I bought a bike locally and shipped it to Europe for a fellow touring guy on this forum a few years ago. Figuring out how to get it shipped affordably was tough. I ended up creating a business account with FedEx I think it was (or maybe it was UPS), and that let me ship internationally much cheaper than any other option I found. I believe the recipient had to pay duties on it when picking it up.
When it was all said and done (shipping, exchange rates, etc.) it came together pretty well, but it took me some hours of doing my homework to figure it out.
I know this is shipping the other direction from what you want to do but I'm just pointing out that it took some homework to find an affordable option. I burned several hours on it.