Thanks Curt. I suppose that's one way of looking at it - I like the way you think.
It was a "stealth acquisition" so the missus has no clue 'til it arrives, same with my NuArc. Maybe she'll buy the idea that the shipping was $300 and the enlarger is $1,000.
Dave, thanks for the other options - I will inquire with all the recommended outfits tomorrow, I definitely look into all of them. The seller will put it on a palette wrapped in plastic.