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USPS Rate Changes!

USPS now has new shipping rates.
Things are now slightly more expensive.
Delivery confirmation is included in the price for all priority boxes.
Just when I thought I knew all the prices... ugh

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International has doubled... or something.


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They got international stamps now.

They change "delivery com." into "USPS tracking" now hahha
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Re: USPS Rate Changes!

Well thats inflation for you!!!

Shouldn't be to bad though

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Usps will survive. At least we all better hope so.

A package you can send via usps across country for 3 dollars would cost you 8 with UPS, and it gets worse.

Haha, I'm happy to pay a little extra every year, it's much better than paying double.
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Usps will survive. At least we all better hope so.

A package you can send via usps across country for 3 dollars would cost you 8 with UPS, and it gets worse.

Haha, I'm happy to pay a little extra every year, it's much better than paying double.
+1!!!
They can even go up .25 every year and it will still be better then using UPS/FedEx.

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Sure, no reason for the USPS to go away. It is regulated by law, so they cant run it like a true business and make adjustments to declining service. Email is slowly making the post office obsolete the same way the internet is making the library and book store obsolete.

I can easily remember stuffing hundreds of envelopes with sales brochures in the early 90's. Now I click "send all".
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Hi Gordon,

Thanks for the 'heads up'; it looks like my 6"X6"X7" USPS Priority Mail boxes will cost almost an extra $1 to ship to the East Coast.

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Have the prices for flat rate boxes sent via First Class International Mail also gone up?

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Have the prices for flat rate boxes sent via First Class International Mail also gone up?
Everything from first class stamps to PO Box rentals went up
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on USPS.com, Delivery confirmation is now included in shipping price however one must go into delivery options to select it otherwise its disabled by default... so tricky

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Everything from first class stamps to PO Box rentals went up
Oh. WOW. $41 for a medium flat rate box to Canada, and $54 for a large flat rate box?!

That's a $9 and $14 increase, respectively!

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Usps will survive. At least we all better hope so.

A package you can send via usps across country for 3 dollars would cost you 8 with UPS, and it gets worse.

Haha, I'm happy to pay a little extra every year, it's much better than paying double.
I'm with you!
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Yup, priced a box to California and jaw dropped. :^( Not good!
Hopefully people are willing to do more group buyers.
The lucky individuals are in the middle of the country, where is costs about the same to ship anywhere lol.
Ugh

Signing out, just a heads up for everyone.
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Oh. WOW. $41 for a medium flat rate box to Canada, and $54 for a large flat rate box?!

That's a $9 and $14 increase, respectively!
They lost $16 billion last year. they have a loooong way to go.
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