: I went back on the site to try another city to see if the shipping charges varied, closer to the border (plus i like to double and triple check when something doesn't look right).
and then i noticed this
ATTN Non-U.S. Customers:
In order to accurately estimate shipping,
first login to your account.
So i made an account, place the kit back in my cart, and now the price of shipping drops from 72.30$ to 32.90
$ via usps (isn't that the one who doesn't charge customs fees?).