I charge handling, because oil is $140 a barrel, gas is 4.00 a gal, and I deliver items to the USPO or UPS, find packaging materials, etc. All of this costs. I charge $2.75 - domestic and $3.00 --international for everything I ship. I require insurance, $1.70 for everything under $100. If it reaches your end of delivery, YOU must file for ins. If it does not reach you, I will file and refund once I receive the claim funds. A Delivery Confirmation Number proves delivery of the item and place; it is NOT a tracking number. Express mail is the only service with a guaranteed delivery time. Priority is NOT guaranteed in 3 days. International items are on their own after they leave the US. If you have a postage price or delivery time complaint, please take it to the USPS. I am not to be held responsible for items once they enter the postal system. With UPS insurance is included and item can be TRACKED. I mail within 5 business days. I will find you the least expensive method available to me.