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shipping from Memphis, Tennessee Asheville, North Carolina for $300.00

5/21/2007
$300.00
Memphis, Tennessee
Asheville, North Carolina
502 mi.

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I had been trying to ship two mopeds from Memphis to Asheville NC, for almost two weeks when I recieved 1953igo's bid. The attempt to drive up there and get them myself had failed on various occasions, as I do not have a truck myself, and was having to borrow either my dads or a friends truck for the trip. Between their schedules and mine it was hard to work out almost 20 hours for getting there and back... not including stops. I had had one other bid that was in the 300 dollar range, but the shipper was a couple hours outside Memphis by the time I checked my email. When I saw the even 300 bid I contacted the seller, worked out a pickup time, and accepted the bid. I contacted the couple and they picked up the mopeds from the sellers house the next morning. With the drive being so long I figured they would stop along the way or pick up another shipment. Ten hours later they called me from near my house. I had just gotten off work and had no cash on me, so I asked my girlfriend to grab some for me. Unfortunately, everything was closed, and our plan of cashing the tax refund to pay for shipping wasn't an option, as the local Ingles will not cash anything but welfare checks. They had arived and unloaded the mopeds before we returned, talking to my roommate. They hung out while I tried to scrounge up enough money to pay them, waiting at least half an hour for me to run to the atm and back to get them some cash. When I returned, they were still laughing and talking with my girlfriend and my roommate. They were very understanding about the situation, and not worried about it at all. They hung out, asked us all about college, the city and then headed back to their home in Georgia. uShip was the best option for me to ship these mopeds. Most of the companies I contacted wanted the mopeds to be crated, and charged over $75 a bike to do this, more if they had to pick up the bikes themslves. Thanks uShip and 1953igo for your help!

- C B.
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