Heres my thing.. Spyderco does not come up with a number in their head to charge for shipping. They charge what the shipper charges. Just like thousands of other websites on the internet. Yes, some choose to use USPS which is cheaper but spyderco does not.
When you want to order something from another website and see shipping is alot do you send them an email asking to lower the price?
High international shipping costs are not a new thing. And I see members(not just from this forum) shocked everytime they see what a website charges for international shipping.
Spyderco is an outstanding company which puts its customers first in ALOT of situations. They go above and beyond to satisfy their customers even if they take a loss. I think some people tend to take that for granted and when ever something is not in their favor they expect spyderco to fix it.
This is not to single out anyone. Just like people are expressing their opinion, so am I.