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> Owners using Auto Transporters: Beware (Bait/hook Scams)
post Jul 4 2019, 11:03 AM
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FYI: I thought I would list this topic/discussion here because this is where most forum members are looking for cars and possibly thinking about transportation needs....Unfortunately when we buy vehicles out of state we’ve to either fly/drive out to get them/inspection etc. or arrange for a auto transporter to pick them up and transport them safely back home to nest. I’ve been buying cars most of my life, most of the time I just fly out and inspect them and tow them back or drive them back but unfortunately due to distance/time etc., I decided to list for some help to have the vehicle transported back to my nest. Lots of ways to achieve this through internet help like U-Ship, Auto transporters, brokers etc. Anyhow after getting probably 30 bids/offers (started at $800.00 ended up at $1,400.00) which is what I’ve found is a form of Scam Bait/hook where they initially offer you a low bid then only raise it when they find a driver in the area which is the same driver usually that all the companies are trying to get on board! Anyhow I finally agreed to go with a company called 4 Seasons Relocation Services out of Florida. Shipping vehicle from Iowa to Oregon. They promised they would pick the vehicle (914) up on a set date June 28th and deliver it by the July 1st (2000 miles). Anyhow they didn’t get the vehicle picked up until late on the 29th and here it is July 4th and the vehicle hasn’t been dilivered yet! The driver says they are broke down close to Portland, Oregon. It’s aboiut 2 hours from my residence thinking about just driving up and picking the vehicle up there, providing they can get the vehicle unloaded there! Anyhow I’ve given the company a 1-star rating for there lack of Professionalism etc. I’ve sure they will deliver eventually. I finally received my car 4 days late and on top of that the transporter takes the car to the wrong residence which is about 30 minutes from my house. Unloads the vehicle and cain’t get it started. I tell him just leave it alone and i will come to him. My car was at least in one piece and started right up. Happy 4th.....What’s the solution to nipping this in the butt, possibly going with a first rated auto transporter and paying premium for their services! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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