(Closed) Would you pay $1 per stamp?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I use the post office so infrequently I’d prob just deal. I’m not going to send my best friend an e-card on her birthday to save 56 cents. Wedding stamps would be more painful but in the grand scheme of my wedding budget it wouldn’t have made a huge difference.

Post # 4
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7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Was this in the news recently?!

Post # 5
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4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I mail things so rarely… I would get used to it and just deal. It would cut down on junk mail!

Post # 6
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13101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It is so rare that I actually send something through the mail, I would just deal with it.  I would internally think it was a ridiculous cost, but I’d still pay it on the rare occasion I mail something.

Post # 9
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7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MsBrooklynA: lol no worries

hmm…it makes everything that wants to use paper mail go up inadvertantly. I hate having to put such trust in electronics whether its for paying monthly bills or whatever.

I would avoid it as much as possible!

Post # 10
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got invited to 2 weddings this year, both had postage of $1.10 on the envelopes since they were heavy invitations. One of the RSVPs had a stamp and the other didn’t. But no big deal, since I have a book of forever stamps. I always send RSVPs back by mail and write a cute note on the back such as “I can’t wait till the wedding!!” because I know how much the bride will appreciate that.

If you pick a lighter weight paper then you could get a 44 or 56 cent rate.

Post # 11
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

@LGenz: Pretty much this.

I wouldn’t be thrilled but it doesn’t bother me much.

Post # 12
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7976 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@red_rose: Most junk mail is sent at a bulk rate, so they’re paying less than 44c already. Personally I think they should up the bulk rates, but that’s just me.

I would gladly pay increased stamp prices. I routinely send letters and packages, and hate to see the USPS declining the way it has been. It’s a shame that they’ve had to close so many offices and lay off so many employees just because of all the red tape and bureaucracy – they can’t do business the way a business should!

Post # 13
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I use Canada Post all the time and already pay $1.03 to send a letter to the States (I typically send at least 3/week). There’s not as much paper mail as there used to be, so it doesn’t surprise me that rates are going to go up to cover the loss in business. There’s always going to be a need for the mail system and it has to be paid for some how!

Post # 14
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Eh I would probably just suck it up if I actually had to send something via mail.

That being said I hope the price doesn’t increase until AFTER my wedding or I would be shelling out a lot of extra money!

Post # 15
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10563 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I paid more than a dollar for my wedding invitations.

Post # 16
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2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ddw: I like the idea of upping the bulk rate, I doubt companies would change their marketing model that much because of the hike so they would have repeat interest.

 

I would just deal with it, the only time I really send things it usually ends up going parcel because they are applications so the stamp price wouldn’t bother me (and we have a stockpile of Jazz forever stamps that I love)

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