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Canada/Other : Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

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Liz
25 Mar 2014
04:20:40am

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25 Mar 2014
12:24:58pm

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re: Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

Wow, those prices go up steeply with added weight for US and International mail.

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25 Mar 2014
04:02:36pm
re: Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

No, "smauggie", those rates are a bargain for clients.

Canada Post is on life supports. All sorts of bottom-liners
are itching to pull its plug.

As a taxpayer, I'm a supporter of the user-pay principle,
am hoping for a deathbed recovery, and am prepared
to pay for it.

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cocollectibles
25 Mar 2014
04:36:00pm
re: Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

Why is metered mail less expensive than using stamps? Is this to encourage business use? To discourage stamp printing (e.g., reduce costs)?

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Liz
25 Mar 2014
06:17:39pm

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re: Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

I assume so Peter. Most medium/large size businesses have their own postage meter machines or many now use on-line printing of postage labels.

What confuses me is that if we purchase a booklet of 'P' stamps that cost us 85c plus tax, when we use these for USA or International mailing do we calculate that stamp at $1 face postage or 85c ? Maybe Canada Post will inform us that we cannot use 'P' stamps for other than mail destined for a Canadian address.

I assume they will pull all those 'p' stamps out of their vaults that they pulled off sale several months ago and restock the post office with those stamps.

If someone living in Ontario walks into a post office and purchases one stamp for $1, their out-of-pocket expense after HST will be $1.15. Example: Ontario $1.00 + $0.13 HST - rounded to $0.15 = $1.15 because we do not use pennies. HST rates differ by Province.

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cocollectibles
25 Mar 2014
06:44:18pm
re: Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

Does Canada use an international "P" stamp, as they have here, an International "Forever" stamp? If you use the domestic Forever stamp for non-US mail, it is valued at the current first class rate (49c) but you can use it on that type of mail.

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25 Mar 2014
08:45:35pm
re: Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

I use obsolete postage from stamp dealers.

I never pay more than 50% of face value.

Until Canada Post voids the old stamps, I'll keep using them. Five 17-cent stamps (remember those?) will meet the 85-cent domestic rate.

David
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grorod
25 Mar 2014
09:52:56pm
re: Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

Many thanks to Liz for posting the new rates issued by Canada Post. I think we will all have to raise our rates in accordance, effective April 1st this year.

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26 Mar 2014
04:37:36am

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re: Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

Quote:

"I think we will all have to raise our rates in accordance, effective April 1st this year."



Are you sure this is not a joke?

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24 Mar 2015
06:53:48pm
re: Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

US prices going up also at end of April:
1st class still 49 cents
Additional ounce up 1 cent to 22 cents
Postcards up a penny to 35 cents
Mail to Canada and foreign countries up 5 cents to $1.20

Britain raising their rates plus a few other European countries as well.

But the US still has the cheapest postage in the world.

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25 Mar 2015
09:02:28am

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re: Canada Post - Letter-Post Prices as of March 31, 2014

Malta Post is considerably cheaper:
Local upto 50 g.: € 0.26
Foreign mail per 20 g.: €0.30 to €0.68 depending the country.

But then again, Malta may not be a good comparison...

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