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Unread 09-10-2008, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which cheap to send package shipping?

It is big box with many clothes to send shipping to be out of state!


Which better >> Post office, Ups or other?


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Unread 09-10-2008, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I ALWAYS use post office. It's the cheapest one among other shipping companies. However... my shipping experience is limited to small packages. I have never shipped a large/heavy box so maybe UPS/FedEX might be cheaper than USPS if it's a large/heavy box but I wouldn't know. IMHO - I still think USPS is the cheapest.. regardless of weight and size of the package.

Somebody speak up NOW and help this lady get the damn clothes across the state to the needy ones!
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Unread 09-10-2008, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I believe the post office is best. We always get the best service from them too.
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Unread 09-10-2008, 02:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well I think UPS is cheaper for large box. But you can take the box and compare the prices?
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Unread 09-10-2008, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A large, heavy box of clothes? hmmm, if you are in no hurry, why not see if you can send it cheaper by truck?
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Unread 09-10-2008, 02:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Define out of state, as if it's across the sea I don't see a truck doing that job.
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Unread 09-10-2008, 02:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Define out of state, as if it's across the sea I don't see a truck doing that job.
I don't, either; but I think the OP meant within the States.
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Unread 09-10-2008, 03:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Unread 09-10-2008, 03:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Oh GEEZ!!! do you know why?? I am mistake put this thread at General Health LOL LOL

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Unread 09-10-2008, 03:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It depends on the size of the box. Bigger boxes, fed ex or ups is cheaper...smaller box under 10 lbs, usps is cheaper in general (priority mail) As a Ebay seller, I mostly ship items via Post Office or Fed Ex.
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Post office is near my home.. 30 mins drive to UPs office?

Of course... My friend will paying me for cost shipping
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Post office is near my home.. 30 mins drive to UPs office?

Of course... My friend will paying me for cost shipping
Post office! Cost of gas to UPS would be a lot.
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Are you near fed ex-Kinkos? They have fed ex shipping service.
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UPS can pick it up from your home. I agree with most of these posts; go with Fed-Ex or UPS. I used to do business on eBay. Fed-Ex or UPS is cheaper for large parcels.
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Unread 09-10-2008, 04:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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So nobody thinks shipping by truck something this heavy, basically from coast to coast, would be more economical?
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Oh GEEZ!!! do you know why?? I am mistake put this thread at General Health LOL LOL

Hey Mod,
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Thread's moved from General Health to General Chat.
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Unread 09-11-2008, 02:06 AM   #17 (permalink)
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As a long time UPSer,

if you want to send small packages, you can send to Post Office for cheaper shipping. If you want to send medium to big box UPS would take them, and the ground transit is also cheaper, since you live in East, and ship to Oregon, they would load in a 18 wheeler trailer to Chicago where they have a large UPS location to put trailers on freight train to head west. I know Fed Ex charges higher.

Also don't forget about the fuel surcharge which add up to cost to ship.

Post Office Price calculator: Postage Price Calculator

UPS Calculate Time and Cost: UPS Calculate Time and Cost

FedEx Rates and Transit times: FedEx Rates and Transit Times

Remember, these are estimates and can't guarantee exact amount because it depends on location where you ship, if you ship at mail boxes etc, or shipping store, that costs more because they have to get a driver to come pick it up and take to center. Shipping at Post Office, at UPS customer counter, or FedEx, is more cheaper.

I hope all of this helps you compare the prices
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Unread 09-11-2008, 06:08 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Thank so much..
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Unread 09-11-2008, 06:20 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Thank so much..
Here is the transit times from Massachusetts to the West.. (Ground delivery)


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most packing shipping going to post office because of cheap prices than UPS or fedex because UPS or Fedex both lots of money to pay for that!

mostly people usually bring packages to post office for weight they send im sure they can save money for sure than UPS or Fedex if can afford.
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