An alternative to UPS

From: Douglas Quebbeman <>
Date: Thu Jul 27 14:05:45 2000

> As far as books and magazines go, it is always cheaper to ship using the
> US Postal Service book rate. You must request it at the counter. In some
> cases you can save up to half the shipping costs.

What they don't tell you is that this is the same thing as third class
postage, and when you send stuff third class, it moves from post office
to post office *only* when the trucks aren't full of first and second
class mail.

I had a guy mail me three boxes of Prime manuals from South Carolina
using the book rate; two boxes arrived in about 4 days; the third box
took another week and a half before it arrived.

Caveat emptor....

Received on Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:05:45 BST

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