View Full Version : Is UPS out of line with shipping charges?

06-02-2010, 12:14 PM
I just went to UPS to check out shipping charges from Iowa to S. Dakota which is about 1 state over on a Zinger Winger I have for sale. They wanted to charge me $114 for standard ground (cheapest). I was actually po'd about this and I felt it was way out of line. The excuse was that it took up more room in the truck. I have had a couple of other bad experiences with UPS and am considering using someone else like Fedex. Are any of you RTF'ers having trouble with UPS?

06-02-2010, 12:44 PM
I will never use UPS and hate it when I receive deliveries via UPS. I have had more times than not that UPS delivers to incorrect address. They are unable to track the shipment, even though you have a tracking number and they know which truck it is on.

I have not had a problem with Fedex, so I always use them.

I would think the rates should be based on size/weight, but $114 shipping seems very high, since the winger is basically flat.

06-02-2010, 01:03 PM
Try Spee-Dee. If I ever need to ship anything in the upper Midwest, they're the only ones that get my business, big or small package. Excellent rates and super fast shipping.

06-02-2010, 01:50 PM
I ship GU's all the time for about $30 with FedEx Gorund.......

06-02-2010, 02:14 PM
I just called Fed Ex and the same package going to the same place:

UPS= $114
Fed Ex= $39

WOW!!! big difference. I will never use UPS again if I can help it!

Marty Lee
06-02-2010, 02:37 PM
What can brown do for you? LOL

not a darn thing.....bahahahaha:rolleyes:

Sharon Potter
06-02-2010, 02:48 PM
Are you going through actual UPS, or one of those UPS Stores (not run by UPS, and the upcharge is ridiculous)?

06-02-2010, 03:43 PM
I ship GU's all the time for about $30 with FedEx Gorund.......

I didn't know you were a dealer for GU's! Now I know why your always promoting them!
Warren Price

Ken Newcomb
06-02-2010, 04:05 PM
Try Spee-Dee they are excellent in the midwest states

06-03-2010, 04:26 PM
I checked SpeeDee but unfortunately they didn't deliver to the area I was shipping to.

06-03-2010, 04:27 PM
Are you going through actual UPS, or one of those UPS Stores (not run by UPS, and the upcharge is ridiculous)?

I didn't know there was a difference?

06-03-2010, 08:19 PM
I can't make sense out of their fees. Its like the airlines....$500 dollars for a ticket, but if you drive 60 miles to the next town, its $79??? Must depend on if you're near a hub, or secondary or tertiary depot. Good luck.

06-05-2010, 02:42 PM
I didn't know there was a difference?

There is. You can box it yourself then take it to your local UPS center...Not one of the pack and ship UPS store fronts.

I have a UPS account so I can ship stuff from my store and I can tell you that package shoulndn't cost more than 30 to 40 bucks.

Those pack and ship places are obviously up charging which I would believe is how they make their money.

Tim McGarry
07-07-2010, 08:06 PM
UPS store vs. UPS center = big difference. If you know anyone who has a legitimate business, have them ship for you using UPS, a lil cheaper than FedEx residential.

Wayne Beck
07-08-2010, 06:43 AM
How big is this thing? Dimension wise? MOst shipping companies will either charge you actual poundage or dimensional weight.. Which ever comes out higher is what you get charged. Length X width X height / 194.

You could have a box that weighs 5 pounds but its dim weight comes out at 40.. now you will pay the higher charge.

I used to work for Fedex.. Just my .02 on this subject and a little more info for some people who may need to ship a larger lightwight package.