I realize this post is a couple of months old, but this topic seems to come up pretty regularly. I have used freightquote, uship, and North American for various items. North American is usually higher by 30-50%, but you don't have to touch it. This is nice if you are buying and the seller doesn't want to mess with it. The others need to be bolted to a pallet and wrapped or crated. I have never had a pump damaged shipping either way. The last one shipped was $400 from Chicago on North American, or $185 with uship. Just my $.02.