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getting truck shipped

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84K5BD, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. 84K5BD

    84K5BD 1/2 ton status

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    i am thinking of buying truck in ca. and having it
    shipped to ma. and was wondering if anybody knew of
    shipping companies that did this, btw its a chevy crewcab
    with 8 ft. bed. any info.would be helpful thanks
     
  2. bryguy00b

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    well i dont know anything about shipping it but boy i want to get my hands on one of those trucks! congrats if ya wind up getting it!
     
  3. 77Jimmy

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    try going to ebaymotors.com. i think there's a link there to a vehicle shipping company -- might be able to give you an on-line quote.
     
  4. 84K5BD

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    Try doing a search for Auto transporters.
     
  6. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Would it be cheaper to go get it?
     
  7. nevercomplete

    nevercomplete 1/2 ton status

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    try checking companies using a search engine like yahoo. i submitted several requests for online quotes from about 8 companies. i ended up getting responses from all of them. prices varied by a few hundred dollars. make sure you shop around.
     
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    Got anyone you trust that could drive it to you ??? Pay for thier trip, fuel, food, and what you think is fair for thier time.
     
  9. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    i have done this a few times, it depends, i bought a blazer in ohio, drove out and towbarred it back, by the time i paid for gas and time, was an ok deal, but not a great deal like it started out; flew to virginia beach and drove one back after several emails where the seller promised that i would have no problems, and i didn't, although va beach to texas in one day is a kicker; and lastly in the same boat, going to have one shipped from new jersey by DAS (dependable auto shippers), i did an online search and filled out one form and got quotes from about six different companies, and they had the best price, plus they are local

    and thus are my experiences so far; i try to factor in all the variables such as gas, food and time and then try to make a decision on the cheapest and/or easiest /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    whoops, sorry sandman, i just noticed i replied to the wrong person /forums/images/icons/blush.gif
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I figured it out. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif What kind of prices did you have to pay for shipping a vehicle?
     
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    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    das is going to charge: 650 terminal to terminal (newark to dallas) or 750 door to door, according to their quote by mail and email, AND i did inform them this was not an average blazer (39 inch tires) and that is the quote, one other company was only 50 higher and one was 300 higher and two said: nope, not us /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  12. 84K5BD

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    i emailed them to(d.a.s)they quoted 1300.00 to ship it.
    i was just seeing if anyone knew cheaper alternatives,
    oh well might be taking a road trip to get it /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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