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 Posted: Fri Jan 22nd, 2021 11:12 pm
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William Dunlap
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One thing to consider with the USPS is that from the start, the postage for a letter or a parcel has a flat rate no matter the address anywhere in the US, including more remote places like Hawaii or Alaska. Not so for other services.
UPS has zones which change the price with distance.
Not sure about Fedex.
Anyway, since I'm about as far away as one can get, that means a great deal to me.
Cheers,
Bill

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 Posted: Fri Jan 22nd, 2021 11:28 pm
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Don Tener
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You know I here a lot of complaining about the shipping companies. But I think it is all about packing it right. If you pack it right I don't care who you use it will arrive in great condition. If you don't pack it correctly it will most likely get broken no matter who you use. So just pack it right and don't worry about it. If the person shipping to you will not pack it like you ask don't buy it.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 23rd, 2021 12:59 am
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Steven P Dempsey
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after 130+ shipping, just 1 boo-boo - a Tank Switch, which I replaced from a complete running fan.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 23rd, 2021 01:15 am
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Levi Mevis wrote: Sean Campbell wrote: I am one of the sorting machine operators for the Indianapolis FedEx. At least at our station, we are very easily sorting 30k packages or more in a four hour or less sort and always dispatching on time. We had a management change last summer and now our facility is working better and hitting our target numbers more than any time in the past decade. Granted I don’t work at every FedEx across the nation, but ours is having no trouble keeping up and it services a fairly large city (at least by regional standards).Do you know a Brandon Cooper? I'm asking because he's a Cousin of mine (my grandmother's sister's son on my dad's side of the family), and he works at that FedEx place you do. 
Also I had recently bought from a fellow member here a Hunter Rebadged GE 2-Star Oscillator Stump from ca. 1918 that was shipped to me through UPS and it arrived in one piece, no damage or anything.  :clap:

Try that with USPS. 


Levi, unfortunately I’m not sure who he is. I’m rather isolated from most of the other employees where I work in the “control box”.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 23rd, 2021 01:41 am
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Don Tener wrote: You know I here a lot of complaining about the shipping companies. But I think it is all about packing it right. If you pack it right I don't care who you use it will arrive in great condition. If you don't pack it correctly it will most likely get broken no matter who you use. So just pack it right and don't worry about it. If the person shipping to you will not pack it like you ask don't buy it.

This isn't about the package being broken, this is about it even getting to where it needs to go. 

I tendered a USPS package yesterday at 2:13pm destination: California. It was scanned in when I dropped it off and then scanned as "Delivered to recipient" at 4:08pm. Now, either they hyperspeeded it or somebody f*cked up. That was quite important and the person on the phone did a verbal "shrugging of the shoulders" and told me they'd try to find it one day basically. 

Idiots.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 23rd, 2021 03:26 am
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Levi Mevis
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Sean Campbell wrote: Levi Mevis wrote: Sean Campbell wrote: I am one of the sorting machine operators for the Indianapolis FedEx. At least at our station, we are very easily sorting 30k packages or more in a four hour or less sort and always dispatching on time. We had a management change last summer and now our facility is working better and hitting our target numbers more than any time in the past decade. Granted I don’t work at every FedEx across the nation, but ours is having no trouble keeping up and it services a fairly large city (at least by regional standards).Do you know a Brandon Cooper? I'm asking because he's a Cousin of mine (my grandmother's sister's son on my dad's side of the family), and he works at that FedEx place you do. 
Also I had recently bought from a fellow member here a Hunter Rebadged GE 2-Star Oscillator Stump from ca. 1918 that was shipped to me through UPS and it arrived in one piece, no damage or anything.  :clap:

Try that with USPS. 


Levi, unfortunately I’m not sure who he is. I’m rather isolated from most of the other employees where I work in the “control box”.
Ok, I was just curious because he works in the sorting area as well but I think he also works the loading docks as well. He's deaf so if you did ever run into him he would only understand sign language, he also has Autism like I do so I'm told, according to my dad.

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