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pseudoswede 08-25-2004 08:40 AM

Costco - 100 37-cent stamps for $36.75
 
Hey, it's not everyday you see discounted USPS stamps. :D

acdaazn 08-25-2004 08:42 AM

I saw them, 25C discount is not that great, prob. that car trip to get to Costco used 25C worth of gas.

whitetrash 08-25-2004 09:01 AM

you have to buy 100 stamps to save 1/4 of a penny on each stamp??-- thats less than 1% off-- ive never seen a 1% off "sale" posted as a hot deal-- this is definitely a first

amaximeya 08-25-2004 09:02 AM

that works out to an amazing 0.676% discount. :) OP is right though... stamps dont go on "sale"

RowdyReptile 08-25-2004 09:13 AM

I'd say that's a loss leader for Costco.

CMB1998 08-25-2004 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crkmeup
It is not legal to sell stamps for any price other than face value. Interesting huh?


Myth. Not actually true. Many retailers do this. Safeway sells them at discount also.

Later,

Chris

damonsulli 08-25-2004 09:32 AM

Sometimes Fred Meyer sells a coupon booklet that comes with a book of stamps in it for about a dollar off the normal price of a book of stamps. Not sure if they are doing that right now though.

bandros 08-25-2004 09:59 AM

Who sends letters these days anyway? It would take me 2 years to use 100 stamps, so my savings would be 12 cents/year. :yuk:

Medic78 08-25-2004 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crkmeup
It is not legal to sell stamps for any price other than face value. Interesting huh?

Emailed USPS a few years back and they said a stamp can be sold for a lower or higher price.

orangegecko 08-25-2004 10:14 AM

lol stamps on sale! :lol: :lmao:

Martin Tupper 08-25-2004 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crkmeup
It is not legal to sell stamps for any price other than face value. Interesting huh?

Tell that to stamp collectors.

Pig 08-25-2004 10:21 AM

I can buy the 100 stamps...and then sell it on ebay for $36.00 + 10 dollar shipping :lol: :lol: :lmao:

(I won't be surprised if I find someone to buy it either!!!)

porky 08-25-2004 10:24 AM

Mir
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bandros
Who sends letters these days anyway? It would take me 2 years to use 100 stamps, so my savings would be 12 cents/year. :yuk:

Think of all those $$$ MIRs. :yummy:

SomethingsRight 08-25-2004 10:24 AM

I wish there was someplace to buy stamps a whole lot cheaper.....I'd buy thousands.

:wave:

30hz 08-25-2004 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PigSaysOink
I can buy the 100 stamps...and then sell it on ebay for $36.00 + 10 dollar shipping :lol: :lol: :lmao:


Yeah, but how are you going to mail it to them? 99 stamps for $36 + $10 shipping.

Pig 08-25-2004 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 30hz
Yeah, but how are you going to mail it to them? 99 stamps for $36 + $10 shipping.

:omg: ....I did not think of that :rolleyes:

TJ665 08-25-2004 11:14 AM

The Fred Meyer Stamp Booklet deal they have sometimes is a much better deal. A stampbook of 20 stamps cost only $6.59 plus you got manuf. coupons as well.

Vivenasterix 08-25-2004 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 30hz
Yeah, but how are you going to mail it to them? 99 stamps for $36 + $10 shipping.

If I were the buyer I would ask to use 3 stamps to mail the rest. Who on earth pays $10 for shipping... LOL

wizzy 08-25-2004 11:53 AM

Sweet!

If you needed 20 million stamps you would save $50,000 dollars !!!!

wizzy 08-25-2004 11:55 AM

Why are people giving this a thumbs down? A lot of people use stamps. A lot of people go to CostCo.

If you need stamps, and you happen to be at CostCo, it's nice to know you can also get stamps while you are there, and not pay extra.

Why the heck is that a thumbs down???

Pig 08-25-2004 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wizzy
Why are people giving this a thumbs down? A lot of people use stamps. A lot of people go to CostCo.

If you need stamps, and you happen to be at CostCo, it's nice to know you can also get stamps while you are there, and not pay extra.

Why the heck is that a thumbs down???

:thumbup: :thumbdown :thumbup: :thumbdown :thumbup: :thumbdown :thumbup: :thumbdown

pseudoswede 08-25-2004 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wizzy
Why the heck is that a thumbs down???

1) It has nothing to do with computers.

2) There aren't any rebates associated with this deal. Everyone loves rebates. ;)

adonis 08-25-2004 01:29 PM

:harhar:
 
:cool: before I finish using the 100 stamps, the minimum postage is probably gonna go up by atleast a penny. I would have to then go buy more stamps... to make sure i meet minimum postage

poolboy 08-25-2004 01:55 PM

I hardly think that this is a blockbuster deal that you need to bang down costco's door. An interesting aside that US postage stamps are concidered legal tender and can be used as cash (legally), but since nobody has done this since the 1800's you probably can't use this to get some free money.

sandman420 08-25-2004 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poolboy
I hardly think that this is a blockbuster deal that you need to bang down costco's door. An interesting aside that US postage stamps are concidered legal tender and can be used as cash (legally), but since nobody has done this since the 1800's you probably can't use this to get some free money.

LOL actually, I've had a couple of people use stamps for change at work!

This costco deal would have been much better at $36.63.

WarMech 08-25-2004 02:09 PM

Buy 99.3 stamps get .7 free. Hey, here's an even dumber idea:

Since you won't be able to use 100 stamps (at most slickdealers would use 50 for rebates) before the prices go up, you can buy them and use your partially free stamp to mail 49 back to another slickdealer. YOU CAN'T LOSE!!!
Oh, wait...

jed mchiggins 08-25-2004 02:23 PM

Hot Hot Hot! ... or cold?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wizzy
Why the heck is that a thumbs down???

:secret: a 0.676%/$0.25 discount isn't exactly a 'Hot Deal'?

Pig 08-25-2004 02:28 PM

I've never seen so many thumbs down against a thread before....

No hard feelings OP...all in the name of fun :lmao:

pseudoswede 08-25-2004 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PigSaysOink
No hard feelings OP...all in the name of fun :lmao:

Woohoo! Lowest...rated...thread...ever! :D

And for my next thread...TigerDirect deals! ;)

jc011721 08-25-2004 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amaximeya
that works out to an amazing 0.676% discount. :) OP is right though... stamps dont go on "sale"

Nice math amaximeya, at that discount you said it would come out to $27.04. :rolleyes:

Lpham3 08-25-2004 04:08 PM

how does this get a thumbs down? some people go to costco anyways and might as well buy stamps and save a quarter.

amaximeya 08-25-2004 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jc011721
Nice math amaximeya, at that discount you said it would come out to $27.04. :rolleyes:

what are you smoking? checking my math:

[37.00-(37.00)(.00676)] = 36.74988 which is aprox 36.75

:nod:

Im correct right?

acdaazn 08-25-2004 04:38 PM

amazimeya is correct, jc011721, you are wrong.

pdkuhn 08-25-2004 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amaximeya
that works out to an amazing 0.676% discount. :) OP is right though... stamps dont go on "sale"

But one time, at Band Camp.........I mean, at the Post Office in town, they had a 7.40 book of stamps in the 3.70 slot. I bought like 20 of them until they noticed and changed it, so stamps did go "On Sale" (Sorta!!!) :lmao: :woot: :bounce: :rolleyes:

TravisO2 08-26-2004 06:50 AM

Holy sh!t!!!!!!!!!!!

If I spend $36.75 I can save $.25 ?!?!?!

Give me a break, I'll spend more on gas getting to CostCo, even if it was only 1 mile away.

dynamite 08-26-2004 07:38 AM

Hey I think this is still a good deal for people that use alot of stamps. I mail a ton of stuff for my business and this beats the hell out of standing in line at my local post office for 20 mins just to buy stamps. And I save 25 cents as well :) For all those worried about the price of stamps going up before you use them and are too lazy to put on an extra 1 cent stamp simply return the remaining stamps for a refund.

Just saw my local Costco is now also selling discounted movie tickets as well.....$6.69 per ticket good for any session at 3 of my local movie chains. Normally costs me $8.99 at the theater. And if anyone is worried about wasting gas to get to costco they also sell that for cheap! I love my costco!!!!!!

Shink 08-26-2004 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SomethingsRight
I wish there was someplace to buy stamps a whole lot cheaper.....I'd buy thousands.

:wave:


If you were serious about using thousands of stamps, you can get a self meter from the USPS and save money that way.

Lord_towers 01-13-2005 05:43 PM

i'm gonna gave you a thumbs down just to help out driving your post even lower :)

acdaazn 01-13-2005 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord_towers
i'm gonna gave you a thumbs down just to help out driving your post even lower :)

uh, dude, this post has been dead for 5 monthes now, leave it dead please....

oncex 01-13-2005 06:53 PM

i should hurry up to get this deal before the sale is over!!;)

sonnyisthinkN 01-13-2005 07:01 PM

i bought 500 :wave:

giraid 01-13-2005 07:17 PM

:lmao:

lifewolf 01-13-2005 07:19 PM

Don't bump 5 month old threads.

rbwilton 01-13-2005 10:32 PM

maybe some of the people who are driving to Comp USA, and going through the hassle of getting a price match on a $1.00 candy bar would be interested in this deal.

Sham 01-13-2005 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CMB1998
Myth. Not actually true. Many retailers do this. Safeway sells them at discount also.

Uh....how about no! I work for Safeway as a cashier, and ring up stamps all day long. They're under SKU#: 22071 (thats checker talk). They cost $7.40, no tax for TWENTY 37cent US POSTAGE STAMPS.

Now lets do some community college math:

0.37 x 20 = $7.40.

My goodness, we're selling them at face value, no profit for us! I must alert higher management! :lol:

sunson23 01-13-2005 10:52 PM

So, are we completely out of any new deals that we are bringing 5 month old threads to life ???????

bimmer 01-13-2005 10:56 PM

it's weird that ppl are actually buying 100 stamp roll for like 36.50 on ebay...

and other stamp auctions end with similar prices

i dont see the point.

ll ReNeGaDe ll 01-13-2005 11:14 PM

Costco should be ashamed of themselves

everson 01-27-2005 01:09 PM

Good deal I have been looking for a sale on stamps!!!

ukiechris 01-27-2005 01:14 PM

This is DISGRACEFUL

I saw this once in a store and thought to myself, that's just plain silly, save a quater, but I NEVER expected this "deal" to get on SD. This is DEGRADING to read.

kel_be 01-27-2005 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ukiechris
This is DISGRACEFUL

I saw this once in a store and thought to myself, that's just plain silly, save a quater, but I NEVER expected this "deal" to get on SD. This is DEGRADING to read.

You'd be surprised about what people post here.

everson 01-27-2005 01:35 PM

I love how a post this terrible can become so hated just by people bumping it to the top. lol :)

dbkid13 01-27-2005 01:41 PM

I am going to costco tomorrow morning and wating for the doors to open. I will get every last one they sell. LoL just kidding. If I was there however..................

Macrolord 01-27-2005 01:57 PM

Look at it this way....

With an almost free stamp, you get one (almost) FREE rebate submission!

The beauty is that in the econmy of scale, that if you buy the sames with your Costco American Express (2% back) and your Costco Card, another 2%.

thats an additional 4% off the $36.75

I won't do the math here, but imagine the saving potential if you bought 3,000 100 packs! Well over $750 (with Amex/Costco Exec)

Wait till I explain this one to my wife..... she is gonna start jumping up and down with excitment!

P3731242 01-27-2005 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Macrolord
Look at it this way....

With a free stamp, you get one (almost) FREE rebate submission!

Th beaty is that in the econmy of scale, that if you buy the sames with your Costco American Express (2% back) and your Costco Card, another 2%.

thats an additional 4% off the $36.75

I wont do the math here, but imagine the saving potential if you bought 3,000 100 packs! Well over $750 (with Amex/Costco Exec)

Wait till I explain this one to my wife..... she is gonna start jumping up and down with excitment!

Is that sarcasm i hear?

johnmacd 01-27-2005 02:01 PM

I'm gonna call the local Costco and double check to see if this is a real deal.
LOL

Caradoc 01-27-2005 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Macrolord
The beauty is that in the econmy of scale, that if you buy the sames with your Costco American Express (2% back) and your Costco Card, another 2%.

Nope. On the signs that advertise the stamps, it states that the stamps are not eligable for any of the Costco rebate programs. Same with gas.

porky 01-27-2005 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnmacd
I'm gonna call the local Costco and double check to see if this is a real deal.
LOL

you know what the rule says - DO NOT CALL, repeat - DO NOT CALL

:lol:

Makieveli 11-22-2005 01:30 PM

I don't know about you all, but I WILL be waking up at 3am, I WON'T be taking a shower, and I WILL be first in line at my local Costco on Friday to get my Black Everyday stamps "Slickdeal." :greedy:

Boink 11-22-2005 01:45 PM

I guess it's time to stock up on stamps before the Post Office raises the rates again!!! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

dizneechic 11-22-2005 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Makieveli (Post 1835039)
I don't know about you all, but I WILL be waking up at 3am, I WON'T be taking a shower, and I WILL be first in line at my local Costco on Friday to get my Black Everyday stamps "Slickdeal." :greedy:

Hope you can use them all up by Jan 7th since on Jan 8th stamps increase to $.39. Either that or your going to need to locate another slick deal for rolls of $.02 postage. :wink5:

Article about postal rate increase [firstcoastnews.com]

RowdyReptile 11-22-2005 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizneechic (Post 1835137)
Hope you can use them all up by Jan 7th since on Jan 8th stamps increase to $.39. Either that or your going to need to locate another slick deal for rolls of $.02 postage. :wink5:

Article about postal rate increase [firstcoastnews.com]

Well, crap. I do have a fair number of .37 cent stamps.

axepupp 11-22-2005 02:07 PM

dont forget that prices go up jan. to 39 so u will have to make up for that!

ayesian 11-22-2005 02:10 PM

has anybody tried to pricematch the stamps with the post office :lol:

Slingha 11-22-2005 02:24 PM

i may be new but....
 
Even I know this is just an awful thread

Shink 11-22-2005 02:35 PM

I just photocopy my stamps and gluestick them on - much slicker and haven't been busted despite doing this for 3 years now.

ericnmu 11-22-2005 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shink (Post 1835339)
I just photocopy my stamps and gluestick them on - much slicker and haven't been busted despite doing this for 3 years now.

either thats bs or youre an extreme cheapass

The~Ble..ep~ 11-22-2005 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shink (Post 1835339)
I just photocopy my stamps and gluestick them on - much slicker and haven't been busted despite doing this for 3 years now.


I wonder how much an oz of ink cost?? :wave:

Sacrifist 11-22-2005 03:48 PM

holy resurrected thread batman!

Kramer! 11-22-2005 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pig (Post 454833)
I can buy the 100 stamps...and then sell it on ebay for $36.00 + 10 dollar shipping :lol: :lol: :lmao:

(I won't be surprised if I find someone to buy it either!!!)

Sell an individual stamp and see how high it goes.:lmao:

infinkc 11-22-2005 04:21 PM

if you use your costco american express card you save an additional 1% ! that makes this a really slikdeal


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