Well, after doing oodles of homework, cheaper is not necessarily better as you all know. Also, many shipping companies do not have a track record that I'm familiar with. Also these babies are ridiculously heavy, and getting them to a friend's business is problematic and labor (and time)intensive. Also, the buyer wants delivery to his home. So? UPS it is. I have had perfect experience with UPS over the years. It is going to be a bit pricey: $270, includes insurance, pick up at my door (very good thing)and delivery to the buyers door. Thanks for your tips guys.