Last fall I sourced a thin wall aluminum tube from the local metal outlet. With the local outlet closed to foot traffic, I needed to get my order shipped from two states away. The material cost was $250 and the shipping cost $1200. Needless to say, I held off on my order. Plan B is to show up at the distribution center this summer with a trailer and a much larger order.
My black friday deal was a $100 binocular discounted to $29. Shipping was $25. I still saved money from the original price. Sometimes, you just have to look at the situation in a particular way to see the good side.