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    US Postage

    55 cents for first class mail! I remember when stamps went from 2 to 3 cents... does that mean I'm old?
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    C$.89 for first class now so 55 cents sounds good to me.
    Do you recall - how much was your first hamburger at a takeout? I remember 25 years ago eating lake perch and fries at our favourite lakeside restaurant for $4.99 each and now that same dish is $13.99. Still tastes good though.
    Could be kind of fun to reminisce prices and what was considered a treat back then.
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    I buy the forever stamps so I don’t need to add postage when the price goes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    I buy the forever stamps so I don’t need to add postage when the price goes up.
    So do I but eventually that supply runs out
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    Yes, I mostly buy Forever stamps too. However, in cleaning out my desk a few months ago, I found lots of stamps. I had to look up the current postage rate so I could use a few of those stamps today.

    The first take out food I remember was my dad taking us to McDonald's. Hamburgers were 25 cents, and fries were 10 cents.

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    I use so little snail mail....I bought 20 forever stamps about 2y ago.....I still have 10.

    I started working at my local drive-in in 1976. burger/fries/drink for $1 with some change back. And I'm only 57!

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    It always kind of upsets me when postage goes up. I still send enough real mail that the cost does add up. Granted this increase is only going to cost me another $2 per month or something, so it won't break the bank or anything, but if postage continues to go up and up faster than inflation, there is going to come a time when it just isn't worth it anymore, and that makes me sad. Letter writing is becoming such a lost art, and I don't want to change to email, phone, or social media, I want to continue sending and receiving real letters! I wish that they would raise the rate on business/bulk mail but keep it affordable for personal mail.
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    USPS doesn't really have a choice. They have to stay open and the use continues to drop.

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    I have one work vendor that wants payment by check so I use 1 stamp a month

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    I have one work vendor that wants payment by check so I use 1 stamp a month
    That's about what I do, too.

    My DIL is a wonderfully thoughtful person who, even though she's a Millennial, she hand-writes thank-you notes, and every time she and my son go away, even if just a little weekend jaunt, she sends us postcards. (Who sends postcards anymore?) So the rise in postage is likely to impact her a little. I wish I could be more like her, but I'm guilty of simply relying on email and using snail mail as little as possible.
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