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Re: USPS vs. FedEX
I am an aquarist and have yet to buy fish through the mail but I also work
at a radiator shop and we get radiators in all the time, well the one time
the owner left the door open for the ups guy to put the radiator in the
door,he went for lunch and told me (i live next door) to listen for the
buzzer when someone comes in, I heard the buzzer at 12:30 ups normal
delivery time and went over to the shop 3-5 minutes later and found half of
the power tools gone. The buzzer is loud and in no way could I miss it.
From: LeeH920226 at aol_com <LeeH920226 at aol_com>
To: KillieTalk at aka_org <KillieTalk at aka_org>
Date: Friday, October 23, 1998 8:12 AM
Subject: Re: USPS vs. FedEX
>I have very good success with USPS Priority Mail. Two exceptions in recent
>months stand out. In one case I sent by Priority Mail to Washington State
>(from Pennsylvania). The fish arrived after about 5 days and were not in
>shape. Resent other fish by Express Mail were there in 2 days and fine.
>recently, a shipment of fish by Priority Mail to Texas was "Returned to
>Sender" with no explanation. I was not home for a week and the fish mostly
>died (10 days). The recipient had no reason for non-delivery, there was
>someone at home. The local post office could not explain it either and
>refunded my postage. Of course, that doesn't replace the fish. 95% of the
>Priority Mail works fine. What is the percentage with other carriers?
> Many years ago, I received two packages by USPS (before Priority Mail).
>was labeled "Live tropical fish, keep warm," the other was "Perishable,
>cool." There was no one at home and they left the tropical out on the porch
>(in November), the fish were really cold when I got home. The other was put
>inside the door - the cheese and meat were pretty warm. Maybe no label is