Your absolutly right international shipping is high. International Shipping is very high especially when shipping from the USA using the United States of Postal Service. Unfortunately for both me and you, USPS is the cheapest way to send packages overseas when compared to carriers like FedEx and UPS. On top of the high price of international shipping, the USPS will be raising their postage rates even more starting in January of 2014. The estimated delivery date for this project is March 2014 so the shipping rates have to accommodate for this price increase. In no way is my intent to try and make a profit off of shipping. I simply don’t want to go broke because of charging far too low for international shipping like so many projects do. This being my 3rd playing card project I have learned my share of lessons of what not to do. So many card project start off with great intentions but then up not succeeding or not delivering the rewards because of poor planning and oversight when it comes to International shipping. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. It is more important to me that you as a backer receive your rewards than not at all because of inaccurate shipping charges causing the project to fail.