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Old 05-15-2007, 01:22 AM   #1
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:23 AM   #2
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are they still useable yes, can you mail a letter with them, no.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:27 AM   #3
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are they still useable yes, can you mail a letter with them, no.
why not? no value is listed.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:28 AM   #4
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are they still useable yes, can you mail a letter with them, no.
why not? no value is listed.
they can tell, the year is listed.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:30 AM   #5
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My roommate told me today that any first class stamps without a value on them will always be good for first class posted. I also saw on the news that you can buy "forever stamps" or something to that effect for 41c that will always be good for first class postage. Can anyone confirm?
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:33 AM   #6
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My roommate told me today that any first class stamps without a value on them will always be good for first class posted. I also saw on the news that you can buy "forever stamps" or something to that effect for 41c that will always be good for first class postage. Can anyone confirm?
1. Your roomate doesn't know crap.

2. The forever stamp thing is real, it just came out.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:36 AM   #7
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My roommate told me today that any first class stamps without a value on them will always be good for first class posted. I also saw on the news that you can buy "forever stamps" or something to that effect for 41c that will always be good for first class postage. Can anyone confirm?
1. Your roomate doesn't know crap.

2. The forever stamp thing is real, it just came out.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:41 AM   #8
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My roommate told me today that any first class stamps without a value on them will always be good for first class posted. I also saw on the news that you can buy "forever stamps" or something to that effect for 41c that will always be good for first class postage. Can anyone confirm?
1. Your roomate doesn't know crap.

2. The forever stamp thing is real, it just came out.
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In this case I am, you can even check wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-denominated_postage
The United States has issued non-denominated postage but to date it has differed from other countries' issues in that the stamps retain their original monetary value.

If it cost 41 cents to mail a postage, a stamp valued at 39 cents won't work.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:50 AM   #9
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I have used 2002 flag stamps several times after the 2006 rate increase with no problems.

Probably due to postal worker practices rather than USPS policy though.

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Old 05-15-2007, 02:13 AM   #10
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the value of each of your stamps is 39 cents. so if you're gonna send out an envelope first-class (like a bill payment), just be sure to add a 2 cent stamp along with it.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:51 AM   #11
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Maybe you didn't, but are you sure the recipients didn't get a postage due letter?
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:55 AM   #12
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Maybe you didn't, but are you sure the recipients didn't get a postage due letter?
The fact that the USPS would actually spend money (man power and resources to write and print the letter, plus 41 cents to mail it) to recover 3 cents is very very funny.

I swear the USPS is ran by rejected DMV employment applicants.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:55 AM   #13
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Maybe you didn't, but are you sure the recipients didn't get a postage due letter?
The fact that the USPS would actually spend money (man power and resources to write and print the letter, plus 41 cents to mail it) to recover 3 cents is very very funny.

I swear the USPS is ran by rejected DMV employment applicants.
It's not a lot of effort, the leave a tag in your box to pick it up at the post offce. There you will have to pay the difference in postage.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:30 PM   #14
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There's such a thing as a postage due invoice?

That's more silly than IRS opening a tax audit file for $5 in overdue taxes.
Me gots to love the bureaucracy.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:31 PM   #15
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There's such a thing as a postage due invoice?

That's more silly than IRS opening a tax audit file for $5 in overdue taxes.
Me gots to love the bureaucracy.
So if you had a business and you raised prices, would you let all of your customers pay at the old rates for as long as they wanted?
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:35 PM   #16
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There's such a thing as a postage due invoice?

That's more silly than IRS opening a tax audit file for $5 in overdue taxes.
Me gots to love the bureaucracy.
So if you had a business and you raised prices, would you let all of your customers pay at the old rates for as long as they wanted?
That's not what I was saying.
I was just wondering if such a thing really existed.

Of course if it were up to me I'd just return the letters undelivered stamped "insufficient postage".
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:23 PM   #17
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Call the post office and ask. Most likely not, but you may be able to sneak them by, but why take the risk. Those stamps are like what, .32 or .39? Just add the extra postage and don't worry about it.
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:32 PM   #18
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Maybe you didn't, but are you sure the recipients didn't get a postage due letter?
The fact that the USPS would actually spend money (man power and resources to write and print the letter, plus 41 cents to mail it) to recover 3 cents is very very funny.

I swear the USPS is ran by rejected DMV employment applicants.
What are you smoking? No one said anything about "The fact that the USPS would actually spend money (man power and resources to write and print the letter, plus 41 cents to mail it) to recover 3 cents is very very funny." The USPS would never do this. Rather, one of those little post-its they carry would be left at the recipient address indicating a postage due mail is at the post office, or the mailman would knock and ask at the time of delivery - they've done that to me, but a long time ago.

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Old 05-15-2007, 04:51 PM   #19
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Dang! I mailed out a letter with that exact stamp on it last week. I have no idea if it got to the recipient.

Suppose I could call and find out.
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Dang! I mailed out a letter with that exact stamp on it last week. I have no idea if it got to the recipient.

Suppose I could call and find out.
last week is fine. the rate increase started yesterday.
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That's more silly than IRS opening a tax audit file for $5 in overdue taxes.
Me gots to love the bureaucracy.
Well it's what you owed. If everyone short-changed then it would amount to tons of lost revenue...and actually why they do random audits.

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All you ever need to know about postal rates.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:07 PM   #23
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Yes I'm sure on at least one occasion there was no postage due letter.
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I also saw on the news that you can buy "forever stamps" or something to that effect for 41c that will always be good for first class postage. Can anyone confirm?
Would this suffice?

http://www.usps.com/prices/prices_forever.htm
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