I would have to agree with your sentiment about the ink being "worth it" however, to be quite frank, this is (unfortunately) the best deal we're gonna get in the US if you're interested in the ink. Bung-Box now sells on Amazon in the US, for ~$35 a bottle. This would be expensive, but not far off what you'd pay for it in Japan at 3240 JPY (Price-gouging at its finest; Bung-Box used to be 2160 JPY, or ~18 US, before the huge surge in popularity, and it came in nicer looking, more functional bottles). Unfortunately, Amazon charges an additional $22 PER BOTTLE to ship (Absolutely ridiculous!) and you won't get free shipping with prime on this. You used to be able to purchase directly from them if you sent an email, however when I last sent one (at the start of the previous Bung-box ink drop) the reply I received was essentially "Thanks for your interest in our inks, you can buy them through US Amazon, we can't be troubled to take the time to ship individually to the US." Of course, you can always go through a buying service such as White Rabbit Express to try to get it directly from Japan, but then you're looking at an additional $1 per item, $4 fee per shop, 12.5% service charge for the total cost of the items, AND you still have to pay for the shipping. While probably still cheaper than Amazon, you're looking at ~$33 after the item/shop fees, $35 after the additional 12.5% surcharge, and then you still need to pay to ship it. So if you've been saving up for a Bung-Box ink, even just to try, maybe wait for another drop on a color you like better, but understand that, sadly, this really is the best deal you're gonna get.