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Ay, Carumba! Simpsons Stamps Cost USPS $1.2 Million

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D’oh!

The United States Postal Service took a huge gamble when they manufactured ONE BILLION special Simpsons stamps.

They were trying to mimic the success they had back in the 90's when they did the same thing, but with Elvis Presley's image.

Surprisingly, the stamps were a huge success! Oh, wait…

…Sorry we forgot to add a word. The stamps were NOT a huge success. In fact - they were basically a total failure as they only sold 318 million of 'em.

Here's what one report said:

"We found the Postal Service overproduced 2 billion commemorative and special issue stamps during calendar years 2009 and 2010, resulting in…unnecessary manufacturing costs for stamps that were later destroyed."

Listen, we love the Simpsons as much as anyone, but we're not going to go out our way to buy their stamps.

Get a grip, dude.

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7 comments to “Ay, Carumba! Simpsons Stamps Cost USPS $1.2 Million”



  1. 1

    What a waste! Instead of destroying them, they could of sold them for half-price and still made a nice profit. They are just idiots! Even adults would of bought them for their bills at half-price.

  2. JE says – reply to this


    2

    You mean "carAmba", right ?

  3. Seto says – reply to this


    3

    Re: JE – Was now going to correct him myself….



  4. 4

    Probably would have been more of a success had they thought to make them a "Forever" stamp instead of one at the current postal rate.



  5. 5

    This is how the will run our healthcare! WAKE UP A-Hole to Obuma's Healthcare failure~~ We must pass it to see whats in it!! Imagine getting paid to pass these things and your jobs is to read it and then pass it!!



  6. 6

    The USPS- the gift that keeps on giving…there are days I actually feel sorry for them.

  7. Jaime Urroz says – reply to this


    7

    FIVE HUNDRED MILLION PRINTED, FIVE HUNDRED MILLION SOLD, OF WHICH 124 MILLION KEPT BY COLLECTORS, THUS A UD$34 MILLION PROFIT FOR THE USPS, AS NTHOSE 124 MILLION WERE NOT SERVICED. THEY SHOULD HAVE STUCK TO PRESLEY'S NUMBERS AND EVEN IF THEY HAD ONLY SOLD 318 MILLION, THE REMAINING 182 MILLION UNSOLD WOULDN'T HAVE MEANT A LESSER LOSS.