That is true but let's call twelve bucks for handling/materials for an average kit what it is: piracy. There are people to whom money is no object when it comes to getting what they want but I believe the majority of us are um, 'frugal' , to quote a member here. We don't want to waste the extra money for fancy new packing material and express shipping. It doesn't take long to pack a kit and if a guy has done it a few times and plans to keep it up, it's not long before he gets an eye for the appropriate sized used boxes that can usually be obtained for nothing and starts putting a few aside. I won't charge handling and I'm not in it for the money anyways. It's a part time hobby in itself that gives me the satisfaction of supplying something to someone that he/she can't get anywhere else and it helps me get the kits and stuff I really do want.