I have bought a lot of stuff from GG and many other cottage manufacturers. You know the shipping price before hand. If it is too much money, then don't buy it.
I have been very happy dealing with GG. If I need a small item, I wait and grab a couple other things when I need them to combine items for shipping, or buy more than one, such as pads. I don't want GG to fold and stuff a pad into an envelope. I want it in a box.