Sunday, October 8, 2017

FedEx Charging Between $400 to $593 To Ship 51lbs. Of Food In A Box To Puerto Rico

Many Puerto Ricans in the U.S. are left astonished to discover that sending a package to Puerto Rico today will cost up to $500.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 8, 2017

U.S.A. - FedEx has been exposed by several people of Puerto Rican descent in the U.S.A. including in Milwaukee, Wisconsin of price gouging when sending small boxes of nonperishable food to Puerto Rico, according to several Facebook users in the U.S. FedEx employee doesn't know, if the price gouging is due to the Hurricane Maria effect and devastation.
Sly Chispa on October 6 posted on her Facebook (FB) account that "FedEx is price gouging their prices just to send food or any items to Puerto Rico they wanted to charge me $593 or $400 depending on the date  two small packages this is disgusting unbelievable boycott FedEx." Chispa also posted a recorded video on her FB where the FedEx employee explains the flat rate prices. To send a box weighting at 51 lbs. of nonperishable food to Puerto Rico it would cost flat rate of $593 to get there by Tuesday and $400.91 by Wednesday, October 11 at 5p.m., according to the FedEx employee. 
On October 5, FedEx posted on their FB account that "Today we're teaming up with the Pittsburgh Pirates to deliver more than 150,000 pounds of hurricane relief supplies to the people of Puerto Rico. Flight 9121 honors the memory of beloved Pirate #21, Roberto Clemente, who lost his life on a relief mission to earthquake-ravaged Nicaragua in 1972..." 

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