Comment: Special Note for Traders in the US of A
You represent proly 75% of the people on this site and it's frustrating when half that number don't feel like trading outside of their own country. There's no requirement to trade internationally , and I need to respect different peoples opinions on it, but please for the love of heaven above don't just say that some guy from canada once ripped you off and you will NEVAR TRADAE AGAIN! with your northern neighbour. I apologize for that other canadian. He was an ass to you and misrepresented this country that I love. Let me make it up to you by showing how smooth these kinds of trades can go :).
I don't have a huge trade history here, but I've yet to have a package lost or damaged through USPS and Canada post. I've also heard about very few instances from other international traders. This leads me to believe that it is an infrequent occurance. This leads me to believe that most of our trades will be safe, and insurance is always avaliable in the neighbourhood of $2 more for more expensive items.
Although my feedback is important to me, I have a general rule of living where I don't shaft other people. Maybe it's a karma thing, but I figure that the worst I do to someone else is the best that I should expect from other people towards me. Promises sometimes don't mean much, especially on a website, but I really do give you my word that I will never cheat, lie or exaggerate to get the best of you in a trade; regardless if you are from the US, Canada, or elsewhere.
Let's make our countries love eachother again :).