disclaimer: it's quite late here and I'm almost at the end of a 2 week intense deadline, so take my words with the appropriate amount of salt
You beg to differ in what way? I was only asking 1 coin for shipping. It costs that much to ship locally. Its going to cost significantly more than that to ship international. 1 coin to ship is more than fair.
BTW i hear if you declare it as a "gift" you dont pay tax.
I beg to differ regarding your statement that you will not eat all of the costs. In hindsight it makes a lot less sense than I though it did when I wrote it.
The one extra coin you are asking is fair, I didn't say it isn't. What I said was that I was already over my budget, yours would be the most expensive 5870 I'd buy, a good part of the total cost would be just for shipping and as such I was in one of those situations where after I made my proposal I would stick by it, but regretted the commitment the moment after I clicked 'post'.
You made it easy for me, asking for that extra coin. It's just one coin, it's fair, but it is nonetheless one more coin on a price I already think is too steep, so thanks, but no thanks.
PS: there was a time when marking as 'gift' would work, nowadays all 'gift' marked items get verified and if they think the item has any value I either have a receipt for it (which is stupid, if it's a gift, but hey) or they charge for whatever they decide the 'fair market price' is. Complete morons!