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The Warehouse is in PA. and they dont do pick-ups. Shiping is higher so I can lower my retail. I lower my retail to beat eBays high % fees on the price(eBay does not charge % on the shipping, paypal charges on both retail and shipping). If I listed it as $300/free shipping I would get hit 40.90 from ebay and another $30 from paypal putting me deep in the hole on the sale. So this is how I keep my head above water and give the customer the best possible deal I can give. $299.98 for this router is really cheap. Hopefully this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.