I could totally pay shipping and would send it right back to you! I could even compensate for the day of use! I am going to pick my puppy up around December 19th..and need a soft carrier so he/she can ride on the plane. and I hate the idea of wasting money to buy something I will use literally ONCE. Anyone? As well as your carrier back, the price of shipping etc.. you would also get my eternal gratitude and a present for your pooch from the doggie boutique where I work!