My 7 yr old son and I were moving to NC from California. We had decided to take the train. You have heard the expression "god willing and the creek don't rise" well the creek rose. And Amtrak was not going past Denver because of the flooding in the midwest. We waited 3 wks before cancelling our reservations and getting plane tickets, but it was not in our budget to ship the boxes. They were included in our train tickets but you obviously cannot check 15 cardboard boxes on an airplane. We had w hittled our lives down to the essential things that we could fit in 20 boxes. So we were shipping everything we had left. We only had a few days and I was getting a little nervous. On one of my searches for "cheap shipping" uShip came up. Frankly, when I got the bid I thought it was too good to be true (and I usually don't fall for those) but it was one of those situations where I was out of time and options. I needed to get the boxes on their way so that I could get on the plane- I just had to go for it. Except for the fact that I gave the shipper the wrong pick-up address (don't laugh) everything went perfectly, I got to North Carolina, my boxes arrived a few days later. I know I saved several hundred dollars, Ernest was great and I will definitely use uShip again. This is a GREAT service.