(Courtesy of Layla)

My Landlord Raises Rent 1 Penny To Make Up For Postage Increases, Sends Letter To Tell Me

As you may have noticed, the price of stamps went up last week by an entire penny. Overall, the nation seems to be coping pretty well, unless they’re small businesses who have a lot of overseas customers. (Air mail prices went up, too. A lot.) One entity that isn’t coping well is reader Layla’s apartment complex. They’ve raised everyone’s rent one penny to compensate for the postage change, and chose to notify everyone by… delivering a letter to their doors. [More]

Buy Your Forever Stamps Now, Price Going Up In May

Buy Your Forever Stamps Now, Price Going Up In May

The USPS is raising stamp prices in May, so stock up on your “Forever Stamps” before the hike. Starting May 11, the price for a first-class mail stamp will go from $0.42 to $0.44.

Comcast Spends 42 Cents to Mail You a 13 Cent Check

Comcast Spends 42 Cents to Mail You a 13 Cent Check

It could be worse; they could have just charged him the difference and called it a day. Full Comcastic Check inside. [Thanks David!]

USPS Security Rule On 13-Ounce Packages Makes No Sense

USPS Security Rule On 13-Ounce Packages Makes No Sense

What You Need To Know About The Forever Stamp

What You Need To Know About The Forever Stamp

To ease the blow of postal rates going up two cents, the USPS is introducing a new stamp that will always pay the postal rate, no matter when you use it.

USPS Rate Hike: Introducing The 'Forever Stamp'

USPS Rate Hike: Introducing The 'Forever Stamp'

The Governors approved the Forever Stamp, which will sell at the new 41-cent First-Class Mail one-ounce letter rate. The value on these stamps will always be the one-ounce letter rate and can be used for any future one-ounce letter mailing without extra postage.

USPS Rate Hike: The Forever Stamp

USPS Rate Hike: The Forever Stamp

A new “forever” stamp — good for mailing a letter no matter how much rates go up — was recommended Monday by the independent Postal Regulatory Commission. A forever stamp would not carry a denomination, but would sell for whatever the first-class rate was at the time.

US Post Office To Issue Forever Stamps

US Post Office To Issue Forever Stamps

We have a sweet old gummy granny who occasionally sends us cute little letters wrought in exquisite lilac penmanship, filling us in on her knitting adventures or about the music box she just found at the church sale. Each one of these letters usually arrives emblazoned with a five cent stamp from 1967, followed by a nearly endless postage ellipsis of thirty-four penny stamps, each one clearly issued in a separate year. The supposed value of the postage our grandmother’s withered tongue affixed to the envelope? Thirty nine cents. Actual inflationary value? Probably a million dollars.