You guys are so lucky.. in Israel, every package valued over $75 is charged 17% VAT. Some items, like electronics will be charged an extra 33% (!!!) of the order value (they also calculate shipping costs in the total).
When using DHL, or any other private courier, an extra 3-10% will be charged, depending on their mood the same day.
I ordered a Yuki 210mm from knifewear in January using UPS, they charged an extra 30% just cause they could, the bastards.