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"Moving a fossil"

shipping from Sizerock, Kentucky Naperville, Illinois for $200.00

7/19/2007
$200.00
Sizerock, Kentucky
Naperville, Illinois
513 mi.

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I bought a two hundred seventy-five pound fossil tree stump on ebay from a seller in KY. That was the easy part. I then had to decide how to get it to my house in IL. The seller's method would have costs about $350.00 Ouch. I could make the drive myself, but that would still be a couple of hundred dollars in addition to sixteen hours roundtrip in an SUV. I then found "uShip." I thought, well, why not give it a try. Setting up an account and an ad were simple and I immediately began to receive bids. After filtering through the various offers, I selected RapidRunVanMan. Working with Gary was great. He set up the the pickup, meeting the seller's grandmother in the process, and took extra steps to make sure that the fossil, delicate despite its weight, was carefully packed for the trip. He kept me fully informed of the status of the shipment every step of the way. As it turned out, the cost was less than I could have done it for myself, I saved sixteen hours of driving and I did not have to wander around the hills of KY looking for the seller because of the leg work Gary did. It was a great experience, despite the looks my wife gives to a 300 million year old solid rock tree stump from a KY coal mine now sitting on our patio. I would definitely use uShip again.

- John M.
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