As a letter writer, I send lots of letters on a regular basis to my penpals and often stock up on stamps once a month. I always buy my stamps in books of either 6 or 12 at the till and usually alongside other purchases. So I don’t really think of the cost when doing so, as it’s a relatively cheap expenditure.
Although the price is increasing, it doesn’t mean we will stop using the service, we have little alternative. I do often find myself disheartened by the fact first class doesn’t always meet a first class service.
For me the sad part is, stamps once cost a fraction of the price they do now, the fact the price has increased quite so, like a lot of things means living is so much more expensive than it ever has been.
First class rises from 46p to 60p and second class rises from 36p to 50p.