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Re: Yes, We Do Not Have A Forever Stamp ....

 
 
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Posted 06/22/2019   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add hoosierboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Morning all,

My wife ran into the Bloomington, Indiana post office to pick mail up from our box and purchase a strip of 20 stamps for use on routine first class mail. Twenty minuets later she cam back to the car frustrated with the whole experience.

The window clerk clearly stated, "we do not have a forever stamp". He pulled out examples of what he had in his drawer and told her to pick the one she wanted. Yep, every one was marked "FOREVER / USA".

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Posted 06/22/2019   10:12 am  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I sense that clerk won't be there forever..
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Posted 06/22/2019   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've also dealt with Post Office workers in similar experiences.
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Posted 06/22/2019   12:33 pm  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Usually stamp collectors know more than the USPS employee, even the counter clerks, about rates, regulations, etc. I've had postal clerks tell me outright whoppers, presumably just to get me away from their counter.
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Posted 06/22/2019   9:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Forever" and a day, the post office or subs will hire employees to sell you services without knowing what they are actually selling or what some stamp issues are even called.

We have the same in Canada, but are "P" stamps. Permananent, to be used into the future without any additional fees.
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Edited by No1philatelist - 06/22/2019 9:30 pm
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Posted 06/25/2019   4:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billresh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Has anyone tried using old nondenominated stamps that have a value of 37, 39 or 41 etc. cents on a package? The clerks usually don't know what to do even though they are supposed to have a key to those issues.
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Posted 06/25/2019   7:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree Stamps1962. Most collectors do know more than the average USPS employee.
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Posted 07/05/2019   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I lived in Taiwan I sent a lot of parcels home to UK. I soon knew a great deal more than any of the counter clerks.
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