My guess is sellers are jacking up their shipping fees to off set lack of bids on eggs. I have received two shipments of hatching eggs. Both charged either $12-$14 for shipping. Both sellers we from One state over. Both shippers shipped in flat rate PO boxes. Both marked with the exact postage it REALLY cost to ship the eggs. One was $6.40 and one was $6.90. One has newspaper as padding, a used egg carton and shredded shavings as padding around the eggs. Packing cost.....$0.00. The other seller did bubble wrap the eggs. Bubble wrap is cheap and even FREE if you hold on to it from other things you have received in the mail. So is anyone one else frustrated with shipping costs that are way over priced? No seller even asks my Zipcode to calculate shipping which can be done on USPS online. I really think sellers should leave the shipping field blank and ask everyone their zip to calculate shipping. I won a purse/tote a seller on BYC and she did just that. Shipping is going to be $2.75. Now that is a honest seller!!!! Unless you are going out and buying tape, bubble wrap, padding or a bunch of other supplies.....I think the shipping fees of hatching eggs is really too high!