My husband bought a very heavy item (200 lbs?) on e-bay, from a seller 13 hours away. This was his first purchase on ebay. He failed to notice that the seller would not ship. I contacted uship and got a great bid and got the item shipped. It arrived a couple of days later. If we had to pick it up, it would have cost us 3 days, 2 nights in a hotel, lots of gas and lots of boredom. Instead, it was delivered for about what our out of pocket cost would have been for the trip. I can make much better use of my time.