We understand, this is not an insignificant investment, but we want you to know that you are getting a high quality, very soft and arms-filling stuffed animal for your money, made right here in the US. Our pricing on Kickstarter is inclusive of shipping and sales tax. All Genetipetz come in a very sturdy pet carrier that your little ones are going to find are a big part of the play experience (we recently observed family friends using it as an airplane and a train car for their petz!). You are also getting the very first Genetipetz ever produced. We consider these first-run toys to be highly collectable items that, when Genetipetz takes off, you are going to be proud to say you own (and folks on ebay will probably clammer for). Beyond these things, also know that you are helping us launch our dream and are backing a worthy idea that needs a little help to get off the ground. We cannot possibly make the case of value for everyone at this stage of the business start-up, but know that we will celebrate all of our early backers who believed in our little business venture!