I had to ship two fishing poles and a set of antique wooden oars from Florida to NC for a customer who wanted to surprise his wife for their anniversary. I checked with UPS, and FedEx, but even though the package only weighed about 15 pounds, it was too much length to go that way.
I called some of the freight shippers I have used in the past, but the cheapest quote was $325. The cost of the oars and the fishing poles was only $210, so the customer was really disappointed to hear this quote.
I decided to try Uship.com, got a quote within hours, and got it shipped and delivered within a little over a week for $82.
Needless to say, the customer was delighted, and made his wife very happy. I have used Uship several times and always had a good experience, but this was the easiest and the best.