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Congratulations! You just landed that killer deal on craigslist – a sweet, deluxe pool table that fits perfectly in the rec room.  But that thing is not only heavy, it’s delicate.  We’re not just talking bend-your-knees heavy; we’re talkin’ hernia heavy.  So what do you do?

As craigslist continues to rock the local classifieds market, our little pool table scenario is becoming more and more common.  And believe it or not, a bunch of beefy guys in weight belts who know a thing or two about leverage may just save the day.

Local moving companies are reaping the rewards of the public’s greater comfort in buying oversized, awkward and hard-to-move stuff online and locally.  And sometimes, throwing it in the back of your brother-in-law’s F150 just won’t cut it.  Don’t get me wrong, he’s a great guy and all…

So how do you find good local and/or specialized mover and do so without getting ripped off?

Give sites like uShip.com and craigslistdelivery.com a try if you want to save your back and marriage/life partnership/whathaveyou.  uShip helps you easily connect with movers – in this case, local guys – who are feedback-rated (a la eBay).  Once you list something you need moved, they actually place competing bids to win your business (again, think eBay, but the price goes lower), so this helps you move your beast of bargain at a reasonable price.

So finding deals on craigslist can be really fun and exciting – and it usually is.  But sometimes that heavy, awkward or delicate dream buy can quickly turn into a nightmare if you try to save a buck on transport.  Invest in the peace of mind – your back will thank you for it.

Comments

  1. August 30th, 2009 | 3:19 pm

    Good read.
    Good deals are actually hard to come by.
    Hopefully, things would get cheaper due to mass manufacturing or mass demand.
    Please keep the good articles coming.

    Regards,
    Alexander

  2. Bob Perlow
    September 26th, 2009 | 11:00 pm

    I am looking for some to pick up a large Amwa from Marina Del /rey and bring it to an apartment near the Grove….It is a two man job

  3. Ruth
    October 16th, 2009 | 8:17 pm

    I have never used craiglist before I tried to email seller
    but I’m told to creat a outlook 2007 startup email account
    I want use my sbcglobal.net emal can someone help.

  4. October 17th, 2009 | 8:48 am

    we are a driveaway company,please vist my site and it to graigslist

  5. December 1st, 2009 | 1:06 am

    I beg to differ.
    Competition is healthy to improve our industry.
    Our hats off to Craigslist.
    Lets hope there are more new market players coming to create an equal playing field.
    Thanks.

    Sincerely,
    Dennis Joshua

  6. m arlene rosemond
    March 10th, 2010 | 10:37 pm

    I would like to have a mover because i’m moving in the end of this month I live in Miami Florida

  7. mike
    May 5th, 2010 | 4:04 pm

    i would do it but im in MN

  8. jef
    March 8th, 2011 | 4:51 am

    craigslist sucks, it asks me for my phone number every time i put an ad in,then my normal ads are flagged for no reason, also i think people are flagging the good stuff people sell so they can call on it themselves and keep the ad off so others wont call then they buy the item. it is the worst run site on the web. ebay rules!

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