The Forever Stamp is a great idea. When postage rates rise to 42 cents on Monday, we won’t have to bother with those infernal penny stamps.
But I think there’s a downside here; people are becoming less sensitive to postage price increases. Not that I devote my life to tracking the price of postage, but this was the first I’d heard of the increase. Two days in advance. Usually there’s a little more notice for these things. People needed the time to buy those accursed one and two-cent stamps. Not anymore.
And increases will happen more frequently than before, too. According to CNN, the USPS increases may become an annual affair each May. People might not even notice.
I’ll still take the Forever Stamp, (potential) drawbacks and all. They’re just so convenient.