What a lovely Valentine! Awww, you’re all so sweet to think of me. You truly are. It’s a lovely, lovely thing to be considered. I blush. I go all warm and tingly.
You deserve a box of Snyders of Hanover Sourdough pretzels all your own–or a nice bunch of flowers from the Hallmark Screaming Banshee!
I should explain that that $86 shipping fee for Pretzel Nirvana was postage and handling from the Manufacturer. That being the case, if KHWP wanted to blow $2.79 on a bag or box of little delights I’d say, hot damn!
Then I’d say wait.
Here’s here’s the sucky part. Like an Agent and the Publisher want a wedge of the author’s pie, the US PO wants in on the international shipping cash bovine. They only allow boxes of a certain size through their system now. Surface mail no longer exists. For a standard fee of $33.75, you can cram as much as possible into a 16x12x4 box (slightly larger than a shirt box). Whatever doesn’t fit, well you have to go to the next sized box, which is another $15 more.
Right. Cal Q Layter says, the 3 un-boxed bags of pretzels, $8.37 worth of them, plus $33.75 shipping = $42.12.
So, you sweet thoughtful, lovely people, save your money. Save your money and buy my book–when it comes out–because then I’ll be able to afford $86 on my own junk food and you can see your name on the acknowledgements page.