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Author: desertdaveataol Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8754  
Subject: Re: ups? Date: 4/25/2004 7:58 PM
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"....since the union forced a contract down their throat, UPS is not the cheapest ground shipper."

I don't see what is wrong with paying someone a decent wage for doing a good job. Don't you want to get paid what you are worth? I think UPS is a better shipper and is much easier to work with.


You are confusing two concepts, "decent wage" is a subjective term. Who says what's "decent"? The employee? Company management? Shareholders?

Don't you want to get paid what you are worth?
Like everyone else, I want to get paid more than I am worth. But then again, who decides what a given job is worth?

I think UPS is a better shipper and is much easier to work with.
You are entitled to your opinion. And you are entitled to pay more for shipping the same package(s) the same distance in order to get your "better / easier" service.

I, on the other hand have noticed no such overall difference in service and, will continue to ship with the cheapest shipper. I suspect that, over time as the rate differences become common knowledge, others will choose to do the same.

However, your post misses the point. We are not a bunch of union reps here. We are a bunch of investors looking to make money by investing in companies. My post, that you quote, was a response to an investor's quest for knowledge of where to put his / her money for safety and the best return on investment.

As Wal-mart has shown, MOST people seek the lowest price. So, when deciding which delivery company to buy stock in, UPS's higher costs must be taken into account. I, for one, won't bet against Wal-mart and I'm sure as heck not buying any UPS stock.

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