Yeah, there are sure a lot of people gouging on shipping. I don't fall for it and won't bid if the shipping is out of line. They rig the insurance charges too. Often they ship USPS but charge more than the USPS insurance rates for the winning bid value. EBay does nothing about it. On the few auctions I have run, I always do flate rate shipping via UPS or FedEX for a reasonable fee, which includes insurance.