Take My Stuff - Please!
May 27, 2008 7:29 PM Subscribe
Which is the best shipping service to use for moving? USPS, Fedex, or UPS? I would like them to come to my house.
posted by lunasol to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Specifics: I'm moving most of my non-furniture stuff about 1200 miles.
- Time is not an issue. I won't need this stuff for a month or so.
- I will have about 6-8 boxes holding clothes, books, and some kitchenware.
- I have one larger item - a TV - which I'd like to have someone come to my house, pack it up and ship it for me. I'll pack everything else myself.
- Budget: I'm willing to pay for pickup, but I'd rather not pay for speed, since I don't need the stuff to get there quickly.
A lot of the info I've found about these options online is sort of confusing and assumes a basic familiarity of shipping classes that I don't have. From what I can tell, USPS only does this for express and priority mail, which is more expensive than I need. Fedex picks up, but all fedex shipping is super-pricey. It seems like my best bet is UPS but I'm wondering if I might be missing something.
Also, will any of these entities send someone to pack up my TV?