Thursday, May 10, 2007

U.S. Postal Rates Go Up

Starting Monday, May 14, first class postage in the U.S. goes up to 41 cents an ounce. The post office has already been selling what they call a "forever stamp" for a month, at the new rate. This stamp, which has a liberty bell on it, will always be good for whatever the current first class price happens to be. The bad news is that the post office probably intends to raise the rates fairly often, and won't have to keep reprinting new first class stamps this way. The good news is that you can stock up on these babies now, at 41 cents, and still use them the next time the price goes up.

So, put this on your to-do list this weekend:

1. Snail mail anything I can get my hands on before the Monday rate increase.

2. Go out and buy as many "forever stamps" as I can stand.

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