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"Love Seat Sofa"

shipping from Avon Lake, Ohio Winona, Minnesota for $110.00

Avon Lake, Ohio
Winona, Minnesota
639 mi.

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ormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">N style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">I easily found the uship website upon completing a google search for companies that ship large items.  I had a small loveseat that I wished to ship to a family member, weighing only about 40#.  I had called local trucking and shipping companies and they were quoting me prices over $350. ; Since listing an item on uship is free, I did not hesitate to list my item. ; I had about a 1 month ;deadline for shipping the sofa, and did not have many bids for a while.  Shippers began to bid on my item, but again they were giving me quotes in the $350 range.  As I declined my bids, stating that they were too high, the numbers gradually came down. ; I began to negotiate with hostetler1975, who was offering $110 to ship my item. ; In the middle of the bidding process, I was contacted by another bidder, who, against the websites regulations, posted a message to call me and listed his phone number.  I was confused and mistakenly thought that this was the seller whom I was negotiating with, and upon not reaching anyone at the number listed, my bid expired.  The uship team contacted me about this posting, and the response that I had submitted, in which I re-typed the phone number in order to ask if it was accurate.  When I was emailed that I had a "red flag" on my account, I immediately asked the uship team to explain the situation.  They responded quickly and professionally. ; I sent a message to the original bidder,  hostetler1975, explaining the misunderstanding, and about a week later he was able to post another bid to pick up my item while traveling another route.  I was extremely satisfied with this shipper and with my uship experience in general.  I would certainly use uship again, and have already recommended it to many others.PAN>ml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />:p>

- Rachael E.
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