[Amps] Shipping Costs

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Wed Mar 1 03:37:08 EST 2017

I've shipped a lot of used gear (and other stuff) by USPS, UPS, and 
FedEx. With all of them, I do my own packing. I save the good boxes and 
good packing materials that I receive (there is a special place in hell 
for shippers who use those f#%king packing peanuts). I have more boxes 
and packing material than I can ever use. :)

With UPS and FedEx, I fill out shipping paperwork, pay online, print my 
own documents, tape them to the package, and drop the package off at one 
of their locations (or hand them to a FedEx or UPS driver).  Their 
websites are very easy to use. I take boxes I'm shipping via USPS to the 
post office, let them compute the postage (and advise me as to the best 
way to ship), and pay them. NONE of these locations charge for handling 
that package.  For most stuff, my preferred shipper is USPS. I may be 
lucky, but I've never had a problem with anything I've shipped with any 
of those shippers.  If you're paying to use those shipping locations, 
you're ignorant, or lazy, or you've got a job and your time is worth 
more than mine.  I'm retired. :)

73, Jim K9YC

On Tue,2/28/2017 6:20 PM, Tom Osborne wrote:
> Some of these smaller stores just use UPS to bring in customers.  The UPS
> store is in it to make a profit after paying their employees.  Not the best
> way to ship.

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