Fedex Ground is significanly cheaper than UPS Ground and USPS Priority?

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  1. clutz123

    clutz123 Senior member

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    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!
     
  2. mithrandir2001

    mithrandir2001 Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  3. PsychoAndy

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    UPS should be $6.19.

    -PAB
     
  4. clutz123

    clutz123 Senior member

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    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*
     
  5. PsychoAndy

    PsychoAndy Lifer

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    I'm in FL, so I did to 94103.

    pic

    -PAB
     
  6. Yossarian

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    I'm surprised USPS was so expensive. Everything I send priority mail is dirt cheap. Maybe it's the insurance.
     
  7. CraigRT

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    FedEx rules.. cheap, and fast.
     
  8. clutz123

    clutz123 Senior member

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    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 :)
     
  9. NFS4

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    Yeah, USPS rapes you on insurance.
     
  10. clutz123

    clutz123 Senior member

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    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 ;)