I'm seeing ~ $5 on most items. Yanwen/SunYou . Maybe have a look again as even I was seeing those insane EMS quotes till a couple of days ago.Many of the shipping charge are insane. I checked some small items the other day and the lowest shipping charge came to 3-4k. The items themselves cost less than 1000rs! The items are not electronics fyi.
I'm using a free vpn/ip hiding software called goodbyeip. It's there on GitHub. Some members recommended it and I like it.AE still blocked via JioFi.