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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:53 PM

Immediately, I am going to purchase at least $100 worth of stamps from the US Postal Service

I will be reluctant However, if the money does not go directly to the US Postal Service.
Does anyone here happen to know if that would be the case? Will my purchase go directly into the US Postal Service coffers?

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Reply Immediately, I am going to purchase at least $100 worth of stamps from the US Postal Service (Original post)
Ninga Jul 31 OP
CrispyQ Jul 31 #1
live love laugh Jul 31 #3
soothsayer Jul 31 #7
live love laugh Jul 31 #9
live love laugh Jul 31 #2
mr_lebowski Jul 31 #4
NightWatcher Jul 31 #5
lastlib Jul 31 #6
soothsayer Jul 31 #8
Ninga Jul 31 #12
live love laugh Jul 31 #10
Cicada Jul 31 #11

Response to Ninga (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:08 PM

1. Isn't this their online site?

https://www.usps.com/


I buy my stamps here: https://store.usps.com/store/results/stamps/_/N-9y93lv?_requestid=721322

I'm not sure about stamps.com. I don't think they are USPS. ???


It won't be hard to find $100 worth of cool stamps!

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:09 PM

3. Stamps.com is not the USPS.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:26 PM

7. Set up by a bastard former postmaster general who wanted to privatize

He’s dead, Marvin Runyon, former tva head also.

Anything that has a bunch of money pass through it, like the usps, they want to get their greedy hands on.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:41 PM

9. They still make $$ from all stamp sales though.

Many independent retailers sell stamps in partnership with the USPS in the effort to extend their retail footprint. They usually buy stamps at cost and mark up the final price.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:08 PM

2. Direct. I know for sure. nt

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:10 PM

4. Well, I mean of course the government is now set up so Trump gets his vig on every dollar that comes

in, but ... what are you gonna do? Report him to AG Barr?

Just kidding (sort of) I have no idea how that works. I kinda doubt anything the government takes in goes 'directly' to any particular one thing.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:13 PM

5. That won't help their slow down. Biden will appoint a new Postmaster in January

Send your $100 (if it's burning a hole in your pocket) to a Dem or save it for what's going to be several rough months.

Or buy the stamps, what ever floats your boat.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:23 PM

6. If you want to help provide them with cash...

...and have some money in savings, you can buy USPS money orders. It puts cash in their coffers, and stays with them until you cash the MO. I currently have $3,000 in MOs in my safe drawer that ain't doin' nothin' but providing the USPS with liquidity. If enough people do that, maybe we can give 'em a good lift.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:26 PM

8. Awww that's sweet. Great idea

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Response to lastlib (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:22 PM

12. Thank you! Love this method. Nt

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:47 PM

10. Trump's postmaster general just sunk them further into debt

this week. He signed off on an unnecessary $10 billion Treasury loan.

They’ve been required since Bush to set aside billions annually to fund employee retirements 75 years in advance so they could’ve simply been given their own money. Instead they have additional debt and Trump’s guy slowing down service so customers choose their competitors.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:02 PM

11. I just bought $200 personalized stamped envelopes I normally buy in December

I love the post office. I am semiretired, and work part time. I do my work thru the post office 300 feet away. Without them my income would be cut by half. I need them to be strong.

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