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Forever stamps are a bargain now

May 12, 2008

Albany --  The price of a first class stamp and other mail services went up one penny Monday.

South Georgians say it's another blow to already thin tight budgets.   People at the Albany post office were buying one cent stamps, or having to pay 42 cents for a first class stamp.

The United States Postal Service, like everyone else, has been hit by higher fuel costs. For Flossie Wright, mailing bills is still cheaper that driving to pay them in person.

"Just to run into tow, put the mail in the box, it's a little bit cheaper," she said.

 The United States Postal Service had a price hike about one year ago, but needed another to keep up with costs.

The Postal Service has to make all it's funding from sale of it's own products.


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