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Date Posted: 11/13/2013 3:52 AM ET
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For those who use a lot of stamps, please remember that rates are going up in January.  You may want to stock up on Forever Stamps.  

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Date Posted: 11/14/2013 10:35 PM ET
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And lets hope they don't @%*!@ their own software like they did last time crying

Date Posted: 11/16/2013 8:40 PM ET
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I still have some stamps I bought when they were 41 Cents. They just made international Forever stamps so I've been stocking up on those too.

Date Posted: 12/11/2013 3:54 PM ET
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I had heard that all stamps are forever ones now - of course, purchasing them in December would be cheaper than in January.

Do you know what the new media rates will be??


Date Posted: 12/27/2013 4:32 PM ET
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It looks like it will be $2.69 (see the Proposed Prices in the sidebar here http://pe.usps.com/).  It sure is increasing quickly. :(

Date Posted: 12/27/2013 5:11 PM ET
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Okay... I confess to being a bit  confused. I talked with a USPS employee a month or so ago and asked when the Forever stamps would be going up in price. She said - and I quote: "January 1st". But, according to a story on the DC NBC affiliate, the price/rate change isn't until later in the month (the 26th). We planned to buy a stock of stamps from Costco, but logistically, it's now better to wait until after the 2nd. But, we plan to buy several packs of 100 and don't want to waste the extra dollars if we don't have to.

I know that it's probably somewhere on the USPS website, but as we all know, that location on the web isn't the easiest to find stuff on. angry


UTA: Okay, I found the following on the USPS website: "The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) will review the prices before they become effective on Jan. 26, 2014". Here's a link: http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2013/pr13_086.htm

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Date Posted: 1/1/2014 8:38 PM ET
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Katie - all stamps that are for the amount needed for a 1 oz letter are forever stamps now.  We do still have denominated stamps available.  

Rebecca, try using those 41 cent stamps on the books you send out.  As long as all the postage fits on the front of the package you can use as many stamps as you need!


Date Posted: 1/6/2014 11:54 AM ET
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A lot of people don't know you can print postage from paypal. You click on multi-(senior moment forgot the rest of the name but its the only one on there)   and then fill out the information. You can get several labels ready at the same time before you print. It tells you how much the postage will be as long as you put in the weight and if you don't have a scale, just put in the isbn number on pbs and look at the info to see how much it weighs. Add a few ounces for the box, and there you are. 

Date Posted: 1/7/2014 12:39 PM ET
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And lets hope they don't @%*!@ their own software like they did last time


Date Posted: 1/8/2014 5:01 PM ET
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Last year I downloaded a spreadsheet from USPS that had all the rates in different tabs. Does anyone know where I can find that spreadsheet with the 2014 rates?

Date Posted: 1/8/2014 5:52 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/12/2014 4:42 PM ET
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USPS.com says the rates take effect January 26

Date Posted: 1/17/2014 4:25 PM ET
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I stocked up today as a 3 cent jump hurts the pocket book much more than the typical 1 cent increases do.  But I do have an interesting assortment of 61, 64, 4,3,2 and one cent stamps residing in my postage envelope!  Guess I'll slap some stamps on the next book I mail out! (hopefully before the 26th)

Date Posted: 1/22/2014 11:48 AM ET
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Here's the charts for the increases on Sunday:


Click on the tab running across the bottom for media rates. It opens on first class rates.

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Date Posted: 1/23/2014 5:55 AM ET
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Thank god for the forever stamps!

Date Posted: 1/23/2014 4:02 PM ET
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2014 Media Mail Rates

Date Posted: 1/24/2014 6:57 AM ET
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Does anyone know how much will we need to add for book parcels at the first class rate AND at media mail rate?  Right now for first class we do not add anything to the postage and add .30 cents to media mail for DC.

Subject: PayPal USPS postage
Date Posted: 1/24/2014 8:40 AM ET
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