It's gonna cost you no matter what but that seems high. Via US mail pkgs also have to be rather small but Air Parcel Express http://www.apx-air-courier.com/cargo.html
has as reasonable rates as I've seen for small and larger pkgs up to 500 lbs. And they claim they can do door-to-door within a week. During the clean-up it took longer but it got there.
[This message has been edited by heyjude (edited 12-07-2000).]