New increases at the Post Office??

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Romerovm, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Romerovm

    Romerovm Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    So I printed a label today for a regular CD. I always chose 8 oz since the price was $2.77 up to that weight. Well today I chose 8 oz, and the price is $3.18. I lowered the weight to 6 oz, and it was $2.92 (still higher so obviously some increases kicked in).

    Also I tested an international package for 8 oz to England, and it was $13.50 in the past, but it is $14 today. :realmad:

    International will remain at $14 even if you drop the weight to 6 oz by the way.

    Was anyone else aware of these changes?
     
  2. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    Makes sense, new year.
     
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  3. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    The US post office put most of us overseas people off buying anything from the States years ago, it was great while reasonable pricing lasted, but trying to make up their pension deficit by upping overseas shipping so much must really have reduced their workload.
     
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  4. joefont

    joefont Forum Resident

    Just discovered it today! Whataya gonna do! :(
     
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  5. deadcoldfish

    deadcoldfish Forum Resident

    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Yes but only through the email from ebay
     
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  6. rob68

    rob68 Forum Resident

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    Michigan USA
    Rates went up January 21st.

    First class package service retail starts at $3.50 now, up from $3.00.
     
  7. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    Yup went into effect January 21.

    PayPal and Amazon FCM start at $2.63 for 4 oz. So avoid the noid at the 'window'.

    I don't do International. Items get all banged up and there is no tracking once it leaves the USA.
     
  8. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas
    I just started trading cd's online again for the first time in 8 years. I about had a heart attack when I took four discs in to be sent first class. $3.50-$3.75 apiece for a grand total of $14.50! Pretty much defeats the purpose of trading cheap cd's when it costs that much to mail them.
     
  9. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Use media mail
     
  10. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas
    I guess I won't have any other choice, even though I hate sending cd's through media mail.
     
  11. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    I ship through my Paypal account. It's cheaper that way
     
  12. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans
    It's exactly the same, if you're talking about Media Mail.
     
  13. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Congratulations on the U.S. Postal Service for continuing to be able to do what no other private company is required to do: fund all their empoyees pension funds in advance...thanks to laws made to deliberately hamstring them so the public will lose faith in them.

    Now, be an American, and buy dem damn stamps! Even if you never mail anything!

    Also, while you're at it, subscribe to your local paper, to help fund local investigative journalism.

    And, you're on my lawn...! -s'cuze me a second, I gotta go yell at that cloud over there...
     
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  14. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

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    Pacific Northwest
    Look like you're right. It's pretty confusing sometimes figuring out what the post office charges for everything.
     
  15. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans
    Brain is thinking of vinyl, sorry 'bout that.
     
  16. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    I think the post office has us all confused.
     
  17. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas
    Do you have to have special labels, or can you just print to paper and tape to package?
     
  18. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    I just print them out and tape them like you said. Pretty easy. I'm not so sure that it's cheaper. I was looking at the wrong price table. It beats waiting in line though.
     
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  19. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    Amen!
     
  20. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    This why I hate post office always pushing Priority mail on me and
    ebay sellers. Media mail is dirty secret..
    I got a box set of dvd through media mail for $7.00
    and there very heavy.. Yes what I think needs to happen
    to the post office make file for bankruptcy. under current president start
    all over.. and not over charging the customer..
    on everything when I first start using ebay back 2001 priorty mail was $3.00 starting
    and for cds was $1.78 jeeze now uber greed.
     
  21. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    Welcome to privately owned corporate greedy bastards world. Up here they out and out discontinued our light packet service globally that was the same as your "media mail" that we used to so much enjoy and made media selling easy and affordable.
     

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