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Petro Complaint - UNITED STATES POSTAL STAMPS

Review by B.IRELAN on 2006-02-08
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS -- I AM REPORTING OVER PRICEING POSTAGE STAMPS..$.39 STAMP 2 FOR $1.37..THIS SHOULD BE AGAINST THE GOVERMENT LAWS..JUST BECAUSE THE TRUCK DRIVER CAN'T ALWAYS PARK NEAR A POST OFFICE THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DRIVERS.AFTER ALL IF IT WASN'T FOR THESE DRIVERS THEY WOULDN'T HAVE THERE GOODS TO START WITH.....29 1/2 CENT PROFIT IS JUST UNFAIR..IT IS BAD ENOUGH THAT THEY OVER CHARGE FOR OTHER MERCHANASE AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE DRIVER ONLY BEING ABLE TO PARK IN TRUCK STOPS..AFTER ALL EVERYTIME A DRIVER STOPS AND FUELS THEY AVERAGE $300.00 TO $400.OO each driver, plus the average driver will spend a average of $20.00 for coffee, food, pop etc. THANKS EARL IRELAN TRUCK DRIVER
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-04-10
Posted by miketech on 2006-02-08:
Most truck stops really put the screws to the drivers. I kinda feel sorry for you guys. Travel all over the country and only get to stay at truck stops, cause your kinda just trapped with that big truck.
Posted by spiderman2 on 2006-02-08:
siffer according to the postage service faq it is not illegal for someone to sell stamps for more than they paid for them.

"The U.S. Postal Service has no control over the pricing policy of private entrepreneurs. Since they must pay full price for the stamps they buy for resale, they may, of course, charge a higher price in order to earn a return on their investment of capital and effort."
Their prices are, no doubt, established on the basis of their needs
and on economic market forces.
Posted by CandyPickletoes on 2006-02-09:
JayD...I can't seem to find where the OP was blaming the USPO, I believe his gripe (which I believe is valid) is with Petro, the truck stop. The truck stops make quite a bit of money from the truckers as they don't have many options, the least they could do is sell a 39 cent stamp for 39 cents. They profit on so many other things (have you ever purchased food or drink items from a truck stop...the price, in my experience, is seriously inflated) so perhaps they could afford to take the bite of the profit on a 39 cent stamp. JMHO
Posted by spiderman2 on 2006-02-09:
If you buy your stamps at those "postal stores" you pay more too. Not as much as the truck stop is charging, but more than cost. I actually buy most of my stamps at the grocery store. A lot of drug stores sell them too. It may be a workable alternative for the OP.
Posted by Ponie on 2006-02-09:
Don't all PO's have 'Stamps By Mail?' That's how I buy all mine. No postage required either way and the stamps cost face value. But maybe it's just my state or something.
Posted by RVRBOATKNG on 2006-02-10:
I actually get the reverse. I buy them in a roll of 100 and pay less then .39cents each. Not a huge savings but nice none the less.
Posted by RVRBOATKNG on 2006-02-10:
Ooops. I forgot to add I get them at Costco.
Posted by dsmith68 on 2006-02-13:
Buy stamps online at usps.com. Last time I did so, it was free shipping.. but even if you purchased 100 with 1$ delivery, you are still saving money.
Posted by postmuffin on 2006-04-10:
This is the vending machine company making a huge profit on you, not the Postal Service. It also probably isn't the fuel station either, but the owner of the vending machine.

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