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Old 03-05-2013, 01:26 PM
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anybody ever use UShip??

Anybody every use UShip to ship items? I am looking at picking up some equipment about 4 hours away from where i'm at. wondering if anyone has any experience using this site.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:30 PM
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Will be cheaper to just go get it. 4 hrs ain't bad. Just run and get it one Saturday.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:35 PM
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4 hrs each way + fuel adds up
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:36 PM
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i will go if i have to but i just got a bid for $145 so we will see where it goes
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:38 PM
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Yes all the time. usually goes pretty well. I am thinking though at 4 hours away, I would be willing to get myself though. Take family, father, brother, dog, get out, enjoy your time. What did ya buy?
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:17 PM
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I used them to ship a car. Basically they are just a broker, and take a small cut of the shippers bid price. Brokers bid or quote the load, then they go find a truck to haul for that amount. In all I had a good experience, the car arrived about 12 hrs late but in good condition. The charged less to ship than what it would have cost me to get the car.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:20 PM
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Yes all the time. usually goes pretty well. I am thinking though at 4 hours away, I would be willing to get myself though. Take family, father, brother, dog, get out, enjoy your time. What did ya buy?
Right I'm the same way. I greatly enjoy a small road trip. But zit man likely isn't I guess.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:34 PM
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Right I'm the same way. I greatly enjoy a small road trip. But zit man likely isn't I guess.
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Mine would have been a 16hr road trip. Short road trips are great, but when its cheaper to have some one else do the transporting, I let them do it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:14 AM
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Used it to have a Little Wonder blower shipped from NYC area to Pittsburgh area. Picked up and shipped to a shipping depot(cheaper than home delivery) right near my house for $152 including insurance. Had a bid in 5 mins and all communication by email. Had it in less than 6 days over Christmas/New years holidays. No delays. Went super smooth.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:31 PM
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Used them twice with great results. Even at four hours if the route is right for them it will be cheaper than you going yourself. But as a tradeoff you will have to do some coordinating, etc. I would not hesitate to use them again.
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