Acurite Access - Shipping Costs?

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Can someone explain the crippling shipping costs to Canada for the Acurite Access?
I got my $40 offer today.  Was excited to order it and then saw that the cheapest shipping option to Canada is $25.60.

Really guys?  This thing can't weigh much more than 1lb - how can these costs make sense?
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Daveed

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Noel Schneider

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They may just be passing the cost along. I own a mail order company. and shipping to Canada can be expensive (and slow). 
I almost hate to sell to Canadians because they get mad at us due to shipping costs and the long transit times. Unless you can stage product ahead of time in a Canadian Warehouse, shipping from the US to Canada is more expensive and difficult
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George D. Nincehelser

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This article may help explain it: http://www.packagefox.com/blog/shipping-costs-to-canada-why-is-crossing-the-border-so-expensive/

Or you can google "why are shipping costs to canada so high".  You'll find lots of articles and complaints about shipping costs to Canada.
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I understand the replies.  But i have ordered many products from the States that didn't require that level of shipping cost.  Perhaps those vendors were passing the shipping costs directly in the price. 

For now - it will just mean I don't buy from Acurite directly and will wait for a different option at some future date.  Or a different technology completely.  I already have a bricked Acurite Bridge - so maybe this is yet another reason to consider alternatives.