When I won this bass on eBay I thought I was going to visit my son in Dallas with the RV, so I wasn't concerned it was "pick up only".. but the trip got cancelled and I tried to arrange shipping through regular channels (ie Navis) but found it too expensive. Then I found uShip, and uShip found Gael, who personally picked up the instrument in Austin Texas, drove it all the way to North Carolina within 60 miles of my home, met me in the parking lot at Wal-Mart, and made the connection! I am so happy to have found uShip and plan to use the site for my own eBay auctions! We've been a little afraid of anything but 'smalls', but now everything is fair game! Thanks, uSHip, and Gael!!!