New rates for postage

I somehow missed any real news about postage rates going up on April 17, but for an offhand comment about extra ounces being $.20 instead of $.17.  So I went to investigate, and sure enough, rates have gone up (but a first class letter is still $.44). Long time readers may remember my post from 2009 singing the praises of a small postal scale and giving my cheat sheet on the postage rates. Here’s the updated summary of postage rates that fits in the little wallet that came with the scale when I bought it years ago, with extra copies for other scales (I’ve got three) or to post near where you put stamps on the mail.

Of course, if you want all the details, feel free to check out the 52 (!) page price list from the USPS (and even then you need to follow a link to get a definition of “nonmachinable”).

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  1. The folks who sell the scale also have wallet cards for $1.00 – but they’re now three panels instead of 1.

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