And to their main point, COMC does offer a much better deal on multiple cards than sites in which that you need to buy from multiple sellers. Having the cards in one location is a brilliant way to do this. But that's sort of like a "duh" moment here. Of course COMC is better!...they're just not as good as they used to be. The more complete picture is that since I originally started using COMC their shipping costs have risen 29%.
In my first COMC purchase from October 2008, I was able to get 18 cards shipped for $5.60:
Today, I went to the COMC page and picked 18 cards from their listing that game me a shipping cost of $7.25 which is $1.65 or 29% higher than my original purchase:
Now I realize that COMC has recently moved locations, bought new equipment, and as their inventory continues to expand it probably takes their employees longer to locate and package my order. But I guess the question I have is why does the buyer, rather than the seller, have to bear the brunt of these increased overhead expenses?