Postage Stamp Increase - January 22, 2012

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Postage Stamp Increase - January 22, 2012

Effective Sunday, January 22, 2012 mailing a first class envelope will cost you an extra penny going from .44 to .45.      Here is the a chart from the United States Postal Service showing the rate changes.

Postage Rate IncreaseOne Cent Stamp

 

It will be necessary to have a few one cent stamps on hand for mailings.     Post cards and mailings to Canada and Mexico increased a bit more.    

For additional questions - visit the web site.

 

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Ambassador
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com

Joan, That one snuck up on me.  Guess I need 10 rolls of penny stamps to go with all those rolls of .44 stamps!

January 15, 2012 06:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Cathy Bureau
Your Personal Real Estate Concierge
www.GreenHomeRealty.com

Like Liz and Bill, it snuck up on me, wasnt' aware! Its okay since I'd still rather pay $.045 than $10-$15 UPS, etc. They need to do what they need to do to be competitive. It makes my mailing budget increase by just over 4% but, like I said, still cheaper and mostly reliable.

 

January 15, 2012 06:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Jan Green
RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN®
Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills

Hey Joan!  Thanks for the info.  Wasn't even aware of it.  And the Canadian info is hugely helpful as I have several clients up north.  Will remember that one! Have a great Sunday!

January 15, 2012 06:44 PM
Ambassador
337,647
Emily Medvec
Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541
Keller Williams Santa Fe

A stamp is a stamp is a stamp...only if you buy the forever ones! Thank you for the update!

January 15, 2012 10:02 PM
Rainer
232,378
Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY

Joan - thanks for the heads up. Time to stock up on the stamps again.

January 15, 2012 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
172,899
Laura Forman
Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist
National Realty of Brevard www.LauraSellsBrevard.com

Thanks Joan for the reminder. I reblogged this and I will make time to get to the post office to restock Forever Stamps.

January 15, 2012 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Joyce Godwin
RE/MAX Realty Center, Houston Area Relocation Info
12810 Telge,Cypress,TX 77429 -Houston,Cypress,Spring,Tomball

Hi Joan, I knew it was coming but didn't know when.  Thanks for the chart.  I'm re-blogging and also suggesting - it's info we can all use.  Thanks again.

January 15, 2012 11:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,371,387
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Joan, thanks I new it was coming....I guess every penny helps them :)

January 16, 2012 12:07 AM
Rainmaker
826,568
Tim Lorenz
949 874-2247
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team

Perfect. I have a few days to get a lower cost for mail.

January 16, 2012 01:24 AM
Ambassador
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Toni Weidman
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
Re/Max Sunset Realty

Better head out and get some new stamps to have on hand (again). Thanks for the info, Joan.

January 16, 2012 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
617,382
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise

Thanks for the heads up....I knew it was coming but didn't know when it was effective!!!

January 16, 2012 08:01 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!

Joan, I'm so glad you posted this, I didn't know about it.  Postcard postage is going up again as well making it more expensive to run our business!

January 16, 2012 09:02 PM
Rainmaker
577,603
DeeDee Riley
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA

Thanks Joan!  I didn't realize this but should have known it was coming!!!!  

 

PS  Sharing this on my FB.  Hope you don't mind!

January 17, 2012 12:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,440,188
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

Hi Joan, Somehow we missed this blog from you but saw it on a re-blog. We still use snail-mail a little so every little saving will help!

January 17, 2012 08:56 AM
Ambassador
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
Charles Rutenberg Realty

Thanks for getting the information out. I had no idea and ran across Silvia's reblog.........am going to do the same. I bet most people have no idea!

January 17, 2012 09:37 AM
Rainmaker
450,572
Ritu Desai
Northern Virginia Realtor - Fairfax/Loudoun/PW - 7
Samson Properties

Joan, I totally forgot about this news!!! I do have forever stamps that I bought last year guess it will pay off to stock up!

January 17, 2012 10:21 AM
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Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker
Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker

Joan, thanks for the tip.  I was not aware.

      I would buy the Forever Stamps... but I don't know that the Post Office will be around "forever".   They are in serious financial trouble!

January 18, 2012 11:40 PM
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David Rupert

Hello. I work Communications for the Postal Service and just wanted to put it out there that the penny increase should be relatively seamless. ALL First Class stamps are now Forever stamps. So if you paid 44 cents for them a month ago, they will be good until you use them up. Your next purchase however will cost you an extra penny.

Most Meter machines are now automated and the rates will be picked up.

We are living with a 2006 law that requires stamps to be adjusted every January. We can only raise prices up to the CPI increase.

And also to note, UPS and FedEx both raised prices this month by about five percent too.

We are in financial problem becuase of the same 2006 law, that requires us to prefund future retiree health benefits 75 years in advance. This costs us 5.5 billion a year. Congress won't budge on this! We are also asking to go to five day delivery, saving another 3.1 billion a year.

Yes, mail volume is down, but last year we still delivered 164 billion pieces of mail. Thanks for all your support! 

January 19, 2012 10:32 AM
Rainer
421,810
Peggy Chirico
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
Prudential CT Realty

Hi Joan - I didn't know this! Thanks for letting us know.   I also just checked and my stamps are forever stamps so I am glad about that!

January 20, 2012 06:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,372,842
Joan Cox
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373

Even someone from the Postal Service responded --- so nice!   Forever stamps are the way to go!

January 20, 2012 08:10 PM
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