In recognition of this Federal holiday, our CPU will be closed, so we will not be selling stamps or metered postage until tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 AM.
Here's a list of the major changes you will commonly encounter that are not based on weight and distance. Most other prices have stayed the same including Priority Flat Rate envelopes ($5.60/$5.75/$5.95), small boxes ($5.80), and medium boxes ($12.35).
forever stamp: $.49
book of stamps: $9.80
second ounce stamp (George Washington): $.21
postcard stamp: $.34
pre-stamped postcard: $.38
pre-stamped envelope: $.62
1st class large envelope, 1 oz: $.98
1st class parcel, up to 3 oz: $2.32
media mail, up to 1 lb: $2.69
certified mail: $3.30
return receipt: $2.70
restricted delivery: $5.05
certificate of mailing: $1.30
priority flat rate, large box: $17.45
tracking number (on 1st class and media mail parcels): $1.05
But the rest of the store will be open 10 AM - 8:30 PM.
Details at link: http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2013/pr13_077.htm
Jet's mail carrier will make his final pick up early tomorrow, at about 11-11:30 AM, **NOT 4 PM**. Please plan accordingly!
Waiting in line too long downtown to do your holiday mailing? Come to Jet Video at 199 Pleasant Avenue, Portland ME 04103. We accept cash or check only and cannot accept international packages bearing handwritten or typewritten customs forms.
NOTE: We are already past the deadline for Standard Post/Parcel Post and Book Rate/Media Mail.
First Class Deadline: Thursday, 12/19
Priority Mail Deadline: Friday, 12/20
Express Mail Deadline: Saturday, 12/21
For estimated delivery by Tuesday, 12/24, ship by the following dates:
First-Class Mail (up to 13 oz. only): Thursday, 12/19
Priority Mail: Friday, 12/20
Priority Mail Express: Saturday, 12/21
The other major package rate, Standard Post, takes up to 21 days for delivery and is not recommended for time-sensitive deliveries.
The CPU will reopen tomorrow for regular hours, 10-5:30. The rest of the store will be open today.
...but the rest of the store will be open.
Thanks for your patience. Our stamps can take a loooooong time to arrive from the distribution center.
For you lovers of "pretty stamps," Jet Video CPU now has the brand-new New England Lighthouse stamps in stock for $9.20 a sheet. There is also a dedication ceremony at the lighthouse this morning. Here's a news story with more information: http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2013/07/03/new-stamp-gives-portland-head-light-cape-elizabeth/165507
Jet Video will be open from 10-4 tomorrow, and the Post Office will be closed.
Due to per-transaction processing fees that are levied on us when we run cards, Jet now has a $5 minimum on credit card purchases.* We know it can seem convenient for customers not to carry cash, but since most of our transactions are for amounts less than $10, the fees that we have to pay on our end add up quickly. We always prefer cash to cards but will continue to accept them for larger transactions -- or checks if you have a video account with us. This will help keep Jet's prices low.
Jet's Post Office will be closed this Monday, February 18, in observance of Presidents' Day. We will resume postal transactions on Tuesday.
Jet's CPU is back to full capacity with a new postage meter now.
The new postage meter we were sent turned out to be faulty, but a new one should be here by tomorrow afternoon. In the meantime, Jet's CPU can only sell stamps and process mail under 13 ounces.
Postage rates will be going up this coming Sunday, January 27th. Here is an official summary of the changes from USPS: http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2012/pr12_114.htm
Jet's CPU will be closed this Martin Luther King Day, but we will still be open for DVD rentals and ice cream. In honor of Dr. King, here is a free documentary about the events surrounding his assassination: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwLm1bc6f7M