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postage rates are 39 cents

...not 37 cents, like the value of the stamps I used on my Holiday cards this year.

Crap.

What do you suppose will happen? They'll just get returned to me for more postage? Will the Post Office be nice and deliver anyway, you think?

And here I thought I was being so good, getting out cards and getting them out in time to reach distant friends and family by Christmas. Crap. 

Chris

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arian1
Dec. 20th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
You might get them all returned. Buy some 2c fillers just in case.
secritcrush
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Actually they will cancel the stamps before they return them, because the post office is nice like that.

He's going to have to restamp them with the full 39 cents.
arian1
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Why does the USPS hate America so much?
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
I say we should begin bombing them. That's what we do now to America-haters, right?
arian1
Dec. 20th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
Yep. Because "We're gonna free the SHIT outta you!"
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
Aw yeah, baby; take democracy and LIKE it!
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
That will make me very irritated. But I wouldn't be surprised. Grr.
orin2
Dec. 20th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
They will all get returned for sure. But you TRIED and I give you kudos for that.
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
I guess that's something. Harumph.
jamer_31
Dec. 20th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
o dude thats harsh :) good try though.
silverfae
Dec. 20th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
yeh, the post orifice will spend labor $$ just to return your cards for .02.

Either that, or in true gov't spirit, they will deliver them once your recipient pays the .02 for their card. Mwahhhhaaah!
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
Of course. Gotta love our efficient govm't.
roseconnelly
Dec. 20th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
I think that they will go through a mostly automatic process which will return them for insufficient postage.

mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I imagine that's most likely. *sigh*
minnehaha
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
Stamps
I wonder if a bunch of them won't just get through.

Does anyone even pay attention anymore?

B
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Stamps
I hope!
_starlady_
Dec. 23rd, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: Stamps
So, what happened with this? I asked at my local post office today and they told me that, if anyone noticed, which they probably didn't, they'd write out a form and deliver it to the address on the card asking if the potential recipient wanted to pay the extra 2 cents to get their card.

I hope it worked out. I managed to get exactly zero cards in the mail for Christmas, which is not even a new low, sadly. So, hey there--have a happy one! (Was that as good?)

Diane
mckitterick
Dec. 23rd, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
Re: Stamps
Well, they haven't returned them yet, and you'd think that would've happened if they were going to return 'em. So it might be that my recipients need to pay the 2 cents. Sigh.

You have a happy one, yourself!
amnesiacat
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
it could go either way. Usually they'd send it back, but with it being the holidays and all they might just let it slide. Or they might be so overwhelmed they won't notice a few cards with incorrect postage. My guess is that they'll just let it go. But I guess we'll see.
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'll be hoping you're right!
garyomaha
Dec. 20th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
I just checked the Postal Service web site (now **there's** a site that needs to be more consumer-friendly, imagine that...) and it appears to me (although I am not a Trained Postal Worker) (and I don't own no gun, neither) that if you deposit a number of letters/cards with insufficient postage, they are **supposed** to contact you about it. How long ago did you mail said items? Perhaps you could take the initiative and call your local Post Office...they're probably not doing a lot these days. (Geez, my sarcasm meter must be set on "high" today.)
mckitterick
Dec. 20th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
Huh - I wonder! I'll try giving them a call. Thanks for the tip.
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