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!