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Large secure package / mailbox

I am looking for a large outdoor box to receive packages securely. [more inside]
posted by Mac-Expert on Oct 14, 2014 - 5 answers

Shipping a significant quantity of books from US to UK. How? How much?

I'm moving soon (UK Home Office and God willing) from the US to England. I will be there for roughly 3 years, give or take, and am hoping that I can have a portion of my substantial amount of books there with me. Previous suggestions on shipping indicate USPS M-bags as the go-to choice, but USPS no longer offers anything but air service on media bags, pushing the cost to around $175 for 44 lbs. This is more than I want to spend. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by still bill on Aug 11, 2014 - 7 answers

Moving Canada to US; UPS or Fedex?

We're about to move from Toronto to San Francisco. (Yay!) But we have to move our things. (Nightmare!) We live pretty lightly, and aren't moving furniture, so we're thinking the best thing to do is ship a big pile of boxes using UPS or FedEx. Any thoughts on which is preferable? I have the impression that FedEx can be a bit nightmarish when borders are involved, but have zero experience with UPS international shipments.
posted by kaibutsu on Aug 8, 2014 - 12 answers

Best reasonable practices for surge protecting a PC

Hey, electrical people! Do I want just a surge protector, just a UPS, a UPS plugged into a surge protector, or a UPS plugged into a surge protector plugged into a vial of unicorn tears that's been blessed by the pope, the dalai lama, and Lenin? [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Aug 3, 2014 - 11 answers

Can you suggest what my husband's next job should be?

Can you suggest what my husband's next job should be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2014 - 12 answers

Oops UPS

I had a return to Amazon. I printed the label they provided and put it on the envelope. I didn't realize it was a UPS label and not USPS until last night when I went to check the status of my return. I had accidentally put the envelope in a USPS mailbox on Monday last week, April 1. What is going to happen my package? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Apr 8, 2014 - 15 answers

I feel like I'm stuck in a moment.

I’m currently broken up with a woman I’ve been in an on and off relationship with for the last 4 years and I want to finally close the door, let go and move on. [more inside]
posted by blokefromipanema on Mar 11, 2014 - 16 answers

UPS wants to charge me brokerage fees AFTER I rejected the parcel!?

Hello folks, I live in Canada (Toronto), and I ordered an item (worth US$200) from the USA about a month ago, and the seller used UPS to ship it to me. As I have never used UPS before, I was not aware of their negative reputation at the time of the online purchase. Well, about two weeks later, I received the UPS notice for a delivery attempt, and I was hugely surprised at the brokerage charge (CAN$70). Usually I do not get charged any brokerage fees at all when sellers use USPS to ship to me (because USPS hands the parcel to CanadaPost, which has never charged me brokerage fees, in my experience). [more inside]
posted by vanizorc on Dec 17, 2013 - 19 answers

I think I need a UPS? If so, which one?

When the heater in my place (convector) cycles off, my TV goes black for a second or two. I worry a lot about what this is doing to all of the electronics using outlets in the same wall as the convector. Do you think I need a UPS, and can you guide me through the process? Details inside! [more inside]
posted by theatro on Nov 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Why won't you just leave the package?

We're getting increasingly frustrated with the UPS driver refusing to leave our (no signature required) packages at our front door. Would a small sign help? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Nov 12, 2013 - 20 answers

Advice on buying an UPS for my desktop

Hi MeFi, I want to buy an uninterruptible power supply for my personal desktop. I don't need a lot of performance, just something to ride out brief blips in the power. I was thinking about getting this one{APC Back-UPS ES BE550G 550 VA 330 Watts (4) NEMA 5-15R (Battery Backup) (4) NEMA 5-15R (Surge Protection) Outlets UPS} This is a good idea? Do you need more information about my setup? Thanks, zscore
posted by zscore on May 13, 2013 - 15 answers

Singing the Job Stress Blues

My job uses write ups for everything—for typos, for bad customer service, for being late, for heavy stuff, for silly stuff that doesn’t matter. Literally everything. How do I either learn to deal with this or figure out how to professionally approach it with the higher-ups in my company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2013 - 11 answers

San Francisco -----> Halifax: Parcel Edition

What's the cheapest way to get a large box from San Francisco to Halifax, NS? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Feb 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Shipping labels to return lost items

I accidentally left a bag in someone's car, and we are now in different states. I want to make it as easy as possible for him to return it to me, as we are not even really acquaintances. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 9, 2013 - 12 answers

Is it worth it to live in a city with too many bad memories?

Is it worth it to live in a city with too many bad memories? I love Los Angeles, but I feel that pieces of my heart are scattered all over it. [more inside]
posted by Cybria on Dec 26, 2012 - 15 answers

Need help easily mailing 100 DVDs overseas

I need to ship almost 100 DVDs, many going overseas. How do I do this the easiest way possible? I know I have to fill out customs forms, determine postage to each country, etc. but is there an easy way to do this online? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Dec 11, 2012 - 3 answers

I think I would look good in waders.

I realized during Sandy that 1) we don't own any sort of radio; 2) I don't have a UPS for my desktop Mac; and 3) there are surely other things/tools/resources we probably should buy now to prepare for the next big storm. Can you make any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 1, 2012 - 48 answers

Why is my ex girlfriend acting this way?

Help me understand my ex girlfriend's recent behavior. VERY LONG [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Jul 26, 2012 - 43 answers

Ze batteries, zey do nussing!

Why are my UPSs not pulling power from the generator? [more inside]
posted by dozo on Jul 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Take my money already.

I need to mail approximately $1,000 worth of euros from WA to NY. We received it from our bank through FedEx, but FedEx refused to accept the shipment when I tried to send it and said that the bank must have had third party insurance. What is the best way to get the money to the opposite coast within the next couple of weeks?
posted by halogen on Jun 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Worth replacing UPS battery?

Is it worth replacing my UPS battery or buying a newer UPS that better fits my need? [more inside]
posted by ccalgreen on Jun 14, 2012 - 7 answers

What's the best way to get a large package delivered to my apartment?

I live in NYC and can't really have packages delivered to my apartment. Suppose I order a large package - what's the best way to get it home? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Jun 12, 2012 - 36 answers

Will buying a more expensive UPS fix my brownout problem?

Will buying a more expensive UPS fix my brownout problem? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on May 30, 2012 - 17 answers

Business start up ideas

New Business Ideas and what to do with them [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Apr 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Ground Control to Major Tom?

Is there a keep alive / dead man's email service? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Mar 16, 2012 - 5 answers

how to get over an ex completely?

how to get over a breakup when you don't want the person back, but feel no closure? (note:very long) [more inside]
posted by teaforone on Feb 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Does anyone make an inexpensive uninterruptible power supply that supports SNMP?

Does anyone make an inexpensive uninterruptible power supply that supports SNMP? [more inside]
posted by ridogi on Dec 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Did we anger our letter carrier with our gift?

My wife and I moved into a new house this year, with a different mailman and a different UPS driver. Since we just had our first baby, all of our holiday shopping has been online. To express our thanks for their efforts, we bought some gourmet chocolates from a local chocolate shop for them, and left a nice card attached to both. Neither was accepted, just left sitting where we left them. Did we run afoul of some UPS and USPS regulation, or was it a crappy gift?
posted by tkerugger on Dec 19, 2011 - 11 answers

all those 2-day Prime deliveries add up...

I was watching a TV show about UPS' Worldport facility, and there are a lot of shots of Amazon boxes! So I got curious: what percentage of UPS' business (by revenue, number of items, weight, whatever) comes from Amazon? [more inside]
posted by roast beef on Dec 19, 2011 - 5 answers

You've got Brown!

Is there any difference between UPS Basic and UPS Mail Innovations? [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Dec 19, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I get my lost package from UPS?

How do I find the large, heavy package that UPS lost? [more inside]
posted by I'm Doing the Dishes on Dec 13, 2011 - 8 answers

I know I need to end it, but I also know I won't

Help me end this toxic dating situation. Maybe even share stories about finally realizing you had to cut things off and how you actually went through with it. [more inside]
posted by patientpatient on Dec 8, 2011 - 31 answers

UPS delivered to a wrong address

UPS delivered to a wrong address, what can I do now? [more inside]
posted by zaxour on Dec 1, 2011 - 18 answers

Who owes me a box of cookies?

What can I do about a lost UPS package? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Nov 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Should I replace my UPS?

How important is it to get a UPS for my computer? Mine recently died, and I'm wondering if I should replace it. My computer is a Windows 7 desktop, if that matters. [more inside]
posted by marble on Oct 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Do UPS packages make weekend progress?

UPS Ground question: where do the packages go on the weekend? If a package is going cross-country (4-5 business days, say from Thursday to the following Wednesday), what happens at "quitting time" on Friday? Does the semi go to the nearest depot and wait til Monday AM? Just curious how the whole thing works.
posted by ga4ry on Oct 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Stop sending my stuff to my ex's house. Seriously.

How can I make sure that absolutely nothing - not letters, not catalogs, not packages, nothing - with my name and old address on it is ever left at my old place? I am in the US. [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Oct 5, 2011 - 20 answers

UPS next to hard drive?

Is it a terribile idea to put my small UPS next to my hard drives? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Sep 26, 2011 - 8 answers

How to get UPS to deliver again

UPS has decided to stop delivering without a signature after a package went missing. Now what should I do? [more inside]
posted by runnergirl on Sep 21, 2011 - 10 answers

What would the check-digit be on this string: K1506235620?

What would the check-digit be on this string: K1506235620? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Sep 12, 2011 - 6 answers

OSX: Run script on UPS shutdown?

Can I run a script when my mac shuts down due to instructions from a UPS? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Sep 8, 2011 - 2 answers

How Strict Is UPS On Mailbox Address Format?

Need help from people renting a UPS mailbox: If mail has an address that is not exactly in the correct format, does it still get delivered? E.g., if it should be "456 This Street PMB 34567"' but it comes in as "456 This Street #34567" or even Apt 34567 or Suite 34567' does it get delivered?
posted by justcorbly on Aug 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Stop the beeping!

The battery in my APC RS900 UPS is dying, and I've ordered a replacement. Unfortunately, it doesn't know that help is on the way, and is beeping at me relentlessly. How can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Jul 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Abandon ship, once and for all, or fight for what I have?

Seven months ago I cheated on my partner. Six months ago I came clean to him. Three months ago we broke up. This past week we have begun to spend some time together, and I feel like we both reached a breakthrough last night. Am I crazy to have this renewed faith in/willingness to work for our love? Do I need to finally let it go? Much more inside. [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Apr 21, 2011 - 23 answers

Did this relationship end for the right reasons? IS it even over??

Is he a commitment phobe, or is it me? Does he just not like/want me? [more inside]
posted by Fenshwee on Apr 2, 2011 - 65 answers

Seattle area battery dealers, DC UPS

Seattle area telecom: Can anyone suggest a battery distributor/warehouse that stocks deep cycle lead acid batteries of the type suitable for a DC UPS? Shipping costs on these are very high so we would prefer to buy from a dealer somewhere along I-5 in the area from Bellingham to Olympia. We're looking for 6V 220aH T105 (golfcart type) and AGM 12V 120aH batteries.
posted by thewalrus on Feb 22, 2011 - 1 answer

How do you deal with daytime deliveries?

How do you deal with daytime deliveries? [more inside]
posted by andrewpendleton on Jan 12, 2011 - 33 answers

How do you know how much a company like UPS will charge for delivery?

How do you know if a delivery company like UPS or Purolator will charge you for delivering something? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Dec 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Small business needs to keep postal mailbox costs low

I need to receive business shipments. How can I keep my postal mailbox costs low? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Nov 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Shipping charges

Online payment system with integrated shipping charges calculator? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Nov 2, 2010 - 3 answers

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