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Old 11-26-2002, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

I know everyone has gripes with all these companies, but I don't really notice one company being significantly better than the other. I have had some problems and a lot of succesful deliveries with all these companies.

But, when I wanted to send a 3.75 lb package from CA to NY with $300 insurance, I got these rates:

Fedex Ground: $6.24
UPS Ground: $9.61 (over $15 at Mailboxes Etc.!!)
Parcel Post w/DC: $12.62
USPS Priority w/DC: $15.00

Not to mention that I would have to pay another $1.35 for Signature Confirmation w/ USPS. Did everyone know this? Just wondering since I don't see people sending with Fedex Ground very often... I guess Priority would be a bit faster...

Oops, I forgot to add the clincher: The line at UPS counter is always out the door, while at the Fedex counter the lady was just sitting there twiddling her thumbs!
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Old 11-26-2002, 12:58 AM   #2
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Default Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

FedEx Ground can be a bit below the rest. Not always but enough to merit notice.

Those Mailboxes Etc. places are rip-offs. They take the standard rates and tack on like $5 a package.
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Old 11-26-2002, 12:58 AM   #3
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Default Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

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Originally posted by: clutz123
I know everyone has gripes with all these companies, but I don't really notice one company being significantly better than the other. I have had some problems and a lot of succesful deliveries with all these companies.

But, when I wanted to send a 3.75 lb package from CA to NY with $300 insurance, I got these rates:

Fedex Ground: $6.24
UPS Ground: $9.61 (over $15 at Mailboxes Etc.!!)
Parcel Post w/DC: $12.62
USPS Priority w/DC: $15.00

Not to mention that I would have to pay another $1.35 for Signature Confirmation w/ USPS. Did everyone know this? Just wondering since I don't see people sending with Fedex Ground very often... I guess Priority would be a bit faster...
UPS should be $6.19.

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Old 11-26-2002, 01:03 AM   #4
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Default Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

really? i entered this:

PACKAGE 1
Weight: 3.66 lbs.
Dimensions: 12x12x12 in.
Insured Value: USD 300

from 94704 to 11766 and got:

UPS Ground
Guaranteed Day-Definite***
Total Rate(USD) 9.61*
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Old 11-26-2002, 01:05 AM   #5
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Default Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

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Originally posted by: clutz123
really? i entered this:

PACKAGE 1
Weight: 3.66 lbs.
Dimensions: 12x12x12 in.
Insured Value: USD 300

from 94704 to 11766 and got:

UPS Ground
Guaranteed Day-Definite***
Total Rate(USD) 9.61*
I'm in FL, so I did to 94103.

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Old 11-26-2002, 01:07 AM   #6
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Default Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

I'm surprised USPS was so expensive. Everything I send priority mail is dirt cheap. Maybe it's the insurance.
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Old 11-26-2002, 01:07 AM   #7
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Default Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

FedEx rules.. cheap, and fast.
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Old 11-26-2002, 01:09 AM   #8
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Default Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

Hmm. yeah that's right to FL, Fedex Ground to FL is $7.37 online as well, although the actual Fedex counter charged me less than what they said online, which was a nice change of pace.

I guess they are about the same. Well I'll see how fast the package gets there
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Old 11-26-2002, 01:10 AM   #9
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Default Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

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I'm surprised USPS was so expensive. Everything I send priority mail is dirt cheap. Maybe it's the insurance.
Yeah, USPS rapes you on insurance.
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Old 11-26-2002, 01:12 AM   #10
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Default Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

Yeah insurance for $300 was $4.20 all by itself. But after reading some horror stories in FS/FT, anything that's over $100 get insurance from now on
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