Postage increase on my knife sale.

Aug 16, 2000
Oh yeah, sure....we'll only raise stamps a penny. We are such swell guys!!!

BUT!!!!! We'll raise 3 day priority from $3.25 to $3.95..........

I took a couple knives to the PO today, looks like it's approaching the point where I'll start adding shipping costs, never have before.

Add insurance and it's almost UPS rates. At least UPS has a decent tracking system, and you can actually talk to a person when you have a problem.
O.K. I'm confused?!?

When I flew to Texas for the Christmas holidays I went to the post office with a 4"x6" padded envelope, dropped my 705 in and stuck it on the scale, He told me $3.20. When I asked about how much more it would be when the price increase took effect, I was told 30 cents more or $3.50 total. This was with no insurance or anything so maybe that is the difference, I don't know. But other than that why the price difference between here and there?

Take care.

Here's a post I made in another thread discussing the same thing:

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">I just checked the USPS website for the rate changes. The Priority Mail cost has increased from $3.20 to $3.50. Delivery confirmation has increased from $0.35 to $0.40. Insurance costs have gone up slightly as well. For a custom knife sent Priority Mail with delivery confirmation and $425 worth of insurance, the old rates would have totaled $9.15. The new rates total $9.90. I'm not sure what doubled in price, but it wasn't the Priority Mail (+9%), delivery confirmation (+14%), or insurance costs (+7%).

BTW - here's the website to calculate USPS shipping rates:

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Deo Vindice
Thank you, Senator, for helping to clear that up. It's good information to have.

Take care.

I think some of the confusion regarding rates is due to the fact that the USPS added a new one pound priority mail rate of $3.50. Previously, the base priority mail charge of $3.20 was for a two pound package, which would now cost $3.95. Clear as mud?


He who finishes with the most toys wins.
It is so good know that it's not just the Canadian Post Office that has the ability to totally confuse people.
Pretty soon it will be cheaper to deliver it yourself.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by remster135:
Pretty soon it will be cheaper to deliver it yourself. </font>

And for me as a customer, a lot more fun.

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