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Old 11-04-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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This doesn't seem right. I am having my uncle do the taxidermy work on the 10 pointer that I harvested. Only problem I live in Illinois and he lives in Montana and I need to ship the cape and antlers to him. I checked on the internet for estimates. Here is what I got for a package weighing about 20 pounds.

Ship from Byron 61010 to Bozeman, Montana 59715 two day delivery

UPS = #105
USPS = $35

Why is there such a difference. Am I missing something? Why such a difference?
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:49 PM   #2
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This doesn't seem right. I am having my uncle do the taxidermy work on the 10 pointer that I harvested. Only problem I live in Illinois and he lives in Illinois and I need to ship the cape and antlers to him. I checked on the internet for estimates. Here is what I got for a package weighing about 20 pounds.

Ship from Byron 61010 to Bozeman, Montana 59715 two day delivery

UPS = #105
USPS = $35

Why is there such a difference. Am I missing something? Why such a difference?
i think it is becuase USPS takes so long, UPS gets it there quicker
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:51 PM   #3
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I've noticed that the "estimates" online normally don't end up true. USPS used to be a great cheap way to ship. now they are one of the most expensive.
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both of these are 2 day delivery and usps is a third of the price though
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both of these are 2 day delivery and usps is a third of the price though
I think USPS charges much more for insurance and tracking though where as with UPS its included or free?

I still find 35.00 hard to believe for 2 day air for a package that large... then again it is in state, that may be why? USPS also has 2 options one where its 2 day shipping or your money back. One where its 2 - 3 day shipping and if it isn't there oh well.

It cost me 16.50 to send a phone to California (3 day non/guaranteed)
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:09 PM   #6
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Correct that, I typed it wrong, my uncle lives in Montana. So shipping is from Illinois to Montana
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USPS has always been cheaper for me.
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USPS has always been cheaper for me.
Ditto for me but size and the extra "add-on's" might make the story different.

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You could try giving DHL a call and see what there rates are.
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USPS is cheaper, but UPS is more reliable. The USPS lost my Ohio State - Michiagn tickets last fall. I got my money back thanks to PayPal, All USPS had to say was "Sorry, we are sure they'll turn up sometime." . I've never had any problems w/ UPS or FedEx.
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sounds like it depends on how safe you want your package.

I have never had problems with either, except the USPS packages are usually a little more beat up
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I sent a blind back to Double Bull for repairs UPS wanted $23.00 to ship Fed Ex wanted $111.00 So don't use Fed Ex
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:48 PM   #13
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I sent a blind back to Double Bull for repairs UPS wanted $23.00 to ship Fed Ex wanted $111.00 So don't use Fed Ex
Yeah, I did the estimate for fedex online too and it was like $200
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How are you shipping animal parts? I thought you had to keep the hide cool or even freeze it before taking it to the taxidermist?
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are you sure the usps wasnt 2 week shipping?
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I stopped by the ups store to double check the price I got over the internet and also did the same with usps. Prices are the same. Here is what I got


UPS = 2 day guarantee = $160
3 day guarantee = $110

USPS = 2 day guarantee = $75
2-3 day = $44

The cape is frozen and therefore I need the 2 day, maybe 3 day. With the colder temps right now I might able to get away with the 3 day, but am probably going to go with the 2 day, just to be safe. The cape doesn't need to be frozen when it gets there, just can't be half rotten
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Sounds risky to me! What if it were to get lost I bought a set of sheds one time off ebay to use as rattlers and they got caught in a sorting machine and the horns destroyed the rubber conveyor belts in the sorting machine! HAHA usps!
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Sounds risky to me! What if it were to get lost I bought a set of sheds one time off ebay to use as rattlers and they got caught in a sorting machine and the horns destroyed the rubber conveyor belts in the sorting machine! HAHA usps!
What are you trying to jinx me, don't even think that is going to happen
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Sorry, just a possiblity!
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Sounds risky to me! What if it were to get lost I bought a set of sheds one time off ebay to use as rattlers and they got caught in a sorting machine and the horns destroyed the rubber conveyor belts in the sorting machine! HAHA usps!

so thats why the price of stamps went up!!!
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Something like that....
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who would you trust more, ups or usps?
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UPS, better tracking, I had a package come from nevada and end up in wisconsin then to georgia before it made it to hammond IL! I called twice and it was redirected both times. I know I am not giving you any good news......aren't there any good taxidermists around you?
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UPS, better tracking, I had a package come from nevada and end up in wisconsin then to georgia before it made it to hammond IL! I called twice and it was redirected both times. I know I am not giving you any good news......aren't there any good taxidermists around you?
Yeah, and I am really starting to think twice about that. I was also trying to plan a trip out to Montana to pick up the mount this summer but I don't know if that is going to be able to happen. I think it will be ALOT cheaper to just have it done locally.
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Not trying to convince you, but if you know of anyone local that does good work I would look into that first. I have a guy that lives about 8 miles from my house that does full shoulder mounts for $180, his price went up a little from last year due to the increase in the molds or something. I had him do my 8 from last year and it turned out great! I guess I am lucky to have someone do it close for a decent price, now I just need to ditch the safety harness and shoot a big one! If your confused about the harness read my other post about the buck that got away. Missed my chance at a 140" on public ground
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