Trellis NOT for delivery

Well it seems we are doomed with the trellis. We've seen it for £24.99 a panel which is what it is. Delivery to our house, which is about 6 bus stops in a straight line is £12, checking out other delivery prices that didn't seem so bad at all....until it doubled to £24 because it would need to come in a larger van!  Errr...it was always that size!  I just don't get why any local business would do this, it's removing their competitive edge to the chains, and the chains then appear to be better value. 

It's a shame but our trellis won't be coming from anywhere that wants the equivalent of another trellis panel for delivery. And I've thought about bringing it back on the bus, but I don't think we'll get away with that!!