I've returned albums to Amazon several times. I pretty much use UPS because you can simply drop it off with them. What IS nice, at least that I've noticed lately, is that almost immediately after they have scanned it in the UPS store, Amazon sends me an e'mail showing the item returned, which is pretty nice! So, if I've asked for a refund in the way of a gift card, then the balance is almost immediately posted to my Amazon gift card right after the return is scanned in the UPS store. I don't know if that would be the same with USPS... Hope this helps!