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Re: Air Mail Question
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2007, 09:07:20 AM »
Even when I print forms online and use carrier pick up it states right on the website that you must be present and hand the package to the carrier.  Now I leave them plenty of times when I wasn't home and even when I was home they never knocked to see if I was home.

But just like we learned from the forever stamp not all PO's know the rules or care to enforce them.


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Re: Air Mail Question
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2007, 01:35:21 PM »
Priority up to 4lbs, with a prepayed label and customs form, can go out on the porch.

Oh, well yeah -- but carrier pick-up is essentially the same as handing it off to the employee (even though, technically, you'd think they'd have to stick to what Danielle said above). Sorry, I wasn't thinking about that as I always drop everything at the PO myself..

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Re: Air Mail Question
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2007, 07:26:31 AM »
Sorry to butt in  :-[ but since you are talking about forever stamps, can someone explain them to me? I had someone tell me they are good forever, and I did not buy that for a minute, LOL! That would mean the PO would lose money however long you held onto and used them after next hikes.

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Re: Air Mail Question
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2007, 08:29:10 AM »
It would mean that they made enough interest on holding your money, plus outright profit on all the ones that people lose, that they can absorb the extra cent or two of a price increase.
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Re: Air Mail Question
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2007, 10:40:22 AM »
The only time it really makes sense to buy the Forever Stamp is right before the next price increase. I'm sure that after the next price increase they will be selling the Forever Stamp for the new price.

A couple of price increases ago, as I had to stand in line to get 1¢ Stamps, I suggested to the Manager that they should make it so people could continue to use the old stamps till they ran out and all new sales be at the new rate. If someone wanted to stock up on a million $$ worth of Stamps at the old rate, you've got their money and can earn interest on it, plus you will save the printing cost for these silly 1¢ Stamps.

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Re: Air Mail Question
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2007, 11:16:20 AM »
The only time it really makes sense to buy the Forever Stamp is right before the next price increase. I'm sure that after the next price increase they will be selling the Forever Stamp for the new price.
And you can bet that's exactly when they won't be selling them.

As far as the 1¢ stamps, why don't they riase rates to the nickel, at least for first class?  If that's too much, put the excess aside and extend the time before you have to raise again.  It costs more to handle cents than it's worth.
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