Postage Stamps going Up

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  1. me just sayin

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    Postage stamps is going up on Sunday. anyone use stamps anymore or do you do everything online when possible. Personally, I used to use a couple rolls of stamps a year. Over the last five years I may have used one stamp. None last year. I get all of my bills online so nothing important is mailed to me anymore...unless you count the publishers clearing house entries :)

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    I have to drop a few things per month in the regular mail. And I'm Ok with this. Never really understood why they just didn't go to 50 cents a few years ago, and why 49 cents? A 20 stamp booklet will now cost $10....easy peasy

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    Stamps? Hmm I've heard of them just can't remember what to do with them lol

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    Sajo, this is so simple it is laughable. If the government allowed them to raise it to 50, they would have more to waste. Then they would assume "WE" can only raise the price in "easy peasy" intervals. 55 then 60 then 75 then $1. All the while threatening to drop Saturday delivery. I think we should hire Uber drivers to deliver the mail. They work for less than USPS workers and will bring their own vehicle and insurance to the game.
     
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    Good point Lloyd.

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    but uber does a lot of price gouging...err...I mean price surging...Hate to see the charges when there is a lot of mail.

    as far as dropping saturday delivery, I am against it. I am for dropping wednesday mail service instead. this way you will be without mail service for one day at a time, not two days in a row.
     
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    Monday, Wednesday and Friday would be more than I need at my house. Businesses on the other hand...

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    I'm all for the MWF system also. But the impact would be far reaching. The way our system is set up several other laws would need to change also. By law the USPS most deliver mail in 4 days max. They would then have to extend that time to 5-6 days. Bills would have to be mailed sooner and the 10 days transit times would have to be extended to 14-15 days. Credit card companies will have a cow, their cut off day would be about the 15th to get it billed in the current month. BTW this is why they love eBilling people.

    Let's just go to the Costa Rica system. Just go to the post office and get your mail. :) I'd rather shoot myself. :mad:
     
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    I don't think credit card companies would have a cow. Look how many more late payments they would get and all the fees associated with them :).

    I tried a post office box several times because of my neighborhood but it turned out I would only check it when I thought about it, about once every couple of weeks. what a pain...
     
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    4 days max? Well then where do I get refunds from for not letters not being delivered on time?

    Also, what's a credit card?

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    If only there was a way to outsource this to China or India. Think of all the trouble that would save. They could open your bank statement and steal the info and reseal it back up. Easy peasy. Steal your tax refund before you can even see it. No problemo. I think I got something here, might have to run it past Trumpmeister.
     
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    sounds good to me :)
     
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