Objectively describing the situation and asking for opinions on whether my position was justified or petty is hardly a 'pot shot'. This is a forum after all. People should feel confident to document their experiences, good, bad or otherwise.
For my first shipment I just got hit with a $200 customs/border fee even though I kept the number of cards under $1000 value. Looks like the exchange rate changed between buying the cards and shipping them. Pretty disappointed because now the whole thing cost me way more than just buying in oz.