2.11.2009

TTM and the upcoming postal rate increase.

The cost of a first-class stamp will rise to 44 cents May 11, the U.S. Postal Service announced yesterday. So when sending off TTM requests,

which you never know how long it may take to get back, make sure to use a forever stamp on the return SASE. Not to belabor the obvious, but it may be wise to stock up on those babies before the price goes up.

6 comments:

Sooz said...

that's a great idea about the forever stamps on the SASE.

jacobmrley said...

this is postal historian max reminding you that the US government subsidized the post office until 1971. At that time, it cost 8 cents a stamp, but really, after taxes, it cost 37 cents. This is without inflation.

even an increase to 44 cents (which is foolish, they need to make fewer large increases, not one or two cents every other year) means that it still costs very little to send a letter (or single baseball card) across the country in a couple days. say what you will, but the USPS is still the cheapest and most efficient on the planet.

DC said...

We agree that the price of sending a letter in the US is reasonable. Just want to make sure that people are aware, when sending TTM, that the rates might go up before the card is returned.

tastelikedirt said...

Piazza at spring training. Then another a month or so into the season. Not to long after that postage went up. Around the time of the all star break both my envelopes came back with a couple 2 cent stamps added to each. I opened them up and saw those Piazza cards in there. Then was a little sad that he didn't bother to sign either.

dinged corners said...

Talk about a letdown! [sob]

jacobmrley said...

piazza doesn't sign. i mean, like, ever. he is rarely a jerk about it, but he just doesn't do it.