On Back Order: Italy, Guyana, Ethiopia, PNG.
In Stock Again: Portugal and Peru
Price changes: Portugal now $1.70 down from $1.90
Sweden now $2.30 up from $1.90 (new supply costing me more than the old selling price!)
Peru now $3.00 up from $2.00
Colombia now $3.50 up from $2.75
These last 2: Weak dollar even against these currencies, plus I am ordering fewer each re-order and the posting and registration fees get spread out over fewer stamps...
Update "Peel and Seal" adhesive: We contacted our manufacturer...the cost is way too high to consider. We would have to greatly increase the size of our order (to a 5 yr.+ supply!), find storage space for them AND, increase the selling price for the Euro. air returns to about $30 for 100 envelopes! I'll have to pass on this. I don't think anyone would go for it anyway!
We Will Keep Envelopes as "Lick and Stick" adhesive.
Here's an idea from one customer:
He doesn't seal the mailing envelope and he gets a VERY nice return rate too!
First, I make sure the flap tucks in the SASE and QSL so it cannot fall out. If the thief works in the post office and opens a sealed envelope he has to then smuggle it out and get rid of it. If its open he either ignores it (who would put money in an open envelope), or looks inside. When he sees nothing worth stealing, he just tucks the flap back in or seals the flap and puts it back in the system, doesn't have to run any risk in smuggling it out.
Thanks for checking for me on the Russia to Australia postage.
"Whatever Works" is the motto for QSL hunters!
Specials for June are:
JUNE 2008 DX STAMP SPECIALS
3 Canada $3.00 3 UK-$3.60 3 Japan-$3.60
200/200 European Air Mailers & Returns $35
300/300 Stateside Mailers & Returns $23
2 Standard QSL Albums $40
Shipping charges extra on supply specials
PRIORITY MAIL Shipping Rates for Supplies
Orders under $16.00 add $6.50, Orders from $16.00 to $4000 add $9.00, Orders from $41.00 to $100.00 add $13.00, Orders from $101.00 to $150.00 add $18.00, orders over $150.00 add 12%. When ordering supplies AND stamps, use supply total to figure shipping costs. Stamps “ride free” when you order supplies. Shipments to Canada ship at a greater cost. (04/2008)
(Source: Bill Plum)