For those of you who were unaware, including me, the price of a first-class stamp increased on May 11th, 2009 to 44 cents from 42 cents. I don't know about you, but it seems like they increase the price every 3-6 months! It's pretty frustrating when I pull out my book of 42 cent stamps and realize I now have to go purchase a book of 1 cent stamps. Does anyone else find this annoying?
I would rather them increase the price 5 cents every couple years. Even 50 cents seems inexpensive to me for the convenience the Postal Service offers. One fact that supports my point above.....the US Postal Service lost $2.8 Billion last year!