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Upcoming postal rate increase #7615127
06/29/22 07:13 AM
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This caught me unaware. There was a sign at the post office so the increase must have been approved. Order your "forever" stamps soon. Other rates are also increasing.

On April 6, 2022, the United States Postal Serviceģ filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect July 10, 2022. The new prices, if favorably reviewed, include a two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 58 cents to 60 cents.

Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615178
06/29/22 08:30 AM
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Cool.


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Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615187
06/29/22 08:47 AM
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I'm surprised they're bothering to deal with cents. They have no sense.


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Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615209
06/29/22 09:19 AM
06/29/22 09:19 AM
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Central Pennsylvania
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I guess they increase their rates twice a year now days.


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it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615274
06/29/22 11:40 AM
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It is just stamps that are going up. Flat rate box price is staying the same. At least that is what Iíve read.

Flat rate boxes usually go up in January. Same time UPS and FedEx raise their rates.


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Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615444
06/29/22 03:20 PM
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Had no idea prices went up that much. I'm still less than 1/2 way thru the roll I bought at $.40 per.


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Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615670
06/29/22 08:44 PM
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The government can send billions over seas, but can't find the money to prop up the post office.

Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615741
06/29/22 09:56 PM
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this is the second increase so far this year. I have a small online business to supplement retirement, last year my postage was around $8,000. Then they started paying for an ad on tv about the post office being everywhere. this added to my disgust. when the first rate increase came through I emailed every congressman that was listed to be on the post office committee. 2 wrote back, but the ad is still playing and now another increase. between inflation and postage, I guess I will be out of business. or at least it will cut way down. I tried to contact the postmaster general, but couldn't find an email address. and their generic contact did not cover my complaint.
sorry to vent, just find it very irritating.

Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615753
06/29/22 10:12 PM
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It's about time to do away with the post office. All they do is bleed money
and raise rates.

Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615804
06/29/22 11:00 PM
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That's it. I'm done mailing letters!

Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615838
06/30/22 12:23 AM
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Prices go up in line with delivery time. Great! Anything that the government runs is a joke.

Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615889
06/30/22 06:25 AM
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Someday I would like to meet the knucklehead bureaucrat at the Postal Service who thought that P.O. should handle passport applications. Apparently he thought the lines at our P.O. were too short....

Pete

Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615940
06/30/22 07:29 AM
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I actually like the postal service. Works surprisingly well considering the government red tape involved. LOL.


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Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615944
06/30/22 07:32 AM
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They can care less about their customers. I also ship a lot of items, and they thought so much of my business, to hit me with a fuel surcharge, on top of already ridicules rates, but to not tell me until I seen it on the bill. When you are shipping stuff, you cannot absorb an extra forteen bucks and not be told about it, so it can be passed on. They have outlived their usefulness!


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Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7615959
06/30/22 07:51 AM
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Lee - what is this fuel surcharge you are talking about? I know UPS has one , probably FedEx too, but the post office - never heard of that. Thanks


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Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7616016
06/30/22 08:42 AM
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Nancy, any package over twenty inches long, an extra four bucks on top of normal postage, and any package over thirty inches long, an extra fourteen bucks on top of normal postage. And now a new rate on top of that. I wouldn't have been so upset about it if they had said something...anything prior to when they applied it, but I walked into the PO to mail almost 150 dollars worth of stuff, and had all these fuel surcharges on the bill. I ask what this was, and they said they didn't know, the computer just spit it out. I said thanks alot for letting me know, there went my profit for the week!


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Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7616044
06/30/22 09:02 AM
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Pony Express cost more but it was quicker.

Still can't figure out how taking 4 days for my neighbor to get a birthday card is more cost effective than the way it used to be.

Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7616050
06/30/22 09:06 AM
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Sounds like an oversized box fuel surcharge. I read about that one coming. I didn't get a date on it. Just read that it was coming.


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Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7616079
06/30/22 09:33 AM
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That 15.00 on 30" and over is a killer on my bow sales and have now resorted to selling them in person. I occasionally get a "correction" on shipping- they give me back .30 on 1 lb under mistake and charge me 4.00 on something 8 oz over....the house always wins and is near impossible to dispute.

Re: Upcoming postal rate increase [Re: corky] #7616189
06/30/22 11:31 AM
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Lee - thanks. Now I remember reading about that happening, just didnít think of it when I read your post.

I donít do a lot of shipping and mostly use the flat rate boxes. Iíve got a big shipment to Alaska coming up next month - I bet I will be shocked at what it costs. It was bad before, now it will be really bad.

Sorry for doubting you.


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