Priority mail same as First Class mail?

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  1. Chris Shelly

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    My xXx DVD was shipped last Friday and I finely got it today. It was 3 days late. I opted for Priority Mail but they shipped it First Class instead.

    Is Priority and First Class the same or are they different?
     
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    I believe Priority is supposed to be 2-3 days delivery tops where as First Class takes quite a while longer for packages.
     
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    First Class is 5-10 days, I think. Deep Discount DVD uses the 5-10 day method from USPS for its free shipping option (I've always gotten them in 3 days), and I've used that every time except once, when I used Priority Mail to get one in 2 days. DDD ships from Illinois, and I've only had them ship to Ohio addresses.
     
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    I talked years ago with my local Postal Clerk, and he basically said Priority was a buzzword name for a flat rate first class- that First Class and Priority were handled no different- it was just a standardized flat rate for packages- more of an advertising ploy than anything.

    That seems to have held true- if you ask for first class, and the weight exceeds a certain level- it is just "priority".

    -Vince
     
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    so is the usps 5-10 day option at DDD third-class?
     

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