Without causing another 'eBay be damned' thread, I just want opinions. I bought a 1/72 kit, bagged from the manufacturer. The seller hadposted clearly in the auction $7.50 for shipping. I had no problem with that, expecting it to be in a Priority Mail box costing, what, $5.25 or so to mail? Give them a little extra for expenses. It arrived today, in a 6" x 9" bubble envelope, 1st class, for $1.56. I asked the seller if they intended to charge nearly $6 above the postage & this was their response. "hi, i never know how much items are to ship, depending on location it can be different amounts. Several models i recently shipped were more than i charged because of location, so i cover my self. A simple car model cost me 7.50 + box fees because it went to the upper coast.People do not seem to realize the overall cost to ship, the envelope cost money, the gas to go to the post office, which is not close to my home. It is shipping and handling. I am not a buis, i do not get any deals on shipping. There is also the ebay fees and paypal fees. So in the end i do not make much money. You saw the shipping charge when u bid on the model, and did not question it. When i go to the post office i do not know how little or how much they charge, i have a idea. If you were in Seattle it would have cost me more, thats the nature of the shipping. but to let you know, that model originaly cost me 25.00 and i believe is out of production, so you still got it for a great price. Thank you" Other than clearly trying to make extra money & not pay eBay fees on it, I can't see where gouging another $6 is fair, for a 50 cent envelope. I told him as a seller myself I understand his predicament but that his way of gouging $6 wasn't the proper way to do it & eBay's calculator is quite accurate in my experiences. Like I said, if they had at least put it in a box since it was a bagged kit after all. So, am I being anal or what? As a seller myself, I surely wouldn't do it. Thanks for the input.