10) Where to buy US stamps?

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Re: 10) Where to buy US stamps?

Post by Pablo69 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:14 am

Hi everyone im new here....great forum!!!

So i was gonna attempt to send a 10x8 pic to the usa with a return envelope and stamps.
Ive been reading about these forever stamps on here, and found them on ebay.

So i went to the usps site and did a quick price check a first class international large letter is showing at $5.30
I believe a forever stamp is $1.20 in value???? So i'd need 5 forever stamps on the envelope to cover return cost???....... Does this sound about right guys?
or have i totally misscalculated?? lol

Many thanks for any help with this.

Pablo

p.s cant find anywhere on ebay that will ship global forever stamps to the uk....so if anyone has a good contact????>....... ;)

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Re: 10) Where to buy US stamps?

Post by kimmylee » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:41 am

USPS has just had big rises but i'd run the calculation again, triple checking the size and weight that you are inputting- I only get $5.30 for a 4oz (113g)First Class Mail International Large Envelope. I don't think even a cardboard mailer + 10x8 photo would be that heavy.

If that is indeed the correct price, yes you would need 5 stamps.

USPS have an official eBay store and will ship their stamps worldwide but they don't seem to have the $1.20 Global Forever Stamps right now.

Not sure why you didn't find any sellers shipping to the UK because just one search turned up several just for the sheets of 10/20:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from= ... t&_sacat=0

USPS sold them at face value but ironically, their shipping was expensive IMO!
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Re: 10) Where to buy US stamps?

Post by Pablo69 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:46 am

So im on the right track..... many thanks for your input kimmylee....

The hunt for the global forever stamps continues!!!!!

(I have a friend in the us actually, who just called 2 post offices for me. One didn't have a clue what she wanted, and the other didn't have any!!!)

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Re: 10) Where to buy US stamps?

Post by Josep » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:15 am

Hey guys!

I live in Spain! This is my first time and do not know where to buy stamps USA :(
USPS web you can not buy stamps if you live abroad... on Amazon and eBay are types of stamps are not valid for international mail... there are sellers who do not send stamps outside the United States ..
Can you help me? Do you know any seller? I do not know where to buy the stamps in my country!!!

Thank you!!!!

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Re: 10) Where to buy US stamps?

Post by kimmylee » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:35 am

I replied on your thread :)
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Re: 10) Where to buy US stamps?

Post by Bri0626 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:39 pm

Pablo69 wrote:I believe a forever stamp is $1.20 in value????

A forever stamp is worth 49¢ and a global forever stamp is worth $1.20 currently.

I send the same size photo you're asking about, and the cost from the USA to the UK is $3.36. I'm not sure where you live but the cost should be close. So if you put 3 global forever stamps on it, you will have more than enough postage. You could also do 2 global forever stamps and 2 forever stamps.
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Re: 10) Where to buy US stamps?

Post by kimmylee » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:05 pm

Ebay :)

USPS themselves used to sell the Global Forever stamp via their eBay store, but don't any longer for some reason.

There are plenty of private sellers though that do still sell them.
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Re: 10) Where to buy US stamps?

Post by kimmylee » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:29 pm

As per my reply USPS aren't selling Global Forever Stamps currently via eBay, and haven't been for many weeks.
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Re: 10) Where to buy US stamps?

Post by kimmylee » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:58 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USPS-New-Moon-G ... 33b708970f

USPS are selling them again {up}

Sold for current face value ($1.15) but shipping is steep.
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Re: 10) Where to buy US stamps?

Post by Rourke24 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:57 pm

thank you so much for that link KimmyLee, and your amazing information you've provided to others.

Great community spirit.

As you do seem to know quite a bit, would you say 2 Global Forever Stamps would cover a 10x8 cardboard back envelope with a couple of photos inside?

Thanks :)

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