I purchased several small, heavy items via on-line auction. Originally I intended to drive either a car or my pickup to bring the items home. The drive would have been 'doable' in a weekend, but would have taken most of the weekend. Was contacted by several potential shippers, and worked with one that was already in the city where my items were. Was able to coordinate shipment of my items for a very reasonable fee... Worked out well for the shipper too, I think, since he was already bringing some other items the same way... Paul was very professional in communicating with me and sharing his personal & insurance information to make dealing with someone I hadn't met more comfortable.