Can You Return Unused Stamps To The Post Office?



Perhaps your closing a business, or have left over postage stamps from a mailing campaign. Whatever the case, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will NOT give you money back for your stamps. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean you can't get money for them! Here are the 3 options you have if you have unused and unwanted postage stamps.

1. Exchange Them For Other Postage Stamps
You can exchange your unused USPS postage stamps at the Post Office if they get damaged for new ones. You will have to fill out an application. This option does not help in liquidating or getting rid of your unwanted postage, or getting your money back.

2. Save Them For Future Mailings
You could hold on to them and use in the future. Postage stamps never expire. As long as they haven't been used, you can use them in the future. If you have Forever stamps, they will always be worth whatever the first class letter rate is. 

3. Sell Them To A Postage Buying Service To Get Money Back
There are companies out there that will accept a return for your stamps. They will purchase them from you at a discount. These companies will pay cash for your unused postage stamps. This is your best option if you want to get most of your money back for your stamps. 









How To Sell Unused Postage Stamps

When it comes to selling your unused forever stamps or postage stamps, there are a few options you have. Here's a rundown on how you can get cash back for your stamps

Sell Them To A Business

If you know a business that can use unused postage, you could sell your unused postage to them for a discount. Just be warned that if sale is over a certain amount, that business will need to report you as a vendor on their taxes, which means you'll be liable for any sales tax on the transaction.

Sell Online

You can sell your stamps online, on websites like Ebay. One of the risks you will have to encounter will be that of Buyer Protection. If your stamps are lost in mail, damaged in transit, or cannot be proven to be delivered Ebay will protect the buyer by forcing you to refund them the money. So you'll be out the stamps, and the cash. 

Sell To A Postage Buyer

There are a few reputable companies that are in the business of buying unused postage from leftover mailings, invitations, or businesses that need to liquidate their assets. This is most likely your safest route to sell your unused postage stamps. They should be insured and offer guaranteed rates. Click here to sell your unused postage stamps to a licensed postage buyer.