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gordonrichards 01-30-2013 12:17 AM

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

::Sadface::

ThatGuyWithTheFish 01-30-2013 12:19 AM

International has doubled... or something.

h4n 01-30-2013 12:23 AM

They got international stamps now.

They change "delivery com." into "USPS tracking" now hahha

NWA-Planted 01-30-2013 12:26 AM

Re: USPS Rate Changes!
 
Well thats inflation for you!!!

Shouldn't be to bad though

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mordalphus 01-30-2013 01:07 AM

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.

h4n 01-30-2013 01:33 AM

Re: USPS Rate Changes!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mordalphus (Post 2392554)
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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rbarn 01-30-2013 01:53 AM

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".

Seattle_Aquarist 01-30-2013 02:28 AM

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.

Darkblade48 01-30-2013 07:57 AM

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

rbarn 01-30-2013 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkblade48 (Post 2395314)
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

acitydweller 01-30-2013 02:20 PM

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

Darkblade48 01-30-2013 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rbarn (Post 2396234)
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! :icon_eek:

drewsuf82 01-30-2013 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mordalphus (Post 2392554)
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!

gordonrichards 01-31-2013 01:52 AM

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.
-Gordon

rbarn 01-31-2013 02:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkblade48 (Post 2398178)
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! :icon_eek:

They lost $16 billion last year. they have a loooong way to go.


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