Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Postage Shock

I mailed my quilt off to PIQF yesterday. I was afraid that I would mail it too early because it had to be there between the 6th and the 10th. Well I went to UPS yesterday and told them the deadline dates, and it cost me $35.00 to ship it!!!! Guess, next time I am going to call to see how long it will take to ship a package, and plan accordingly.

Bill is home. He goes in for his last stent next Thursday. The only thing worse then having these procedures done on Monday, is having them done when my co-worker is on vacation.. Well guess what? Oh well, luckily, I work in the same place my husband will be. So I can be there within a few minutes if needed. Speaking of work... I have to go now. Oh joy.


Debra Spincic said...

The last time I shipped through UPS I noticed a "fuel adjustment charge" on my receipt. Did you get that too?

$35 sounds incredibly high! Did you send it via some special service?

Best to Bill. He must feel like he's been through the wringer.

lizzieb said...

That sounds very high...did you ship it through a UPS Store or directly with UPS. The UPS Store charges so much more that UPS itself does...

If you have started shipping a lot of quilts around the country, it really pays to open a UPS account, do everything via computer and then drop it off at the UPS store.

I got caught having to pay $75 to ship a piece to AZ as it was large and I did it through a UPS store...never again!