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I'll put in a good word for the USPS.  I've never had a problem with them
except one new carrier that put a reel to reel tape inside my apartment
mailbox.  Unfortunately, when he closed the mailbox, the frame around it
wouldn't let me get it out - I had to catch him the next morning when he
had the mailbox frame open to get Martin Denny.  My local post office has
been great.

FedEx can be wacky for home delivery, at least for me.  Sometimes they
leave packages with my apartment manager (which USPS and UPS do) and
sometimes they don't and I have to arrange for an alternate delivery.


On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 8:39 PM, Stewart Gooderman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Personally, as a person in business who ships things fairly regularly, I
> prefer FedEx to UPS. It's going to be different for different people
> depending on from where you do the sending, to where you are shipping, and
> what kind of contract you have (or can negotiate) with the carrier.
>
> In San Francisco, UPS packages often come broken, smashed, and wet. FedEx
> packages never seem to. I've had UPS packages stolen from their drop boxes,
> and one UPS representative told me that, for a while, there was a crisis
> brewing in New York City as many packages were being stolen within the
> handling facility.
>
> FedEx has outlets all over the city, some open from 7 AM to 11 PM, as well
> as Sunday hours, so drop off is a breeze. Not so with UPS.
>
> Regarding taxes and such, both companies have share of blame here. First,
> FedEx is not the only large company evading taxes. If that's what you're
> looking at then you won't be buying any products from Apple, HP, Microsoft,
> as well as FedEx, and many, many others. UPS has fired workers just for
> standing up for their rights. FedEx treats their Ground workers as
> independent contractors, their Express workers as employees.
>
> DrG
>