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Carolyn (CarolBeau) replied on Sun, Jan 13 2013 4:55 PM | Locked

Hi Liz,

I'm happy to add you to the swap.  Welcome!  I'm sorry that you're having trouble posting.  If you can post on this thread, you should be able to post on that thread.  I occasionally get errors and usually when I come back things have magically fixed themselves.  Hopefully your issue will work itself out, but if you continue to have issues, I think you can contact the QCA Admin.  From what I've heard they are very nice and helpful. 

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Caryl Anne replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 12:30 PM | Locked

FYI as of January 27 th  here are new mailing prices.  stamp increase as of May 1st

Flat Rate Envelopes

5.6

Legal Flat Rate Envelope

5.75

Padded Flat Rate Envelope

5.95

Small Flat Rate Box

5.8

Medium Flat Rate Boxes

12.35

Large Flat Rate Boxes

16.85

APO/FPO Lg Flat Rate Box

14.85

 this is domestic retail, I am not sure what discount will be available on line.
Barbara I wanted to post in general discussion, however I was denied starting a new post FYI Postage increase


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Carolyn (CarolBeau) replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 12:51 PM | Locked

What?!  That's a pretty big increase!!  Boo...

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Carolyn (CarolBeau) replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 12:54 PM | Locked

As a side note, you can order pre-paid forever flat rate envelopes now for $5.15..  Still more expensive than the online price, but much better than this new price..

http://uspsstore.stamps.com/Store/catalog/product.jsp?id=pmfre&navAction=jump&navCount=1

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Barbara replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 1:38 PM | Locked

Carol Anne I start it for you ,thanks for this info very helpful ..Barbara

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Carolyn (CarolBeau) replied on Mon, Jan 14 2013 2:01 PM | Locked

Thanks for this information.  This is good for us all to know.  

For the Shades of Grey swap, I've ordered a bunch of Priority Mail Flat Rate FOREVER Prepaid Envelopes.  Those were $5.15 each and can be used forever (even after the rate increase).  $5.15 is the current price if you go into the post office, so I couldn't get the current online price ($4.90), but it's pretty close.

I am going to keep the return postage price for my swap the same ($4.90) and I'll just make up the small difference between the $4.90 and $5.15 myself.

For me, it was worth it to buy the envelopes now, because I know that any extra envelopes I end up with can be used for Mailbox Surprises and other things.  

IF anyone else is interested in those envelopes (for swaps or for anything else), I got them at https://www.usps.com/business/prepaid-forever-priority-mail.htm

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Caryl Anne replied on Fri, Jan 18 2013 1:39 AM | Locked

FYI Judy T, Carolyn, Thea, Barbara, Melissa, Candy; you may want to copy paste the increase into your swap pages, the PO lady told me today that the Boxes will be available as well as the envelopes. You quilters doing round robin and state blocks may be interested in buying before the 27th.

I have the link; boxes and envelopes http://uspsstore.stamps.com/Store/catalog/sub_category.jsp?id=cat961410023&source=si10934672?categoryId=cat120013&categoryNavIds=catGetMailingShippingSupplies%3Acat120013


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Barbara replied on Tue, Jan 22 2013 5:16 PM | Locked

Is there a brave soul out there that would like to host a St Patty day swap .? if so let me know ,someone mentioned ti earlier .. Barbara

also Easter is not that far around the corner , if anyone is intrested in doing one for this holiday .. Barbara

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Candace Weiss replied on Thu, Jan 24 2013 5:29 PM | Locked

I like the idea of a red, white and black fabric swap. 

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Candace Weiss replied on Thu, Jan 24 2013 5:47 PM | Locked

I also think that Easter would be great. I can think of all kinds of nice fabric for Easter.

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Melissa Halpain replied on Thu, Jan 24 2013 5:56 PM | Locked

Candace Weiss:

I like the idea of a red, white and black fabric swap. 

Candace

I would love this swap. I've been wanting to do one for my nephew. His favorite color is red. I think he would love it and I would love this swap. Thanks for suggesting it. Candace.

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Melissa Halpain replied on Thu, Jan 24 2013 5:58 PM | Locked

Thanks for the heads up Caryl Anne. Also, thanks for the link.

Caryl Anne:

FYI Judy T, Carolyn, Thea, Barbara, Melissa, Candy; you may want to copy paste the increase into your swap pages, the PO lady told me today that the Boxes will be available as well as the envelopes. You quilters doing round robin and state blocks may be interested in buying before the 27th.

I have the link; boxes and envelopes http://uspsstore.stamps.com/Store/catalog/sub_category.jsp?id=cat961410023&source=si10934672?categoryId=cat120013&categoryNavIds=catGetMailingShippingSupplies%3Acat120013

 

 

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Barbara replied on Thu, Jan 24 2013 10:54 PM | Locked

Candance these are both great ideas,  I did mention a easter swap .if someone would host it . if Not I'll give it some though ,but the RBW  we can do as well this one was done a couple of years ago and was a big hit.  lets see if anyone else is intrested in one of these . Barbara

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Barbara replied on Fri, Jan 25 2013 12:21 PM | Locked

Hi everyone ,we have someone who is willing to host a Easter fabric swap if there is any intrest .If you might be, let me know and I will open a thread for her to start a swap.. Barbara

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erindipity replied on Fri, Jan 25 2013 3:41 PM | Locked

Hi Barb. The Valentines is my first fabric swap ever, so I don't know about hosting one. I have a couple other swaps in other sites happening soon and the round robin too.  BUT,  I would love to see St. Patty and Easter both (if they are layer cakes). I will participate in them if they are created.  Maybe later in the spring when I don't have so many swaps from several different sites going on I will step up and help you out.   I hope you can find someone to do them..

 

Barbara:

Hi everyone ,we have someone who is willing to host a Easter fabric swap if there is any intrest .If you might be, let me know and I will open a thread for her to start a swap.. Barbara

 

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