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Stamps Going Up By a Penny; Shipping Costs Also Increasing Jan. 27

What does the U.S. Post Office price increase mean to you?

The US Post Office is increasing the price of stamps and other shipping on Jan. 27. 

How much?

A penny on the stamp — increasing it from 45 to 46 cents. Shipping packages with Priority Mail will be going up too, anywhere from 45 cents to as much as $1.40 per box. 

Years ago, we might have rushed out to the post office to buy one-cent stamps or Forever stamps or using up the old stamps before the price jump.

But nowadays you can pay your bills online and send electronic greeting cards, so do you even need to mail anything anymore? 

How often do you use the post office? Do you use another shipping service like UPS or FedEx when you ship packages? Tell us all about it in our comment section. 

Miss Tia January 16, 2013 at 04:32 PM
I pay some bills online, but I won't sign up recurring payments. I mail my gas and electric bills every month. I actually have started mailing MORE cards and letters in the past year. One, I believe in supporting the postal service and two, people really appreciate getting cards and letters. It's almost like a dying art form. There is something about a tangible card and/or letter than is so much better than an e-mail.

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