You have seen the ads on TV or over the internet. Some item is offered up and if you act now you will receive a second one "Absolutely Free" and in fine print "Just pay shipping and handling" The reason I call this a scam is that the fee for shipping and handling is arbitrary and usually excessive. When it comes to these charges, they can often more than double the price of the original offer making the great deal a very bad one. While this isn't fraud exactly, it certainly is a deceptive practice. I think a lot of people focus on the price of the item at checkout and do not really pay a lot of attention to shipping and taxes. This is an exploit of the foolish, I know, but it is something that people need to be alerted to. And to add insult to injury try shipping across a border - add more duties and taxes to increased shipping costs.