I know most people have a preference towards either UPS or FedEx, and those preferences are usually based on a bad experience. I really don't have any brand loyalty either way, but I'll give credit where credit is due. UPS is simply kicking a** this holiday season!
1) My father sent a large package of Christmas gifts that arrived in two days from WV to Michigan. Impressive...not handstanding spectacular, but keep reading...
2) I ordered a set of heavy Logitech Z-5500 speakers from Amazon.com yesterday (12/8/04) at 3:00pm EST with free shipping and estimated delivery of Dec. 16-17th. They arrived today (12/9/04) at 3:35pm EST! For you math whizzes out there (you know you're crunching the numbers Belboz99), that's a mere 24.5 hours on free, ground shipping, and one week ahead of schedule.
Major w00tage to UPS and their employees this holiday season, with special mention to Amazon for their speedy processing!