I am in Maine. Its possible to ship it, but packaging takes some effort. But UPS says: "For bare metal items, securely tape pieces of corrugated cardboard around any sharp, pointy and protruding edges. Wrap the metal tightly with a protective surface like bubble wrap or plastic film to prevent scratches and dents. Apply your shipping label to the flattest, largest surface of the item". So, a box isn't needed. However, I can understand if you don't want to go to the trouble. Ultimately its up to you. You can probably sell it locally with no problem.