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Old 06-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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Ever not get a bid from uShip?

I've gotten quotes on uShip in the past, and they are usually pretty quick. I put in for a quote last night, and haven't heard anything. It's not like I'm shipping to/from remote places (Dallas area to NYC) where no one travels. I tried it with a price I'd like to pay, and "accept all bids"... not a single one.

Is that odd?
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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Same for me. I shipped 7 bikes on Uship from 2009 through June 2012 with great service from shippers and tons of bids. I just listed a bike to be moved from Phoenix, AZ to Memphis, TN. 2 days... no bids.

I asked for bids. I did not set a "ship for price" as their website now recommends. Did it that way for years. I think their new format sucks!
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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I've gotten quotes on uShip in the past, and they are usually pretty quick. I put in for a quote last night, and haven't heard anything. It's not like I'm shipping to/from remote places (Dallas area to NYC) where no one travels. I tried it with a price I'd like to pay, and "accept all bids"... not a single one.

Is that odd?
It sounds like nobody is willing to do the job for your price.
That price may be to low, gas prices are $4.50 in Chicago right now.
Looks like you need to up your amount. Not odd at all.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:33 PM   #4
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when i shipped my bike last winter fla to pa. didnt get many offers until i upgraded my listing .think it cost $14.95 which you get back if you use the service.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:25 AM   #5
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when i shipped my bike last winter fla to pa. didnt get many offers until i upgraded my listing .think it cost $14.95 which you get back if you use the service.
3 days, no bids. Just paid to upgrade my listing and we shall see.

I used to get 3-4 bids instantly when I placed a listing (all high $)
then within 24 hours would get 3-4 more from independent haulers that
were far less $. Had great service from those smaller/one truck guys.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:01 AM   #6
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I posted a shipment from Charleston SC to Tacoma WA, after 2 weeks I got no bids. Ended up booking with my AMA discount on FunTransport/Allied, which cost me about the same as my UShip shipment Charleston SC to Las Vegas NV shipment 2 years earlier.

Be realistic in you UShip pricing and have a backup plan ready.....
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:50 AM   #7
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...Had great service from those smaller/one truck guys.
Not for nuthin', but have you ever watched 'Shipping Wars'?

I used uShip to get a boat from FL to NJ. Got a good price, but there was some 'creative scheduling' on his part, and when he got to NJ and I saw the trailer that the guy used to move my boat, I will never again use a shipper that I don't have a personal recommendation for.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:20 AM   #8
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Day 5 of my Uship listing - 1 bike from Phoenix, AZ to Memphis, TN.

No bids first 3 days. Day 4 I upgraded my listing and paid the $9 fee.
This AM I got my first bids as follows...

$949 - Open Transport (2 weeks for delivery)
$945 - Closed Transport (3 weeks for delivery)
$899 - Open Transport (3-4 weeks for delivery)

And a 4th shipper that sent me a message and said he could put my bike
in the back of his pickup truck and have it to me in a week or less for...
$750.

??? Are you kidding me. I shipped 2 bikes on this same route last
year for $425 and $450. Both off Uship in enclosed trailers. What are
they all smoking???

(and please don't chime in and tell me "gas and diesel have gone up")
Not THAT much.

Must have all adjusted their rates upwards in preparation for Obamacare.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:30 AM   #9
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I just used uship to get a bike from east Texas to South Carolina. My cost was ~$425. The guy that picked up my bike was towing boats, so my bike went in the back of his truck. He delivered at least 3 boats during the trip where he got my bike, so I expect (and rightfully so) he made a little money. Here is his info if you want to try to contact him directly:

Service provider: northgahauling
Name: paul coles
Email address: p86bmw@hotmail.com
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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Thanks Andy!

The 2 guys I had used on Uship last year are both now retired so I
lost my personal bike ship contacts.

Much appreciated!
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #11
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Might be the same guy

This might be the same guy haul my GS from Oklahoma to Cali for $680 The name sound familiar.
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I just used uship to get a bike from east Texas to South Carolina. My cost was ~$425. The guy that picked up my bike was towing boats, so my bike went in the back of his truck. He delivered at least 3 boats during the trip where he got my bike, so I expect (and rightfully so) he made a little money. Here is his info if you want to try to contact him directly:

Service provider: northgahauling
Name: paul coles
Email address: p86bmw@hotmail.com
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