seems to be a hell of a lot cheaper than the other options I've seen for shipping furniture. Is it for real, and will my stuff really arrive in one piece without much damage?
I have a totally sweet and totally knockoff Eames-style chair
that I want to get from Michigan to California. It's about 30 years old, and it shows, but I love it anyhow — my dad got it new when I was a kid, so I've had it around most of my life. I started looking into freight shipping and was seeing costs from $350-$550.
Then I heard about Greyhound shipping. Apparently they can ship the chair, ottoman and all, for less than $100. This sounds insane. And there are some people on the internet
who claim that Greyhound shipping is terrible, you get what you pay for, they lose things and damage them regularly, and so on. But of course there are also people on the internet who have given bad reviews to unquestionably excellent things
...anyhow, MeFi, what have your experiences with Greyhound shipping been? Should I trust them with my chair?