The price of stamps goes up an entire penny on Monday. If you use a lot of stamps you may consider buying 100 of the Forever Stamps at $41. This will save $1 vs. buying them next week. I know a great many people that will consider this. Some of them will use 20 minutes of their and 80 cents of gas to save that dollar.
I just got back from the post office, I had some other errands to run. I asked the clerk if people were buying more Forever Stamps. She said that they were flying off the shelves. She said that everyone is trying to save a little money. I made a comment about how they’d likely earn more in interest if they put the money in a bank or CD. I don’t think the clerk realized why. In the end, she had more customers to take and I had to be on my way.
If you were thinking about running out to buy stamps, I’d think twice. Is it really worth the savings? I’d rather focus on something bigger. A couple of packages of Ramen noodles isn’t going to make my day.