At this point in my life time is more valuable than money. I'd much rather just drive 5 min to the UPS or Fedex store with the loose item and have them do it than spend the time hunting down the proper sized box (or boxes if doubling up), packing it up, taping, etc. (Not to mention those packing materials can add up as well.) I don't care if it costs me an extra $100 for them to do it for me. Glad to pay it. One less thing I have to deal with. 2 hours of packing would be a nightmare.