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Subject: UPS screwing customers at Christmas Date: 12/21/2009 11:41 AM
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Who would have guessed that a Gov't-run operation like the Post Office would be half the cost of the "much more efficient" conservative-approved, for-profit shop like UPS?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/21/nyregion/21ups.html

Posing as customers, reporters for The New York Times visited several U.P.S. stores last week looking to mail an item by Priority Mail — one of the postal service’s signature offerings. In nearly every instance, they were quoted prices well above the government postal rate, and only one of them was told they were paying a premium for the convenience of using a U.P.S. Store.

One store on the Upper East Side said it would cost $21 to send an eight-pound package by Priority Mail to Old Greenwich, Conn. The clerk suggested using U.P.S. Ground instead for $19.90. At the post office across the street, the same package cost $8.80 to ship. Each arrived in two days.

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I'm sure tele and SP will point out it's all a mirage. <LOL>

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