There are many, many great things about being a hockey fan, and until recently, I thought that there wasn't a single downside to being a fan and collector of the "Coolest Game on Earth." Then, I had to send a few things out via the United States Postal Service.
I sent out three packages today: a trade to Beware the Hockey Card Closet, a trade and group break package to Sportscards from the Dollar Store, and the massive group break loot (equipped with a spectacular autographed 1/1) to Rob PBS. Three packages. Two to Canada and one to the UK, for a total of $36!
Now I'm not complaining about having to send stuff out of the country. If I really felt that way, I wouldn't trade with anyone in Canada, and I would keep my group breaks closed to anyone outside the U.S. What I am complaining about, though, is that every year, we hear the USPS make all sorts of statements about how they're losing money, and how they have to cut staff, and how they have to raise prices. All I'm saying, is that with the INSANE price increases that took effect in February, I don't want to hear these complaints ever again.
I'm sure we'll hear about it again next year, but really, what other options do we have?