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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.

Patch reader January 15, 2013 at 04:51 PM
"But nowadays you can pay your bills online and send electronic greeting cards, so do you even need to mail anything anymore?" Last year my local post office only had two clerks to service a 20+ person line on Tax day (April 15). These clerks weren't moving very fast either. Why should people support the postal service when the postal service is blind to the needs of the public? If the postal service really cares about their customers they will make appropriate arrangements to serve them.

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