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Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:03 am

Hey everyone,

I sent out a very important envelope yesterday to arrive in JAX today before noon from NY and low and behold the damn thing was MISROUTED to Tallahassee. I know I sound like I am complaining for nothing but this envelope is a matter of my financial stability less alone my sanity in this world. I wouldnt complain if it were something much less important than this, however, I paid almost 20 bux to have this thing sent overnight. When I called up the USPS none of the reps were able to give me anymore additional information than what I could see online. I should get a refund for this. And remind myself never to send anything important overnight.

Ok I will stop my whining now. (Just thinking if I am going to have to pay a late fee of 700 bucks if that thing arrives on Saturday.)
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:23 am

Should have used FedEx. I have used them countless times and have found their customer service to be great.

[Edited 2007-06-01 21:23:53]
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:32 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
Should have used FedEx. I have used them countless times and have found their customer service to be great.

Their customer service is great, but their handling sucks big time. I've had 2 computers come to my house by them with cracks and holes in them, and countless other things damaged.

Quoting Jycarlisle (Thread starter):

I love USPS, I sent a thing to someone through Parcel Post and it got 2nd day shipping instead of the week long ground. Big grin

Seriously, I have never had a problem with them for anything domestic, using them for international...thats another story.
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:57 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
Should have used FedEx

 checkmark  I can understand why you might have picked USPS though, you probably thought it'd be more expensive, right?

Actually, I looked up a quote for a standard shipping envelope (You know, the letter-size, cardboard ones) from NYC to JAX. For standard overnight it's about 19 bucks, and for priority overnight (guaranteed arrival by 10:30 AM) it's 21 bucks.

Bet you're kicking yourself now.  silly 
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:01 am

May I share my experience with UPS since we're on this particular subject?

When my company transferred me from MN to TX, I insured a package with UPS up to $100. All of the contents were work related and included a marble desk pen set I'd received as a gift and numerous awards (what can I say, I'm good). I only insured it for $100 because if lost, most of the critical things were sentimental and couldn't be replaced.

Past due, I called and they informed me it had been signed for. I obtained the name, which was no one in our office, and the location. It turns out they had delivered it to the building next to ours and someone there had signed for it. Well, as you might imagine, no one there claimed receiving it. I recall them having signed for it, but I know sometimes people don't bother to actually check these deliveries. It seems UPS knows that to.

I'm pretty confident the package was either lost or damaged and this was a convenient way out for UPS.

UPS never reimbursed me one cent despite following all proper protocol in filing a claim - and the frickin' package was insured! Amazing, particularly since I nor anyone in our office signed for it. Very unprofessional and truly unacceptable.
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:11 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
Should have used FedEx. I have used them countless times and have found their customer service to be great.



Quoting Coleplane (Reply 4):

UPS never reimbursed me one cent despite following all proper protocol in filing a claim - and the frickin' package was insured! Amazing, particularly since I nor anyone in our office signed for it. Very unprofessional and truly unacceptable

This is why I'm damn proud to work for FedEx.

As for 'insuring' your package, I can't speak for UPS, but with FedEx the first $100 is free (inherently declared on every package unless otherwise noted). Every $100 from then on is $.55.

In general if you are going to file a claim with a shipper when you receive the package make sure to keep the box and place the product back in there, take pictures and leave the product and box alone until otherwise noted by the shipper.

FedEx is not perfect by any means, but in shipping, we are the closest.

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Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:30 am

Quoting Coleplane (Reply 4):
May I share my experience with UPS since we're on this particular subject?

That reminds me of the time that UPS lost all those CitiBank customer files, spawning this hilarious mock slogan:  silly 

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Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:47 am

Quoting Coleplane (Reply 4):
May I share my experience with UPS since we're on this particular subject?

Isn't the subject USPS?
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:03 pm

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 5):
FedEx is not perfect by any means, but in shipping, we are the closest.

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Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:20 pm

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 7):
Isn't the subject USPS?

True, but I think we're still on topic. I'm interested in anyone's experiences with air freight whether it's USPS, FedEx, UPS, Gemini, etc.
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:41 pm

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
Should have used FedEx.

Them or UPS - Domestically they both are about the same, with UPS being a little cheaper if you have a good account rep that has built you a good rate package.

Quoting Coleplane (Reply 9):
I'm interested in anyone's experiences with air freight

For air freight, it really depends on the package sizes and weights. I ship mostly pallet size shipments via air freight, sometimes 6, 8, 10 at a time. I use the parcel carriers for all "box" shipments. I ship all over the world, spending over a quarter of a million dollars a year just in shipping. Send me an email via my profile if you would like any more info.
 
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:56 pm

Oh there is a vast difference. First off, there is Fedex and there is Fedex Ground. Two very different entities. If you want your package mangled, dented, dropped and generally abused, but at a cheap price, go for Fedex Ground. UPS can be pretty reliable but I prefer USPS for smaller packages mainly because of my own address issues.
 
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:01 pm

I am surprised no one has brought up DHL. THEY seems to be the MOST reliable...
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:09 pm

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 12):
THEY seems to be the MOST reliable...

It is, I haven't had a problem for all the times I have used them.
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:16 pm

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 12):

DHL=USPS by the time it gets to my state. Literally. And without warning.
 
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:38 pm

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 14):

Does Montana even have contact with the outside world??  duck   silly 

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Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:46 pm

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 15):

No, no, we don't. That is a good point. But we all know that the Outside World is terrible, because It apparently consists of three things:
USPS
The Tourist
The Californian.

Or at least that's what many here think.  Wink

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Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:13 pm

 laughing  Touche. But how could the good Montanians be allergic to us Californians when I am a Californian? Perhaps I should send you a shirt with my face on it so that your fellow Montanians can acclimate themselves to our wonderful citizens. YES?

Can you imagine....poor Montanians, lol.

When are you two coming out here btw.

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Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:29 pm

I've read USPS Express Mail contracts with FedEx to do the actual delivering and what not. Don't know more than that, read it in some article a rather long time ago.
 
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:00 pm

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
Should have used FedEx

 checkmark 

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 2):
but their handling sucks big time



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 5):
This is why I'm damn proud to work for FedEx.

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Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:03 pm

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 17):

Oh, you must remember that I am actually from Georgia! Born in Atlanta, lived in Atlanta, certainly not allergic to people from other states.  Wink As for when we'll get down there, I might actually do so within the next year. My lady's family is there you know, and she goes there about once a year. I'd have to use a free ticket or nonrev though. I believe that they live out near La Mesa or something like that. I'd love to come though.

Quoting CaptainJon (Reply 18):

And I suppose that they can do the opposite of that contract too (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) if there is not service in that area?


Lucas

PS-

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 17):
Perhaps I should send you a shirt with my face on it so that your fellow Montanians can acclimate themselves to our wonderful citizens. YES?

That might work, but imagine how much I'd be sneezed on.  covereyes 
 
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:04 pm

Oh man, I can totally feel for you on this one. I had a very similar experience with Canada post. Back in January I had to send my passport to Ottawa for an Austrian visa. Because of previous travel arrangements, I could only send it 20 days before, which was below the recommended time. I paid about 25 bucks for Canada Post's "Priority Courier Service". They guaranteed that it would get from Victoria to Ottawa by noon the next day, but it ended up being 3 days delayed. Luckily the Austrian Embassy was super fast in processing my application, and I had my passport back within just a few days. That doesn't mean that Canada Post didn't drive me crazy those couple days! If my passport hadn't gotten there or been returned on time, I wouldn't have been able to travel, costing me lots of money to change the (non-changable) flights...
 
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Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:25 pm

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
Should have used FedEx.

Well, the USPS does use FX for transporting domestic Express and Priority mail.

The question is where did the error occur.
 
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Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:01 am

If you sent it "Express Mail" and it was guaranteed to be there on Friday they will refund the money.

In my experience if I send something out (like a check) and it arrives late because of the USPS or FX or UPS or DHL, the company is usually pretty good it about seeing as most places won't process it until Monday.
 
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Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:52 am

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 12):
I am surprised no one has brought up DHL. THEY seems to be the MOST reliable...

Where I used to work I shipped about 2 palettes a day by FedEx from Ohio to Mexico. Once there was a hurricane that had shut down FedEx Florida operation. (shipments go Ohio to Tennessee to Florida to Mexico). I give FedEx credit for telling me that they were shitting down ahead of time, but we had to ship product. Well I tried DHL. They guaranteed a 3 day delivery despite the hurricane. (We got 2 day with FedEx.) Well DHL proceeded to lose our entire shipment for 2 weeks. I had everyone in my company from my boss to the president calling me wanting to know how " I " lost the shipment. Well to make a long story short I will NEVER use DHL again
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Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:20 pm

Quoting Mham001 (Reply 11):
If you want your package mangled, dented, dropped and generally abused, but at a cheap price, go for Fedex Ground.

Never had a problem with them.

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 12):
I am surprised no one has brought up DHL. THEY seems to be the MOST reliable...

I was gonna do that, but you beat me to it. Every time my Dell broke down, I would ship it DHL from Mankato,MN to Austin, TX. Two days later, it would arrive back in Mankato, fixed. Since it needed a signature, and I was always working when DHL came around, I started telling them that I was expecting a package, and the office would call my cell and tell me my package was waiting for me whenever I had a chance to pick it up.

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 14):
DHL=USPS by the time it gets to my state. Literally. And without warning.

So is a certain kind of FedEx delivery method. Can't remember the name though.
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Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:08 pm

I've been buying and selling on eBay since 1998 and have shipped items all over the world and I've used Fedex, Fedex ground, USPS and UPS.

The service from all four has been uniformly good, and the only time I ever had to put in a claim for lost goods with USPS they paid up because I had proof of valuation. Fedex ground is a little tough on things that have glass in them, but for the most part they are fast and inexpensive.

It's best not to leave things until the last minute, though. Plannning ahead prevents piss poor performance.
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:26 pm

Hello All

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 2):
using them for international...thats another story.

Funny, I ship stuff I sell on eBay all the time international by USPS. No problems ever.

Quoting CaptainJon (Reply 18):
I've read USPS Express Mail contracts with FedEx to do the actual delivering and what not



Quoting Ha763 (Reply 22):
Well, the USPS does use FX for transporting domestic Express and Priority mail.

You are both correct. When WN still shipped mail for the USPS I would be at the mail house loading flats of mail into my truck. And next to me would be a Fedex guy loading USPS Priority and Express mail into his Fedex Truck.

Also, express mail shipments are still shipped via most major ailines that ship regular mail.

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Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:41 pm

Well USPS hasn't yet deliver a package I sent to the Netherlands. And that was over two weeks ago. I dont know if its a problem here or with the mail over there.

Usually packages get there within a week when I send them from work, but this time I went to the post office and its taking forever!  Angry  hissyfit 
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:46 pm

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 28):
Well USPS hasn't yet deliver a package I sent to the Netherlands. And that was over two weeks ago. I dont know if its a problem here or with the mail over there

Did you make sure they didn't send it surface? Sometimes the price is almost the same for surface and air.
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:51 pm

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 10):
with UPS being a little cheaper if you have a good account rep that has built you a good rate package.

Can't say that UPS will be cheaper....any shipping company you have a negotiated rate will be "cheaper" than list rate....
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:38 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 29):
Did you make sure they didn't send it surface? Sometimes the price is almost the same for surface and air.

You know what I didn't pay attention to that. But on my receipt it says first class international. And I just checked USPS.com and it says it varies for delivery time.  banghead  I wonder how long do they mean by varies, three weeks, a month...
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:50 pm

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 30):
Can't say that UPS will be cheaper...

Yes I can. Quite simply, they are cheaper by about 11%.

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 30):
any shipping company you have a negotiated rate will be "cheaper" than list rate....

I have negotiated rates with all of them. The same criteria was presented to all for their consideration when responding.
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:59 pm

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 32):
I have negotiated rates with all of them. The same criteria was presented to all for their consideration when responding

UPS also has more damaged packages, more accessorial fees that are listed vaguely on the invoice, has more stolen packages, and their packages are handled by more people than FedEx in their sorting process

You get what you pay for.

PS: What sort of discounts are you getting?
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:20 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 33):
UPS also has more damaged packages, more accessorial fees that are listed vaguely on the invoice, has more stolen packages, and their packages are handled by more people than FedEx in their sorting process

Of course they do, they handle probably more than three times the number of packages. I'd be curious to see those numbers proportionately applied. FEDEX hasn't been in the parcel business near as long as UPS. FEDEX was the world leader in overnight shipping back when their focus was letter packages. FEDEX probably carried more documents around the world and back simply for signatures than ANYBODY. Then the FAX machine, and more recently "e-signatures" have become accepted more and more frequently.

Look, I'm not bashing FEDEX at all. I use the shit out of them. We choose a shipper based on reliability of the service. And that reliability varies, depending on where I'm shipping something. Domestically, UPS has proven to be more reliable, and more cost effective that FEDEX. Now, If I'm shipping to Europe, or Asia, it's a whole different story. Also, for some reason, UPS sucks to Hawaii, and we always use FEDEX for those shipments.

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 33):
You get what you pay for.

Damn straight. And I have to justify what I pay to my company, my clients, and the US Gov't.

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 33):
PS: What sort of discounts are you getting?

Good ones, from both companies. DHL too, but to a way lessor extent. They are probably the most reliable shipper to the Middle-East.
 
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:35 am

Quoting AC773 (Reply 6):
That reminds me of the time that UPS lost all those CitiBank customer files, spawning this hilarious mock slogan:

I ran a concert stagelighting company for 20 years. We used UPS exclusively until the strike in the late 90s. We had just ordered about 20K worth of equipment from a supplier needed for an upcoming show and it was shipped UPS second day, then they went on strike.

I simply cannot understand why they would not at least deliver the items in transit, but they basicaly said tough luck and would not even tell us where it was so we could send someone to retrieve it.

We had to order the same stuff again, ANOTHER 20k, they never reimburesd us for shipping, we had to pay restock fees, and because of the delay, had to pay stagehands overtime to help us unpack and prepare the stuff for use.

Luckily we decided to use USPS and they actually called us when they could not make the delivery at our warehouse (we were at the gig setting up) and delivered it strait to the stage. FedEx would not have done that, and UPS can kiss my ass.

Bottom line, the USPS, considereing all their volume, does a pretty damn good job no matter what Cliff on Cheers and Newman on Seinfeld say.
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:49 am

I have a big beef with UPS. My medical service company for at-home equipment sends everything by UPS, signature required. You have to be home to receive the package. However, I am rarely home when UPS comes to deliver.

UPS then leaves a sticky note saying that I can tell them when to redeliver. One of the options is 6:00-8:00 PM. That would work for me, as I am currently working days - but when I called UPS to request this, they told me that "we don't deliver at that time in that zone."

Since this is critical equipment, I have started to pick it up directly from the company, which takes me at last an hour round-trip...  Angry
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:57 am

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 34):
Domestically, UPS has proven to be more reliable, and more cost effective that FEDEX

Statiscally FedEx is the most reliable in the industry at 98% on time delivery

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 34):
Good ones, from both companies

What's a good discount to you?

20%?

I know you're not bashing FX, I'm just trying to make sure you have your facts straight  Smile
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:44 pm

FedEx and UPS overnight are a few more bucks than USPS overnight, but honestly, maybe 20% of the stuff I send USPS overnight makes it on time, with FedEx and UPS both above 90%.
All of the companies have their problems, but USPS overnight is simply a joke.
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:53 pm

Quoting Jycarlisle (Thread starter):
to arrive in JAX today before noon from NY and low and behold the damn thing was MISROUTED to Tallahassee



Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 2):
Should have used FedEx. I have used them countless times and have found their customer service to be great.
Their customer service is great, but their handling sucks big time. I've had 2 computers come to my house by them with cracks and holes in them, and countless other things damaged.

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You ought to realize TWO things. First of all, a fairly tiny mistake anywhere can result in a fatal outcome. Tracing in such cases is difficult. Second, the courier companies like FedEx, UPS, DHL etc save money on two fronts. There hardly are experienced transport people employed but just people working on the basis of pre-prepared instructions. If anything goes wrong, they cannot help. And they do NOT have anybody able to track and trace in case of problems.
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Conclusion: A dispatch, depending on size of the material, either by registered A-Mail or by conventional AIRCARGO might have been far better in both cases, even if being slower than the "overnights" .
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:05 pm

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 32):
Yes I can. Quite simply, they are cheaper by about 11%.

For your situation.....not in all. There are so many variables...where you are based, whether you ship primarily express or ground, domestic or international, etc. If UPS was 11% cheaper for everyone FedEx wouldn't get any business from corporations, yet they get plenty.....

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 32):
I have negotiated rates with all of them. The same criteria was presented to all for their consideration when responding.

Again, situations vary. Just because they are cheaper for your situation, doesn't mean they are cheaper across the board.

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Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:51 pm

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 39):
FedEx and UPS overnight are a few more bucks than USPS overnight, but honestly, maybe 20% of the stuff I send USPS overnight makes it on time, with FedEx and UPS both above 90%.
All of the companies have their problems, but USPS overnight is simply a joke.

So what you are saying is that 80% of the time you ship for free via USPS. Sounds like a deal to me!
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:55 pm

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 42):

So what you are saying is that 80% of the time you ship for free via USPS. Sounds like a deal to me!

Haha, nice way to look at it  Smile
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:44 pm

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 30):
Can't say that UPS will be cheaper....any shipping company you have a negotiated rate will be "cheaper" than list rate....

I certainly can for my shipping needs, I have negotiated rates with most of them, and UPS is in fact cheaper for me.

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 37):
Statiscally FedEx is the most reliable in the industry at 98% on time delivery

We've never talked about "on time delivery" yet in this thread. Out of curiosity, what's UPS'?

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 37):
I'm just trying to make sure you have your facts straight

I do. I've provided spreadsheets ad-nauseum to the bosses for years.

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 40):
For your situation

Which is exactly what I referenced, and described.

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 40):
There are so many variables

I mentioned many of them in reply 34.

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 40):
Again, situations vary.

Again, see reply 34.

Quoting F9Widebody (Reply 40):
doesn't mean they are cheaper across the board.

Never said they did.

Out of ORF, I save money using UPS, and there is no measurable difference in quality of service.

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