My mother offered to give me my childhood piano for her grandchildren to learn to love music with. We live in different cities, and all moving quotes I got from "traditional" sources were above $1,000. At those prices, I could have bought a new piano, but I really wanted to have the piano I grew up with for sentimental reasons.
I remembered reading a blurb about uShip in a magazine, so I posted the piano and was matched with Professional Piano Movers. They were willing to move it for a little less than $400 -- much more reasonable.
On the scheduled day of the move, PPM experienced trouble with traffic and a nail in a tire, causing pick up and delivery times to be drastically delayed. They kept me posted on the revised timetable and managed to still deliver it on the scheduled day, even if it was midnight! They were very quiet, quick and polite despite having a less-than-perfect day.
I appreciated the ease of using uShip to pair with a reputable service provider and I will definitely use it again. Thanks to uShip and PPM for helping me bring home a piece of my childhood to share with my sons.