Over what you ask? Why the Post Office of course! OMGosh let me tell you about it!
After I receive payment for a creation I then transfer the amount from Paypal into my Tipsy bank account. This takes 3-4 days, most times. Once that is finished I then, God willing, make it to the Post Office. A pretty normal routine I must say. Although I am admittedly Post Office jinxed. Really I am! You can ask some of my past customers LOL.
So, on with the story, I am shipping a Baby Giant. Those of you that have lovingly brought one into your family know they are a tad larger then most of my other creations so I often times combine two Priority boxes together in order to get the BG to fit comfortably inside. No biggie right?
This time it was a big deal. They now inform me that there is a surcharge for the size. I reiterate, I have done this many times before in the past, so I know about a small surcharge. Small I said? Ooops well let me change that statement. It is NOW almost $50.00 to ship a BG to California!!!! What???? YES! That is what I said, fifty US smackers. I will go out of business at this rate!
Needless to say the BG came back home with me. I now will go buy a standard box at Staples, or some place of the sort, repack my lil man, and then send him out tomorrow standard mail. This frustrates me to no end!
I so truly sincerely apologize to my customers. I will be using standard shipping on any of my larger creations from now on out unless a customer is okay with paying $50.00 shipping INSIDE the US.
*Oober sad, annoyed, and grumpy face*