New USPS rates

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  1. SamiWCP

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    I don't know if this is the right place, or where it'd go, but I have some info for those who do a lot of shipping through USPS. They're setting up to start changing their pricing rates, where as packages were priced according to weight, they're changing it to now based on the size of the package. Yes indeed..Size does matter. I can't remember when the exact date of this starts, but it's coming..Oh, and stamp prices are going up too.
     
  2. Evil Porkchop

    Evil Porkchop Pork, the evil white meat

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    Guess I'll be using Fedex alot more now.
     
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    So if you pack stuff tightly into a tiny box it will be cheaper? Or is there still weight involved?
     
  4. Valkysas

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    I'm tired of the USPS's bullshit. just monday, I sent something to Ohio and was promised that it would be there in two days. I paid extra for that. it just got there today. thats SIX DAYS. to the state directly below me.

    they just seem to enjoy screwing people over.
     
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    crap, I'll need to use up my stamps before they change again, or i'll need to ge those little ones.
     
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    I guess they'll still be good for shipping lead, tungsten, or depleted uranium....
     
  7. SamiWCP

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    As far as I've heard, it'll go size now, nolonger weight..It was put that "if someone ships a dvd in a HUGE box, that takes up an entire bin say, you still only charge it the light weight price.." now that won't be the issue, it'll be about how much room it takes up. Once I get more definiteive details at work I'll let you know.
     
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    Thanks for the info Sami. This sucks for Mint in Box collectors, since the packaging adds a lot of volume, but only a little weight.
     
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    If you paid extra for the two day delivery, then you need to go to your local UPS office and demand that money back. They have a record of when it was delivered and when it was shipped. They owe it to you no matter the reasons why.
     
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    I'll talk to my mother-in-law. She is a manager for USPS.
     
  11. Lance Halberd

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    Yeah, effective May 14, 2007, the first class rate will go from $.39 to $.41. However, starting this Thursday, the new first class stamps issued at $.41 will be "forever" stamps, meaning that they will be valid forever, locked in at the new rate, no matter how much it costs to send a letter first class in the future.

    In other words, in five years from now, when it cost $13 to send a birthday card to your friend four towns over, you can still send it at $.41, provided you still have your hoard of $.41 stamps.
     
  12. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I smell a perfectly sound financial investment.
     
  13. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Exactly. The USPS is banking on the fact that Americans who still use their services are sick and tired of these increases, and will buy mountains of the new $.41 first class stamps now, out of fear of paying through the nose for future rate hikes.
     
  14. JinraiPrime

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    by the time rates get to 13 dollars for a letter we will be using the the tools of the future! point to point matter displacement and relocation technology the age of teleportation!
     
  15. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    It would be great if this was only a temporary price rise before they dropped it back down to $.39... FOREVER.
     
  16. JinraiPrime

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    lol @ if it dropped to like .6 cents.... that'll teach the stamp hoarders.
     
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    I refuse to use USPS. Everytime they i send something it messes up. The douchebags at the post office never do anything about it.
     
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    :/ by the size, that is just plain stupid! :mad 
     
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    Did it, got the shaft. it was awesome.
     
  20. Grimlocks Pretender Shell

    Grimlocks Pretender Shell mmmm...energon

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    I'm not in any way suprised by that. They did it to me on a number of occasions. Yes..it was awesome.
     

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