As you can see, the opinion of FedEx vs. UPS is as heated as the opinion of Lite-On vs. Plextor. Bottom line, you can have a pleasurable experience with both carries, just like you can have a pleasurable experience with both CD-RW drives. I like UPS and I like FedEx, especially FedEx Home Delivery since they deliver on Saturdays. I've heard horror stories in regards to both companies, and I've heard praises for both companies. You have to take the plunge and choose one. Personally, I'd choose FedEx in this instance simply because it costs $12 less to ship the package. I assume this is for your auction. If so, I see you charged a flat rate of $39; therefore, if you ship via UPS, you will lose $5. If you ship via FedEx, you will profit $7. I like profit.
In the event that you charge the buyer the exact shipping rate after the auction, then I guarantee most buyers will praise you for choosing the cheaper option without losing quality. UPS Ground, FedEx Ground, they're all the same basic quality.
I'm surprised nobody mentioned Airborne Express.
They advertise cheaper rates than both UPS and FedEx. I never had a problem with ABX either; they're Ground service is pretty quick, perhaps even quicker than UPS and FedEx! Case in point, ABX Ground package from Texas to New Jersey arrived in 3 business days...that is phenomenal! Not sure where your nearest ABX retail center is? Visit any OfficeMax, they use ABX.
No, I like women.