Stamp Price Increase January 26 2014

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Real Estate Agent with Cummings & Co. Realtors

A stamp price increase will happen January 26, 2014.

A regular stamp will cost 49 cents come January 26, 2014.

Forever stamps can be purchased at the current rate of 46 cents each until January 26, and can be used, well, essentially "forever."

The largest/most noticeable increase will be the price to mail a package -- an increase of 6%. To note, in the past, increases have only been 1.7%. 

Another rising cost will be that to mail a postcard -- a one cent increase to 34 cents.

The reason for these increases? They are supposed to help the USPS regain about $2.8 Billion in losses. (This is just a small portion of its' losses since 2008.)

I went to my Riderwood Post Office yesterday, and they were running out of the 46 cent forever stamps. My Baltimore Orioles schedules will apparently be going out with some pretty flower stamps! :)

Stock up on your Forever Stamps while you can, before the price increase on January 26!

 

For any real estate needs in Towson, Maryland or around the Baltimore Metropolitan area,

THINK MARNEY IN MARYLAND!

Marney Kirk

Keller Williams Excellence Realty

1850 York Road, Suite K

Lutherville, MD 21093

E-mail: realtormarney@yahoo.com

Website: www.realtormarney.com 

Office: 410-560-5858 Cell: 410-493-4884

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
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Marney, this is a great reminder for all of us. It seems like yesterday that the last increase was implemented!

Jan 16, 2014 10:21 PM #1
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Marney, I've been stocking up in forever stamps.  It may not seem like much of an increase but if you do a lot of mailings it adds up.

Jan 17, 2014 09:36 AM #2
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
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Hi Marney...I think the Postal service in Canada and the USA have lunch together, our stamps are going up again in March to .88cst ...just .59cst now

Jan 17, 2014 09:46 AM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Marney thank you for the reminder I have to go and stock up ASAP!!!, Endre

Jan 17, 2014 03:40 PM #4
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I need to mail out more post cards before the increase as I already have the  stamps.

Jan 17, 2014 08:07 PM #5
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Hi Sharon! It wasn't too long ago that the prices last increased! January 27, 2013 it went up to 46 cents -- so just a year. And before that? 2012, it had gone up to 45 cents. Forever stamps seem to be the only way to go in buying stamps nowadays -- though this increase is supposed to cover a 2 year period...

Jan 17, 2014 08:39 PM #6
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Fred, I think you are right! Wow, that is a BIG jump on your end! Yikes! Do they sell "forever" stamps in Canada, or is that just something here in the US?

Jan 17, 2014 08:41 PM #7
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Silvia -- good idea! It really does add up -- yes, only $3 per 100, but if you mail a lot, that adds up VERY quickly!

Jan 17, 2014 08:42 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Endre -- good idea. Hopefully yours will have more of a selection than mine did! I guess people are buying them up!

Jan 17, 2014 08:42 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Gita -- good reason for a mailer -- end of year stats for a neighborhood, maybe?

Jan 17, 2014 08:43 PM #10
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
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Great idea to remind everyone of the price increase. 

Jan 19, 2014 11:53 PM #11
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Thank you, Margaret! I hope to see you IRL soon!

Jan 21, 2014 03:27 AM #12
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
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Many people don't realize how much this affects the bottom line in our business when it comes to mailers and such!

Jan 22, 2014 08:47 AM #13
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

That is very true, Shannon!

Jan 25, 2014 05:36 AM #14
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the reminder. I purchased some stamps for post cards and will now need to buy one cent stamps as they do not have forever stamps.

Jan 25, 2014 10:11 PM #15
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

That stinks, Gita! I hope they have enough 1 cent stamps available!

Jan 27, 2014 10:07 PM #16
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Hope everyone stocked up.

Aug 20, 2014 09:59 PM #17
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
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I did, Andrew! Did you?

Aug 21, 2014 09:57 AM #18
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