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Postage is going up on Jan 24th but not everything goes up the same percent.

Forevers are NOT going up, so if you only use forevers for letters and got plenty or you print postage and won't ever use stamps, move along, this is not a deal you'd be interested in.

Priority, express, parcels and post cards are all going up.

Second ounce is currently 15 cents and is going up to 20 cents (33%).

The post office sells a "forever" additional ounce stamp which currently is selling for 15 cents each but starting on Jan 24th will be worth 20 cents each.

You can use three of these stamps (currently 15 cents x 3 = 45 cents) starting on Jan 24 and it will cover a first class letter (5 cents over actually).

You can also use these on other mail (ie. priority mail, etc) as long as it adds up to current postage. Flat rate envelopes are going up from 7.75 to 7.95. If you don't mind putting lots of stamps on your envelope, 40 of these (2 panes of 20 stamps) will cost you $6 and will be enough for your flat rate envelope on the 24th. (or u could use 37 of these and a forever if that extra nickel is bugging u).

If you put postage stamps on priority mail, you'll have to go to the post office window with your package. U cannot just put it in the mail like a printed label.

The post office charges no sales tax. I know the usps store on ebay (run by the post office) was charging sales tax, but when I put the stamps in my cart, it looked like they were not going to charge me sales tax, so maybe ebay fixed that. Both usps.com and the usps ebay store charge $1.30 shipping (no matter how much u buy) or u can get them at the post office, no shipping. (I got 100 panes at the post office today but ymmv on how much they have in stock).

If you buy them on ebay, you'll get ebay bucks. If you can find a deal on ebay gcs (safeway usually has rewards back for gift cards), you can get a little bit more out of the deal.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USPS-New...3448535954 OOS

The coil roll is not on ebay so you'd have to get it at the post office or usps.com

https://store.usps.com/store/prod...t-S_746904

These are LEGIT stamps from USPS.com, post office or usps store that is on ebay.

The deal is buy them at the current rate, use them when the rate for second ounce goes up 33%. They will be worth 20 cents each no matter how u use them.
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Last Edited by corpusguy January 9, 2021 at 02:46 PM
The proposed Mailing Services price changes include: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/n...0at%20%241.

Product

Current Prices

Planned Prices

Letters additional ounce(s)

15 cents

20 cents

Letters (metered 1 oz.)

50 cents

51 cents

Domestic Postcards

35 cents

36 cents

Letters (1 oz.)

55 cents

55 cents (no change)

Flats (1 oz.)

$1

$1 (no change)
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crisv asked this question on 01-09-2021 at 08:40 AM
01-10-2021 at 08:35 AM
Well, I guess you can in principle. But UPS Ground is probably the best option for shipping.
01-11-2021 at 01:59 PM
It could, but as the post above says, if you blast on tons of stamps to ship a package, you'll have to wait in line and hand it to them to process...most likely if you have the capability to weigh your own package and know how much postage to put on it - you arent going to want to put on a ton of stamps to wait in line...so I wouldn't worry about it. That, and ebay gives a discount for its shipping anyway (assuming you sold it through eBay) - so that would be another option.
gringott asked this question on 01-09-2021 at 07:44 AM
01-09-2021 at 08:01 AM
lol.. um... ok?

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You can also use the 20% boost from CashApp and save 20% on USPS orders online or at the post office.
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I feel like farking amateur after seeing people do all this thorough savings math.
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If you put postage stamps on priority mail, you'll have to go to the post office window with your package. U cannot just put it in the mail like a printed label.
Interesting, great info.

But, the above part I quoted from you is the deal killer. Waiting in line everyday for 20-30 minutes isn't worth the savings.
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Lot of valuable info OP. Thanks for sharing.
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First once 1st class mail is 55 cents now not 45.
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Thumbs up 👍 for the details OP, thank you
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First once 1st class mail is 55 cents now not 45.
They are saying you buy 3 15-cent stamps today (45 cents), they will be worth 3 20-cent stamps after January 24th (60 cents). Use them in place of the 55-cent stamp (even though "overpaying" by 5 cents).
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First once 1st class mail is 55 cents now not 45.
Forevers are NOT going up, so if you only use forevers for letters and got plenty or you print postage and won't ever use stamps, move along, this is not a deal you'd be interested i

The post office sells a "forever" additional ounce stamp which currently is selling for 15 cents each but starting on Jan 24th will be worth 20 cents each.
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Good hope postage goes up enough to make USPS more reliable. Raise rates as much as they have too to make a profit and deliver packages/mail on time.
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This is a deal? More like a PSA. It's not like the USPS was secretly and quietly raising prices:
https://about.usps.com/newsroom/n...r-2021.htm

Priority Mail Price Increase Proposal:
https://about.usps.com/newsroom/n...r-2021.htm

But I'm sure most people nowadays are paying bills online, so there's less need to buy stamps other than stamp collecting, sending greeting cards, and those occasional rebate submissions. When they do need to mail an envelope, they just stick on one or two 1st Class Forever stamps and just mail it because it's too bothersome to weigh and figure out much postage to stick on the envelope.

And many businesses just use Pitney Bowes and Stamps.com as it's more convenient and accurate. Or if they do bulk mailings, they already have a process and pricing schedule with USPS.

For me, I just look for those 100 1st Class Forever stamp coils or sheets on eBay or here on SD (like that Tanga deal not too long ago) that will save me $10 or 10 cents per stamp and be done with it.
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