A friend was closing down her apartment in NYC and she gave us a desk and leather chair. First problem, how to get them to DC--since most movers don't take very small shipments, or charge an arm and leg. We wnet on UShip and several shippers contacted us. Gene from Eastern States e-mailed a bid that was the most reasonable and we accepted (other bids were double to triple their price.) Once we had a contract, Gene called to arrange a pickup time and spoke directly with our friend in NYC. They picked up when it was convenient for her, and then they called and asked when it was convenient to deliver in DC. They picked up on a Tuesday and delivered to us on WEDNESDAY! In addition to the move, Gene and I talked and exchanged friendly e-mails about the Stanley Cup playoff series between the Capitals and the Rangers--won by the Caps. These folks are sort of like having one of your close friends or relatives doing your moving. They are careful, they are prompt, and they are friendly--and they give good value for the price that they charge. Try them, you will like them.