I sold one of my guitars on ebay last night, and I really underestimated the shipping cost. The main reason this happened was because I was going to package it myself. Instead, I went to the UPS Store. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to do that again. The first time I was there, I just wanted to see if I could buy a box. They had one, but I was told it would cost me $47.00! Yikes! The clerk said that they could pack it for me for less. I believed that, and went back later with my guitar. After the deed was done, I ended up spending $77.65 to ship that thing, when I had only allowed $49.00. Ugh. The breakdown is: $24.95 for the box, $37.70 for the shipping and $15.00 for the guy to put it in the box. Yes, that’s right. $15.00. What it all means is that I got about $30.00 less for the guitar than I was supposed to. All because it was hard to find a box. :(