Posted by
Message
cajunbuck
LSU Fan
R-KANSAS
Member since Sep 2017
818 posts

anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
anybody ever done this? i have a car in upper pennsylvania that i need moved to arkansas.... did some inquiry with auto shippers/car carriers and these folks started bombarding my phone and email like no other. super aggressive, all trashing each other while trying to secure my business. ordered shipping through one of them, and since then can't get any answers. was supposed to be picked up yesterday, and there has been no driver assignment or anything. its like pulling teeth to get them on the phone, and even then its just them talking in circles. I've heard they are all like this.. the brokers i mean... beyond frustrating


Pelican fan99
New York Yankees Fan
Lafayette, Louisiana
Member since Jun 2013
14920 posts
 Online 

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
Just drive it yourself


Tactical Insertion
Elon Fan
Member since Feb 2011
3205 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
Jus give me twice what you are paying these people and I will take care of it for you


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
50
cgrand
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
HAMMOND
Member since Oct 2009
16915 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
yes, they are all like that.
what you need to do is get access to the transporting companies, not the brokers

once you pay a broker you are SOL as far as being able to communicate if anything happens, gets delayed, etc.



cajunbuck
LSU Fan
R-KANSAS
Member since Sep 2017
818 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
its a race car, not street legal by any stretch or i would fly up and do that


UGATiger26
Georgia Fan
Athens, GA
Member since Dec 2009
7088 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
Honest question. Why don't you just fly to PA (assuming you're not already there) and drive it yourself?

I'd drive a car from Seattle to Miami before I'd go through the hassle of having it shipped.

ETA: never mind. question answered
This post was edited on 4/3 at 3:35 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
03
idlewatcher
Houston Astros Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
40583 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
My brother bought a 2 year old Ferrari from a guy in Cali - sight unseen other than photos.

He kept calling the trucking company who loaded it in an enclosed trailer and the trucking company got so pissed at him for calling so much. Well the driver decided to f with my brother and called him back a few hours later and said that his driver had stopped overnight and had too much to drink, pulled out the Ferrari and accidentally drove it off the ramp


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
112
cajunbuck
LSU Fan
R-KANSAS
Member since Sep 2017
818 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
quote:

once you pay a broker you are SOL as far as being able to communicate if anything happens, gets delayed, etc.


i haven't paid, but i did give them my card number but withheld the CCV number. supposedly i would be charged 100 bucks ONLY after driver assignment, and then the rest upon delivery. haven't been charged anything as of now, but not sure what would happen if i continued to search other means


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
sjmabry
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Aug 2013
16030 posts
 Online 

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
If you have a truck, just rent a trailer from Uhaul and move it yourself.


Don Johnson
Member since Dec 2010
469 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Will Cover
Vanderbilt Fan
Thompson Station, TN
Member since Mar 2007
34590 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
Uship

I recently used them. Great experience.

With insurance, I paid just over $550 to ship from Baton Rouge to Conroe, TX.



soccerfüt
Truth Detective
Member since May 2013
34869 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
quote:

its a race car, not street legal by any stretch or i would fly up and do that
Ahhh, you're playing the

Image: http://theracecardproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/race_card.gif


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
100
cajunbuck
LSU Fan
R-KANSAS
Member since Sep 2017
818 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
quote:

If you have a truck, just rent a trailer from Uhaul and move it yourself.


also considered this, but like all of us, time is money and a 34 hour round trip i was attempting to avoid while hiring someone else to do the job. trust me, its not out of the question, but I'm trying to avoid if at all possible


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
YoungManOldMan
George Washington Fan
Member since Dec 2017
1882 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
We shipped the Camry about 1400 miles through Mayflower. Cost $900+. We had defined time frame of pick up.

The problem is you will not know when the thing drops off because they constantly load and pick up along the way. It ended up taking about 4 days for it to arrive. Loaded on a Friday and delivered on a Wed if I remember correct.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
AA77
Member since Jan 2016
3009 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
I know a few people who did the auto train from DC to Orlando but this probably won't help you.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
holmesbr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, La.
Member since Feb 2012
944 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
What kind of racecar we talking about?


WPBTiger
USA Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Nov 2011
15817 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
quote:

Uship

I recently used them. Great experience.


This, but it was a motorcycle from South Florida to New Orleans area.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
TigerstuckinMS
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
20116 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
quote:

its a race car, not street legal by any stretch

Pussy.


TennesseeFan25
Tennessee Fan
Honolulu
Member since May 2016
7984 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
quote:

anybody ever done this? i have a car in upper pennsylvania that i need moved to arkansas.... did some inquiry with auto shippers/car carriers and these folks started bombarding my phone and email like no other. super aggressive, all trashing each other while trying to secure my business. ordered shipping through one of them, and since then can't get any answers. was supposed to be picked up yesterday, and there has been no driver assignment or anything. its like pulling teeth to get them on the phone, and even then its just them talking in circles. I've heard they are all like this.. the brokers i mean... beyond frustrating


Tried to do this when we were having to move from Virginia to Cali. Had a brand new truck, and didn't want to put 3k miles on it. Had requested information through those sites and my phone was blowing up for a few months prior/after.

Decided to just drive it myself as after those interactions it was easy to tell relying on them would be a nightmare.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
cajunbuck
LSU Fan
R-KANSAS
Member since Sep 2017
818 posts

re: anybody ever shipped a car cross country? nightmare...
quote:

What kind of racecar we talking about?


well here goes my OT 10 rating for being trashy... its a dirt car.... let the down votes commence
This post was edited on 4/3 at 3:58 pm


first pageprev pagePage 1 of 2next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram