Unfortunately postage can be quite high from Canada. It goes by weight and size, there are no handling charges. If you are really bothered by the charges please takea look at the PDF's.
The reason you have to wait is because we have to weigh the book or books in question to let you know the postage costs.
When a person requests a book we give them 7 to 8 days to let us know if they are wanting it. But we do not take the book or pattern off the site until its paid for.
We can only PDF patterns that are out of copyright.