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Old 03-18-2019, 04:37 PM
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Is there an estimated shipping cost matrix that companies use for pricing, that we acquire?

I am looking at used 911's throughout the USA and am curious on how much $$ I have to factor in for transport to Phoenix.

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Old 03-18-2019, 04:42 PM
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Intercity is one of the sponsors here and gives discounted pricing. I had a car shipped in November from Georgia up to RI for $1500.
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Intercity is one of the sponsors here and gives discounted pricing. I had a car shipped in November from Georgia up to RI for $1500.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:05 PM
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And if I may follow-up...

Say I fly somewhere to check it out, get ppi, finalize finance, how does the "chain of command" usually work? Say I received it with a scuff or scratch I KNOW was not there upon my inspection. Do I have any recourse or do I just eat it?
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$1.50 a mile is a good estimate for enclosed transport. Could be a little low but that will give you a general idea of cost.
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I was doing the same as you and ended up finding a 997.2 on the other side of the country. I just shipped mine home from AZ to PA through Plycar ( I think they also go by Plycon). Their truck was enclosed and top of the line. They are not a broker service. I would definitely use them again. My car arrived in PA as clean as it was when I left it in AZ. I can send you a pick of the truck that brought my car. They went over my car and took pics of any chips or issues. Once they drop off you can compare to see if there is damage. They were very thorough.
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I used U-ship to get a car from Houston to South Florida recently. $600 on an open trailer.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:31 PM
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$1.50 a mile is a good estimate for enclosed transport. Could be a little low but that will give you a general idea of cost.
That sounds a little steep. Just shipped a car from Seattle to Dallas, enclosed was $1500 (nearly 3000 miles). If you were to pay more than $2000 for shipping I would continue looking. Just based off my recent personal experience.

OP I would talk with local dealerships, the nicer ones and see who they use.
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Originally Posted by kellen View Post
That sounds a little steep. Just shipped a car from Seattle to Dallas, enclosed was $1500 (nearly 3000 miles). If you were to pay more than $2000 for shipping I would continue looking. Just based off my recent personal experience.

OP I would talk with local dealerships, the nicer ones and see who they use.
Google maps shows Dallas to Seattle total mileage of 2059 x $1.50 =$3088

Sounds like I'm in the range Really depends on who you use these days. Most of the big companies will sign you up and you end up waiting 3 weeks or more.
$1.00 to $1.50 a mile is probably a better estimation.
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I had my 997 shipped open transport 1700 miles from Newport Beach to Milwaukee. It took 2 weeks and cost $900. It arrived dusty, but unharmed.
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Do not even think about shipping a car that isn't covered!
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Originally Posted by Dkk16 View Post
And if I may follow-up...

Say I fly somewhere to check it out, get ppi, finalize finance, how does the "chain of command" usually work? Say I received it with a scuff or scratch I KNOW was not there upon my inspection. Do I have any recourse or do I just eat it?
intercity does an extremely thorough inspection report down to on mine minor bolster wear on seat. If something happens to the car from when you leave to when it arrives at your door it would be pretty obvious that it happened prior to their pickup
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Originally Posted by pghpp70 View Post
I was doing the same as you and ended up finding a 997.2 on the other side of the country. I just shipped mine home from AZ to PA through Plycar ( I think they also go by Plycon). Their truck was enclosed and top of the line. They are not a broker service. I would definitely use them again. My car arrived in PA as clean as it was when I left it in AZ. I can send you a pick of the truck that brought my car. They went over my car and took pics of any chips or issues. Once they drop off you can compare to see if there is damage. They were very thorough.
Perfect! Thanks!!

So you live in AZ also?? I'm in South Tempe... Beautiful time of the year now.
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Paid $900 from Atlanta, Georgia to Cleveland, Ohio. Friend paid $1800 from Cleveland, Ohio to San Diego, California. We both used Bears transport, who I recommended to him. They are a broker, but do seem to actually know what they are doing and get good shippers/carriers.

If you saw damage mage on arrival and not when you inspected the car, they would technically be held liable but going through that process would probably not be fun. The shippers will do an inspection, but in my case they pointed out basically every little piece of dust on it, so when I did get it, saying that something was damaged would have been difficult. If they say there is damage on each panel, they could just say that was the damage they were referencing.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:08 PM
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Do all of the logistics before you book the ticket to see the car in person. There are host of recommended Porsche transport services with positive feedback.

http://plycargroup.com/services/auth...rsche-carrier/

https://reliable-carriers.com/

https://intercitylines.com/

https://jplogistics.net/

I'm not sure if the system has changed. My first experience with transporting a vehicle across the country was very nerve-racking at first but ended up being ok.

In 2012, I bought a car in St. Louis and it needed to go to San Diego. The dealer mentioned that all of the vehicle transport companies use a single radio dispatch system. Once the dispatch is radioed in with the pickup and destination, it then becomes a price vs convenience for the transport companies. So all of those 3rd party vehicle transport websites do is just the service for you and then you pay them a fee. If the transport company, either public or private is on that same route, then the chances of it getting picked up would be sooner.

In my case, the car that I just bought sat in the back of their garage for about 2 weeks as it waited to get picked up. They initially put out a starting bid starting of $500 and then increased it $100 every other day. Finally, a private transporter with an enclosed trailer was leaving a Hot Rod shop in Kentucky and was delivering them to Rancho Cucamonga so the route was on his way. He finally agreed to pick it up for $1100 and it took him 2 days to arrive.
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