"Little move for a long distance - bed, couch and a bit from hou-atl"
shipping from Houston, Texas Atlanta, Georgia for $701.00
I had a great experience with uShip and Bernard - the completed shipment so far for me - I was moving from Houston to Atlanta for work and the value of my furniture is not that much; hence I was debating to sell it all and re-buy everything, but it was just a bit of hassle. Instead, I found UShip which I recall from a college case study (Univ. of Texas Entrepreneurial Management class - Prof. Graebner) where we met some of the folks on the team and it stuck in my head.
Uship is a delightfully simple site which is a reverse auction where service providers bid for moving your stuff - you put up a well detailed description and try to be as accurate as possible. I got three bids within a few days of putting up a post with a tight deadline --- I was able to read reviews and pick one right away. I then had a lull of a few days with no contact before the user called me and we coordinated the moving. He was very patient with my individual circumstances and worked around my travel schedules.
I was thoroughly amazed with the care and attention he gave my move despite being "below" market by way of direct full movers. The way my couch was packaged, it was a sight to behold.
Lovely experience, great provider, great service - I recommend this to everyone.