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Success Story: $62 Saved on Shipping by Changing Shipping Services

A friend of mine recently posted on facebook about how they saved $67 on shipping by changing service providers.

FedEx wanted $87 to overnight a friggin purse to NY, so I went down the street to the post office and it cost me $25 to be delivered by 3 tomorrow via USPS.

– Posted by: Kathleen

Lesson Learned:
I don’t shop around for all things. I do look up coupon codes anytime I shop online, or use services like Googles Shopping compare services, but I don’t actively shop around for cheaper prices on most things. However, if I was spending an outrageous amount of money on shipping like this woman, I most certainly would see if I could get things delivered cheaper somewhere else. I think it’s important to acknowledge that we have other resources available and that sometimes those cheaper resources may be companies or businesses that are struggling right now anyway and could use our business.

So the next time you are out shopping or in need of using a service, try to support struggling businesses (if they are ethical), and use your liberty to shop around for the best price.

About Crystal Groves, Google+

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

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One Response to Success Story: $62 Saved on Shipping by Changing Shipping Services

  1. Tracy Caldwell says:

    We order from Amazon.com frequently. We get products I can’t find in stores where we live or would take to long to travel to. We compare prices & most of the time Amazon has it cheaper. $79 yearly to be a prime member. Anything sold from Amazon Prime 2-3 day shipping is free. $1 extra is over nighted. No taxes! We saved money & time. Time =$$ Even sending that special gift to someone saved me $$ & time not packaging it up & going to post office!

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