Will you be shipping any packages this holiday season?
Watch out: The US Postal Service is raising rates for the holidays starting in October, and other shipping services are no bargain, as one woman just learned.
Linda Gee recently sent a care package to her sick brother. Shipping candy and a photo album in an average-sized box.
But when she got to her local shipping store, she couldn’t believe the prices.
“They told me that overnight shipping was 400-something, next day air was $300, and the 3-day ground was $183.78,” she said.
She chose the ground option, her receipt showing the $183 she paid.