I thin[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]k I had this potential buyer too (LOL). They want me to squeeze an expensive bag into a too small box....sorry, ain't happening! I'll guess that potential buyers li[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]ke that have little or no experience shipping anything, they seem unaware of how expensive it is to ship now.[/FONT]yes, anything longer than 15" is charge exponantially by USPS. Buyers just don't know, I have a potentional buyer asked me to fit a 18" long bag into flat rate box, while i aksed for $25 shipping with insurance/signature on delivery, and buyers are still complaining of high shipping charge??