Posted by JimG (OH) on February 23, 2001 at 20:57:26:
Not trying to beat a dead horse here, but my personal experiences have gotten worse from UPS. Their drivers around here don’t even bother to check if someone is home, they just set the package down, rain or shine, and leave. I’ve come home many times to find a package sitting by the door, and my wife had no clue anyone had even been there. I confirmed this when I was home for 2 weeks, and every shipment I got was silently dropped off. I even got into the habit of periodically checking outside to look for my items.
When I ship, it’s not at one of those overpriced foo-foo places. It’s right from the local UPS terminal, and the cost of shipping the same exact items went up over 60%. The girl said that they raised their rates. Guess what, FedEx said that they raised theirs also, and I’m still under $11! Go figure!
Hopefully you’ll continue to receive great service and pricing from UPS where you are, but I’m certainly not.