USA Postage Rate Chart

USA Postage Rate Chart


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    Tyger42

    See that? That’s us paying for Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Lowes, etc to send us bulk fliers at a discount rate that go straight into most people’s garbage.

    rattybad

    Also the rise in emails vs. personal letters and rednecks who don’t like writin’ shit.

    tiki god

    I’m pretty sure that it’s the other way around. All those fliers are helping pay for my grandmother to send me a letter from the other side of the country for only $0.44.

    Sticky

    FOREVER STAMPS MOTHERFUCKER, DO YOU HORDE THEM!?

    Sticky

    I have purposefully made an error in this sentence. Can you find it? 😀

    Zasz

    For the hoard!!

    Vrik

    HORDE -> HOARD

    Sticky

    Zasz got it first. 🙂

    Alec Dalek

    Everything started to go to shit in the ’60s, with the start of the Culture War.

    nyoki

    I can’t even remember the last time I used a stamp.

    nyoki

    …which may, in part, be the reason for the raise in postal rates, if so few of us are even using them anymore. Also Fed Ex and UPS have their own pick up and drop off sites.

    Tyger42

    Less use = less load. Problem is that the discount bulk rate is seeing far more use than the normal rate these days. Guess it wouldn’t make sense to up the bulk rate….wait, no, that makes perfect sense.

    nyoki

    To a point. The whole machinery of the postal system was built to handle huge amounts of mail, they need that for the system to work properly and pay for itself. Once your ‘load’ goes below a certain point, you’re stuck using all the machinery and a minimum number of employees, but it will cost more than it brings in.

    outofocus

    It just keeps getting more and more expensive to send snail mail. *sad* I send out stuff to a list of people on a regular basis…

    HoChunk

    Hmmm…I wonder if that “information technology” I keep hearing so much about might have something to do with this.

    Such a mystery!

    Bicoid

    Chart should be adjusted for inflation.

    Bicoid

    Wikipedia holds the answer. Interestingly, when adjusted for inflation, the price is about the same as it was 130 years ago.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_Postage_History.svg

    flex

    Well done, you’re absolutely right. I can’t believe so many posts were made before anyone picked up on this.

    GrandAdmiralThrawn

    Bicoid; bite me, they are charging to much. The sad fact is they need to fire ever dumb SOB that works for the postal service south of the Mansion-Dioxin, and import people from the north. Would save USPS millions. I can get a letter in IRAQ, from home, faster then I could in MS or LA. I’ve also not had a letter/package get lost. Can not say that about Mississippi. Had a long talk with my Post Master about it. She routinely has problems with things sent down south…once you leave the Eastern Seaboard (read deep south). Everything goes to… Read more »

    the_duck

    This is so rad. Not only do we have a repost, but it’s a repost of my own post of a graph that I personally made using Microsoft Excel myself with data I found researching the prices of stamps the last time they went up for the purposes of posting on MCS. Rad.