I have never had probs with international shipping,
I bought a frame from the US, $123 postage USPS but you have to take in their overheads in fuel and getting the frame boxed and then to the nearest postal/courier office, that is acceptable to me and should be costed in on top of postage fees
Just this week bought another frame and only got charged $45 shipping
I bunged him $20 extra as thanks for searching around for the best shipping quote.
Pair of MX-Z decals I bought last week took 2 days to come
by USPS, they had to put them in an A4 sized shallow box so they didn't get lost, costs a bit more in postage but its gotta be done if you want it to get to its destination safe
I think the problem lies mainly in the trust factor, Its hard to trust the shipping company it'll get there safe , its hard to trust any overseas ebayer when you hear such bad stories of being conned and its hard to trust the eBay/Paypal system that never seems to be on the sellers side when it goes wrong
Stabled = 91 Browning Test unit - kestrel MXZ Black - 87 Chas Roberts Snow Leopard - 88 Overbury's pioneer - Dave Yates Diabolo - Proflex RF-1 team replica - Mk1 Thorn Nomad - Dave hinde disc - frontiera 531 - Serotta Proflex