Do you have the ability or desire to ship it? Sunday the 22 is not far off. I'm not sure getting it done and shipped is possible by then. If there are ways this could work let me know. Also pm me your bottom dollar.
I had my Raptor shipped from Ohio to Denver for only $450. I did have to pick it up at the trucking hub. I wonder if you have an Estes Express lines there. Thats who I used before. Regardless, we're too far apart on price. The shipping is brutal.
That shipping quote I received was a quick quote so you're right there probably is a company that will do it for less. I'm not familiar with Estes Express. My price would be less if it's picked up by the purchaser.