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"Received a bronze church bell from Maryland"

shipping from Elkton, Maryland Burbank, California for $499.14

12/19/2009
$499.14
Elkton, Maryland
Burbank, California
2713 mi.

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I purchased a 200 pound bronze church bell on eBay that was pick up only. The bell was cast by McShane bell foundry in Maryland in the 1860s. Living in Burbank, CA, I could not exactly drive back to Kent County, MD to pick up my newly won bell. So, I googled shipping companies in Maryland, and up popped uShip. To my surprise, they were a shipping service allied with eBay, kept a record of how a shipping company performed, and used PayPal for a down payment. It turned out that a shipping company called Landlift did a lot of business with eBay winners who needed items shipped, and after describing my situation on uShip.com, Landlift came in with a great bid, and had a super performance record as listed on eBay. I accepted Landlift's bid, closed the deal with a deposit through PayPal, and then received a call from Landlift who set up the pick up arrangements. They were very friendly, and quickly put my concerns to rest. The bell was wrapped and taken care of just like a baby. uShip and Landlift both did a great job, and I received my bell on New Year's Day, just in time to ring in the new year!

- David W.
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