I needed to ship some parts from FL to SC, Ripley wont belive this one!!! I had a 39lb box 50inch by 13 inch by 20 inch.
I put the #'s in the UPS calculator, comes up $159 not a typo, one hundred and fifty nine dollars for UPS ground 5 day delivery. I need a defibulator (I'm cheep remember?) I try DHL comes up $20.12 WTF so I try FedEx $20.11?
Obviousely there is something wrong with me or the UPS calculator so I head to beautiful downtown Arcadia Fl to the UPS authorized shipping agent, who is also Western Auto, Radio Shack,and palm reader. I go in to get a price and it was cheaper, $135. 5 day ground.
The closest FedEx is in Punta Gorda but heck I gotta try. I know you are thinking that I am going to FedEx instead of DHL cause they are a penny cheaper, but no they are closer. I go to FedEx I go in, get a price and it is $22.12, 5 day ground with $500 insurance!
NOw that is 600% less than UPS.
I hope this helps someone, if you need to ship a part check around. Jim