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"Positive experience shipping a motorcycle"

shipping from Stuart, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia for $250.00

10/3/2008
$250.00
Stuart, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
571 mi.

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I bought a Yamaha motorcycle through Ebay. It was 650 miles from my house. The shipping quotes through Ebay averaged about $600, which was almost a third of what I'd paid for the bike and I didn't want to add that much to my overall costs. So, I planned to get a cheap plane seat down and ride the motorcycle home. I found myself dreading the trip because of the added complication of renting a car at the airport and dropping it off in the town where the bike was. Plus, I haven't ridden a motorcyle in 12 years and dreaded a long trip on an unfamiliar bike with rusty biking skills for dodging cars. That's when UShip came to my attention. The guy who sold me the motorcycle said he'd heard of UShip but had never used them. So, I got on UShip.com and listed the motorcycle to receive shipping bids. Then, I copied the Ebay picture of the motorcycle and pasted it to a Word Document. Then, when UShip allowed me to browse for a picture of the bike, I went into "My Documents" and selected the document containing the picture of the bike I'd copied from Ebay. When I checked my email later that evening, I had about a dozen offers from people competing to transport my bike. I read the reviews other customers had left and I also looked for a transporter who was WELL-INSURED. I decided to give PDShipping a try - they had great reviews and carry massive insurance policies because they haul around big Sea Rays and other high-priced boats. It was a great experience. The bike arrived on time, in great shape, and the way everything was handled, including communication, couldn't have been better. I wound up paying $250, which was cheaper and a whole lot easier than going to get it, myself. And now I can brush up on my riding skills in the safety of my own neighborhood.

- S.h. R.