Well said. Agreed. I have been paying $60 to $ 70 even for some samples. The reason: If an ordinary postal services is opted, the package doesn't reach intact. It is always badly treated and opened. Sometimes, vials or bottles get damaged. Or at least, some doubts creep into mind. Above all, DHL, TNT,or FedEx always makes a call about the arrival of the package. The company itself gets the package cleared from the Customs Department. So, I always prefer paying dollars rather than traveling 350 kilometers to appear in front of the customs officer, and make him realize the vials, by God, have perfume oils. Nothing else. You are very much right to say that the vendors who provide the customers with quick courier service, they are preferred. Especially nowadays when top notch vendors ship through DHL and at $ 25 to $ 30, why one go for some vendors who ship through some snail mail sort of postal service. EO is the best in this connection. IO has recently introduced TNT/ FedEx that suits me a lot. AA facilitated me a lot and never charged shipment expenditures. I am obliged. FO once charged $ 50 to $ 60 even from Thailand. Now I cannot say anything about the charges. To have the package within three days is also important, but to avoid unnecessary delay and being perpetually unaware about the package are more than troublesome. For example, the package shipped through Royal Mail or Canadian Mail, if tracking number is also there, just tells that the package is in transit, AND THAT'S ALL. Even now I have been waiting for three packages for the last three weeks. And waiting for an official letter that would definitely read 'Mr Rai Munir, do come to the General Post Office to get your parcel cleared'. Putting aside mode of shipment, I am happy that majority of our respected vendors accepted my request to accept the payment through Western Union. So, waiting for a month is nothing, but, you know, curiosity to know has no bounds and no reason can extinguish that.