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USPS won't ship smartphones or tablets overseas anymore, battery chemistry to blame

0. phoneArena posted on 11 May 2012, 07:50

The once proud, now embattled United State Postal Service will be choking off another revenue stream come May 16. It lost $3.4 billion last quarter alone, but that didn't stop it to place a ban on shipping electronics abroad, including tablets and smartphones, which our military is so fond of lately, and USPS has always been so kind to them with shipping...

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posted on 11 May 2012, 08:20 9

4. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Maybe if the USPS would stop KICKING THEM AROUND, they would stop catching on fire!

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:47 2

5. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

Another instance where private businesses are better than government programs.

posted on 11 May 2012, 11:15 1

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I'll srick with UPS and Fedex and DHL then :)

posted on 11 May 2012, 11:49 1

8. mahony (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

Yes, sending a smartphone overseas using USPS = $12. Using UPS or fedex = $172

posted on 11 May 2012, 12:59

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

not necessarily, it depends on many factors.

posted on 11 May 2012, 14:06 3

11. aarongzmn (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Mar 2010)

It doesn't depend on anything. USPS has way better prices than any of the services you just listed.

posted on 11 May 2012, 15:11 2

12. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Agree. For what UPS or Fedex charge,you might as well buy a ticket and go deliver the package yourself. USPS offers great bargains for what they charge.

posted on 11 May 2012, 12:47 4

9. Tacticaltomato (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

If anyone here seriously thinks that UPS or FEDEX actually treats your packages BETTER than USPS, think again. I have seen first-hand how little care is given to customers packages. Even though USPS is a govt program, it could be worse, at least it is privately funded.

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