Stupid Shipping Question

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by STRO, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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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?
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2007
  2. bowcraze30

    bowcraze30 Senior Member

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    i think it is becuase USPS takes so long, UPS gets it there quicker
     

  3. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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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.
     
  4. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    both of these are 2 day delivery and usps is a third of the price though
     
  5. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    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)
     
  6. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    Correct that, I typed it wrong, my uncle lives in Montana. So shipping is from Illinois to Montana
     
  7. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    USPS has always been cheaper for me.
     
  8. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Ditto for me but size and the extra "add-on's" might make the story different.

    Ron
     
  9. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    You could try giving DHL a call and see what there rates are.
     
  10. BuckeyeRed

    BuckeyeRed Super Member

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    USPS is cheaper, but UPS is more reliable. The USPS lost my Ohio State - Michiagn tickets last fall. :mad2: :mad2: :mad2: I got my money back thanks to PayPal, All USPS had to say was "Sorry, we are sure they'll turn up sometime." :mad2:. I've never had any problems w/ UPS or FedEx.
     
  11. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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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
     
  12. SinGin

    SinGin Banned

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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:noidea: So don't use Fed Ex
     
  13. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    Yeah, I did the estimate for fedex online too and it was like $200
     
  14. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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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?:noidea:
     
  15. MichiganHunter

    MichiganHunter Senior Member

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    are you sure the usps wasnt 2 week shipping? :laugh: :laugh:
     
  16. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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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
     
  17. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    Sounds risky to me! What if it were to get lost:doh: :Cry: 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!
     
  18. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    What are you trying to jinx me, don't even think that is going to happen :tape: :tape: :tape:
     
  19. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    Sorry, just a possiblity!
     
  20. MichiganHunter

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    so thats why the price of stamps went up!!!