"Unusual Shipment handled with unusual aplomb by Paul the godsend"
shipping from Southampton, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom for $39.89
What can i say ? We've all used couriers before at either end of the deal .When they say that something you;ve ordered will be delivered on such a day between 8 and 6 but even if you point out that you're only there from 10 till 5 the most they'll agree to is a note on the delivery driver's docket to possibly avoid a card through the door/ half hour on the phone to rearrange/ trip down to your local depot scenario.
Or if you want something delivered or collected it had better be in a properly wrapped /labelled parcel ready to be chucked about in a van with the rest of the suckers valuables .And god forbid you have 2 or 3 parcels , they each count as a seperate charge even if they do the same journey.So these were my concerns when i won a very nice ebay item which was a gamble as it had declared faults and was collection only, all the way down in Southampton.
I had vague thoughts of driving down to collect the Surround sound system that i had won but when i googled the round trip at over 150 miles and several hours of my life i began to wish i hadn't bid even the measly £22 winning bid.
It became Quickly apparent that normal courier collection was out of the question. Each part of the system which consisted of tall speaker stands and heaavy sub would almost have to be individually wrapped and count as a seperate parcel.
That's when i remembered uShip or at least i had the sense to google auction my delivery or something like. Lo and behold there were suddenly loads of people vying for my business and quoting lower prices by the minute.
The question system allowed me to alert the most likely candidates to the awkwardness of the load as to lack of packaging etc.
This is where Paul came up trumps .
Not only the cheapest quote but totally up for collecting armed with bubble wrap and a cheery flexibilty unheard of in his business .
Needless to say all the bits were safely delivered to me on the same morning as collection and all for less than the fuel i'd have used