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"Antique heirloom furnitue delivered to California from Michigan"

shipping from Eau Claire, Michigan San Luis Obispo, California for $179.70

8/14/2009
$179.70
Eau Claire, Michigan
San Luis Obispo, California
2258 mi.

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My mother's 120-year-old antique secretary/ desk was in my sister's barn in Michigan. I contacted numerous trucking companies over five months and couldn't get a delivery to California without wrapping and crating. Crating prices ranged from $150 to $400 and shipping would have been $290-$900. Through U-Ship I got a bid for $180 with blanket wrap from a small niche mover in Michigan (Jim Hill--Rolling Hills)who delivers nationwide. Although the delivery was delayed by over a week due to truck engine failure in Iowa, the item was delivered without a scratch. Thanks, Jim

- Bea E.
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