I recently purchased a new Springfield XD, so I needed to pick up a few extra mags for it. Times being what they are, mags are in short supply right now and hard to find. After spending some time scouring the internet, I find a company that still has a few in stock - and they haven't jacked up the price like so many other companies are doing. I grab the last two they have and put them in my cart. I go to checkout, and they tell me my shipping will be $21. That's right, $21 for shipping two pistol magazines. That was just regular ground shipping, not air express or overnight or anything like that. I cancel that order and continue my search. After a while I find another company that has what I want and they haven't jacked up their prices, so I grab those up. The shipping came to $18 for four magazines. Not as bad as the other place, but still what I would call excessive. For reference, the last magzine purchase I made I was charged $5.50 to ship a dozen or so mags. The last ammo order I made was a case of 9mm, and shipping on that 35lb package was $19. Is it just me, or has anyone else seen an increase in shipping charges? Instead of raising the upfront prices of merchandise to avoid being called scalpers or gougers, are companies starting to charge excessive shipping in order to capitalize on the current spike in business?