hjohn...Unassembled super 'kit' from Mann Lake includes frames and foundation at $35.95. As others have said, free shipping with ML over $100. So more of a matter of what is your time worth, IMO. I myself find it relaxing to build my gear, and I also clue and nail every joining point, plus I know it was done to my standards. They do mention 'staples' on the amazon site, so you may be reinforcing the assembly anyways. Not a bad deal at all, though, if you want assembled.