoughts that were sent by mail became phone calls, and now text messages and emails.

I have several interesting cards from the early 20th century with urgent messages. One is a mason who says he'll come on Saturday. Another is from a guy in Newark, NJ telling a friend in Jersey City (a half hour away) to meet his train the next evening at 7pm.

The classic I can put my hands on an image right now is below... from Highlands, NJ you can see Brooklyn across the harbor. Apparently Myra neglected to tell mother to feed her fish while she was away.... and it was worth 12 cents to get the message to her the next day! Probably overkill, I believe you'd get the card next day anyway. The mails were good back then!

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The funny thing is that we courted eliminating Saturday mail delivery a dozen years ago... but today we have multiple vendors delivering 7 days a week. My daughter is a big Amazon customer. Being at her house on a weekend day, there will be several deliveries. Apparently Amazon isn't all that efficient.. there will be a couple private cars or light trucks, and at least one marked Amazon truck arriving... doesn't matter if it's a Sunday either!

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22 Jun 2021
10:26:53pm

Linn's is reporting that the USPS is requesting a postal rate increase, which, if approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission, will raise the rate of a first class letter from 55 cents to 58 cents, and international letter will go up to $1.30.. Also, the rates for large envelopes (flats) will be going up, as will other classes of mail (non-parcel). PO Box rentals are slated to go up 9.3%. Most increases are in the 10% area.

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23 Jun 2021
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i imagine it will be approved !

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23 Jun 2021
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Our post office (Cornwall PA) is one of the most profitable in PA. Why? No mail delivery. You want mail daily you get a PO Box. Ours sells stamps, and takes packages which is more than two smaller ones do. They just sell stamps. No mail delivery either. This should be the model across the US. Mail delivered once a week. Need it more often - get a box. Other than business mail, I get virtually nothing at the box but junk mail. I am pretty sure that is the case for everyone. Slash your drivers by more than half, convert space in the PO's to boxes (our old one could hold thousands of them - at a starting price of $108 a year). You could perhaps make a serious dent in the debt by doing that.

I'm waiting for Amazon to go into the parcel delivery business full time, and if their package rates are cheaper than the USPS I'll switch to them. We have 30 places around here (and we are in the boonies) that you can arrange to have an Amazon package sent to if you do not want to receive it at home. That is a LOT like the UPS. All they need to do is to allow packages other than Amazon to be picked up or dropped off. My old driver in Stroudsburg told me, that without junk mail and Amazon to deliver she would have an empty truck. I'm sure she is not alone with that thought. Amazon also at least for me, does not lose a package. Not like the PO. I get a little picture showing where the Amazon package has been left. I suspect that too many complaints and the driver is out of a job. Just like the Post Office. Right. What you get from the PO is a shrug, and you are told "the scan shows it was delivered". Not to who of course. I could go on but I won't. At least I use discount postage so it is not so bad. And I generate my own mailing labels too......
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23 Jun 2021
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Guess it is time to stock up on Forever stamps now !! Steve

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24 Jun 2021
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Steve check out the sellers of discount postage on ebay. You can usually pick stuff up for 70-80% face. I've been doing it for years, Yes you have to lick multiple stamps, but if you send out 100+ letters a month as I do, it adds up. Just bought a batch at 67%. I know I will be raising my postage rates on Hip to compensate for Paypal and the post office raising their rates. Here, I will be changing my invoicing terms to compensate for it.

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Greg,
Thanks for the tip on discount postage - I just never knew about it ! At some point I will probably have to change my shipping terms but I will hold off for a little while. On Hipstamp it is easy to make the change but here - it causes such an issue when you have open invoices or non invoiced selections and then additional items are bought with the inabiity to merge the items on a single invoice. I try to do it when most everything is cleared out.. Steve

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Steve, I know about the difficulty in changing terms here, and i have some that have carried a "bar tab" so to speak for over 6 months. I don't think I will change the default terms, as that is the problem (I think), but instead will continuously post that info in the approvals and auction sections of the DB (as the posts get removed there) as well as changing PAYPAL to $10 from $5 and asking people to pay by check rather than PAYPAL if possible. For the crummy 3 cents on the USPS increase, I will just change how much I add to the invoice, though I would not be at all surprised for someone to mention that my terms say 55 cents not 58. Such is life. I'll send out invoices to everyone, even those who currently have a tab of less than 25 cents come mid July and then begin to post a message about future purchases and invoices and see how it goes.

Just search on discount postage on ebay. You'll get people selling those rolls of forever stamps but you will also get people selling regular postage, just denominations that are not forever. I don't know where they get it from. I have tried winning auction lots of postage bidding 75% and not been successful.

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25 Jun 2021
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I bought forever stamps $10 per 100 AND forever stamped peel on tick envelopes @ $21 per 100

A great selection here just search for how many you want 100,200,300 eyc

https://americans-home.com/


UPDATE - I am seeing it for $8 per 100

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"I bought forever stamps $10 per 100 AND forever stamped peel on tick envelopes @ $21 per 100

A great selection here just search for how many you want 100,200,300 eyc

https://americans-home.com/


UPDATE - I am seeing it for $8 per 100""



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We have the same problem here in the UK with many forgeries of current security Machin 1st Class stamps and 1st class Large stamps for sale on ebay at discount prices. Some are quite good others are terrible.

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Seems ebay, paypal and FB should be on top of this
Paypal every few weeks now, stops payment to me if I sell a cuban stamp (or some other reason known only to them) to a buyer in Missippi.

Meanwhile, USPS keeps raising prices and reducing services.
I predict it will go private to sustain a mailing service.

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I root for the end of the PO as we know it constantly. I have zero problems with beating them for every penny I can due to their loss of packages, even with tracking, and their "I really don't care" attitude when something is lost. From what I read of these fake stamps, they cannot be causing problems. Otherwise the sellers would be getting negative feedback and people would stop buying them. The only way I see these getting caught if indeed what I read is true, that real stamps have something in them that forces the envelope to be in the correct position for cancelling. It makes sense only because I have never gotten a letter canceled at the bottom. But how would someone really detect these, and would anyone even care at the PO. All they care about is where is my raise? Believe it or not, I did not know that international mail went to $1.20. When? I use discount postage and now knowing this, and having used $1.15 for as long as I can remember, I can see no one checks to see if I added the postage correctly. Same as sending a 2 oz letter for 70 cents instead of 75. Bottom line is the PO has no idea what is in the corner of a letter nor will they check, but - should they, the letter will be returned or in the case of a counterfeit stamp, could be kept. So I will not take the chance. For a Christmas card or unimportant letter, yes, and I will leave my return n/a off it. For mailing out stamps, no, I'll stick with discount postage knowing that the carriers are not adding up the value of stamps to see if it is correct. There are safer ways to save money with the PO than bogus stamps

You should not have trouble with Cuban stamps with PAYPAL and Hipstamp unless what Hip posts to PAYPAL as far as what has sold has changed. Used to be that the country line was blanked out, at least it was for Iran. Never had a problem. Ebay won;t allow the listings I know.

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re: USPS Postage Rates May Be On The Rise

The mail isn't as important as it was for communications in the old days. Thoughts that were sent by mail became phone calls, and now text messages and emails.

I have several interesting cards from the early 20th century with urgent messages. One is a mason who says he'll come on Saturday. Another is from a guy in Newark, NJ telling a friend in Jersey City (a half hour away) to meet his train the next evening at 7pm.

The classic I can put my hands on an image right now is below... from Highlands, NJ you can see Brooklyn across the harbor. Apparently Myra neglected to tell mother to feed her fish while she was away.... and it was worth 12 cents to get the message to her the next day! Probably overkill, I believe you'd get the card next day anyway. The mails were good back then!

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The funny thing is that we courted eliminating Saturday mail delivery a dozen years ago... but today we have multiple vendors delivering 7 days a week. My daughter is a big Amazon customer. Being at her house on a weekend day, there will be several deliveries. Apparently Amazon isn't all that efficient.. there will be a couple private cars or light trucks, and at least one marked Amazon truck arriving... doesn't matter if it's a Sunday either!

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