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View Poll Results: What carrier do you use to ship packages?
DHL 0 0%
FedEx 13 24.07%
UPS 28 51.85%
USPS 12 22.22%
Freight truck 0 0%
I personally deliver my packages. 1 1.85%
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post #1 of 28 Old 12-22-2009, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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How do you ship?

What method do you use to ship your packages? What are your horror stories? I seem to have the most problems out of the USPS for damaging motorcycle plastics everytime, not giving an expected/guaranteed delivery date and charging more than the other guys for crappier service. But thats just me, what do you think?

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What method do you use to ship your packages? What are your horror stories? I seem to have the most problems out of the USPS for damaging motorcycle plastics everytime, not giving an expected/guaranteed delivery date and charging more than the other guys for crappier service. But thats just me, what do you think?
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I use UPS most of the time, every once in a while Fedex
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When I ship, most of the time I use UPS. Have used FedEx a time or two. So far....knock on wood...haven't had problems with either.


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I own a "PakMail" store and I have found that FedEx handles things a little better than UPS ... The USPS is crap ... The cost for UPS vs FedEx is usually within a dollar or two ... My "professional" opinion ... use FedEx

Also see if there is a PakMail around your area and support your neighbor by doing business with a "local" ...

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I have never heard of PakMail

Is that a regional company?
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We have a UPS account at work so we usually use UPS.

I haven't heard of PakMail either, We have a PostNet. Maybe they are like Huddle House and Waffle House?

The Fed Ex route for my area swaps directions as I am told. So say M, W, Fri Its 9:30 am delivery but T, Th its more like 5:00 sometimes. They may have changed this though.

Fed Ex is only as good as the contractor who owns your area.

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I voted UPS but I also use USPS priority for smaller packages that will fit inside one of their 3 sizes of flat rate boxes. I like Fedex over UPS but live in a small town and the two I listed are the only available services without driving to a larger city.

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I haven't heard of PakMail either
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I've always used USPS when shipping things back when I was into paintball. I've shipped over a hundred things threw them and have only lost one item that was heading to California. Package didn't have insurance on it either and it was worth 50 bucks.

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I've shipped thousands of Priority Mail packages thru USPS at one of my old jobs....very rarely had any issues, we always used delivery confirmation....and sometimes signature confirmation for important stuff....

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