Sooooo I've noticed that I'm not the only one doing this so let me explain why we ( or at least me ) are doing this.
Etsy is a really great platform , the only downside is that for us as sellers we have to pay a crazy amount of taxes to Etsy.... I have a great example for you if you're interested.
If you want to pay the original asking price just buy straight away from us sellers ( on Instagram or in my case also the website ). This will help us a lot and we don't have to pay a crazy amount of taxes over a transaction!