I sourced the above equipment and it turned out to be some 190+ miles away from me.
I then costed the job with suitable van hire time and fuel likely expenditure and soon decided the self collection in monetary terms was going to outweigh the equipments actual cost, not commercial sense.
I then happened upon the U ship platform via google and duly placed my haulage /transfer request.
My inbox was then popping up once or twice a day with reasonable quotes from various service providers, finally i settled on the cheapest quote(£60), notably all via the u ship platform e mail, so no passion, emotion or sentiment dealt or experienced.
Only when you pay the u ship fee do you get tel no's and personal e mail detail for final arrangement facilities.
I arranged with the seller to load the courier van on tuesday evening, the next morning circa 8am the courier arrived at my address, pre empted by a tel call, i un loaded the item, paid the person, gave him a cup of tea and dispatched him. Clean , simple and commercially excellent.