Re: Hookah shipping prices
As a former retail manager who did a lot of shipping out of his shop, let me tell you this:
UPS charges a lot for shipping small items. I had to explain to a lot of my customers that it was difficult to get out a package for under $6. In fact, the corporate policy (Which I chose to ignore) was that all shipping was to be charged a minimum of $7.50.
I further broke the rules and would offer to send small packages through regular post, which was often cheaper for the smaller stuff. But, there's reasons I don't work there anymore.