USPS and EMS prices are NOWHERE near that.........it HAS to be a typo.....if it was not I would run. It is ridiculous because I sold a VERY heavy and large item and Ebay REMOVED it because they felt my $40 shipping fee was too high
An approximately 2 kilo parcel I had delivered via DHL overnight cost me $100 AUD. Perhaps you should just get it shipped via express/registered mail if there`s no rush. It`s still safe and traceable! Some sellers have charged me handling and "administration costs" in addition to shipping. I don`t really mind as long as in total I`m not paying more than I`ve budgeted. Good luck!
International UPS is exorbitant AND they will hit you with a customs bill before they will deliver your shoes (learned the hard way on a pair of Fendi's from Italy to the US). Those shoes are FABULOUS btw, snaps to you for great taste!
As a seller, I have found that some couriers do charge quite a bit once you add all the additional options like insurance and signature. Some courier charges 3.50 insurance per 100.00 coverage.
I have also met some sellers profit from shipping/handling. I've been told that since they charge so little for the item they can only make the money on the handling charges. I don't bother with sellers like that.