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Topic: Are postage rates increasing this month?

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Subject: Are postage rates increasing this month?
Date Posted: 5/8/2010 12:15 PM ET
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I haven't heard anywhere about a postage increase.  Is that happening this month?  I thought it was supposed to go up every year now, and since it was about the middle of May last year when postage increased, I've been looking for that to happen again this year.  Will we be spared this year?  I stocked up on Forever stamps just in case. 

Date Posted: 5/8/2010 3:00 PM ET
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There won't be any increase this year.

Maybe in January.

Date Posted: 5/8/2010 6:28 PM ET
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Okay, thank you.   That's good to hear.

Date Posted: 5/10/2010 8:51 AM ET
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with the classes of mail that USPS competes with UPS and FedEx, (overnight(Express) and 2-3 day (Priority))  the rates change in Jan, when UPS and FedEx change their rates.

For the classes of mail that USPS has a monopoly on (first class) the rates change the day after Mothers Day IF they are going to change that year.

Date Posted: 5/10/2010 12:41 PM ET
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USPS could, and is almost certainly contemplating, an EXIGENT rate increase for First Class Mail in January 2011, rather than waiting until next May.