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      05-12-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
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Advice on car shippers?

I'm looking to purchase a car on here and may need to have the car shipped cross country.

Any advice/suggestions on any reputable companies?

Enclosed/non-enclosed?

Any "gotchas" I need to be aware of prior?

Never shipped a car before so I'm looking for advice. Thanks in advance!
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      05-12-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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Can't advise you on shipping companies.

But make sure you thoroughly detail the car prior to shipment with a good sealant/coating to protect it from excessive rail dust which may pit the clearcoat.
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      05-12-2014, 06:03 PM   #3
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I have shipped a couple of cars...you put a listing and multiple shipping companies bid for you business.
http://www.uship.com/

Dont give them money ..unless they are willing to go through an escrow company or willing to list on ebay..they can easily list it with a "buy it now price" and you then get the buyer protection backing up to 50k in case you never get the car.
https://www.escrow.com/

You may also want to get the car inspected...they kinda do a piss poor job honestly. They listen to it, take a bunch of pictures check for leaks under car....nothing more than that almost a waste of money but better than nothing...
http://www.inspectmyride.com/?client...d=300670033036
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      05-12-2014, 06:33 PM   #4
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Uship did a fantastic job shipping my boat from TX to FL. I will use them all the time.
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      05-12-2014, 06:58 PM   #5
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UShip is not really a shipping company, it's more like a platform for random shippers to bid on your criteria. If you want an actual shipping company that uses enclosed transport I would suggest Plycar. They shipped my last M that sold to a buyer across the country. They were very professional and the service was top notch.
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      05-12-2014, 06:59 PM   #6
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I used Reliable Auto Transport for my cross country move and was very impressed.
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      05-12-2014, 08:13 PM   #7
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Intercity Transport.
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      05-12-2014, 08:21 PM   #8
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Intercity Transport.
This. I've shipped cars via a few different companies and I will only use intercity from now on. Amazing service, and no excuses or delays. Car arrived exactly when they said it would, and it was a cross country CA-NJ run...
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      05-12-2014, 08:29 PM   #9
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This. I've shipped cars via a few different companies and I will only use intercity from now on. Amazing service, and no excuses or delays. Car arrived exactly when they said it would, and it was a cross country CA-NJ run...
Thanks for the info. By the way, how long did it take cross country like that?

Also what did it cost you?
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      05-12-2014, 08:39 PM   #10
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I hear good things about JP logistics as well.
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Thanks for the info. By the way, how long did it take cross country like that?

Also what did it cost you?
With Uship I used a group called Montway and it cost 1k. Of course I was transporting a cheap car... Took about a week to schedule and ship it..

However, for a BMW M3...closed transport? I am very interested in what these other guys spent also ??
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      05-13-2014, 12:27 PM   #12
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This. I've shipped cars via a few different companies and I will only use intercity from now on. Amazing service, and no excuses or delays. Car arrived exactly when they said it would, and it was a cross country CA-NJ run...

+1... shipped my car from cali to NY without incident...enclosed carrier. i will definitely use them again if need be. They're a board sponsor on 6speedonline and give a discount if you say you're a member. Seem to be the shipper of choice over there.

I wasn't bargain shopping when it was time to ship my car. A little extra for peace of mind was worth it.
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      05-13-2014, 03:31 PM   #13
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I hear good things about JP logistics as well.
+1 JP Logistics shipped my new-to-me M3 from CA to AR perfectly. Crazy fast too. 3 days. The driver was a pleasure to talk to, he did a great job.
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      05-13-2014, 11:13 PM   #14
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      05-18-2014, 11:54 PM   #15
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I just picked up a lime rock from Barryc and I'm using GT Motorsport. They are the worst

Promised me one thing and today I find out the car is in a storage unit in North Carolina and wil not be here for another 2 weeks

I'm pissed
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      05-20-2014, 04:26 PM   #16
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Intercity is the best.
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      05-21-2014, 08:43 AM   #17
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I just picked up a lime rock from Barryc and I'm using GT Motorsport. They are the worst

Promised me one thing and today I find out the car is in a storage unit in North Carolina and wil not be here for another 2 weeks

I'm pissed
What criteria did you use to select GT Motorsport?
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      05-21-2014, 08:44 AM   #18
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Read some reviews and it seemed legit
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      05-21-2014, 08:45 AM   #19
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Intercity always treated me well. Very professional. Great communication. Clean trucks.
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      05-21-2014, 12:52 PM   #20
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I used a company called bluestar. The Lambo dealership where I bought my car in Miami recommended them.
Talked to them on a Friday ......got my M3 on Monday the week after. So..... 9 days. Miami to Seattle. The cost was $1800 for a covered transport. Smooth transaction.
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Montway's price on Uship is much higher than if you call them directly. $1349 from NY to CA. Let's see how they do though, after I get my car.
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I can tell you who NOT to use.... Auto Relocation Plus. Worst company we've ever used to transport our vehicles. Still trying to recoup over $4000 in damage they caused.
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