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WTF! $21 postage on a $31 order?
I'd just like to take a (not at all) brief moment to reply to this. It's something that gets brought up from time to time and reflects a certain way of looking at things that might benefit from perspective.
If I agree to manufacture and sell you a concrete sphere that is a meter (three feet) in diameter, a reasonable price for that might be... oh... $10. Concrete isn't terribly expensive and once I have a nice mold made, the job should be easy.
So I'm selling you a cement ball for $10.
Only you live on the other side of the planet. It seems obvious that the price you're paying for the concrete ball has zero bearing on what it's going to cost to get the ball to you. I can't fit it in an envelope. I can't stick it in a tiny box. No matter who I use (USPS, UPS, FedEx, Purolator, DHL, or some other courier), the sheer cumbersomeness and weight of the ball makes it clear that it's going to be expensive to ship.
Well. Books aren't balls of concrete. But they're also not single sheets of paper. Shipping companies have complex tables involving dim-weight, the dimensions and weight of a shipment.
But the important take-home here is never link the price of an object to its shipping cost. The price of the item is the price of the item. The price of shipping is something else. Add them together and you've got your total cost of ownership. There's NO reason for either component to be smaller than the other.
Just trying to help you (and anyone else who actually reads this) have perspective.