Why is it dishonest? The price to ship is stated up front. You either agree to it or not. At times I will pass on auctions for items where the shipping is too high. Often that is used to make up for a low starting price. Say on new items where there is a pretty set market price. You might see an item start at $10 cheaper than you can buy it anywhere else. And then the shipping is $15 when it ought to be $5. It all comes out even but it is a game some play. If you don't like that game, don't buy from them. I pass on those myself. I know what it costs to ship stuff and can tell if the shipping fee is pretty close to being right. I don't sweat a couple of bucks. Like I said, I look at auction price plus the shipping as my cost of the item. As Buzzard said, I look at what it'll cost to get it in my hands and that is all that matters to me. It is either a good deal at that price or not.