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Postage Increases = End of Postpaid

05.14.07

Owing to the increased postal rates scheduled to take effect today, May 14, we are sad to announce the end of our postage paid (free shipping) option on domestic orders Owing to the increased postal rates scheduled to take effect today, May 14, we are sad to announce the end of our postage paid (free shipping) option on domestic orders. Over the years we have resisted raising our prices along with previous postal rate increases (we last raised our prices in 1998-99), but realized that with this current increase we would simply lose too much money to continue with the status quo.

Because the post office has taken to raising prices at such a maddening pace, it has become too expensive and confusing to consider changing our postpaid prices. We have decided instead to begin charging postage (note: we will charge actual postage not "postage & handling") on all of our mailorder items. Given that our 'postpaid' approach has been with us since the beginning of the label, this decision did not come easily. However, we prefer to no longer use our straight-forward pricing to cover for what we consider unreasonable, unethical corporate-friendly increases.

If you visit our web-store, at: http://www.dischord.com/store you will find an automatic postage rate calculator in the shopping cart when you login and begin the check out process. There you can select from several USPS services and view their actual rates.

If you want to learn more about what has been going on in the nefarious corridors of the post-office, go here: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070507/stack

To speak out against the proposed rate hikes, go to: http://action.freepress.net/campaign/postal/i78ikk599tdmi86?



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