I must count my blessings. I live in Germany (Army wife) and we get mail via USPS since we have an APO that is based in NY. Locals have mentioned the horrible cost of shipping from the US but i did not realize how bad it could be. Anyhoo, for those of you who ship to customers with an APO/FPO, the fastest method seems to be USPS. Not sure how the recent increase in postage impacts the cost effectiveness. I just placed an order with JoAnn's and it is going to take about a month to get here. Here's why: they Ship via FedEx to the NY postal facility, then is gets transferred to the USPS as PARCEL POST to cross the pond! ARGGH! they may as well strap it to a minnow! They got a serious complaint from me! Thanks, I had to vent.