Got a note from a lady in Kitchener, Ontario who wanted a (what else) Polish Eagle for Xmas. I figured I'd add an extra $5 on top of the regular Etsy shipping rate, which she agreed to. Well..................... the finished product (a tad bigger than normal) wrapped a little better for the postal exchange added about 10 ounces to the total weight, and pushed the cost up another $12 over what I had originally charged. I was already going to have to eat $5 of the original shipping cost. I guess it also included the customs charges. Now we're not talking anything oversized or valuable (under $100 and just over 3 lbs) here. Total distance is about 230 miles from my place. Now I can relate to RainMan when he says whatever he buys in the USA costs about double to get it delivered there. $34 to ship it to Canada and about $10 anywhere in the lower 48. Wow!!