I won a motorcycle on ebay. It would have taken me two to three days to pickup and get back. Also it would have cost just as much in gas if not more for my old untrustworthy van not to mention a motel for a night or two.
There are just too many good things about having a company move the bike for me. The only drawback would be the shape of the bike which the shipper or myself would have no control over at pickup.