U-Ship experience w/my new (to me) RC
If some of you remember, I was clamoring for a shipper to get an RC51 from a seller in Colorado to me in the Maryland area in a hurry in a specified time. I tried U-ship on the advice of some and the outcome is as follows.....
They fucking SUCK BALLZ.....
Concept is sound but U-Ship doesn't enforce the inherently lazy nature of shippers. They process your bid helluh quick BUT once the bid is accepted by the shipper, U-ship takes their fees and has practically nothing to do with the process of getting the vehicle to it's destination. They post what you're willing to pay to a pool of 'in-network' shippers-and one of them takes a bite.
The shipper for my bike was in the Colorado area. It seemed that this would be convenient enough but then decided that he wanted the vehicle brought to Boulder as opposed to picking it up in Pueblo West, as the agreement stated. A difference of 120 miles that I and the seller would essentially be responsible for making happen. Low.
The shipper was totally non-communicative. Never once called me and called the seller only twice after pestering from me. By this time a full week had passed since the time my payment was processed and this staus update. Mind you, the shipper didn't update me NOR has the bike even been picked up yet.
He also let it slip that he was tring to pick up another bike and car in area which was probably holding up my bike getting to me. I wouldn't mind the delay...if I was informed from the start. I know a shippper has got to make his drive worth while. There, back and in-between. But this situation was totally lacking professionalism
You would think from reading this that I dogging the shipper and not shouldn't be ragging U-Ship. But these holes in the process are exactly what I would expect U-ship would have contingencies for. I've worked for a car dealer for many years. I know what these guys go through and what is expected of them. I gave about 2 weeks for the bike to get here since by bid acceptance. At this point, that goal could not be reached.
This is EXACTLY why people don't buy bikes outside of their immediate area. Luckily, the seller will be willing to hold the bike practically indefintely until I figure something out. BUT I still don't have the bike. I'll try another avenue but I am posting this on other forums as well.
I know that some of you may have been successful as clients of U-ship. But I definitely was not and if you're planning to take advantage of a long-distance deal...make sure you can get it home!