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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Tuffy: Consumer Advocate


The Strib ran an info-graphic on the front page of the Source section today regarding shipping rates for parcels.

The paper checked 1, 2, and 3+ day rates from USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

Here's the rule of thumb that the Strib article came to:
--If it needs to be there ASAP, use USPS.
--If it can wait, use FedEx.
--Skip UPS altogether.

Happy shipping from your friends at The Fog of Work!

7 Comments:

Blogger Smithers said...

Here's the rule of thumb that the Strib article came to:

Do you know what the original "rule of thumb" was?

Tue Nov 21, 02:28:00 PM 2006

 
Blogger Gilby said...

Enlighten us, Smithers!

I usually ship USPS Priority mail. It's almost always cheapest, and it usually gets there just as fast (if not faster) than FedEx or UPS. Perhaps the only downside of shipping USPS is that they don't offer tracking to show you WHY your USPS package will arrive before your FedEx will.

Tue Nov 21, 03:01:00 PM 2006

 
Blogger Tuffy said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thumb#Origin_of_the_term

Tue Nov 21, 03:55:00 PM 2006

 
Blogger Super Rookie said...

ups sucks. never use it.

this comes from a former member of Teamsters Local #638 who worked for UPS for 4 years.

I will never ship UPS again...

Tue Nov 21, 08:37:00 PM 2006

 
Blogger The Phoenix said...

what can you do with a thumb? Why not call it the rule of wrist?

Wed Nov 22, 06:28:00 AM 2006

 
Blogger AdamB said...

From what I've seen, the "rule of thumb" thing was a total hoax.


http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50210421?single=1&query_type=word&queryword=rule+of+thumb&first=1&max_to_show=10

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q="rule+of+thumb"+origin

Wed Nov 22, 07:50:00 AM 2006

 
Blogger Jim said...

ahh...I miss the good old days.

Mon Nov 27, 02:22:00 PM 2006

 

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