Which cheap to send package shipping?

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  1. Phillips

    Phillips Lets ride horses! Premium Member

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    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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  2. Jiro

    Jiro If You Know What I Mean Premium Member

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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!
     
  3. Bottesini

    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    I believe the post office is best. We always get the best service from them too.
     
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    Well I think UPS is cheaper for large box. But you can take the box and compare the prices? :dunno:
     
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    Tousi Well-Known Member

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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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    Define out of state, as if it's across the sea I don't see a truck doing that job.
     
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    Tousi Well-Known Member

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    I don't, either; but I think the OP meant within the States. :lol:
     
  8. Phillips

    Phillips Lets ride horses! Premium Member

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  9. Phillips

    Phillips Lets ride horses! Premium Member

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    Oh GEEZ!!! do you know why?? I am mistake put this thread at General Health :eek: LOL LOL :laugh2:

    Hey Mod,
    Please take this thread to General :o
     
  10. sequoias

    sequoias Active Member Premium Member

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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.
     
  11. Phillips

    Phillips Lets ride horses! Premium Member

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    Post office is near my home.. 30 mins drive to UPs office? :hmm:

    Of course... My friend will paying me for cost shipping :)
     
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    Bottesini Old Deaf Ranter Premium Member

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    Post office! Cost of gas to UPS would be a lot.
     
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    sequoias Active Member Premium Member

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    Are you near fed ex-Kinkos? They have fed ex shipping service.
     
  14. David

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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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    So nobody thinks shipping by truck something this heavy, basically from coast to coast, would be more economical?
     
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    Mod's Note:

    Thread's moved from General Health to General Chat.
     
  17. Calvin

    Calvin In Hazzard County Premium Member

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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 :)
     
  18. Phillips

    Phillips Lets ride horses! Premium Member

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    Thank so much..
     
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    Calvin In Hazzard County Premium Member

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    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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