We have heard you. We agree that shipping costs can be high. The UPS rates are beyond our control (Carpe Diem is just too small to negotiate better rates). We are willing, however, to compare the U.S. Post Office rates with the UPS rates and send your order via the least expensive way. If you DO NOT want us to do this, or prefer one method over the other, PLEASE LET US KNOW in the "NOTES" area.