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Old 05-18-2010, 06:58 PM   #11
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Everything I order comes by "Canoe" so it really dosen't matter. A lot of my packages get handed over from UPS for final delivery by USPS.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:40 PM   #12
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UPS, our driver is here by noon. Then I get an email from my fiance that whatever I ordered is here. Down side, I don't get home until 3:20, so gotta wait alllllllll day!
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:07 PM   #13
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Both UPS's and FedEx's tracking systems are far superior to USPS.
thats not 100% true..... since usps only has a delivery confirmation number. they dont claim it to be a tracking number like ups and fedex. just say they will scan it once its dropped off.

personally i like usps to ship with since they are far cheaper in most cases. i think fedex does better with over night stuff and ups does better on the heavy ground stuff. i think usps now contracts with fedex to get their express mail packages out on time though. i could be wrong.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:29 PM   #14
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I actually like USPS instead of either of those, because I can have them leave it on my doorstep if I am not home. It's a PITA to have to go pick stuff up at the post office.
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Never had a problem with either so i like them both. Even so.. i have received way more packages in tact and on time from UPS.. so i guess if i HAD to choose it would be UPS.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:01 PM   #16
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I worked for UPS and every package was delivered at the same time every single day (except holidays when it's SUPER busy). The only downside, or upside, to UPS is that they WILL NOT leave a package at an apartment door, they will leave a note so no one steals it, and you can use that note to mark the box for them to leave it at the apt office. FedEx will leave a package anywhere.
As for USPS, I sent snails to FL over the X-Mas holiday, and they were there in 2 days. I sent more to FL a month or so ago, and it took 5 days, so I am not sure what happened. Also, I paid for tracking, but the number never worked online, so essentially I paid for a piece of paper that said I had a tracking number.
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:31 AM   #17
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I sent snails to FL over the X-Mas holiday, and they were there in 2 days. I sent more to FL a month or so ago, and it took 5 days, so I am not sure what happened. Also, I paid for tracking, but the number never worked online, so essentially I paid for a piece of paper that said I had a tracking number.
i have had packages go 2 hours away and take 6 days. priority mail just says most packages will get there with in 2-3 days. it isnt lost until 12 days after you send it. again its not a tracking number like ups and fedex. all it says it they will scan it when they drop it off. i have had many packages where i have heard they got the package yet still not shown up online yet. some times it takes time to update.... some times they will scan it several places....
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:45 PM   #18
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I prefer FedEx. Have not had much luck with UPS over the years. More things were broken, missing or just beat up. My FedEx driver seems nicer also. He will wrap the package in a plastic bag if it looks like it might rain.
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FED EX is faster, and cheaper. Just from my experiences.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:32 PM   #20
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I tend to get boxes battered by UPS while Fedex doesn't always deliver on time. Both companies treat their packages horribly (usually tossing them about) so now I send all my packages out via a magical pink unicorn that sprouts wings when you huggle it
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