I recently bought a part from a friend for my current project. It cost 42.00 to ship it to me via UPS. I needed to return the part and the UPS store wanted 146.00 to send the same part back. The part only cost 100 bucks so I ate it. I have seen quite a few items I was interested in on various sites but when checking out shipping costs it is often more than the price of the part. I have no idea why UPS, FEDEX, etc are all so expensive but it is changing the way business is being done. Fuel prices are down, so I guess labor prices are up. I did see where UPS and FEDEX were posting record profits. I miss the swap meets.