If you haven’t heard already, the price of stamps is going up another penny on May 12. That means this would be a perfect time to run out and buy a bunch of “Forever” stamps. Partly so you can defer the price increase, partly so you don’t have to mess around with adding a bunch of additional 1 cent stamps. If you’re feeling particularly thrifty, you could go and buy enough forever stamps to last you for the next several price increases (though you might first want to take a guess at your likely stamp usage and figure out if you might be better off putting the money into a CD instead).
On Saturday I discovered that Costco (aka Price Club) is currently selling forever stamps for less than what the Post Office charges. Costco’s price for 100 stamps is $40.75, which means you’re saving a quarter. Not enough of a savings to make it worthwhile trying to resell them yourself. Also not enough of a savings for it to make sense for you to ask me to buy them on your behalf.
Of course, I do realize that certain of you (and by “certain of you” I mean, at the very least, Marauder) don’t see that as a problem; because I’m such a nice guy, you’re pretty doggone certain that I’ll pay the postage to mail you the stamps. What’s more, a certain percentage of you (and by “a certain percentage”, I mean, at a minimum, that portion of my readership which consists of the aforementioned Marauder) figure you don’t even need to worry about the postage for mailing me a check because I’m such a nice guy, I’m planning to send you the stamps at my own expense and wouldn’t dream of asking you to pay for them.
Certain of you (and by now you should recognize the pattern) are dreaming. I am a terrific guy. But I’m not that nice. You can make your own doggone trip to the post office.