Your offer to reduce shipping, for forum posters is appreciated. Â It shows that you find value in our common interest in fine clothing. Everyone has a different approach to eBay. Sellers on eBay are free to charge whatever they want for shipping. Â Buyers decide if they're willing to pay that amount. Â IMHO, shipping should be at, or close to cost of actual shipping. Â Priority boxes are free from the post office and I buy colored tissue paper for $1 per20 sheets at the dollar store. Â When selling clothing, shipping supplies are not a cost factor. Â However, when I recently sold a 85 lb. amplifier, I added $14 for the box, which is what I actually paid at the UPS store. Â When it comes to shipping, what others charge or what the market will bear, is not where I intend to make a profit. Â Â If I factor in time, including going to the post office, effort and supplies, then I have to buy "smart" and not expect bidders to pay more for shipping than it's really worth. If I don't buy smart enough to make a reasonable profit from an auction, that's my fault. Â These are only personal rules I've established for myself and I don't expect anyone else to follow them. Â Occassionally I'll pay more for shipping because I really want an item, knowing that actual cost is far less. Â That's my choice; I factor shipping into what I'm willing to bid for an item.