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Re: [Tigers] Car Transport

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Subject: Re: [Tigers] Car Transport
From: "Thomas Witt" <atwittsend@verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:04:54 -0700
  While I only attempted to transport a lowly Pinto I did learn a lot 
investigating the matter. This is what I found:

 1. "Anywhere" doesn't mean everywhere.

2. You are likely dealing with a broker. He offers an amount to a group of 
drivers and they select the hauls that make them the most money. So, if you 
"contract" to a low price you are held by that contract for generally 30 
days and if the price is too low no driver will ever take the haul. You will 
wait, and wait, and wait.

3. You car is most likely to be put on/off a transport many times as haulers 
maximize their routes.

4. There was a $175 surcharge if the car failed to run under it's own power. 
Given the marginal condition of my car I saw it as "likely."

In the end I flew 400 miles, rented a U-Haul truck and trailer and brought 
the car home.

While I'm sure there are reputable shippers out there (and you will likely 
pay for it too) I would take a vacation day or two, fly to the destination 
and enjoy the drive back.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Day" <tonbren@chariot.net.au>
To: <Tigers@autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:18 PM
Subject: [Tigers] Car Transport

> Hi
> I know this has been covered several times since I have been on the list 
> but
> hopefully someone can help.
> I have just bought a Saleen Parnelli Jones Mustang and need to ship it 
> from
> Lake Havasu AZ to Oakland CA in the next 2 weeks.
> I got  quote from DAS and they will only pick it up in Las Vegas and 
> deliver
> it to Hayward which doesn't help much.
> Regards
> Tony
> South Australia
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