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Subject: Current Stamp Combinations
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 2:09 PM ET
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Just ran out of my 75 and 63 cent stamps (2 75s and a 63 to make $2.13).  They don't make the .63s anymore, and I figure the smartest idea would be to get stamps that add up to $2.16.  That is, for media mail I'd be wasting only three cents, and I'd be able to handle nine-ounce first class envelopes ($2.16) or a seven ounce package ($2.15).

Any three-stamp combinations give this?

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 10:00 AM ET
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Why not get $1 stamps, 10 cent stamps, and 1 cent stamps? I've received a lot of packages with that combination - 2 $1 stamps, 1 10 cent stamp, and 3 1 cent stamps. Although apparently not all post offices carry the $1 stamps - mine doesn't. They also make 5 cent stamps.

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 5:36 PM ET
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I guess I just like to only put three stamps on instead of six.  No big deal, but a little simpler.

Last Edited on: 11/15/07 5:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/16/2007 12:21 PM ET
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Two .69 and one .75 = 2.13

Last Edited on: 11/17/07 12:43 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/16/2007 7:56 PM ET
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Also, they make 3cent stamps, instead of three 1 cent stamps...that would cut down by 2.

Date Posted: 11/28/2007 10:23 AM ET
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I've been receiving books that had 5 41c stamps and 1 4c stamps and that = $2.13

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 9:49 AM ET
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You can order denomination of stamp through USPS.  All from the comfort of your computer.  They will have the ones your local PO doesn't carry.

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 1:42 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2007
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I've just been dragging my books to the Post Office.  The man gives me a funny little look and poof! exact postage.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 11:25 AM ET
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5  41c stamps plus a 4c stamp totals $2.09.  You have to have 2  4c stamps added to the 41c ones to total $2.13.

Date Posted: 12/10/2007 1:55 PM ET
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Since I do the Delivery confirmation and need $2.31 I waste a cent and do 4- 58 cent stamps which equal 2.32.

Date Posted: 12/10/2007 1:58 PM ET
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You could do the 2 - .75's  then add one .58 and one.05  which would give you exactly $2.13.

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 2:51 AM ET
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Here is a thought, has anybody ever patitioned the post office, to Offer a Media Mail Stamp?

Date Posted: 12/19/2007 10:36 PM ET
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Don't forget you can't put stamped packages in a blue box if they are over 13oz! 

Date Posted: 12/21/2007 8:44 AM ET
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Just buy postage here.  Saves you a lot of time, and you can just drop your package at the Post Office and jet!

Date Posted: 12/23/2007 9:16 PM ET
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I purchase $1.00 stamps and .17 cent stamps for a total of 3 stamps ($2.17).



Last Edited on: 12/23/07 9:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 1