Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Social > Off Topic

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Home and Garden
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-22-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
50
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,713
Default Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Hello, so I bought some headphones on amazon for 24.94 and bought some irish spring soap as a filler. I got two e-mail confirmations, one for the soap, one for the headphones. Apparently the soap was sent UPS ground and will be here between the 26th and 30th. However the headphones we're COMPLIMENTARY "upgraded" to USPS priority which is supposed to get here between the 30th and the 1st. Both items were shipped the same day, so why would they do that???
__________________
¦ HTPC¦
Q8400 w/Zalman CNPS8000||Asus P5K-VM||2x2TB Samsung||50" Samsung Plasma||2GB Patriot Extreme RAM + 4GB Crucial RAM||LG BD-ROM||Radeon 5450||Ceton Infinitv Quad-tuner
50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
isekii
Lifer
 
isekii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Winter Wonderland
Posts: 27,601
Default Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

usps is quicker

I HATE UPS GROUND.
No deliveries on the weekends and they're slow as Fvck.
__________________
WTTF/FT

Heat: isekii
isekii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:19 PM   #3
TwiceOver
Lifer
 
TwiceOver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Small Town USA
Posts: 11,768
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

USPS Priority has always been faster than UPS ground for me anyway. Though I try to avoid UPS for anything.
__________________
[Heat]
Their, There, and They're,
figure it out... 'cause you look like a dumbass.

I.T. Technician n. The only person under the boss' desk not looking for a raise.
TwiceOver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:20 PM   #4
sixone
Lifer
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Land of Ahs
Posts: 25,174
Default Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Quote:
Originally posted by: 50
Hello, so I bought some headphones on amazon for 24.94 and bought some irish spring soap as a filler. I got two e-mail confirmations, one for the soap, one for the headphones. Apparently the soap was sent UPS ground and will be here between the 26th and 30th. However the headphones we're COMPLIMENTARY "upgraded" to USPS priority which is supposed to get here between the 30th and the 1st. Both items were shipped the same day, so why would they do that???
Weight. Lighter packages are cheaper to send by USPS, even using priority mail.
sixone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:20 PM   #5
Schadenfroh
Elite Member
 
Schadenfroh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Boston
Posts: 38,418
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

USPS priority is faster than UPS Ground and they dont drag the package behind the truck on the dirt roads...... as much
__________________
"how we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather bring about his own ruin than his preservation"
- Niccolò Machiavelli
Schadenfroh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:20 PM   #6
Anubis
No Lifer
 
Anubis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Anger is a gift!
Posts: 74,542
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Quote:
Originally posted by: TwiceOver
USPS Priority has always been faster than UPS ground for me anyway. Though I try to avoid UPS for anything.
same here UPS sucks
Anubis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:32 PM   #7
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

USPS is cheaper too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:35 PM   #8
NFS4
No Lifer
 
NFS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 72,606
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

USPS owns for packages under 3 lbs. DHL Ground for everything else
__________________
"I'm going to count to three, there will not be a four."
NFS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:36 PM   #9
RobCur
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,076
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

priority mail is very fast, in same states only 1 day everywhere else 90 percent of the time it's 2 day and rarely 3days or more!
RobCur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:37 PM   #10
DaWhim
Lifer
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: ny
Posts: 12,917
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

i prefer USPS. they are fast! I never have a coast to coast package take longer than 3 days except once. I wrote down a wrong zipcode that time and it took 4 days.
DaWhim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:39 PM   #11
RobCur
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,076
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

UPS ground takes 5-7 days across the country and sometime up to 10days or even 2weeks, these guys are joke at shipping anything that is cheap!!!their 2nd,3 day delivery is very expensive thought and isn't guaranteed to be 2-3 days either could be 4-5days for all you know! :
RobCur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:41 PM   #12
RobCur
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,076
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Quote:
Originally posted by: DaWhim
i prefer USPS. they are fast! I never have a coast to coast package take longer than 3 days except once. I wrote down a wrong zipcode that time and it took 4 days.
from Ca to Ga, only 2 days!!! How they do that??? for 1lbs package 3.85. yet most vendors don't use them? why? no tracking! but the stupid ups tracking is only as good as those clowns working at UPS LOL
RobCur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:49 PM   #13
Justin218
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 2,209
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Priority is so much faster and better than ups
__________________
AIM:JustnCredible218 | Heatware
Justin218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:51 PM   #14
RobCur
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,076
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Quote:
Originally posted by: Justin218
Priority is so much faster and better than ups
heh, i just a have ups moron delivered my package to my neighbor, christ! was he on weeds? from CA to KS, 5 days is just sad
RobCur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:54 PM   #15
sniperruff
Lifer
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 11,645
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

the soap and the headphones ship from separate warehouses hence the different ship times
sniperruff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 04:55 PM   #16
Demo24
Diamond Member
 
Demo24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: North GA
Posts: 7,880
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

the shipment tracking is very good though better than Fedex
__________________
.........
Demo24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 05:49 PM   #17
DaWhim
Lifer
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: ny
Posts: 12,917
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Quote:
Originally posted by: RobCur
Quote:
Originally posted by: DaWhim
i prefer USPS. they are fast! I never have a coast to coast package take longer than 3 days except once. I wrote down a wrong zipcode that time and it took 4 days.
from Ca to Ga, only 2 days!!! How they do that??? for 1lbs package 3.85. yet most vendors don't use them? why? no tracking! but the stupid ups tracking is only as good as those clowns working at UPS LOL
the fastest record I had was I sent out a package on wed morning and my friend got it on friday afternoon. I always use USPS with delivery confirmation. I never have problem with that.

well, if I am buying something online, I would rather have the vendor use ups/fedex/air borne.
DaWhim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 06:20 PM   #18
RagingBITCH
Lifer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 17,385
Default Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Quote:
Originally posted by: sixone
Quote:
Originally posted by: 50
Hello, so I bought some headphones on amazon for 24.94 and bought some irish spring soap as a filler. I got two e-mail confirmations, one for the soap, one for the headphones. Apparently the soap was sent UPS ground and will be here between the 26th and 30th. However the headphones we're COMPLIMENTARY "upgraded" to USPS priority which is supposed to get here between the 30th and the 1st. Both items were shipped the same day, so why would they do that???
Weight. Lighter packages are cheaper to send by USPS, even using priority mail.
Um, who is cheaper than who depends on what zip code it's going to. The past 4-5 packages bought off of FS/FT or eBay I've shipped UPS because they all weighed over 20lbs, and USPS Priority would have charged me well over $12 per package, whereas all (except for one to CA) were under $10 via UPS.
RagingBITCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2004, 06:26 PM   #19
NFS4
No Lifer
 
NFS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 72,606
Default Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Quote:
Originally posted by: RagingBITCH
Quote:
Originally posted by: sixone
Quote:
Originally posted by: 50
Hello, so I bought some headphones on amazon for 24.94 and bought some irish spring soap as a filler. I got two e-mail confirmations, one for the soap, one for the headphones. Apparently the soap was sent UPS ground and will be here between the 26th and 30th. However the headphones we're COMPLIMENTARY "upgraded" to USPS priority which is supposed to get here between the 30th and the 1st. Both items were shipped the same day, so why would they do that???
Weight. Lighter packages are cheaper to send by USPS, even using priority mail.
Um, who is cheaper than who depends on what zip code it's going to. The past 4-5 packages bought off of FS/FT or eBay I've shipped UPS because they all weighed over 20lbs, and USPS Priority would have charged me well over $12 per package, whereas all (except for one to CA) were under $10 via UPS.
And DHL is cheaper than Fedex Ground and UPS Ground...I never use UPS anymore for my eBay packages. And since I've setup an account with DHL and have maintained it for nearly a year shipping out so many damn packages, I've gotten discounted rates and coupons every now and then for $10 off here and there. My shipping for eBay goes as follows:

USPS First Class: 1-10 ounces
USPS Priority Mail: 1-2 pounds
DHL Ground: Everything else

And DHL Ground is so much faster than UPS Ground or FedEx Ground. 80% of the time, I get a package to go from NC to the west coast in 3 days instead of 5.
__________________
"I'm going to count to three, there will not be a four."
NFS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2004, 07:42 PM   #20
RobCur
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,076
Default Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Faster? YES!!!
Cheaper? NO
Slower? NO
stupider? YES, UPS makes 3 attempt, USPS does not. That sucks
RobCur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2004, 07:46 PM   #21
Kelvrick
Lifer
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 17,878
Default Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Quote:
Originally posted by: RobCur
Faster? YES!!!
Cheaper? NO
Slower? NO
stupider? YES, UPS makes 3 attempt, USPS does not. That sucks
Priority mail can be left in your mailbox though. And if you're in an apartment, in one of those larger mailboxes with a key.
__________________
heatware
JEEEBUS DOES NOT DISAPPOINT

Trying hard not to troll. Don't make it hard on me.
Kelvrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2004, 07:50 PM   #22
Cat13
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 1,110
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Quote:
Originally posted by: TwiceOver
USPS Priority has always been faster than UPS ground for me anyway. Though I try to avoid UPS for anything.
Cat13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2004, 07:53 PM   #23
Actaeon
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 8,440
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

I like Priority the best. Its not that expensive, and its fast. I've had something from Hawaii come to Florida in 3 days.
Actaeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2004, 10:27 PM   #24
RagingBITCH
Lifer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 17,385
Default Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

Quote:
Originally posted by: NFS4
Quote:
Originally posted by: RagingBITCH
Quote:
Originally posted by: sixone
Quote:
Originally posted by: 50
Hello, so I bought some headphones on amazon for 24.94 and bought some irish spring soap as a filler. I got two e-mail confirmations, one for the soap, one for the headphones. Apparently the soap was sent UPS ground and will be here between the 26th and 30th. However the headphones we're COMPLIMENTARY "upgraded" to USPS priority which is supposed to get here between the 30th and the 1st. Both items were shipped the same day, so why would they do that???
Weight. Lighter packages are cheaper to send by USPS, even using priority mail.
Um, who is cheaper than who depends on what zip code it's going to. The past 4-5 packages bought off of FS/FT or eBay I've shipped UPS because they all weighed over 20lbs, and USPS Priority would have charged me well over $12 per package, whereas all (except for one to CA) were under $10 via UPS.
And DHL is cheaper than Fedex Ground and UPS Ground...I never use UPS anymore for my eBay packages. And since I've setup an account with DHL and have maintained it for nearly a year shipping out so many damn packages, I've gotten discounted rates and coupons every now and then for $10 off here and there. My shipping for eBay goes as follows:

USPS First Class: 1-10 ounces
USPS Priority Mail: 1-2 pounds
DHL Ground: Everything else

And DHL Ground is so much faster than UPS Ground or FedEx Ground. 80% of the time, I get a package to go from NC to the west coast in 3 days instead of 5.
I can bet my company's shipping rates pwn your DHL rates You can't compete with a company whose been shipping out packages for over 10 years via UPS, or via one of the largest printers in Illinois if I need to go FedEx. Not to mention, my aunt works for FedEx, so it'd be pretty easy for me to get some nice discounts via FedEx (too much of a hassle most of the time)
RagingBITCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2004, 11:29 PM   #25
tm37
Lifer
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 12,437
Default RE: Is USPS priority faster than UPS Ground?

I like DHL (we are airborne's 4th largest customer) but the ground service is either early or late. They are the cheapest thing going for next day air though. I love to send out stuff from fs/ft and the people are shocked to get it the next day.
__________________
EXCUSE THE SPELLING, I ATTENDED PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ex-subcriber since 4/17/2004
Ben Katz: You know what you are, Laura?
Laura: What am I?
Ben Katz: You're one great big ball of bitch.
I bet one legend that keeps recurring throughout history, in every culture, is the story of Popeye.
I refuse to be a lifer
tm37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.