Or for $100 worth of gas, you could have picked it up from Avid's parking lot and had $1,100 for insulation!! 😉
Obviously, you were kidding and taking a good-natured jab at Rick, but there is a point worth mentioning.
It all depends on what Rick is receiving. If the shipment is extrusions, I believe it's drop shipped from 80/20. It doesn't go to Avid first. If it did, it could double or more than double the overall shipping costs, e.g., ships from northern Indiana (80/20) to Avid in Bend, WA (just east of Seattle), and then from Avid to Miami, FL. Having 80/20 ship direct to the customer is way cheaper.
If Rick could have had the 80/20 shipped to Michigan, the shipping costs would probably have been quite reasonable.
I've purchased quite a lot of 80/20 over the years. I live in Gig Harbor, WA, which 15 min. west of Tacoma, WA. The 80/20 shipping costs are quite high. I recently ordered enough 3030 extrusion & a 74" 80mm X 160mm for the gantry to build a 4 x 4 (I'm just finishing it up). I bought $2,929.88 worth. The shipping was $460.99.