I am bidding on several items from the same seller. He charges 8.99 per item to ship (though he offers a $2 discount for additional item). Is it wrong for me to request actual shipping costs? I went to USPS and did a postage check for a package weighing 5 pounds and it came to under $9. He would charge $29.95 for shipping. Thats just craziness to pay $20 more for shipping. And their is no special shipping. He ships stardard priority flat rate box price. I sent him an email to check on shipping. But was that rude or out of place? I know that over charging for shipping is against ebay rules.