I have just contracted with Yellow Freight to bring a 450# pallet from Minnesota to Upstate New York.
The overall cost is $237.00. I can't drive to Minnesota one way for $237.00!
As hobbists, I guess my point is that we should not overlook the obvious way to get our parts around the country.
Common carriers are everywhere.
Faced with driving out to Minnesota, I probably could not have justified the purchase, even though I really need the parts.