I LOATHE UPS. I'll just leave it at that or else I'll start a multi-page rant about their various sins. Short version, I do my very best to avoid using them, and if possible, I don't do business with companies that don't give me the option of choosing someone else to ship with. Sometimes it is unavoidable, in cases where someone doesn't tell you/ignores your request to ship another way, or it is an individual seller that has something you want and it is rare/unique/only available from that seller. Those exceptions are the only ones.