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"uShip made my eBay rowing shell purchase possible"

shipping from Lindstrom, Minnesota Des Moines, Washington for $258.32

Lindstrom, Minnesota
Des Moines, Washington
1695 mi.

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uShip is as good as having a brother in the shipping business. I won a 25 foot long, single person rowing shell on eBay and needed it shipped from the lakes region of Minnesota to Seattle, Washington. Although light weight (mine weighs only 45 pounds), the length and handling requirements make rowing shells unfamiliar and unattractive to traditional shippers. Subsequently, cost effective rowing shell transport is rarely available unless you can find a rowing club headed your way with room on a trailer. With few options I turned to uShip. Within a week of posting to uShip I received a bid from Gary, who along with is wife would soon be heading to Seattle to house hunt. He had a rack on his truck he used to transport 30 foot long tipi poles and thought he could handle safely my rowing shell. His experience hauling long, skinny loads, willingness to haul something out of the ordinary and thoughtful preparation made him the ideal person to trust with my rowing shell. Without uShip, I never would have connected with Gary and might never have gotten my rowing shell home.

- Robert M.