so if a single rim was $35... then 5 wheels would be $175 leving about $200 left on the total shipping quote you got..and i would bet those 5 tires weigh more then those 5 wheels...
Tires weigh roughly 50 # each +/- depending on size...
i know it's not "an answer" for you but it might be some perspective..
i actually tried to work a deal on wheels and tires with a guy from Texas, but i'm in Jersey and the shipping killed it.
I ended up getting wheels and tires from a guy in West Virginia... we agreed to meet in PA to make the deal work.... I drove about 220 miles, he drove about 120 miles... it was a RIDE, 3 1/2 hours out, pick up, and 3 1/2 hours back...It cost me about $80 in fuel (and a steak for my brother...he took the trip with me) but it was much cheaper then shipping...
2013 Sahara 2dr BILLET, auto, hardtop, 430N, heated seats, auto temp., 3.73s, limited slip, tow pack, remote start ORDERED 2/26..Delivered 4/1
mods: Jeep 7 Spoke wheels & General Grabber AT2 275/65-18, WeatherTech liners