Gotham (and everyone else):
I'm the guy that has the pleasure of owning this site, and while I don't have any big problem with you listing stuff for sale -- I'd rather you move it to the "Items for Sale" part of the Forum. Mostly to keep the others yahoos here from posting stuff for sale any old place they want. And the For Sale section does work -- we've had quite a few items move through there.
Now, to shipping: I've said this before, and it's worth repeating, I think: When you've got something to move, try going to www.uship.com
. It's a site/company that's sort of like an eBay for shipping. They've got a whole passel of regulars that drive big and little and in-between rigs and ship customers stuff. When you go to the site you register, then list what you've got, where it is now and where it's going. They'll ask you if open or enclosed trailer is required, if you've got a dock or not, and so on. Some of the shippers include insurance, some don't. There are ratings, just like for sellers and buyers on eBay - so you can investigate the folks that are bidding for your load. They often give you a better price than you might get from a traditional trucking/shipping company - because the guy might already have a load from near where your stuff is to where your stuff is going, so he's already got the cost of fuel sorta covered by the first load. He makes a buck then by giving you a good price and amortizing the fuel cost over two loads instead of just one. And so on. I've used them for a load or two, and investigated a few more times.
As an example, a couple of weeks ago I listed the shipment of a complete motorcycle from near Richmond, VA, to Houston. The quotes came in around $400-500 - with some way higher, of course. Crating/placement on a skid was not required, by the way -- most of the bidders were familiar with moving bikes and so had various types of tie down apparatus available.
No, I'm not in cahoots with uShip.com -- just know that they're a good way to ship for less than Yellow Freight or FedEx or whomever.