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Poll Results: What shipping option do you usually choose?

 
  • 48% (14)
    Snail-Mail, Ground, Cheapest option -- It'll get here when it gets here, no need to shell out for shipping.
  • 41% (12)
    In Between (Fedex express saver, UPS 2-Day, etc.) -- A good compromise, as my time is worth the extra shipping
  • 3% (1)
    Overnight -- Waiting... Ain't no body got time for that!
  • 6% (2)
    Something else -- Maybe you roll a die and choose the corresponding option?
29 Total Votes  
post #11 of 23
Depends, I have some TIM on the way that i ordered express saver for free since I don't need it yet but I also ordered a black bezel for my usb power adjusts that was 20$ and paid 100$ for international overnight, lol. Normally it just depends on the cost and how quickly I need or want it.
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by zer0patches View Post

Depends, I have some TIM on the way that i ordered express saver for free since I don't need it yet but I also ordered a black bezel for my usb power adjusts that was 20$ and paid 100$ for international overnight, lol. Normally it just depends on the cost and how quickly I need or want it.

As someone who has paid > $100 for overnight shipping on a $12 part before (and been happy about it)... I like the cut of your jib my good sir!
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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Amoeba View Post

However, I thoroughly abuse my Amazon Prime account when I can. The free shipping default for Prime members means the optional faster shipping methods (2-3 day) are stupid cheap. And overnight is pretty good too. If I can find the item I need through Amazon that's the route I'll usually go. For a lot of things this works out well. However for watercooling parts, which is an interesting and eclectic product niche, Amazon usually isn't carrying it.

I thoroughly abuse my half price college discount prime lol
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post #14 of 23
I am very impatient, and almost always opt for the 2-day option. Even overnight if it's not too much or I really want something asap. I also perfer FedEx to UPS. I've found that FedEx frequently delivers before schedule, and that deliveries come in the late morning or early afternoon, where UPS deliveries are always on the day scheduled (never early) and almost always come annoyingly late in the day lie 7 or 8 PM. I also have noticed FedEx packages look less banged up. USPS Priority is also great.
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post #15 of 23
depends on the price why pay 2 dollars less for 3 to 5 day delivery when you can get 2 day or 2 to 3 for that little bit more.

all about price vs performance!!!

LOL wish i would have remember that on my Build!!!
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by W4nderer View Post

I am very impatient, and almost always opt for the 2-day option. Even overnight if it's not too much or I really want something asap. I also perfer FedEx to UPS. I've found that FedEx frequently delivers before schedule, and that deliveries come in the late morning or early afternoon, where UPS deliveries are always on the day scheduled (never early) and almost always come annoyingly late in the day lie 7 or 8 PM. I also have noticed FedEx packages look less banged up. USPS Priority is also great.

I usually prefer UPS 2 day for the same reasons. I always ship to my office and it's delivered by 10am, if I order FedEx it doesn't get here until after 2pm. Not that it really matters since I am at work, lol, but at least I have it in hand when I head home.

I always find my packages equally banged between USPS/UPS and FedEx. rolleyes.gif
post #17 of 23
If you can get it, USPS Priority Flat Rate works great! thumb.gif
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post #18 of 23
Whatever is the cheapest. I can wait.
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post #19 of 23
I actually prefer USPS, because unlike Fedex or UPS they always have a very consistent time window. When I receive my EMS packages or Ground, they always arrive at 2pm to 4pm, so I know I can sign for them or receive them if necessary. They also deliver on Saturdays. Fedex or UPS have the audacity to give me a window of 7am to 8pm, and any time inbetween. It always fluctuates wildly tool
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by sakerfalcon View Post

I actually prefer USPS, because unlike Fedex or UPS they always have a very consistent time window. When I receive my EMS packages or Ground, they always arrive at 2pm to 4pm, so I know I can sign for them or receive them if necessary. They also deliver on Saturdays. Fedex or UPS have the audacity to give me a window of 7am to 8pm, and any time inbetween. It always fluctuates wildly tool
UPS delivery works on what service you pay for.
I ordered a case at 8pm at night on a Thursday and payed $120 for overnight shipping and I got the case Friday morning at 9am. It came from over 7 states away smile.gif

USPS has some pretty good deals for flat rate shipping but at my local post office they throw packages and I'm scared to let them ruin what i ship/receive because they aren't happy with life
Fedex guy likes to leave packages at my door even when i've requested to him personally not too and have called fedex.
  
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