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Old 07-30-2002, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Which is faster? UPS Ground or USPS Parcel Post?

I need to ship something and can't decide between Parcel Post and UPS Ground. I used to ship Priority a lot, but since their price hike, it's really not worth it.

Which is faster? Which is better? UPS Ground or USPS Parcel Post?

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Old 07-30-2002, 12:01 PM   #2
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I would go the usps because ups ground is usually 5-7 days and thats if the package makes it there in good shape.
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Old 07-30-2002, 12:02 PM   #3
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I'd send it on the Pony Express before I sent it on UPS.
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Old 07-30-2002, 12:28 PM   #4
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Really? Parcel post says 4 days to get to the destination that I want to send the package (Tennessee from Chicago) and UPS Ground typically takes 2-3 for this distance. Also, I've never had a problem with UPS damaging anything, so I must be lucky in that regard.

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Old 07-30-2002, 01:26 PM   #5
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UPS

With USPS Parcel Post you take a chance on it ariving there in under 3 weeks. USPS will never guarentee a delivery date, just estimate. I once had a mouse shipping from Microsoft to CA and it took 3 weeks. I guess that is normal time.
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Old 07-30-2002, 04:31 PM   #6
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Well.. I went against my own gut here and went with USPS this time. It cost more than UPS would've, got a lame delivery confirmation instead of an actual tracking code. I had to underinsure it because insurance is so damn much.

Oh well.. Live and learn. I just hope this thing doesn't take 3 weeks because it's a Ebay sale. Gotta keep the positive feedbacks coming in..

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Old 07-30-2002, 04:38 PM   #7
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all UPS services are guaranteed for delivery. none of USPS services are with the exception of Express.

transit time is dependent on distance
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Old 07-30-2002, 04:43 PM   #8
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I would go the usps because ups ground is usually 5-7 days and thats if the package makes it there in good shape.
Don't listen to amdskip, he doesn't know what he's talking about. UPS Ground delivery time is based on distance. It'll be two business days to get there. Maybe three, but most-likely 2.

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