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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE oldandtired's Avatar
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    UPS increase

    I just received the 2010 UPS announcement for my UPS account.
    They are raising charges by 5.9% in spite of lower fuel cost. I sell a few things on RJ and have sold over 200 items on E bay. The buyers can't stand me passing actual charges on to them!
    Occasionally, I receive a debit (after the fact) for a rural delivery or other misc charge, and there goes some profit margin.
    Things are bad all over with many people getting no raise at all or even taking a reduction in wages. Most retail outlets are reducing cost to keep from losing market share.
    Sorry, just venting. :roll:
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    I started using the post office a year or so ago .. much better then UPS IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammertime
    I started using the post office a year or so ago .. much better then UPS IMO
    David, I agree. But I had rather get a root canal than go to the post office.
    Fifteen people in one line at noon. Five employees at lunch, four with "next teller" signs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldandtired
    Quote Originally Posted by hammertime
    I started using the post office a year or so ago .. much better then UPS IMO
    David, I agree. But I had rather get a root canal than go to the post office.
    Fifteen people in one line at noon. Five employees at lunch, four with "next teller" signs.
    :? Dave
    you know they will pick up the box right at your house and flat rate boxes are nice
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    I started doing ALL of my shipping thru USPS online over a year ago, unless I have to because if size and wieght limitations.
    It took just a few minutes to read thru all the account details, and set up a personal home account, so now I calculate, pay and print postage on line, then check off the carrier pick-up box, and the carrier comes right to my home door the next day to get it hand to hand (or off the front porch if I can't be home). It is cheaper, easier and faster than UPS! Finally, the USPS figured out how to compete with the other carriers...
    I'm not hatin... I'm just sayin...

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    Guys, thanks for the tips. I did not know I could get door service. Looks like I will be making some changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldandtired
    Quote Originally Posted by hammertime
    I started using the post office a year or so ago .. much better then UPS IMO
    David, I agree. But I had rather get a root canal than go to the post office.
    Fifteen people in one line at noon. Five employees at lunch, four with "next teller" signs.
    :? Dave
    Hey Dave,
    That was kinda funny...made me laugh...My mother passed away Sunday morning...felt good to laugh a little. Thanks!

    TS1955

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    Hey TS1955 sorry to hear about your mother. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
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    Thanks Beast... I appriciate that. They say time heals all wounds. This one will take a while.

    TS1955


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