Thanks for the advice.
I'm certainly not averse to shipping internationally, but I hadnt planned on it until I got the hang of Ebay and shipping in general. If he had a history I would be okay with it, but clearly an account with no history has no skin in the game. I've responded to him regarding his lack of transactions considering his membership time and explained the true cost of shipping and I'll await his response.
Do you have a scale? If not, you should hold off on shipping internationally until you have one. A few ounces difference can mean several dollars in extra shipping cost. Also, make yourself aware of package sizes, a few extra inches can mean higher prices. Some countries have smaller maximum sizes than others.