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"Almost like emailing my door!"

shipping from Columbia Heights, District of Columbia Cathedral, New York for $124.00

Columbia Heights, District of Columbia
Cathedral, New York
232 mi.

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I needed to move a large French door from my former apartment in DC back to its original location in my current apartment in NYC. Friends advised me to just buy a new door, but this was the original door from a 1922 building and they don't make them that way any more. It also had sentimental value. Timing was flexible, but I needed someone who could handle a bit of informality, with a large apartment building at each end. Big shippers either didn't want to deal with such a small and potentially problematic load, or else the price was high enough to buy a half dozen doors. I tried Craigs List but no one was ever going the right way at the right time with enough room to add my load. The one exception sounded like a jerk. I had to make a quick trip to DC anyway, so I gave up and rented a minivan for the trip back ($125 before gas and tolls) but I was dreading the drive (I'm a NYC girl; I hate driving!) Then I found uShip. I posted my ad, with a $125 maximum. Within minutes I had a bid at $124 from glenandcindy. I accepted it and worked out a plan, all by email. Days later Glen, ably assisted by his daughter Erica, picked up my door on a Sunday (I didn't even have to be present) and delivered it as arranged the next morning. As I expected from our exchanges, Glen and Erica turned out to be very professional and very nice, the kind of people it's great to deal with. The door is back where it belongs, the price was reasonable, and there was no hassle. It was almost like emailing my door! Next time I have something to ship, I know where to go. Thank you, Glen, Erica, and uShip!

- Lynn U.