My spare dresser was just perfect for my sister's new nursery. The problem was getting it from the Chicago suburbs to Los Angeles.
I put the word out amongst my friends that I was in need of a shipper. Did anyone have any experience with shipping a single piece of furniture? They all told me that unless my dresser was very valuable it was doubtful that the cost would make it worthwhile.
Well, I got some quotes from commercial shippers anyway. Sadly, it looked like my friends were right. The quotes I received were all over $400. One was even $655!
I had nearly given up hope but I placed an ad on Uship anyway. I wasn't expecting much, if anything, but I was about to be proven wrong. An email appeared in my inbox. I had received a bid! What was even more exciting was that it wasn't outrageously expensive either. It was only $173.
Was it too good to be true? I decided to take a chance with a shipper who was new to Uship. I accepted the bid and within minutes I got a call. The shipper was just a few miles away! Within an hour my dresser was on its way to Los Angeles in the back of a camper. I had saved nearly $300.
Three days later, my sister got a phone call from the shipper that he was just an hour away. The dresser arrived in perfect condition and is now looking lovely in my sister's nursery. My shipper, Vanat, had done a perfect job.
I shared my story with all the friends who said it couldn't be done without spending a fortune. You wouldn't believe how many emails I got thanking me for telling them about Uship. It seems like everyone I know has been holding onto items they thought would be too expensive to ship! So, watch out, Uship. You've got customers coming your way.