Jmaurer1: the reason USPS raised their prices, is to cover the nearly free packet shipping from China they are having to honor. It costs the Chinese user almost nothing to ship to the US from China, and a US user 10x as much to ship across town in the US. They have to. Their poor tracking system and loosing things for a week or more has also led me not to use them frequently in the past. I had a package disappear for over a week, 12 days I think, then suddenly reappear 1000 miles the wrong way and start on its way to me again. At least they’ve improved on the tracking. There used to be a very accurate meme about the difference between USPS fed ex and UPS.