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  •  If you ship UPS, I try not to do business with you (3+ / 0-)
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    burlydee, Aquarius40, OldDragon

    And that's the truth.  It's not personal - it's just that I fucking hate the service I get from UPS and FedEX and will avoid having to deal with them.    I do a lot of buying from Amazon marketplace sellers (I'm kinda a hoarder), and when I find one who demands my home address because they only ship UPS, I start looking to see if I can another seller who'll use the USPS.

    I have a post-office box for a reason.  I like my mail to stay in a place where it can't be stolen off my doorstep, and where it won't be soaked by being left out in the rain.  I've had several things ruined by the goddamned UPS, and I actively avoid doing business with them whenever possible.  Plus, UPS shipping is always more expensive, but that's not the main thing that motivates me not to use them - it's the service.

    So, if the post office fails and we're left with no alternative but Fed-Ex and the UPS, I'm going to be doing a lot less ordering, because I hate my UPS experiences.   It's not against their delivery people so much - I interact with a lot of them at my job, and they're nice enough (although our mail often comes in filthy and banged up because of the way their trucks are packed) - but for my personal mail, I actively avoid having to use UPS.  

    And I have had no problem tracking my packages with the USPS.  I use this site practically every day - - and it's been very satisfactory.

    "Glenn Beck ends up looking like a fat, stupid child. His face should be wearing a chef's hat on the side of a box of eclairs. " - Doug Stanhope

    by Front Toward Enemy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:30:30 AM PST

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