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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.

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I bought quite a bit of 80 x 160mm and 80 x 80mm, as surplus for $1 per lb. and picked it up in person. $375 for everything (about $2600 from 8020 before shipping). Enough to build my 49" x 60" cut area machine, then expand to 103" cut area when I build my new shop. Sometime it pays to watch for bargains.
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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.

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I bought quite a bit of 80 x 160mm and 80 x 80mm, as surplus for $1 per lb. and picked it up in person. $375 for everything (about $2600 from 8020 before shipping). Enough to build my 49" x 60" cut area machine, then expand to 103" cut area when I build my new shop. Sometime it pays to watch for bargains.
Ya that was the deal of the century. We donít get perks like that up north

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I’m just praying this is all together . If there’s a second shipment yet I think I’m going to claim bankruptcy lol

Wow Rick! Mine came in 2 shipments.
80/20 and then Avid a couple of days later. (Hopefully) since it's crossing the border it'll all ship together.
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I’m just praying this is all together . If there’s a second shipment yet I think I’m going to claim bankruptcy lol

Wow Rick! Mine came in 2 shipments.
80/20 and then Avid a couple of days later. (Hopefully) since it's crossing the border it'll all ship together.
I suspect it will . I just got an email , it’s here tomorrow. I’m going to clear a spot in my basement for storing it .
I think I’m going to lose a potential new job opportunity. I’m supposed to have a meeting today with our new contracted company, and I know they want to get established here right away .
But I’m going to tell them I have things at home that need doing , so I basically do not want to start till oct 1 . If not, I know I’ll never get this done .
The slow times are in January, but I can’t finish my shop in -30 .
I’m thinking just take my retirement and be done with it . I do like this low stress and sleeping in thing lol

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Since you special ordered the size it might all be cut to size by Avid and shipped together instead of the stand being cut to size by 8020.
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Well good news sort of . I just met my potential new bosses ,and although they were not liking the idea of me starting in oct , they were ok with me starting the first week of September.
I don’t know how this will play out ,as there not even sure themselves if it will be full time or part time employment . I’m thinking it’s going to end up being busy, as I told them I’m fine with working out of town with a crew .
But it’s not going to help with getting my shop ready by any means . This is an opportunity I can’t really afford to miss though financially.
I certainly wouldn’t mind getting a few more years of work in, as I’ll be 60 in a year and a half and be able to take one pension
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This whole going back to work thing has me thinking. I’ll have income again , and could pay an exorbitant amount for the electronics from Avid now if I wanted .
I really do want to build the electronics myself though , so it’s a tough call.

I am going to wait and see how this new job pans out first , then make decisions after that.
If it only turns out to be part time , that will give me a lot of time on my hands to build my own cabinet .
Tell you the truth though, I was sort of looking forward to not working for the man ever again .
But having some guaranteed income wouldn’t hurt either . I have a feeling I’m going to be one of those people who works till he dies and doesn’t get a chance to enjoy much .
Seeing as I’m 59 next April, it may not hurt to make a few dollars till I’m at least 60 .

I was sure wanting a dual stage compressor and a Laguna bandsaw for the shop , so maybe I better stay in work mode for now
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Since you special ordered the size it might all be cut to size by Avid and shipped together instead of the stand being cut to size by 8020.
Maybe, but I don't think so. 80/20 will cut to any size specified, so being a special size is not an issue. As I understand it from the folks at Avid, the extrusions are dropped shipped from 80/20. If it were otherwise, the already exorbitant shipping costs would become prohibitive. If the extrusions come in an 80/20 box, the extrusions came direct from 80/20. Pretty much impossible to open 80/20 boxes without tearing them up too much to reseal them for shipment. In every photo I've ever seen of an Avid shipment, the extrusions were in an unopened, intact 80/20 box.
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