I know that media mail is cheap compared to other forms of shipping because it's slow, but does the USPS purposely slow it down? I order 3 CDs from a Discogs seller in South Philadelphia. I live in a Philadelphia suburb that touches the city. A 5 minute car drive, and I am IN Philadelphia. Well, my package sat at the South Philadelphia post office for 2 days and today tracking shows it's in JERSEY CITY, NJ. So, my package went from right around the corner from me to almost to New York. How is this cost effective for the USPS in any way?