Sometimes, it works out cheaper to have things sent by air. I have been screwed many a time by brokerage fees... I remember paying $50 on duty + fees for a $10 13W3 -> VGA adapter... Normally, I don't bother buying anything from eBay in the US unless I stand to save at least $100 as it's just not worth it.
1.0 Pastel Ball Python, 1.9 Normal Ball Pythons, 0.1 African House Snake, 1.0 Savannah Monitor, 0.0.1 Argentinian Horned Frog