I vote for keeping international shipping. I think most curlies are totally understanding about things getting held up in customs or just delayed in the mail.
Now me personally, I'm not as understanding about people mailing super late in the game. We all know the deadline, we all know things can take awhile this time of year, we should all make the effort to ship early (barring illness, emergencies, etc, of course).
I would actually like the name exchange to happen the first of November so I have more time to shop (since I do most of my shopping online).
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-progress.html