Now that the U.S. Postal Service increased stamp prices and began offering the “forever stamp” last week, people can avoid the hassle of going back to the post office to buy “upgrade stamps” when the prices increase.
The law that allows the forever stamp also indicates that the price increases will never beat inflation. That would make hoarding stamps a poor investment. The only benefit one could derive from stocking up would be the pain of standing in line to buy more stamps later. If stamp price increases don’t beat inflation, it’s better to buy them as you need them.
I don’t know if this concept eluded this guy who purchased $8,000 worth of stamps in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, or if he just has a large number of letters to send.
(Hat tip to a commenter on The Consumerist.)