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Subject: Does anyone use UPS?
Date Posted: 5/20/2010 7:53 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2009
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Does anyone ever use UPS for shipping a quantity of books? Is is less expensive?

Date Posted: 5/20/2010 7:58 PM ET
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Media Mail rate is really the best out there.  UPS is pretty expensive to ship even small books.

Date Posted: 5/20/2010 8:03 PM ET
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No, UPS is never going to be less expensive than Media Mail. But UPS offers >70lb shipping,  superior tracking / insurance services, and more reliable timeframes.

You can "insure" your shipment by using PBS-DC for books on this site.

Date Posted: 5/20/2010 8:46 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2009
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Somebody does....oddly enough I received a box of "deal" books via UPS. I don't think it's cost efficient, but it is fast with great tracking!

Date Posted: 5/20/2010 9:08 PM ET
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i work for fedex so sometimes i can get a discount shipping books,, which i have done a few times

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 1:41 AM ET
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Occasionally I've had a book or box of books come thru UPS or FedEx because the person works somewhere that mail is a fringe benefit (either approved or otherwise, not my business to ask :)  I also had one gal that shipped several books to me one at a time, because if she stayed under 1 lb, she could use the shipping at work, and it didn't cost her anything. So, the all came, just one at a time hahahaha

Subject: Thanks everybody.....
Date Posted: 5/21/2010 7:23 AM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2009
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....for your answers. I've always wondered. The post office is just so convenient for me, but didn't want to miss out on saving money.  Sarah