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rere: ups rate increase

updated mon 14 feb 00


CNW on sun 13 feb 00

It occured to me today that the rate increase might have something to do
with rising fuel costs. I don't pay much attenion to diesel but I think I
saw it at $1.47 a gallon the other day that's about 40 some cents more a
gallon than last year. The oil companies have cut production and the cold
spell has increased demand for heating oil/diesel.

I agree the rates are awful I sent a single piece (about ten pounds by
itself) to california last fall, cost me about $50. Partly because by the
time I did the packing the way it had to be for insurance it was HUGE.