Sorry folks: while we've been able to make enormous changes in the way pricing in the computer industry works, doing the same for the way international mail works is kind of outside our ambit.
If you've ever bought anything small from overseas, you should be used to the way the prices work. For heaven's sake: I just bought an antique glass figurine the size of a ping-pong ball to complete a collection. It's coming from the USA, and I have to pay $35 shipping for it. The fact that that figurine didn't cost $5 is beside the point: that's what it costs to send it tracked, and I expect to pay something for the packing and materials. The postage would be the same if it was an actual ping-pong ball.
So can we cool it with the whinging about postage costs? They are what they are. And we WILL close this thread if it descends into more of this stuff.