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Get Out Yer 2 Cent Stamps, Boys

By Alicia Dorr in News on May 11, 2007 5:36PM

We told you the day was coming, and it has (nearly) arrived: the price of regular U.S. postage jumps from 39 cents to 41 cents on Monday.

love_lucy-766295.jpgAs of Monday, you will have several options — to add 2 cent stamps to when you want to use your old out-of-date, out-of-touch 39 cent ones, to purchase the new 41 cent stamps with Groucho Marx or a kitten or whatever on it, or buy the "forever" stamp. For those of you who use postage regularly and do, in fact, buy stamps, the "forever" stamp is the way to go once you've stopped embarassing yourself with those 2 cent ones. It will remain the same price forever, but will be totally boring.

The whole stamp thing reminded us of the time our friend told us this crazy scheme for sending mail for free, that involved sending the mail to yourself with your friend's return address on it, so they think you just forgot postage and send it to ... we really don't have any idea what they were talking about. We don't use postage, we don't collect the state quarters and we don't send clippings to people when we think they might like them. So, even though the rate change doesn't affect us, we really hope our grandmothers heard about it.

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