An alternative to UPS

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Thu Jul 27 14:36:43 2000

On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Sellam Ismail wrote:

> On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Eros, Anthony wrote:
> > I'll definitely be looking at alternatives in the future. The other shoe in
> > this is that it appears the shipper didn't bother to insure the package,
> > despite my instructions to the contrary. Of course, those instructions were
> > over the phone, not via e-mail, so I'm getting the "you didn't tell me you
> > wanted me to insure it". Gee, now why wouldn't I want it insured? :-(
> It has already been mentioned but Fedex now has a Ground service which is
> great for competition. For the most part, shipping anything bigger than a
> book was always cheapest by UPS. Now that Fedex has a comparable ground
> service (I believe they call it Green) there is an alternative. Even
> better, the rates are apparently cheaper with Fedex.
> 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.

It is also worthy of note that disks and tapes also qualify for the book
                                                 - don
> Of course, most of this applies to the U.S.
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