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I threw the most expensive skein of yarn (not realizing that $50 Candadian is like $39 USD), went to check out, and it shows $0.00 shipping.

Shipping option
Standard Shipping Free!
$19.86
PERMIESLOVE: Free shipping when you spend $39.72



So, even though I live in USA, it still gives me free shipping.

Question what is the least arrogant way to refer to my country? Lots of countries are in the America, so saying America seems arrogant. Lots of countries have United States, so saying US seems arrogant. But,the USofA is not a term most people use. So, um, what do I call my country without sounding self-centered?
 
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Um, do I answer the question honestly?

I don't know if this would break publishing standards.

So I just say that in Canada, we call it The US

But there is a meaning behind that which isn't all that flattering. 


Gladness - free shipping to you!

Sadness - our dollar is that low now.

gladness - more people from The US might want to buy my yarn!
 
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Yikes, if I ordered yarn that was $40, the shipping would have been $19.86. The shipping would be paid by you. So, in reality, for you'd only be getting $20USD for yarn that you priced at $40. That's kind of stinky.
 
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Yep.

Shipping is expensive in Canada. 

I'm wondering if I should up the minimum price of free shipping for orders over 75cdn
 
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I think I'll keep it $50 for now, then up it at the end of the month. 
 
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