Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Go Buy "Forever" Stamps!

The U.S. Postal Service decided that raising the postage 2 cents last May was not enough. Starting May 12th first class stamps are going to cost a cent more @ 42 cents. Across the United States the dwindling number of people who still mail letters collectively groans. Over the years the USPS has blamed email and electronic communication for loss in revenue but for me, I have to say that the steadily rising cost of postage is one reason I don't mail as many letters. I personally love getting letters in the mail and I am sure everyone reading this does as well, but unless it is "pen-pall" type communication I pretty much do all my communication with friends and bill paying online. Oh BTW under a new law that took effect in late 2006 postal prices will be adjusted annually each May....So go buy some forever stamps today because after the 12th their price will be a cent higher.

5 comments :

  1. Natalie said...

    They're raising the price again?!! I'm glad I've only got one person I write letters to...and she may have to get emails if this keeps up! :D Not like I'm going to go broke from buying stamps, but still...

    BTW, how does buying 41 cent stamps now help anything? You still have to put a one cent stamp on, right??

  2. Will said...

    Not if you buy a "forever" stamp...It is good for first class postage forever no matter how high it goes up or that is the idea...Like right now a "forever" stamp costs 41 cents, after May 12th it will cost 42 cents but you can still use your 41 cent "forever" stamps. So if you buy "forever" stamps before the 12th you don't have to get however many 1 cent stamps you need to mail your letters. That make sense?

  3. Natalie said...

    Oh, I see...yeah, that makes sense. I hadn't ever heard of "forever" stamps before.

  4. Jessica said...

    You know, maybe if we all boycotted e-mail and IM and only wrote letters, they wouldn't have to inflate the price of stamps because enough people would be using the postal system..

    Nah.

    I miss letters, though. Long distance communication just isn't as personal with e-mail...

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    My friend and I were recently discussing about technology, and how integrated it has become to our daily lives. Reading this post makes me think back to that debate we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.


    I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as memory gets cheaper, the possibility of copying our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I dream about almost every day.


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