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Topic: The cross-country coffee race is over. (6 msgs / 97 lines)
1) From: James Gundlach
The results are in:  FedEx delivered first.  My daughter was still home 
and accepted the package just as she was leaving for work at about 
10:00 this morning.  UPS delivered at 3:03 this afternoon.  The other 
issue raised was condition of the boxes.  The FedEx box, which had the 
Monkey Blend,  is in perfect condition.  The UPS box has two visible 
dings.  One corner took about a 1.5 inch squishing and one side of the 
box took an almost box breaking dent.  However, neither pack of beans 
suffered any damage.   I don't have the shipping charges itemized, Tom 
will have to provide it.  In general, FedEx took almost a full day 
less, from when they got the beans,  to get here and provided more 
gentle handling of their box.
Next time, I would like to try Monday shipments and see if FedEx can 
get things here before the weekend.
Jim Gundlach
roasting over pecan wood fires
in La Place, Alabama
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2) From: sho2go
An interesting sidelight to all this is the fact that the FedEx service you
are using is actually FE Ground, taken over by FedEx from an existing
shipping company that went out of business.  The name eludes me at the
moment, but their record wasn't stellar, either, and FedEx has had some
problems integrating the service into their network.  I typically use FedEx,
and FE Ground often, but believe me the results don't always favor FE Ground
over UPS.
Mike

3) From: Mike McGinness
From: "James Gundlach" 
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Fascinating testing. It's also fascinating that if it's coffee related
someone on the list will find a way to test it! (who me too:-)
MM;-)
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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4) From: James Gundlach
On Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 07:24 PM, sho2go wrote:
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Obviously you cannot be very sure if you generalize from one trial.  
However, when possible I like to collect data to base a decision on and 
I will usually go with the data if given a chance.
Jim Gundlach
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5) From: James Gundlach
On Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 07:38 PM, Mike McGinness wrote:
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This is something I noticed also.  There seems to be a lot of testing 
of things by people on this group.  I wonder if it has anything to do 
with why we ended up here?
Jim Gundlach
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6) From: Simpson
It was RPS.
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On 10/9/2002 at 5:24 PM sho2go wrote:
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