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post #31 of 168
USPS Priority. Always fast and usually the cheapest. Not a big difference than USPS First Class. UPS's tracking is great! Fedex just too expensive....
post #32 of 168
UPS always has bullshit tracking info for me.
post #33 of 168
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Originally Posted by TyCooN View Post
UPS always has bullshit tracking info for me.

Same here. The tracking info is never right for me. I like how detailed it gets though.

USPS priority is the top of the line if you ask me, but i've only done US shipping. Nothing international. But we also us USPS mainly at my workplace, and never seem to have a problem. We also have an account with Fedex and seem to have problems quite often.

Fedex is relatively easy to work with in regards to these problems, so they get resolved quickly, but IMO it's easier to work with USPS and just have no problems.
post #34 of 168
I just bought a shirt from a seller in HK. Shipping was not specified and now he wants $27. Is this reasonable? I'm actually in Hong Kong until the end of the week and asked him if I could pick up but he said no and that he wouldn't be here until next week...
post #35 of 168
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Originally Posted by hanker565 View Post
I just bought a shirt from a seller in HK. Shipping was not specified and now he wants $27. Is this reasonable?

I'm actually in Hong Kong until the end of the week and asked him if I could pick up but he said no and that he wouldn't be here until next week...
You should have asked in advance.
post #36 of 168
USPS for small stuff, UPS for heavy stuff. Fedex ground is decent, DHL ground is decent. I liked DHL more when it was Airborne Express. I ship exclusively USPS clothing. Sold some laptops a while back, sent them UPS, it was way cheaper than USPS due to the weight they all got there fine. Each service has its own benefits and disadvantages.
post #37 of 168
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Originally Posted by TyCooN View Post
UPS always has bullshit tracking info for me.

This.

Also repeated (4 times in a row) "The airline offloaded packages" is not a "not our problem" (to quote their CSR) problem when they own the airline in question!

USPS is so much better than UPS.
post #38 of 168
I was just on hold with DHL for 10 minutes before I got to talk to anyone. Their driver wrote down an 8 that looked like the left half of an 8, or a backwards 3. So the girl had to try numbers 1-8 guessing what number it might be before she found out it was an 8. Then she couldn't tell me where it was or how late the truck would be out tonight anyway.

At least they will let me sign the door tag and have them leave the package though.
post #39 of 168
UPS and Fedex for things that are expensive and that I feel I HAVE to track--for instance, sending in my digital camera to get repaired at the factory. They'll never let me know if they got it, and without tracking it's like I'm sending it into the ether. For everything else, which is nearly everything, USPS Priority can't be beat.
post #40 of 168
I use DHL all the time for domestic shipping and have never had a problem in 5 years. I also have used it for international and their customer service really beats FedEx. I can call and talk to a CS agent and they will walk me through anything.
post #41 of 168
Fedex for international deliveries is untouchable, they don't drop your package off to local post or some other bullshit delivery service, and will follow up if there is customs clearance problems. def worth it for larger shipments.
post #42 of 168
Just curious - I recently shipped two things to international buyers (one Canadian, one French) via USPS Int. Prio. I didn't keep the customs sheets. According to the buyers, the packages, long since overdue, have not arrived. How would you guys treat this problem? I'm thinking that I have to give them refunds, but in the future, I just won't do international shipping. Thanks.
post #43 of 168
Packages send from the US to Netherlands around Cristmas time, regardless whether the are sent via USPS Express or Prioirty are dropping in now. I just received mine (sent from US on December 21). The delay is with (in this case Dutch) Customs, package arrived in the Netherlands within 3 business days, customs kept it for over 10 days, which sucks big time!
post #44 of 168
It seems USPS is the winner for US domestic.

What about sending suits internaitonally from US to EU or from Asia to US/EU?

How much is normal to pay and wait in your experiences?
post #45 of 168
USPS for me. I've had problems with both DHL and FedEx. I'll never use anything but USPS again.
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