Melody (Cynthias mom) was saying the same thing. We where trying to send Crystal (Cynthia and my friend) a bit of a care package. It took almost a year to put together. The cost of shipping that sucker was part of the reason that I couldnt pay you right away. It had nothing breakable, and we did our own packaging, so it came to around $14. That said, its crazy because the same thing last year would have cost us around $9. Her mother said that they keep increasing shipping costs no matter what.
Oh, and the kicker... It still took over a week to get to her. At that price, I would have expected a couple of days. And that was just through USPS.