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I made the mistake of contracting with a broker, thinking it was a family owned company as they indicated.  The date they said they would transport has passed and they still don't have the carrier.  They've had all month to get this nailed down and said no problem with getting it by the end of the month and they would have someone within 10 days, which has passed. I didn't know anything about transporting a car.  Now they are trying bait and switch asking if I'd do an open carrier and  I said absolutely not!  Then they want to re-negotiate the price. Isn't bait and switch agaisnt the law? I am desperate to find a quality transportation company that is reasonable and good.  the sellers move at the end of the month and I must have it picked up by then.  Please let me know if anyone has any ideas to ship a 1980 Shay from ID to East Central FL.  Thanks.

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Very sorry to hear that you had these issues Ms Daisy, but unfortunately everything you have described are common problems with brokers. Basically all they do is take your information & post it on a commercial site called Central Dispatch. Then they wait for the lowest bid, if it is a common route, it books quickly & cheaply. Many brokers don't care the reputation of the transporter bidding as long as they are the cheapest. There is really not very many ways to tell which brokers only use quality transporters & which don't even bother checking reputations. The other thing is that the prices you are working with are most likely large multi-car carriers (6-9 cars). Those prices are always cheaper, but come with all the issues associated with multi-car carriers...damage occures when they load & reload to get other cars off, many go to a holding area until they get enough vehicles to fill a truck. Often they sit outside for days or weeks, drivers are not cars guys & have no idea how to operate the vehicle, many don't speak English etc, etc. 

 

   Personalized single car service like mine will always cost more than a multi-car carrier, but then you do not have all the pitfalls associated with them. Myself & the small group of other quality transporters I recommend book (for the most part) exact dates & times for pickup & delivery & the trip is straight thru, delivered in a few days. Unfortunately we are usually all booked weeks in advance. Had you booked with someone like myself a month ago, chances are your vehicle would already have been delivered or would be close. I have no openings on my schedule to help you until probably late April or I would have been glad to quote you a cash on delivery price.

 

God Bless & Good Luck

Bill Squires(owner)

Bill's Auto Works

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/nationwide-single-car-transport-hauling-open-or-enclosed.614419/

 

 

 

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On 3/19/2022 at 5:59 PM, Ms. Daisy said:

I made the mistake of contracting with a broker, thinking it was a family owned company as they indicated.  The date they said they would transport has passed and they still don't have the carrier.  They've had all month to get this nailed down and said no problem with getting it by the end of the month and they would have someone within 10 days, which has passed. I didn't know anything about transporting a car.  Now they are trying bait and switch asking if I'd do an open carrier and  I said absolutely not!  Then they want to re-negotiate the price. Isn't bait and switch agaisnt the law? I am desperate to find a quality transportation company that is reasonable and good.  the sellers move at the end of the month and I must have it picked up by then.  Please let me know if anyone has any ideas to ship a 1980 Shay from ID to East Central FL.  Thanks.

I believe you called me about hauling

this  this awhile back.

 

I told you I was not interested.

 

I advised you not to buy the vehicle - which - if I remember correctly - was a Shay Reproduction Model A.


I advised you to look for something closer and wait until Spring arrived to arrange for transport because the distance from Idaho to Florida combined with the time of year ( Winter ) would make transport cost prohibitive.

 

You should never purchase a vehicle

that you cannot transport yourself either

by driving it or trailering it.

 

 

I am a dues paying AACA Member.

I have been in business since 2006.

I have been here on this forum since 2008.

 

I would not have scheduled transport

along that route in the Winter because of 

driving conditions.

 

Winter just ended March 20th.

 

I left Seattle, Washington yesterday

and ran into snow in the mountain passes

yesterday and today. 


Jim

 

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Right now summer winter swaps up and down the east coast are booking out to June........getting a car from Idaho to Florida will almost be impossible at ANY price. I ship dozens of cars a year, with a top three enclosed carrier.......and I book my spots six months out when possible........getting any car out of Idaho at any time of the year is a crap shoot at best.........

 

When shipping out of such far flung locations, I use a single car hauler and pay them the empty miles to pick it up..........and now with five dollar fuel, empty miles are very expensive.

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7 minutes ago, edinmass said:

Right now summer winter swaps up and down the east coast are booking out to June........

 

  Isn't that the truth Ed! I have 6 guys waiting for me to get trips booked to Florida so I can bring their babies back up to the Midwest/Northeast & as of today I have only been able to book two of the Six!

 

   I actually like going up into Idaho, Montana & further Northwest as I have a dozen or so good customers up in that area & as someone who is heavily addicted to the hobby.....There is still a bunch of stuff laying around that I would love to have myself, so I enjoy snooping in back yards & barns up there. The problem is, the normal routes take up much of my transport time, so stuff like Ms. Daisys' has to be booked at least a month to 6 weeks in advance. I actually have a gentleman in Montana who wants me to bring his Model T to him from Illinois after a less that pleasant experience with a bottom feeder in our industry, but Ms Daisy needs this long before I can do it!

 

  By the way Edinmass took care of one of my customers who I could not help in a timely fashion with a transport from Utah recently & the customer was very pleased!

 

God Bless

Bill

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I know I may be late on this reply I am heading to North California this week if you still need transport to fla.

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