okay an update on this....
My records show that I paid www.vitacost.com
on 4th of August and shipping was $4
I also placed an order with www.iherb.com
on 12th August and shipping was $12
Both items turned up today so $4 shipping to England was 10 day
s and DHL $12 shipping was an amazing 2 day
s. 2 days from CA to England is pretty impressive in my book. And the DHL fella even phoned me on the mobile to say he was outside.
As a caveat I must add that email replies I got from www.vitacost.com
were down right rude and condescending at times when I inquired about the items I had ordered. I do feel the seller has an obligation to the buyer to ensure items arrive.