Ebay sellers have to pay ebay listing and final value listing fees. Then ebay sellers have to pay paypal Transaction fees. These ebay and paypal fees take over 10% away from the ebay auctions final value bid price. Ebay buyers don't pay tax on items they win from the buyer. So depending on your state tax rate. most ebay sellers will lose 6% to 9% in not getting re-Imbursed in store sales tax. These ebay sellers who run to stores looking to grab newer toys. then throw them up on ebay. waste over $3.70 per gallon in Gasoline fees. driving miles upon miles to stores. Running to stores and buying newer popular items. in desperate attempts to make profits on ebay. can wind up making most ebay sellers lose money not gain money. Since Hasbro's MP Thundercracker is the newest Ebay scalper toy on ebay. lets do a little excercise. showing how much Ebay scalpers lose selling this toy on ebay. 1- Ebay scalpers drive to the TRU stores looking for MP Thundercracker. wasting $3.70 in gasoline fees. they easily waste $10 to $20 in gas. since most TRU stores are 15 miles away. in order to make the trip worth it,they need to grab cases not just one item. 2- TRU stores charge 6% to 9% in sales tax. MP Thundercracker cost $69.99. sales tax will be around $6 on the toy. Ebay buyers don't pay sales tax. ebay buyers lose $7 in sales tax. which eats into their profits. 3- Ebay charges sellers listing and final value fees. paypal charges buyers money transfer transaction fees. all of this takes away 10% from the sellers final bid profits. Selling MP thundercracker on ebay & making over $100 in final bids. can cost sellers over $15 in final value ebay fees and paypal transaction fees. 4- In order to get any type of profit from selling Hasbro MP Thundercracker on ebay. you'd have to sell the toy for over $100. to cover gasoline,sales tax,ebay fees and paypal fees. Why do ebay sellers scalp newer toys on ebay. if they wind up losing money and comming in the red,not black. Because most Ebay scalpers don't bother to do the math. in the long run,ebay scalpers not only hurt buyers,they hurt buyers. everyone suffers,nobody comes out the clear winner in this situation. I've noticed these Ebay scalpers. try to make a few extra bucks in over charging on shipping fees. best advice I can give any ebay buyer. look at the shipping fees. Stay away and don't bid on auctions where the shipping fees are high. Shipping fees for Hasbro's Mssterpiece Thundercracker. Should cost no more than $9 dollars. because the toy is Ultra sized. The box is small and light. the item weighs under Two pounds.