Quoted from dinot:
Uggghhh....I assumed that the $508 was to Betson's location. (only 30 mins from my house). It is insane to me that a 20lb part costs more to ship than a pinball machine. I wonder if we use another freight company shipped to an airport. (usually much cheaper than delivered to your door). I had some slot machines shipped this way a few years back. I think I paid $150.
My dome isn't atrocious. I took out some of the haze by flame polishing it. But I wouldn't mind a new one.
if i could do one for 500 bucks including shipping which is what it used to cost a year or so ago i would be on it as well allsport.
i am trying to wetsand mine but i dont have high hopes and i am wayyyyy too scared to bust out a blow torch.
but ya I thought betson was 508 to there location as well which im 30 min away too....i started contacting them because a couple months back they actually had two domes available on there website... one for 508 and another for 300 and something so i got super excited and tried to purchase the 300 one and then i was told that one didnt exist and all the other sad info about shipping and what not.
I asked chexx if they would be willing to ship there items in different methods and they pretty much shut me down but i have been told by others on here or a facebook group that if you call and talk to the right people they are more willing to discuss different ideas and plans with you.