It's going to cost him more than $6.00 to ship the helmet to you, but maybe the seller is not experienced in shipping things. After shipping off more than a dozen Monster Parts over the last three months, I understand shipping costs much better. If it's less than a pound and not too big, it can go Priority Maiil for $3.85. Something heavy like front forks start to approach $30 for shipping. That helmet will likely cost between $10 and $15 to ship.
Of course, if you paid enough for it, losing a few bucks on shipping isn't a big deal. It's when you only charge $10 for something and it costs $14.85 to ship, as happened to me in one case, that it gets painful.
No, that sounds about right...UPS Ground includes insurance, and their base rate is about $6-$7. Try calling this guy if you're really worried, but he seems legit. It's the sellers who charge a ridiculous amount who make the honest ones seem shady (I bought Keith Code's TotW II for $7, with $2 shipping, and the seller actually paid $5+ shipping Priority...very bizarre, and SWEET. Another sold me an Answer Orbit stem for $7, and didn't charge shipping. Then again, I've also paid $7 (!!!) shipping for a pair of pants! It's all about what the seller wants to charge).
You're probably OK on this. Lots of good fedback and lots of transactions for this seller. If he's verified on either Ebay or Paypal, they have his bank account verified with an address. They can reverse a payment if necessary.
I am glad ya'll dig the screen name. I was going yo use it on here, but one day I saw an alternate spelling used on a tee shirt, so I figured it might be popular and everybody had already seen it. Plus, I like the Duc-Gasm better. Sometimes people think it says Duc-GusM, but thats ok. Not everyone can have a ducgasm, and some can even have a monster ducgasm.
Thanks guys, you have reassured me about the transaction. I guess there is only one way to find out...