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"They're different, New Yorkers"

shipping from Laguna Woods, California New York, New York for $225.63

12/19/2007
$225.63
Laguna Woods, California
New York, New York
2794 mi.

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So I sell a signed, highly collectible, bronze table on Ebay, to a New Yorker. Me, California. Buyer was a quick pay and now what? A friend said Uship was a good reference for shipping furniture. I was lucky to get Robert Benedict, a local that understands New Yorkers. He kept me informed of the delivery dates, weather conditions across the U.S. and I would email the buyer, each time requesting a phone contact so she and the driver could coordinate. Ay yi yi, she never responded to my emails and all I had was an address so here is this mega truck, negotiating the narrow streets in crowded Manhattan looking for this penthouse with a doorman. Robert was calm and cool but I was freaking out with a million scenarios going through my head....The delivery is made but no check left for the cross country delivery. Ah hell, I'll just pay it when the driver gets home, we decided. What happens next is what Hollywood is made of, the doorman runs after Robert's departing truck, waving him down. "Wait, hey Mista"......Mr. Patient Benedict drives back to the Park Avenue doorman and there stands the buyer, a kind sophisticate, holding the check. It's over. THE END

- Cidne R.
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