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Old 02-07-2019, 05:09 AM
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Do some here think criminals don't know mailing checks and private data are main uses of the postal service after junk mail and package delivery? Mail boxes get cruised for theft, and same for containers of snail mail.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:34 AM
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While I mailed a package at Christmas, I can't remember the last time I bought a stamp or mailed an actual letter-sized anything that only required a stamp.
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What's the old vs. new price? Outside of Christmas cards, this could possibly be a two-digit financial impact over my lifetime.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:53 AM
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I mail a lot of stuff. I use stamps.com. It's like having a personal post office. I can do everything a post office can do except, except send registered items.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:31 AM
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My wife pays as many bills as possible by mail and a few are paid by auto debit from our checking account. We do as little financially as possible on line and no banking transactions.
The day is coming where we won't have a choice.
As far as the cost of a stamp, a nickel more means nothing to me, no matter what I'm buying.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:57 AM
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Thanks for the reminder. I will go over to the self-serve kiosk after dinner and stock up on a bunch of forever stamps before the price jumps.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:11 AM
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Do some here think criminals don't know mailing checks and private data are main uses of the postal service after junk mail and package delivery? Mail boxes get cruised for theft, and same for containers of snail mail.
Yes and we are also quite aware of people hacking into our computers and stealing money, credit card info, identity and so on.
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Do some here think criminals don't know mailing checks and private data are main uses of the postal service after junk mail and package delivery? Mail boxes get cruised for theft, and same for containers of snail mail.
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Yes and we are also quite aware of people hacking into our computers and stealing money, credit card info, identity and so on.
It's due to these two facts that I simply refuse to pay bills, period.
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My OP was supposed to be a public service announcement of sorts which I knew would not be pertinent to some of you. I'm glad that some of us could avail ourselves of lower cost postage while the comments of others reminded me of Patrick Henry's line from The Story of a Patriot (which has been showcased at the Colonial Williamsburg Information Center since 1957):

"There are those who would accuse me of sedition were I to suggest opening the window on a sultry day."

PS - The Story of a Patriot launched a young Jack Lord into subsequent starring roles as Stoney Burke and Steve McGarrett....
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:44 AM
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My OP was supposed to be a public service announcement of sorts which was clearly not relevant to some of you. I'm glad that some of us could avail ourselves of lower cost postage. The comments of others reminded me of Patrick Henry's line from The Story of a Patriot (which has been showcased the Colonial Williamsburg Information for the past 60 years):

"There are those who would accuse me of sedition were I to suggest opening the window on a sultry day."
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We mail 8,180 of our magazines per month. The postage went up $46.85 :/

Not much to say, even though it's the second highest cost in our overhead, at $1,322 a month it's still a bargain.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:17 AM
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Forever stamps remind me that it's a good idea to own things that benefit from inflation over the long term.

They can't even be bothered to put the price on stamps anymore because they increase too often. Yikes.

Did appreciate the heads up, though. I do use the mail on occasion.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:41 AM
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We mail 8,180 of our magazines per month. The postage went up $46.85 :/

Not much to say, even though it's the second highest cost in our overhead, at $1,322 a month it's still a bargain.
The way I look at it. We have places where the demographics are very different. By our cabin I also get a better view of the postal service as a public good.

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Forever stamps remind me that it's a good idea to own things that benefit from inflation over the long term.

They can't even be bothered to put the price on stamps anymore because they increase too often. Yikes.

Did appreciate the heads up, though. I do use the mail on occasion.
We're long past the days of my youth when transportation was regulated and most economic cycles trended up. I figured the forever stamp concept cuts a lot of overhead and frustration.

I know a business owner who bought natural gas storage, fleet surplus, and he converts his delivery vehicles. To you point, there have been some cycles when he's done really well to have bought his fuel early and his delivery vehicles from motivated sellers.

We think of buy low for stamps but to be honest, mostly think to have some on hand so we have the convenience of getting them at COSTCO checkout vs end of day or rush time standing in line at the post office.

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Earl49.... I tried to PM you, this was the only way to contact you, Sorry OP
My email address is part of my member profile, and we have communicated that way before. I turned the PM function off on my account, for personal reasons. Sometimes I don't log in for a while, and the PM's build up - along with anger from people who don't get responses immediately.
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