Randy, I ran into that situation when I was looking for a NuArc unit. There were some very reasonable ones out there but they were about a thousand dollars away. I finally got one from the City of Industry there in CA. It was a compromise on price and shipping. They did some searching for me and finally settled on UPS Freight and waved the crating along with wrapping it up for transport.

Think of it this way, your enlarger is $1000.00 and shipping is $300.00. That's one heck of a buy for a Durst, I've got one and they are something to behold. You won't be sorry, see what the list is on that model, that's an eye opener.

Best,
Curt