Ok so, I don't ship many items...scratch that, I don't ship any items until secret reaper rolls around. Last year I used Fed Ex and I shipped out some fairly large boxes, one being almost 10 pounds and the shipping came to just under $20. Fine, it was a big box and it was heavy and fragile. Whatever. My husband kept telling me USPS would have been cheaper, but Fed ex is right around the corner from where I work and they have later hours. So anyway, tonight I went in and I shipped a fairly compact (in my opinion ha!) box, 12x12x12 and it weighed 4 pounds...it cost $23! This box is way smaller than the boxes I shipped last year, what's the deal? Maybe I'm just out of touch with reality because I never ship anything, so is this normal, or do you guys get better rates with USPS?