10% hike in postage coming in January. Sure, we don't use a whole lot of stamps anymore with computer pay on most bills today. In fact, we seldom see real money anymore on a day to day basis for many of us. I do send things out here and there though and most business envelopes call for stamp instead of paying postage themselves. So it's not a big deal but we picked up 100 stamps today that should cover us over the next raises by the PO, who do it on a regular basis. I just mailed a bunch of packages around the country today and between them and the stamps we dropped $143.50 at PO. That should help them out of the red. Fortunately most of that was Christmas packages covered by our good members in the swap so it was just stamps that we paid for.
I told the Post Mistress I was thinking of buying 4 sets of 1000 stamps and putting them in storage to leave for kids. By that time I expect the cost would have doubled and not many investments do that anymore.