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Old 11-24-2009, 06:33 AM
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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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Old 11-24-2009, 06:36 AM
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I started using the post office a year or so ago .. much better then UPS IMO
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:42 AM
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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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Old 11-24-2009, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by oldandtired
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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Old 11-24-2009, 10:55 AM
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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...
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:12 PM
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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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Old 11-24-2009, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by oldandtired
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!

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Old 11-24-2009, 05:12 PM
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Hey TS1955 sorry to hear about your mother. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:05 AM
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Thanks Beast... I appriciate that. They say time heals all wounds. This one will take a while.

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