I have found a diamond in the rough with U-ship! For weeks I had been looking for a way to get my friends cushie couch, chair and ottoman up to Ohio from NC. She was getting new furniture, and I wanted her "old" stuff!
My search for a WAY began. I started with the do-it-yourself way. Well, U-Haul wanted fifty cents a mile!! That was over 800.00 right there, not counting my gasoline. Then I contacted some shipping companies and got prices as high as $1,400!! I gave up for a couple weeks, deciding I might have to live without the cushie couch. Then on New Years eve, sipping some wine and surfen' the web I came across U-ship! I placed my add with an estimated bid of $300. Within minutes I received bids for the move. It was amazingly easy communicating via emails to fine tune dates and times!
I had 3 bids a couple of minutes before midnight, and we exchanged "Happy New Year" greetings. :) I got about 3 more shippers accepting my bid after that.
In the end I chose my shipper from a combination of things. Direct communication: my shipper always responded immediately, and was very pleasant and courtious! Feedback: He was relatively new, but the reviews were great. Timing: He was willing to work with my days off etc.
I now sit on my cushie couch, which arrived in perfect condition. My experience with U-Ship has actually been fun, lol, and I have saved money!! What could be better?