I'm always amazed at the trivia people on this site command. Leslie and I will be traveling South America for a few weeks. It is summer down there so we are taking mostly light clothes. But near the end of our trip we are hitting Punta Arenas near the southern tip, down near Antarctica. We are not looking forward to hauling a bunch of cold weather clothes all over the continent so Leslie wants to mail some stuff to the hotel to have it waiting for us. One shipping store strongly advised against using the Post Office. Their experience is that way too often, it never makes it to the destination. She said you can't even buy additional insurance because it is so risky. So she quoted us $600 to mail a 14x14x14 inch box weighing 25# using DHL or Fedex. That was way too much so I went to the post office. They quoted $125 for the same box but could not offer additional insurance. (They didn't tell me why). Do I need to keep shopping shippers or am I getting the truth?