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"Great Experience Shipping Large Paintings"

shipping from Tucson, Arizona Landenberg, Pennsylvania for $172.22

5/12/2009
$172.22
Tucson, Arizona
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
2400 mi.

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This was an awesome experience. I was a little wary as I had never heard of this service before. The uShip site was easier to use than any other shipping site and led me step by step through the process. I have never even used eBay so I am a novice doing this sort of thing and it was a piece of cake! I also loved the text notice of bidding and questions so I could deal with that even if I couldn't access my computer. I was on a business trip when I got the bid and questions and I never would have answered them in time if not for the text alert. Great idea! My daughter was moving back home from college across the country and she had a ton of stuff. While we could have used traditional methods for shipping most of it home, she had 3 very large canvases that she had painted and I had no idea how to get them home. They were 3' x 4' and altho' they weren't worth a lot in dollars they were unique and invaluable to her. I called UPS and they wouldn't ship them unless they were packaged with at least 3inch buffer on all sides and could withstand 40 lbs of pressure and would only guarantee them if they packaged them - so $175 shipping went up to $500 with their packaging. We felt that Uship was our best bet for them arriving in good condition. And they were! They arrived in perfect condition and very quickly and it cost us only $150. the shippers were friendly, easy to work with, accommodating. Over all it was a wonderful experience and I would reccommend it to anyone. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again. This is a great way to ship heavy, awkward, or unusual shaped items - especially art or something that you want to be sure it will arrive safely and undamaged. They treated our daughter and her stuff as if it was their daughter. If we had known how inexpensive and safe - we would have shipped all her stuff home through them.

- Virginia N.
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