Folks, Trueler's advice is for real. He recently helped me broker in a package (it was a jacket that my girlfriend bought for me). It was the biggest "F-U" to UPS, and although it still cost me more than the brokerage fees would have been (tallied up due to 407 fees, time, gas, and $25 in cellphone airtime over usage), it was still worth it in the end; simply because I got to rub it in UPS' face.
If all you care about is the bottom line dollar amount, then it may sometimes be better off just paying the fees. However, this time, I had to beat the system simply because what UPS Brokerage did to me was not right and I wanted to make sure they wouldn't see a single cent of my money.
Last edited by ILLusion; December 31st, 2010 at 13:36..