01-17-2016, 08:16 AM
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Ignore where it says 1-Day, that's just because I used two zip codes fairly close to each other, prices reflect Priority Flat Rate boxes. I don't know about First Class, I don't really use it to be honest.

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 01-17-2016, 08:26 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Thank you for the information Nick. I am always the last to know. This seems like a much larger increase than usual. I also heard that they may be eliminating the regional rate boxes.

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 01-17-2016, 09:31 AM
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  • kav
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I walked down this A.M. to do my laundry. I walk in. drop the basket on  the washer and there it is; another sign from the wash company announcing 'Due to increased operating expenses we must reluctantly raise prices and hope for your continued patronage' UH HUH, and I'm going to backpack my dirty clothes 45 minutes down to the commercial laundry. I counted out my quarters and was .75 short. I  hand washed andrinsed my BVDs and socks in the shower and have them hanging by the furnace.

IT NEVER STOPS

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 01-17-2016, 09:39 AM
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That's a substantial increase. By making it more difficult to find a local office open and increasing prices surely that'll get more folks to use them. Only in government, only in government (as I shake my head in disbelief).

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 01-17-2016, 02:24 PM
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Printed a few labels today. Looks like about 15-20% bump for priority domestic. Bummer. Still, we have to remember that USPS is still operating at a loss and so our business expenses are essentially subsidized by the taxpayers. We've just gotten used to artificially low shipping costs. Just glad I got my 200+ pre-orders out before the price hike. That would've hurt.

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 01-17-2016, 03:05 PM
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Premium prices for overrated and sometimes questionable customer service. This is what we have come to. How about getting rid of them all together as it seems the only thing I get from them is junk mail anyways. It would save the American taxpayer in the long run and leave the package service to fedex or ups.

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 01-17-2016, 03:12 PM
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I received notice that USPS is eliminating the commercial rate for click 'n ship. Wow.

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 01-17-2016, 03:13 PM
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Sad thing is my local PO was telling me the only thing keeping them going is packages since no one mails letters anymore. Yeah, makes perfect sense to raise your price and drive you to a competitor...

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 01-17-2016, 03:36 PM
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  • Wrathen
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They do an ok job most of the time but when they name a service "2-3 day priority" they actually don't have to do anything like that they won't even look into it until 7 days and no refund ether


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 01-17-2016, 03:46 PM
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Gosh, they love to rape people.

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 01-17-2016, 04:17 PM
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Well everything else is always going up,why not postage too   Sad

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 01-17-2016, 04:19 PM
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We'll, going up, should also mean, "coming down, soon" but not sure if that'll be the case.

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 01-17-2016, 05:02 PM
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You just have to wonder how they didn't see the eventual decrease in demand for a segment of their business and respond accordingly

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 01-17-2016, 05:05 PM
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(01-17-2016, 05:02 PM)NSmalls Wrote: You just have to wonder how they didn't see the eventual decrease in demand for a segment of their business and respond accordingly

No need to wonder. It's the government. Nuff said!

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 01-17-2016, 05:08 PM
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I wouldn't mind 'quite' so much about price increases in general. It's only when I encounter an employee who is angry they have to work, want more money for that work, call in sick on weekends and do as little as possible and think rudeness is their birthright for being them. We still have a lot of good people out of work- myself included; who would LOVE a job right now, any job and can bring a wealth of experience and work ethic. but no,
employers want some work beast full of carbohydrates and little brains they can push around or eye candy younger than their own daughter.
I better stop. I just realized the section for such rants is gone.

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 01-17-2016, 06:01 PM
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Some years ago when gas prices in the US spiked near (or over) the $4 per gallon mark, USPS dramatically increased their Priority Mail prices.  Now gas prices are significantly down, but.....

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 01-17-2016, 11:29 PM
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  • Devilanche
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  • Singapore (CONUS post address)
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(01-17-2016, 06:01 PM)redrako Wrote: Some years ago when gas prices in the US spiked near (or over) the $4 per gallon mark, USPS dramatically increased their Priority Mail prices.  Now gas prices are significantly down, but.....

It's the same everywhere. When oil price increase, they need to increase price to cover the higher operating cost but when oil price decrease, somehow there's other operating cost that doesn't justify them decreasing the price...

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 01-17-2016, 11:51 PM
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(01-17-2016, 05:08 PM)kav Wrote: I wouldn't mind 'quite' so much about price increases in general. It's only when I encounter an employee who is angry they have to work, want more money for that work, call in sick on weekends and do as little as possible and think rudeness is their birthright for being them. We still have a lot of good people out of work- myself included; who would LOVE a job right now, any job and can bring a wealth of experience and work ethic. but no,
employers want some work beast full of carbohydrates and little brains they can push around or eye candy younger than their own daughter.
I better stop. I just realized the section for such rants is gone.
Kav, you always have me busting up!

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 01-18-2016, 02:35 AM
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  • Aleksey
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USPS's prices for shipping to Turkey were always a joke, now this. I can send a package with overnight delivery and tracking just for a buck in Turkiye...

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 01-18-2016, 07:28 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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It is a PITA for us because it puts us in a no-win situation. "Free shipping" is now costing us at least 10% more than it was on Friday. Even if we raise our shipping rates to match the price increase, we will still be paying more out of pocket for orders that qualify for free shipping. If we raise the free shipping threshold to $100.00 from $80.00, customers will blame us and not the USPS. It is a dilemma.

We have had our threshold for free shipping at $80.00 since 2009 and have endured numerous rate increases. This time, I just may have to raise the threshold.

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