I bought a hard top from japanparts once (actually a former rouge employee of theirs) and it arrived in pieces with broken glass and the fitting kit parts falling out of the box. Amazing. Yes shipping is always a risk with these babies and it won't be cheap.It would have to be packaged right also, when my hardtop arrived the box was really beat up. The only thing that saved it was multiple layers of bubblewrap. Shipping price must be steep also!
I know the removal is easy, I unlatch it then put one knee on the driver seat and use my hands and head to lift it out! which look ridiculous but works a treat!