Anyone ever ship a car?

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  1. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    So I'm about to pull the trigger on a pickup truck located in Colorado and I live in Ohio. Shipping is give or take $1000 depending on which company I go with. I had the truck inspected by a local hot rod shop so I'm pretty confident in the purchase itself.......just a little leery of shipping. Anybody ever do anything dumb like this before?
     
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    Have you ever watched Shipping Wars?
     
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    A one way ticket, gas, Mcdonalds, and a Comfort Inn for one night is cheaper than $1000.
     
  4. Lumpy

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    Dude for 1/2 price you can fly there.... Drive it back....and have a little adventure.
     
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    have mario go get it.... he aint got no job
     
  7. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Hence the "leery" part of my post.
     
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    Well, I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit, I don't fly. Say what you will.......I have a dangerous job, race cars and rode motorcycles like a loon for years but I don't like ladders and I'm crippled with fear as far as flying. That being said I love a good road trip but by the time I factor in hotels, gas and a rental car it's cheaper (or close enough) to ship.
     
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    I've had 2 cars shipped no problem.Make sure its a enclosed trailer if possible.I paid $1500 from south Texas 5 years ago when gas was cheap.That's not a bad price.What kind of truck is it?
     
  10. Johnnykstaint

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    I never did this but 1000 seems high. If you figure 50 cents a mile to get it back to Ohio, its probably cheaper to drive it.
     
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    Average is $1.50 a mile with todays fuel costs.
     
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    Ron Decline New Member Banned User

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    I shipped a car to Hawaii amd back. No problems or complaints.
    Tho, it only caost about $100 more than you're paying.
     
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    Yes and 1000 seems steep. There are websites that you can get instant quotes from several competing shipping companies.
     
  14. Lemmy

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    To go with an enclosed trailer is $500 more. I'm not that worried about a few chips/scratches. The truck isn't that expensive but to find a rust free somewhat low mile example around here would cost considerably more even factoring in the shipping. It's an '85 C10 4x4 (assuming I can close the deal). It'll be a great farm truck and winter vehicle plus something to treat as a toy......

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  15. Lemmy

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    I can put it up for bid on uShip but have to be careful about being too cheap and risking some goof hauling it and fucking something up.
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Stick to the BBC threads!
     
  18. Lumpy

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    Rent a one way car
     
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    THAT'S MY TRUCK! WHO SOLD IT TO YOU!??!?!?

    My fucking kids....
     
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    That piece of shit isn't even worth $1000!:cwl: