We wanted to buy a glorious black and white floral patterned sofa from Ikea, so I called the company's customer service department. I was told that we could get it shipped from their warehouse in Pennsylvania for a mere $350 bucks! Since we live in MN, that seemed ridiculous and wasteful. So I tried to find someone who would bring me a sofa from the much closer store in Bloomington, MN.
Carsentransport bid on our job. He patiently dealt with me, as well as my brother, who met him at the store to buy the sofa. The shipment arrived on time,in perfect condition, and we're all happy here, bouncing on our new sofa. It was totally worth all the complicated scheming!
Incidently, we got to shop more locally by using uShip, and we saved about $200 bucks!
Woo hoo! Thanks, uShip!