On May 11th, 2009, the United States Postal Service is going to once again increase postage prices. I know, they just did it last year, but their costs have increased and the number of pieces being mailed has decreased. Therefore, prices rise. Right? And, what does this have to do with real estate? Well, you do have an address that receives mail, don’t you? Yup, that address is attached to a piece of real estate in San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame or Hillsborough. You receive mail with stamps on it.
If you think about it, the cost to mail a letter across the country is really cheap — currently only 42¢. What can you possibly buy for only 42¢? Nothing. Nada. Not a candy bar. Not a cup of coffee. See why I say the cost to mail a letter is really cheap, because it really is.
If you call us, or email us, we will give you some stamps to help cover your added postage. For Free. We will give you 10 – 2¢ stamps just for asking. That will help you send the first 10 bills you will need to mail on May 11th. Just ask us and they’re yours. Just click on the Contact Us button on the left and you’ll be able to email us instantly that you want those stamps and we’ll get them to you.
Did you know that the United States Postal Service is the only delivery service that visits every address in the nation? That’s 146 million homes and addresses. There are 37,000 post offices selling postage, products and services to pay for their operating expenses. That the Postal Service is NOT run by the Government so no taxes are used for operation? The Postal Service has annual revenues of $75 billion and delivers nearly half of all mail in the World!
So, this 2¢ increase will raise the cost to mail a letter from 42¢ to 44¢. That’s still a great bargain to see your letter travel from your house to a house or business across the United States.
If you compare postage rates to other countries around the world, our rates are a bargain and this new increase for postage even tracks the 2008 rate of inflation. Look at how much more expensive it is to mail a letter in other country’s and compare the increases they have made. Only Germany has increased less than the US.
We will give you some 2¢ stamps to help you use up current stamps, but if you are really clever, you can save on your own and buy the Forever Stamps pictured above. These stamps will be good for your postage at what ever new rate may come next, forever. If you pay bills electronically, write to family and friends through email, and only mail letters occasionally, the Forever Stamp is made for you. But if you are like many of us dinosaurs, and still mailing letters, cards and bills, our offer to provide a few free 2¢ stamps to tide you over should make you a happy camper. Just click on the Contact Us button to the left and let us know you’d like some free stamps. It’s as easy as that.