Originally Posted by Long_Bong
I d be even more curious to compare what we are being charge for shipping versus the real amount paid by the seller...
Don't forget, they charge you shipping and HANDLING.
The "handling" component generally pays for things like wrapping paper, tape, labels, cardboard boxes or bubblepack mailing envelopes, foam peanuts, and the cost of gas to take your package to the postal outlet. Those things don't come for free. I've shipped a lot of guns and parts in my day, and I always eat the "handling" costs...but for me, to mail a gun, is easily going to cost me $5 out of pocket, and I buy my paper & tape at the dollar store.
It might cost them $20 to mail your package, and another $5-10 in handling costs. That's reasonable.