When was the last time you decided to trust a complete stranger - and one you've never met in person? I believe in my "gut" and I also believe that sometimes you just have to trust your fellow human beings. I recently shipped an antique wicker baby carriage from Virginia to Ohio. I accepted a bid from Kelsey Chrisman of CK Transport. His bid was the best price, but more importantly, he agreed to simply pick up the carriage. I didn't have to crate it, shrink wrap it, palletize it - nothing. And since I wasn't sure how to do any of that stuff anyway, that was very valuable to me.
Kelsey was amazingly responsive on email (email is better than phone for me anyway). No email ever took more than a few hours to get an answer. I had told Kelsey my ship dates were flexible in order to get the best price, so a last minute change put the pickup date on a day that I wasn't going to be home. Fair enough - I said I was flexible! So, Kelsey and I worked out a deal to leave the baby carriage on my back porch, unlocked. So far so good.
Then Kelsey asked me if I wouldn't mind leaving cash, rather than a personal check. Hmmmm..... After a short time thinking it over I decided that not only did the guy just "seem" honest, but he had good feedback on UShip. The one or two negative comments were accompanied by responses that clearly gave me the impression that his customer had been unfair - and more importantly, that he genuinely cared about his reputation. A good sign.<P>So, that Saturday, I left the antique carriage along with a sealed envelope of cash on my back porch and crossed my fingers. Sure enough, a few days later (after being sidetracked by a snow storm and mechanical problems!) the carriage arrived safe and sound. And our emails asking for updates continued to be answered promptly.</P>
This is a good company - and an honest man - and a transaction that was facilitated by the unique and clever resources of UShip. Bravo to all involved!</P>