A couple posts ago I wrote about the dilemma of bringing annuals and awards with me. I decided to ship a box of my favorite annuals. I'd say it was at least 80 lbs. worth. Which is exactly the amount we were over on our alloted shipping quote, which bumped up our cost by 1000 USD.
So the next time your complaining about the 100 USD a year subscription fee to Communication Arts, just be glad you're not slowboating them to Europe.
(By the way, I'm not trying to be euro-pretentious by writings costs as "USD." I'm using a European keyboard, and the dollar sign has been replaced with this: ç