Post # 1
I’m sorry but I will never be willing to pay $1 per stamp. Could you imagine buying your postage for your wedding invitatinos? This is rediculous to me. I will say that I send mail so infrequently that when I received a wedding invitation with no stamp on the RSVP card (don’t get me started) I just told the bride I would be there instead (don’t start in on me). I was not willing to go purchase even one stamp for that. I haven’t sent a piece of mail in probably 4 or 5 months. I would completely avoid sending mail ever again if it was raised to $1 a stamp.
Post # 3
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
Was this in the news recently?!
Post # 5
I mail things so rarely… I would get used to it and just deal. It would cut down on junk mail!
Post # 6
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 # 7
@Eva Peron:I’m dumb and I forgot to include the link! Sorry!
Post # 8
I would probably get used to it as well but if you are paying $1 for what is equivalent to a 46 cent stamp now would that then mean that your 16 cent stamp is worth 46 instead? Does that then mean that, instead of spending 60-70 cents on a wedding invitation after combining a few stamps, you would spend near $1.50 per invitation? Just a thought.
I wonder as well if spiking this would actually make the USPS as much money as they claim to need to keep the service running or if it would backfire and continue to decline the amount of things people send using the service.
Also, do you think eventually society will determine it is acceptable to email or e-vite your wedding invitations or do you think that the USPS will always have to be around for the few things people do still send through the mail?
Post # 9
@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
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
@LGenz: Pretty much this.
I wouldn’t be thrilled but it doesn’t bother me much.
Post # 12
@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
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
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
I paid more than a dollar for my wedding invitations.
Post # 16
@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)