I consistently lose money shipping to the same parts of the country because shipping out there happens to be ridiculously expensive. Since it is so expensive ($3-$4+ more than my listed shipping), I do not use those zip codes as the basis for all my shipping costs. I don't want buyers to be put off by the absolute "worst case" shipping scenario (even though I try to make it very clear that I refund any shipping overage in excess of $1).
However, I'm tired of losing money in those situations when this wouldn't even be an issue if Etsy had a shipping calculator.
Etsy, when are you going to implement a shipping calculator?
Why can we print shipping labels from Etsy, but we can't even be properly paid for shipping costs?