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"Vintage Surfboards Coast to Coast 2 Weeks"

shipping from Dublin, Ohio San Francisco, California for $150.00

3/11/2009
$150.00
Dublin, Ohio
San Francisco, California
2456 mi.

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I originally bought two vintage 1060's surfboards in Long Island New York. Without much hesitation I got on a plane and met my father at JFK Airport and brought the boards back to Ohio. They are awesome surfboards. That weekend my father and I built a box to have them shipped back to San Francisco. When done we packed them measured and weighed the box and called a shipper. The first quote was $6000! I was not a happy camper. A revised quote based on my father's regular shipments with this company dropped it to $1600. (still more than double what I paid for the boards) I didn't have a clue how I was going to get these boards to me at that point. I placed ads on craigslist for people driving accross country to have them take them, I had my father telling me he knew people going to Vegas and I could drive 10 hours each way to meet them and pick up the boards. Then a tenant of mine told me about his experience with Uship. He had shipped is old school Vespa from LA to San Francisco using UShip. I placed an ad that night and got a response from Motorcyclemovers the next day. They picked up the boards the same week and delivered them to my door within 14 days for less than 10% of the last quote I got from the freight company. The owner John was a pleasure to deal with. They communicated exactly what was going on and I talked directly to the driver, Steve, on several occasions. Steve is a very unique guy who spends his time on the road and loves it. If you get a chance to ship with these guys you will be stoked. Place your stuff in their hands, wait a week, meet Steve, buy him a Monster Energy drink when he arrives and stop worrying about when you stuff will arrive and how much it will cost.

- Brett K.
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