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Would you prefer to have a USPS Flat Rate option offered by your dealer(s)?
Yes
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 97%  [ 42 ]
No
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Don't Care
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 43

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capescw
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: USPS Option on orders from Dealer(s) Reply with quote

There was a thread recently regarding the lack of dealers offering USPS Flat Rate shipping. I personally would prefer that to the outlandish rates resulting from FedEx and sometimes UPS.

Accordingly, this poll is to obtain the general feeling regarding this option. Should it prove to be a popular request, We'll set up something to send to all the dealers. Lets see how the poll goes first!

Bill
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it should at least be an option - they will pick up just like the rest of the carriers will. There are a few dealers on here I believe. I recently paid $16 to ship 2 w/s wiper blades, steering gear bushings and seal/gasket, and I ordered 2 cans of spray paint to make the shipping worth it. The other parts could have gone $7 flat rate.
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DanS
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has alway s been a mystery to me. I have shipped items using all three main carriers, USPS, FedEx and UPS. I have never had an issue with the USPS, but have had major issues with both the other carriers. The fact that the USPS offers the same, usually faster and usually cheaper, service, I just don't understand why some dealers refuse to offer or use the USPS. The cost of shipping items for my recently restored GPW would astound most folks. My 2 cents.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree, for example set of blades,arms(not correct)and 2 cans of paint. $29.00 less than 4lbs. it's crazy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: USPS Reply with quote

I found USPS to be quite convenient, economical, and I have yet to have a single package lost or damaged. I have sold hundreds of parts on Ebay, G503, and Willysmjeeps. I only ship very heavy or bulky items through UPS. I found that the heavier items ship cheaper through UPS. Plus, USPS boxes are free at the moment. That may change. However, I don't mind paying a couple extra bucks for shipping.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mail carrier ( Route Type ) told me he is carrying and delivering small packages for UPS and Fed Ex. They save money that way--------but not the customer----------I found that interesting since their rates are so high. Evil or Very Mad And the post office is going broke? Sounds like the Postal Service is too cheap to me.
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wilfreeman
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, Fed Ex has dropped off packages at the post office for us quite frequently for the post office to deliver (we live in a very small town) - I guess they pay the carrier? No wonder Fed Ex is high.
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C15TA
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having parcels shipped by UPS across the border is horrendously expensive. UPS really takes you to the cleaners with their brokerage fees. USPS and Canada Post charge a minimal amount. I have had good success shipping bigger stuff by Greyhound. Their prices have been manageable .
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sent a package to Australia not too long ago, and it was cheaper than UPS.
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capescw
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: One compliant supplier Reply with quote

OK, here is at least one supplier who will use USPS priority flat rate! I just ordered from:

http://www.beachwoodcanvas.com

requested USPS, and they sent it that way with no objections. Not used to it, however, as they claimed 'no tracking available'. It's actually available and free if the shipping label is made out on-line. Cool
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SledDog
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer USPS flat rate as well when applicable. However, with more expensive or time sensitive items I prefer to have a tracking number.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking about ordering a spider harness from erik's military surplus, but USPS want a choice for shipping - I emailed and asked him. He said he would do it - just put a note in the comments section and he would adjust the total. I saw the same harness at Saturn Surplus and sent them an email about USPS - haven't heard back from them.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following on from Bill's earlier post, I just ordered a few minor components from Beachwood Canvas for my M38. They offered USPS as a matter of course; I didn't have to ask for it. Most of the parts I get from the US get sent via USPS, and 90% of the time I get a tracking number from the vendor.

Still on the subject, shipping the few items I bought from Beachwood over to the UK was the fat end of $60. I'll let you sleep at night, and not tell you what the UPS shipping quote was. Shocked

Owen.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

USPS is a good option. No tracking number can be a pain depending on your delivery area, but I like having that option.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just had some brake parts in from oregon with ups. freight was $135 but brokerage was $175. for that they could at least buy me dinner and a movie first!
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