I was recently in the same situation being quoted $190 shipping fee for a polishing machine (and nothing else) to Australia, so I cancelled the order.
Ended up with another seller paying $60 (yes, $60) shipping with FedEx. The parcel arrived in less then a week. $130 is not a small difference ..
I believe this is something that AG should consider in order to attract more international buyers. Internet does miracles for online shoppers, there are literally thousands of sellers out there selling same or similar products ... with different prices and shipping fees.
I have no intention of bashing AG, not at all, I like their prices & customer service, but would buy much more if shipping fees are more down to earth.
I also hope this is taken as constructive criticism, no bad blood on my end.