Hughes said that the United States Postal Service decided in 2006 to get rid of its stamp machines because of their age and the difficulty in finding replacement parts for them. The machines at the local post office is at least 10 years old, she said. Because of the available options for buying stamps, the machines will not be replaced.
Currently, the Cadiz Post Office has one machine that sells individual stamps and one that sells booklets Hughes said she expected the machines to be removed in April or May, with May being the most likely month. After that, there are several ways stamps can be purchased besides buying them at the post office itself. Trigg County residents have the option of buying stamps through their rural mail carrier and having them delivered to their homes. A person can leave a check in his or her mailbox with a note requesting the desired number of stamps, and the carrier will leave them there. A person can even purchase individual stamps through the carrier, Hughes said. For example, you can leave 41 cents in your mailbox along with an envelope you want to send.
Learn other ways to buy stamps in The Cadiz Record.