My parents bought new couches and dining room chairs and offered to give us their old ones. The only problem was that we live 2000 miles away. Before finding UShip other moving companies quoted us at least $1000 for the job. Through UShip we accepted a bid that was several hundred dollars less. And when my parents offered to give us more furniture, we were able to adjust our shipment to include the other items at a reasonable cost. The items were picked up from my parents house, carefully wrapped up and hauled away. Less than a week later they were delivered to my home across the country. I was very impressed with how well they were packed up. Nothing was scratched, squished or damaged.
Now we have all new couches and dining room chairs for a fraction of the price of buying them new.