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Trunk Tales

As the owner of the UPS Store franchise next to Dunkin’ Donuts on the Post Road, Rob Steinmetz might be forgiven for urging mothers to use him — not the freight services recommended by camp directors — when sending trunks off to summer camps.

truUPS is cheaper, he says. They pick up at home, offer return shipping tags…sure, sure, sure.

But then Rob delivers the coup de grace:

“Those other shipping companies don’t offer enough time. We ship much closer to the time the kids leave for camp. I know, because people always forget to pack something. Then they come to us, and pay $50 to send a pillow overnight to Vermont or New Hampshire.”