Just curious. I drove 200 miles one way. Easy day trip.
How much "lust factor" does a machine have to have for you to not want to trust it to a shipper and just make those miles yourself?
What is your breaking point for deciding to make the drive vs. hiring a shipper? For instance, if you pushed, you make make an 800 mile roundtrip in one day. What about a 1000 mile roundtrip? Now you are talking motel expenses.
How much does/did the cost of gasoline factor into your decision?
Does/did how long a particular machine was on your wish list factor into your decision of whether to drive or ship?
Or was the seller not willing to ship?
How far will you rationalize your reasoning when the object of your desire comes up for sale and it is a two day ride from home?
Would you take 2-3 days off of work and spend some of your vacation time chasing your favorite pin?
Would you try to convince your significant other and the kids more fun could be had by vacationing in Minot North Dakota instead of Disney World because someone in Minot just happens to have offered your wish list pin for sale?
How (embarrassingly) far would you/did you drive to feed your addiction ?