Originally Posted by fullmetal
The seller needs to take a marketing and econ class. He will open up his customer base if he had more appealing combination policy.
Just last week I bought 20 items from a seller who combined in the same fashion. He shipped them for under $2.50. I paid him over $20. His auction stated he combined shipping, but that isn't combining.
Buy 20 items from me and you pay one flat rate of $2.25
If as a seller you have a quality combined policy you will get a lot of additional business from me. Whenever I win a card from a seller who charges nothing additional I scroll through all his listings and bid on things I normally wouldn't. That is the BEST business practice on a seller's part.
Even better, with the way things are on eBay, offering Free Shipping on everything is a simpler way to avoid issues over cost and DSRs. The cost, I would estimate over the whole, cancels out with higher bids on listings with free shipping. It's about the perception with free shipping for buyers.