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Fedex Ground is now Home Delivery

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I guess they changed name to differentiate from “UPS Ground”?  

I got my refurbished iPod today, from Fedex Ground (a.k.a. Home Delivery) office instead of receiving it at home. They attempted to deliver twice last week, but I was not at home in both occasions. The strange thing is they did not leave a notice. Yesterday (Monday) I received an email from Apple telling me the situation. So I went to the Fedex office because it’s close to where I work. But the Home Delivery office opens from Tuesday to Saturday. So I went there again today, and finanlly I got it.

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Postal Services Not Always the Cheapest

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I believe most people would think that Postal Services is usually cheaper compared to UPS or Fedex, this is not always. Today I was about to send a parcel at US Postal Service (USPS), but there were 13 people ahead of me. Don’t want to wait for another 20 minutes, and also want to check out the Fedex Ground, I decided to leave. I went to their web site  first. The rate was $16.95, which is lower than the quote I got from USPS web site.

After the comparison shopping, I sent the item via Fedex Ground at local Kinko (Fedex) store. One caveat in Fedex is the packaging material is more expensive than USPS. I packed the stuff using my own box so this is not an issue.