You know what really grinds my gears?
Finding the card you have been looking for at the right price and then see that the seller has an insane shipping cost that just blows the whole deal.
I visit eBay often searching for cards to add to my collection. I am a tightwad so I take every aspect of the auction in to consideration before making a purchase. I want the right card for the right price so when I come across someone who sells a card but tosses in a $6.00 shipping it irritates me. I know I don’t have to purchase the cards, which I don’t, but I just don’t get it. The only thing I can figure is that they are trying to make more money off of the shipping without increasing the price of the card.
If it is an international seller I can understand the reason for a higher price shipping. I have gotten cards from Europe and Asia and $4-6 is a reasonable international shipping cost but when we are talking about a seller in New York shipping within the U.S. using standard shipping it is insane.
I have been selling cards regularly over the last few months and I stick with $2.50 shipping on everything, which covers the $1.93 postage charge for a 3oz envelope, the .50 cents for the padded envelope and then a .07 cents for additional supplies (rigid top loader, penny sleeve, team bag, etc.).