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The Most White Plains Would Pay for a Stamp

The price of stamps rose one cent in late January; White Plains residents sound off.

Jim Schwimmer of White Plains doesn’t care much about the one-cent rise in the price of stamps that went into effect last week.

But if prices continue to rise, he might have to rethink things.

“I suppose if they keep going up, I’ll just have to walk my letter to Spokane, Washington instead,” he said. “That might end up being cheaper.”

Schwimmer didn’t know what exact price hike would cause him to head across the country on foot. But as for last week’s price change, Schwimmer doesn’t think it will change his mailing habits at all.

“I still have to mail stuff,” he said. “It’s not a big deal.”

Others outside of the United States Post Office on Fisher Ave. last Tuesday afternoon felt similarly to Schwimmer.

“I didn’t even realize,” said one White Plains woman who had just left the post office after mailing a letter.

The same woman said she didn’t think there was a price stamps could rise to that would stop her from mailing.

“If I’ve got to mail something, I’ve got to mail something,” she said.

Others agreed, with many saying they couldn’t imagine stamps rising to a price that would deter them from buying stamps.

On Jan. 27, the prices of stamps rose from 45-cents to 46-cents for one-ounce letters, and the prices of stamps for postcards rose from 32-cents to 33-cents.

Kevin Zawacki (Editor) February 05, 2013 at 03:29 PM
We asked the same question in Connecticut recently, and $1.50 seemed to be the magic number. Here's the story: http://patch.com/A-1fch

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