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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fred, I do buy forever stamps and send out cards to clients every quarter, the USPS is still an affordable way to send mail and packages compared to other shipping companies.

Jan 08, 2024 06:03 PM
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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have used the forever stamps for quite a long time and send out between 100-200 pieces of mail each year, so not a ton, haha.

Jan 09, 2024 04:31 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I buy the forever stamps when I need them. Your stamp prices are much better than in Canada. 

Jan 08, 2024 06:26 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Like Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA still have some purchased before the last price increase. They may last forever, ha, ha.

Jan 09, 2024 03:30 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Was not aware of the increase.  I'm still working through a roll of 100 that I bought many years ago.

Jan 08, 2024 07:04 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

1. Yes - Thank you for the reminder!
2. Yes - personal notes and items of value 100-150 per month.
3. Yes - 1000 per month to my people & geo farms.
4. Yes - packages, misc. other parcels and large envelopes.
5. Yes - I have a drawer full of Forever stamps. 🙂

Jan 09, 2024 06:28 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I do regularly send direct mail.  I buy forever stamps but have not stockpiled enough.  Meanwhile, I must share a recent tale from a visit to the post office where I wanted to overnight a check to a recipient two hours away.  The cost of such was shared and I agreed to it.  We completed the transaction and I was told "It should be there Friday".  I HAD IT SENT ON TUESDAY!!!!  Not sure what overnight is in their world but it aggravates me to no end to have that experience (on top of other inefficiencies) & then hear a rate hike is coming. And agents make too much???!!!! 

Jan 09, 2024 06:07 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes and yes! 

Jan 09, 2024 05:43 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I do buy Forever stamps and they've been lasting a long time lately!

Jan 09, 2024 05:33 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

 

I do buy forever stamps. I have more forever stamps than I believe I will use in my lifetime.  Years ago, Miss Nina Hollander, Broker mentioned a site to purchase stamps at a discount.  

Jan 09, 2024 08:44 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

     Sure do. Farm mailing is big for harvesting listings. Those mailers stick around too. Family members reach out years later when estates happen and caller says "Found your business card in Mom's important papers stash".      

     Being right on the Canadian border with New Brunswick, lots of businesses "over home" cross the line to mail from Houlton Maine.     

     Cheaper, way faster mail service here Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate .   

     Vessey Seeds out of Prince Edward Island for instance used to mail out of Houlton ME. Another Maine border town handles the mail bag chore now, I Googled and found Mailing Address: Po Box 9000, Calais, ME 04619-6102.

 

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Jan 09, 2024 03:35 AM
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Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
Action Realty - Apple Valley, CA
CRS, GRI 909-969-3805

I bought nine or ten rolls of forever stamps a few years ago.  Still have seven rolls. I use these for regular letters, some bills that I still pay by mail and other mailings. For marketing postcards, I use a service and pay whatever the going rate may be at the time.  

Jan 08, 2024 09:38 PM
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Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I buy stamps forever, and if your Pobox is due at the end of January, you can pay it and get the old price if you pay before 1/21/24.

Jan 09, 2024 08:52 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sometimes I use and engage USPO...regarding stamps? Wife has this duty

Jan 09, 2024 09:00 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to buy a couple of rolls of Forever stamps.

Over the last 4 years, stamps have increased in price by 32%.

Jan 09, 2024 08:57 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

they are going to keep going until we can fedex it cheaper.

 

Jan 09, 2024 08:53 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Is it just me or does it seem as though the price hikes are coming along more frequently now than ever before? I swear we went years before we would see an increase. Now, it seems we see it semi-annually!

I buy forever stamps but, do so many mailings that I barely get through one stack before the prices go up again! Thank you so much for the heads-up, Fred. I'm off to PirateShip.com to buy more.

Jan 09, 2024 01:16 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I already have enough stamps to last me the rest of my life and for my kids to inherit 

Jan 09, 2024 09:03 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

The price is totally ridiculous. Not enough service goes along with the 68 cents.

You can buy 'old' forever stamps on Ebay & FB.

Jan 09, 2024 06:27 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have enough "Forever" stamps to last for a while. There seems to be no limit on the ongoing price increases for stamps.

Jan 09, 2024 10:04 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate 

Yikes, thanks for the notice, I have bought forever stamps before, but I am also empty.

Jan 09, 2024 09:29 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have no idea what we buy, I just tell people what I want them to accomplish and they take it from there and get it done.

Jan 09, 2024 09:29 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Are there any other options besides forever stamps?

Jan 09, 2024 02:53 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I did not know that you could NOT buy forever stamps, thought that was all they sold anymore. The only mailing I do anymore is to pay a few bills I can not pay in person.

Jan 09, 2024 11:59 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I buy when I need them. 

Jan 10, 2024 05:40 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I buy forever stamps always but do not know is post card stamps are forever?

Jan 09, 2024 09:23 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes , it protects you from a shortage

Jan 10, 2024 11:48 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

The mail will always be the cheapest bang for the buck.  The price of the postage is insignificant compared to what it would cost to get a letter in another person's hands.  I have always utilized the mail for special events and holidays.

Jan 10, 2024 10:00 AM