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What is the USPS 1st class rate for a letter weighing 0.8 ounces?

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A letter sent first class rate via USPS weighing 0.8 ounces can cost between .48 and .70 cents depending on the shape of the envelope or whether it's stamped or metered.

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Letters sent in a envelope that meet the following dimensions are the cheapest: Height of 3-1/2 inches to 6-1/8 inches, length of 5 inches to 11-1/2 inches and a thickness of .007 inches to 1/4 of an inch. Letters sent in an envelope with a square shape, an odd-shape, or if they have a rigid object sticking out of an otherwise standard envelope are more expensive. Metered letters cost the sender one cent less than stamped letters.

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