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Rainmaker
1,347,522
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, (per USA Today) they project it'll cost them 2 billion per year in losses, but it was a requirement of their 3 cent hike 3 years ago between them and Congress and the Postal Regulatory Commission . Congress also halted their cancellation of Saturday delivery.

Apr 10, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
3,376,874
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Still loosing billions and they reduce the price of stamps, what is wrong here? I would be for privatizing the post office. 

Apr 10, 2016 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
4,435,346
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh no, I knew and held off buying stamps for this month's mailing until today. Every penny counts!

Apr 10, 2016 09:01 PM
Ambassador
2,105,942
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I guess I'll start buying the cheaper rate for postage now and keep the rolls of forever stamps I still have for when it goes back up?

Apr 10, 2016 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Peter Mohylsky Its not going to help all the Forever Stamps I bought last month.

Apr 10, 2016 11:11 PM
Rainmaker
564,420
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, I heard that was coming and glad to see it happen.  I was waiting before sending my April cards.

Apr 10, 2016 08:37 PM
Ambassador
5,701,526
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It has been a long time since I bought a stamp.

Jul 17, 2017 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
2,707,335
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

A decrease, wow, that's a shock!

Apr 17, 2016 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
5,267,179
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I did read it here on someone's post - amazing! 

Apr 12, 2016 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,506,862
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Peter. When I first read that, I thought it was an April fools joke.

Apr 11, 2016 06:00 PM
Ambassador
4,316,065
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mohylsky - seriously, did not notice.

So I paid a lot for my FOREVER stamps....oops...

Apr 11, 2016 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,406
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It's alright with me!

Apr 11, 2016 01:07 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I knew about this as the last raise was a temporary one.

Apr 11, 2016 12:41 PM
Ambassador
3,986,960
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I didn't hear the reasons behind it and would like to know the whole story.

Apr 11, 2016 12:10 PM
Ambassador
1,009,851
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I did not know this so thanks for sharing.  The rare occasion when things drop in price is so nice

Apr 11, 2016 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I just heard about that. 

Apr 11, 2016 09:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,759,637
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I didn't either.

Apr 11, 2016 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,355
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I know and I have a lot of stamps. UGH!!!

Apr 11, 2016 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,425,250
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Ugh!  So now my .49 cent forever stamps are worth less.  So much for hedging against inflation!

Apr 11, 2016 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,549,505
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I think, it is the first time ever. I just bought a bunch of stamps. 

Apr 11, 2016 04:43 AM
Ambassador
3,724,077
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

So much for buying "Forever Stamps"!

Apr 11, 2016 03:39 AM
Rainmaker
290,619
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, I saw that on the news, and no, I never thought it would happen - I hear you Peter Mohylsky.  Interesting how we still have Saturday delivery (at least for this week - HA!). 

Apr 11, 2016 01:29 AM
Rainer
69,694
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Yep!  Can't believe it either!  I was going to load up on some stamps a few weeks ago, but I heard they were lowering it so I waited.  Time to stock up on some "Forever" stamps now! 

Apr 11, 2016 01:13 AM
Rainmaker
786,548
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

So much for purchasing those Forever Stamps

Apr 11, 2016 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

There was no decrease in postage rates in our great nation this week.

Apr 11, 2016 12:00 AM
Ambassador
2,605,038
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

A distraction.   The Post Office raised the prices of their real money-makers. Priority mail is now $6.45.   Express mail went from $19.95 to $22.00+

Apr 10, 2016 11:47 PM
Rainmaker
804,477
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Yes, saw the news. It will be interesting if they ask for a big bailout later down the road.

Apr 10, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,330,433
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

There has to be a catch!

Apr 10, 2016 10:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,070,784
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I had heard it was coming...

Apr 10, 2016 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
6,968,613
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I did see the news reports on this.

Apr 10, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,759,689
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Nothing changed for bulk mail I've noticed. Have a mailing this week - no price changes there.

Apr 10, 2016 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
4,303,179
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes, and I have a full roll of Forever stamps that I paid the old rate for.

Apr 10, 2016 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,708,235
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It was because an assessment ended.

Apr 10, 2016 10:08 PM
Rainmaker
4,245,512
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes, I heard about it last week.  

Apr 10, 2016 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
4,511,808
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Saw it in the paper. Thought it was a misprint!

Apr 10, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Apr 10, 2016 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,888,508
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes, but I heard a reporter also say it's not going to last too long...

Apr 10, 2016 09:27 PM
Rainmaker
420,885
Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

I found this out a few weeks ago when I was at the post office.  I couldn't believe it either.  They have still made money because of all the forever stamps people have bought in bulk at .49.

Apr 10, 2016 09:08 PM