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Old 12-27-2013, 09:13 AM   #81
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I thought about buying $400 worth of stamps because they are a good deal but would I live long enough to use them?? Pays much better than a CD.
Before I bought in bulk, I did an estimated calculation that wasn't too difficult. Say, if I use 10 stamps a year and live for 40 more years, then I need 400 stamps total.

So, at 49 cents/stamp, to get 400 stamps, it'll cost you $196 (that is, .49 x 400).
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:58 AM   #82
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So, at 49 cents/stamp, to get 400 stamps, it'll cost you $196 (that is, .49 x 400).
If you buy them before the rate increase they are still 0.46 cents
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #83
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Don't you have some problems up there in Canada you need to focus on? The problems we have with USPS won't cost you a single looney, right?

Edit: OK, I suppose if the USPS fails there could be thousands of desperate postal carriers swimming north across the 49th parallel...
I am a part time resident of Arizona, so the USPS has some interest to me. I probably pay as much in US taxes as many on this site.
Yes, we do have problems in Canada but most Americans and certainly those on this site aren't interested in Canada. Too bad because you might get some interesting insights.
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I am a part time resident of Arizona, so the USPS has some interest to me. I probably pay as much in US taxes as many on this site.
As was pointed out by Ziggy earlier in the thread, the USPS is not supported by taxpayer funds.

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Yes, we do have problems in Canada but most Americans and certainly those on this site aren't interested in Canada. Too bad because you might get some interesting insights.
There are quite a few Canadian members, and also members from other countries, and for the most part, we all seem to avoid generalizations about each other and get along quite nicely.
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One reason there are forces who would like to get rid of the USPS is to strip us of our rights and protections under postal laws - Things like fraud involving items sent through the post office, or privacy rights of our mail.

I have not noticed any significant movement to extend those same protections to private delivery services, internet transactions, etc.
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Like any other country, the US has its own problems and we like to debate between ourselves for a solution. It's interesting how outsiders like to "suggest" solutions to us, while we usually do not reciprocate (at the individual citizen level ). I guess it's like living in a glass house.
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Thanks folks. We think that 86 posts on the upcoming 3c rise in the cost of a letter in the USA is enough for now.

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