Ok, so a little back story before I get to the brunt of it. I've been negotiating with a guy over the internet to buy a Fuji Roubaix (56 cm). So, we came to terms on a price, and he went on and shipped it. Now, he then sends me an email with the total, and says that shipping is about $130 including COD charges, shipping by UPS.
With that said, does this number seem wrong to anyone else out there? I know my brother just had his road bike shipped a similar distance and it cost a total of $35. I can't find a reasonable way to make the shipping charges nearly four times what they should be, am I missing something? A little info from people with more experience shipping bikes would be greatly appriciated.