So annoying that UPS or Fed-Ex charge for a pick up

Accords 4U2 NV

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Oct 26, 2000
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especially when they have packages they are dropping off next few days. the UPS by us is a shit show every time, it's very small and in a residential area that sees a lot of traffic. :rant:
 

993kgt

building an airplane whee
Nov 7, 2001
20,618
Destin, FL
if they didn’t then every lazy fuck on your route would slow down the truck that much more

I’ll happily pay their pickup fee, when it’s worth the convenience, also if you have account with them you can give them a package without scheduling pickup if they are dropping off and they’ll back bill you accordingly
 

amill94

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Oct 5, 2003
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if they didn’t then every lazy fuck on your route would slow down the truck that much more

I’ll happily pay their pickup fee, when it’s worth the convenience, also if you have account with them you can give them a package without scheduling pickup if they are dropping off and they’ll back bill you accordingly

This. Plus $10 is worth not wasting my time taking it to a drop location or UPS store.
 

crontab

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Nov 14, 2000
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yes. all the matters throughout this process is the pick up of the item at your house. the rest happens by magic and doesn't need accountability, records, tracking, scheduling, capacity planning, etc. parcel's are not size of envelops.
 
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TomDlgns

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Oct 24, 2004
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having a UPS store near your house is a great convenience. i just drop it off, there, since i pass it many times per day.

at work, i just leave the ups package by the door and the driver will pick it up next time they are here, which is basically daily.

fedex is another story, i try to avoid using them whenever possible.
 
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hypntyz

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Feb 9, 2004
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I ship car parts almost daily and have for years. Most go USPS but medium/large and heavy parts go UPS. I don't have a UPS daily pickup, but anytime there is a UPS delivery coming to me, I simply put the package out for the driver with a note saying "UPS PICKUP" and he grabs it on the way back to the truck. I've only ever encountered one driver too lazy/oblivious to take the outgoing package with him.

I've never had a single charge for pickup on my account.
 

Cold Brew

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Mar 12, 2004
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You guys must be dicks, my UPS guy gave me his cell number and I just text him when I have a pickup. No charge :)
 

Cold Brew

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Mar 12, 2004
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if they didn’t then every lazy fuck on your route would slow down the truck that much more

I’ll happily pay their pickup fee, when it’s worth the convenience, also if you have account with them you can give them a package without scheduling pickup if they are dropping off and they’ll back bill you accordingly
:rofl: If your guy is charging you to take a package when he's already dropping one off, he must really hate you
 

Grape_Ape

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Sep 1, 2003
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You guys must be dicks, my UPS guy gave me his cell number and I just text him when I have a pickup. No charge :)
yep, being a little nice goes a long way. During the summer I'm always hooking them or Fed-Ex up with bottle waters or a beer:oopsie:. Now I can text either one and they always make sure to drop my stuff off first thing.
 
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mollywhop

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Feb 13, 2020
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we get two deliveries a day at my office so I just drop my packages off with my admin and let her hand it to the driver, he doesn't charge and just takes them if they're labeled :dunno:
 

993kgt

building an airplane whee
Nov 7, 2001
20,618
Destin, FL
:rofl: If your guy is charging you to take a package when he's already dropping one off, he must really hate you

it's not the driver, it's the system, it will scan that it was handed to on a delivery route, and the charges automatically apply

just like if you put the box weighs 2lbs and it really weighs 20, they'll catch it when it gets to the sort center and your bill will be adjusted

welcome to 2020
 

hypntyz

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Feb 9, 2004
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east TN
it's not the driver, it's the system, it will scan that it was handed to on a delivery route, and the charges automatically apply

just like if you put the box weighs 2lbs and it really weighs 20, they'll catch it when it gets to the sort center and your bill will be adjusted

welcome to 2020
This is not accurate.
 
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Diesel66

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Feb 20, 2005
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I ship car parts almost daily and have for years. Most go USPS but medium/large and heavy parts go UPS. I don't have a UPS daily pickup, but anytime there is a UPS delivery coming to me, I simply put the package out for the driver with a note saying "UPS PICKUP" and he grabs it on the way back to the truck. I've only ever encountered one driver too lazy/oblivious to take the outgoing package with him.

I've never had a single charge for pickup on my account.
If you ship enough it's free.


Or they won't scan it in until they get to a scheduled pu. Then it didn't look like you requested it.
 

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