Anyone Shipped A Car Before?

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  1. alltracman78

    alltracman78 New Member

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    I need to have a car shipped across the country, probably in a covered transport.

    Any good/bad experiences, suggestions?

    What do I need to watch out for?
     
  2. Bernout

    Bernout OT Supporter

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    I once bought a car off eBay, shipped by open flatbed truck from Kansas to California. $800, seven days later, the car was perfect. All the details were set up by the dealer it was bought from however. Try calling some used car lots for recommendations on transporter companies they might use.
     
  3. Anudist

    Anudist Turnin' Jesus on, one lightswitch at a time.

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    People do that with our company all the time, but typically over seas because we are a container shipping company. Check with any logistics company to see what they can do for you.

    I would suggest getting a closed cargo transport as open cargo is often damaged in some way or another.
     
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    I had one shipped, it was fine.
     
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    600 bucks from Vegas to Atlanta - open car carrier about 8 yrs ago.

    I tired comparison shopping and the prices were oddly exactly the same, as if it was fixed.
     
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    The shipping is cheap, but the giant box and stamps is where they get you.
     
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    Make sure you find a company that gives a shit/workers that give a shit and that someone is there when it gets shipped.

    We were going to have our Trans-am shipped from Colorado but when the transport truck arrived they quickly discovered that it was WAY too low to get onto their truck, instead of forcing it, luckily both the shippers and Grandpa put a big hell no on that. Last thing you want is some hack just loading the shit up and on their way just to make the money.
     
  8. alltracman78

    alltracman78 New Member

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    Yes, but how to find that company is what I'm trying to do. :)

    Every company will tell you they love you and your car and will treat it like the Mona Lisa, the problem is getting the one that actually will.
     
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    How far away, exactly, is the car? Like across country? Across state line? Across the pond?
     
  10. alltracman78

    alltracman78 New Member

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    Across the country.
    CA to MA
     
  11. Eskimo Yo-Yo

    Eskimo Yo-Yo absent OT Supporter

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    My spring plates got broken when I shipped my car from Anchorage to Providence :sad2:
     
  12. 4thgenceli

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    Sorry, you aren't allowed to ship a car that far.

    Drive it yourself. Make sure you leave the new owner a dead skunk in the trunk, and don't use a shipping 'broker'. The fucker will sit at a yard for months before it ships out.
     

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