I want to UPS to send a friend a book (Prosperity Secret of the Ages - it's a goot one). They wanted to charge me $18.00 to send it standard. My reaction was, "Say wahhhh ?" I go, "That is not a good choice on how I will spend my money today!" This was after my kids had a gay ol time with the bubble wrap, and they put the greetings cards thither and yon (I only have two hands). So I went to the post office and spent $1.88 for a 3 day delivery. I used their automatic label machine and it took me 2 minutes. Bottom line- I am not going to allow life to just happen to me. In this economy the penny is king. I make mine bleed!