I just bought some stamps at a mini-mart type place and it occurred to me that they sell them for face value. Are they just being nice, can they buy them at a discount or are they prohibited from selling them above face value?
In a sense a mini-mart is giving me a value added item. I can go two miles to my local post office and buy a stamp or I can go two blocks to my min-mart. I would think they would sell the things for, say, $0.40 apiece but instead they give it to me for what it presumably cost them. Personally I can’t recall a time of ever buying stamps for more than their face value.