Shipping country that ships cars across country - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2006, 11:42 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 40
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Shipping country that ships cars across country

Hey guys,

I want to ship a car from Wisconsin to the Bay Area, CA and was wondering if anyone could recomend a cheap and reliable company.

Also, I'm concerned about paying the guy and him never shipping the car, does anyone know of some kind of escrow company that will hold the money until the car is shipped?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-20-2006, 08:53 AM
cboy's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Finished
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atwater, CA
Age: 69
Posts: 3,918
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
I had a car shipped from the west coast (Vancouver, B.C.) to Lac du Flambeau, WI back in 2003 by Fivestar Auto Transfer and was satisfied. Unfortunately, I just tried to look them up on the web and couldn't find them - so maybe they have changed names or gone out of buisness. The most recent number I have for them is toll free: 877 247 1285. They actually sub contracted the delivery out to Darcol International 800 665 0756, but they are a Canadian outfit so I don't know about a WI to CA run with them.

At the time I also talked at length with the owner of weber transports. He is a "good old boy" who specializes in classics and rods and operates with just two (double) enclosed trailers. He had the best price and the best reputation I could find. The problem was he wasn't set up to transport a car from Canada (lots of extra paper work at the boarder) so I couldn't use him. You can go to his web site and get a quote for your job.

http://www.webertransports.com/index.html

Just a couple small tips. Whoever you go with insist on an enclosed trailer (higher cost but it is worth it) and insist on seeing a copy of their insurance coverage.

Dewey
__________________
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-20-2006, 11:13 PM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 40
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the info, I'll have to make some calls in the morning.

How did you handle the payment? did you use an escrow company?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-20-2006, 11:48 PM
cboy's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Finished
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atwater, CA
Age: 69
Posts: 3,918
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobm99
How did you handle the payment? did you use an escrow company?
I used VISA. All VISA payments have an automatic 30 revocation period. If the car had not been delivered, I would have simply notified VISA and then not paid them. However, it does not work with VISA "debit" type cards. Those cards draw the money directly from your bank account and there is no revocation period. So it has to a a "credit" type card.

Now paying the seller is a different deal. I know ebay has an escrow company they offer on all auto sales over a certain value. I think you can also use that company for private, non-ebay, sales. You can find them through the ebay site. I don't know their fee, but I believe it is reasonable if you are talking a $10,000 car or more.
__________________
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to board and cars!!!! t-bird Engine 5 01-22-2004 08:16 PM
Ever hear of Country Classic Cars? crshrmn3 Hotrodders' Lounge 3 06-13-2003 09:46 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.