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Subject: New USPS Rates on 11 May 2009
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 4:42 PM ET
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Here's a link to USPS.com that shows all the new prices in cute tables and downloadable files

Patti Q listed the Media & 1st Class Parcel rates in the Postal Forum and I copied them below.

I read the article at MSNBC.com and they had at least one incorrect new postage amount.

 

Media - 1 pound - 2.38, 2 pound - 2.77, 3 pound - 3.16, 4 pound - 3.55, 5 pound - 3.94

First class Parcel - 1 ounce - 1.22, 2 ounce - 1.39, 3 ounce - 1.56, 4 ounce 1.73, 5 ounce - 1.90, 6 ounce - 2.07, 7 ounce - 2.24, 8 ounce - 2.41

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 5:15 PM ET
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Been wondering what the new rates would be in May -- thanks for posting this! At least up to 8 oz. will be cheaper 1st class mail -- that covers a lot of mass market paperbacks!

 

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 5:16 PM ET
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To put it into perspective here are the old and new rates.    They really increases the Media Rates didn't they. A regular letter will go up to

44 cents.

 

                          Old             New        Increase

Media 1 Lb      2.23           2.38           + 5 cents

Media 2 Lb      2.58          2.77           + 19 cents

Media 3 lb       2.93          3.16           +23 cents

Media 4 lb      3.28           3.55           +27 cents

Media 5 lb      3.63           3.94           + 31 cents

Media 6 lbs    3.98           4.33          +35 cents

Media 7 lbs    4.33           4.72          +39 cents

Media 8 lbs    4.68           5.11          +43 cents

First class for packages up to 13 oz- will only go up  5 cents per oz.   Base rate of 1.22 for first oz then 17 cents per additional oz.

1 oz                 1.17      1.22

2 oz                 1.34      1.39                

3oz                  1.51      1.56            

4oz                  1.68      1.73

12 oz               3.04      3.09

13 oz              3.21      3.26

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   



Last Edited on: 2/12/09 5:26 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 5:56 PM ET
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Old             New        Increase

Media 1 Lb      2.23           2.38           + 5 cents

Make that +15 cents.