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U.S. Postal Service set to increase prices

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If you ship off items to friends or loved ones get ready to pay more to do it.

Beginning January 26, the United States Postal Service will increase prices.

The two main categories impacted are priority and express mail. For example a padded flat-rate envelope for priority will cost $8.40 instead of $8.00.

The U.S. Postal Service said the increase is necessary to keep up with operations cost.

"Some people think we get money from taxes w'ell be don't , we get money from selling out products and services, so the price has to go up, to go with our cost," Quincy Postmaster Bill Reitz said.

There are no increases for a first-class mail stamp or forever stamps, the price will be remain $.55, according to Reitz.

The U.S. Postal Service added despite the increases they offer the lowest letter mail postage rates and they do not add surcharges for fuel, residential delivery, or regular Saturday or holiday season delivery compared to other companies.

For a full list of the new prices and changes click here.

Drew Brown

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