I had just sold my prized $50k boat when I realized my next task was to find a stranger that could come to my house, hook up to my boat and drive away with it, across the country; And I was going to give him money to do it.
I started feverishly looking on the internet for the "perfect stranger". The one that I could trust to take care of my boat at a good price. First, I did not know what a good price was. Second, how could I trust anyone? I found several shipping companies willing to ship my boat, but none that I felt comfortable with. Some quoted seemingly high prices and didn't make me feel like they really wanted to do it. Others were a bit too eager to do it yesterday. Then I remembered this USHIP site that I had previously stumbled upon. Since I was not comfortable with anything I had found to that point, I decided to check out USHIP. I did some looking at current listings and realized that they were mostly people just like me; Individuals that needed something moved but could not do it themselves. It was free, so I just put my listing out there to see what would happen. After just one day, I had several bids and they were all cheaper than my current best quote. That's when I got more interested and started looking into these bids. The first thing I realized was that I was only looking at carriers who Wanted to move my boat. They chose my listing. Secondly, I found that I had instant access to real references from people just like me. I new what this carrier did last month and whether it was good or not. It was also nice to see that I was dealing with the actual person who would be doing the driving.
I kept getting more bids and they became more competitive. I was feeling comfortable with the price point. I saw that these carriers had to be accountable for their work And their prices. If I could find a bidder with 100% feedback and a reasonable price....., well, I did. Mel with CustomExpressDelivery was my "Perfect Stranger".