Originally Posted by darkoak
Those of you who've bought furniture from ebay, what's the best way to have it shipped? What's this Greyhound business? I didn't even know Greyhound does shipping.
If you want the furniture carefully shipped door to door, I would suggest Plycon Vanlines (you can also use Craters and Freighters, but they're generally more expensive). The seller does not have to do any packaging of the item -- it will typically be blanket-wrapped by the shipping company (actual crating is another option, though rather pricey).
Both of the above places will give you free shipping quotes rather quickly.
The Greyhound option is vastly cheaper, but (1) the seller has to do the packaging/wrapping (although the object does not have to be boxed), (2) the seller has to be willing to take the item to the Greyhound drop-off, and (3) you have to pick up the item at your nearest Greyhound terminal once it arrives. Note that not all of the terminals handle shipping services.