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Shipping a Car? - February 4, 2010, 12:58 AM

Anyone ever done it? I'm planning on buying a car in NC later this month and need to figure out a way to bring it up here without driving it


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Yes I know of someone - February 4, 2010, 01:45 AM

By reading your post, I'm not sure if you are looking for a bottom dollar accept this scratch or bang and get over it type of mover or are you looking for a get it to you as is with pictures & insurance type of service in mind?
I know of a real get it done transport servise, NOT bottom dollar but very good and real I can call.
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February 4, 2010, 01:53 AM

I've done it for cars and bikes.
If you go with an insured major carrier - they do it by zones. Figure about $400-500. And you'll have to work on their driver pick-up schedule for that region since they don't do dead heading (traveling with no vehicles to/from in transport) unless you want to pay extra.

If you go with an insured minor carrier - they do it by zone or by mileage. Depends on their policy. Figure $300-350 but typically, you can usually dictate the pick-up day.

If you go with just a random dude with a flatbed/trailer - figure $250-$300.



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yeah, I'm picking up a 71 GTO in "decent" condition, I'm planning on getting it detailed once she gets up here (just minor scratches and a little rust). I defintiely don't want a smash and grab carrier but I don't need a fully covered / climate controlled move either. I just don't want to put my first 500 miles on a 71 GTO while I'm driving back through the mountains


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No friends with a truck that can haul it? Car haulers from uhaul are like $50 a day (the good 4 wheels off the ground ones).


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Military shipped my cars from Albuquerque to D.C., bent the axle on one of them... was a mess to get fixed. Obviously my experience wasn't a good one. Agree with mnky, find a friend that can uhaul it for you.
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um... AUTOTRAIN should serve your needs!


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um... AUTOTRAIN should serve your needs!
I don't think they pickup from deepest darkest NC


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he cant get the car to the train?


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he cant get the car to the train?
I thought the autotrain only had 2 stops, Lorton, Va & Sanford, Fl?


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he cant get the car to the train?
He'd have to go south to Sanford, Fl to drop it off.

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February 4, 2010, 11:22 AM

I could go down and pick it up for you if you got a car trailer. Might be the cheapest solution for you.

I'm looking for work, engineering and consturction industry is tough right now...especially for new college grads, so I've been doing odd jobs around my neighborhood and such so this one seems right up my ally.

No dents in my driving record, no tix, moving violations, nothing, I have a truck I could haul it with too...Let me know, I'd be more than willing to help out a fellow .netter.


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I could go down and pick it up for you if you got a car trailer. Might be the cheapest solution for you.

I'm looking for work, engineering and consturction industry is tough right now...especially for new college grads, so I've been doing odd jobs around my neighborhood and such so this one seems right up my ally.

No dents in my driving record, no tix, moving violations, nothing, I have a truck I could haul it with too...Let me know, I'd be more than willing to help out a fellow .netter.
Whoa, that's really cool of you man, let me work out a few details then I'll send you a pm. I actually have a truck so I could do it, but I don't have the trailer either. After renting the trailer & paying for your gas for a 1000 mile trip (500mi each way) it probably won't net out to you making much on the deal


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Whoa, that's really cool of you man, let me work out a few details then I'll send you a pm. I actually have a truck so I could do it, but I don't have the trailer either. After renting the trailer & paying for your gas for a 1000 mile trip (500mi each way) it probably won't net out to you making much on the deal
Let me know what you decide. I was thinking the same thing as far as gas, it would probably be about 200-250 for gas. I dont think the trailer is very expensive though, I think UHAUL charges about $50 a day maybe?


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Might be cheaper to find one way bus ticket...then drive that sucker back?
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