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Buying/shipping a vehicle online

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bailerc, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 at 1:04 AM
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    bailerc

    bailerc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i'm pretty sure i'm going to end up buying a sight unseen vehicle online. I was just looking on some advice from someone on how to pay (i would like to use paypal if at all possible because it's easiest on me). I'm sure someone has done this and could provide input, as in to pay all up front, or like half up front and half when the truck gets to my house etc.

    Second question involves shipping, i've been getting a lot of quotes online, and also from uship.com (I found that one here using the search tool.. neat how that shit works) but uship's prices are $500-600 more expensive than other services, i'm not sure the quality of any of these sources but uship seems to have the better reviews.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Cody
     
  2. Sep 1, 2011 at 1:34 AM
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    yotamikez Street glide or die

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  3. Sep 1, 2011 at 1:41 AM
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    its a tacoma, but the biggest problem is that i'm in iraq right now and won't be home for another 3 months .. so i'll have to do it all vie phone//internet
     
  4. Sep 1, 2011 at 1:44 AM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    mhmm well are you going to have a mechanic in the area of the truck look at it so your not buying a problem child? Also maybe if you put up your location a TW member could help? I know i'd go check out a truck for a fellow member.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 at 2:46 AM
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    It has a pretty detailed build on it .. and some videos, but for the most part it is still site unseen , i'm actually working on getting in touch with some people now
     
  6. Sep 1, 2011 at 2:55 AM
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    A guy here just bought a truck from ebay, he did go pick it up tho. Worked out really well for him, and he got a hell of a deal. You can sometimes tell by talking to the seller what kind of person they are and if they have taken care of the truck, etc.. But I would definitely try and have a friend, or member here go check out the truck, even if you have to throw them some cash. Uship is 5-600 more? The total should be around that, it's 1000 to ship a car to Hawaii from the mainland.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2011 at 2:57 AM
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    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    Good man the more info the better.

    And that guy is the link I posted above.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2011 at 3:13 AM
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    quotes i have gotten from uship have been between 1000-1300, other shipping sites have been 500-700, but i also included a picture on uship, shipping a modified vehicle is probably different
     
  9. Sep 1, 2011 at 3:36 AM
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    I dont know man....I agree with others above, see if you can have somebody on here check it out prior to purchase.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2011 at 3:40 AM
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    Yea, I'm trying to work that still but it might not be possible
     
  11. Sep 1, 2011 at 4:09 AM
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    A friend of mine has bought a few vehicles sight unseen. A duramax recently from TX. Ill ask him this weekend how he does it.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2011 at 4:18 AM
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    I hope it turns out well for you and thanks for your service! Sub'd.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2011 at 4:35 AM
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    appreciate the help

    thanks and appreciate yours
     
  14. Sep 1, 2011 at 4:59 AM
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    do you have the ad? or link...we can at least give our oppinion.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:07 AM
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    Theres a bunch of guys on here from jersey. Im sure someone can swing by and look at it for you and give their honest oppinion. I think the owner has a lot invested and sounds like a good deal, but I dont have enough suspension knowledge to look at it for you or speak about intelligently about it.
     
  17. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:19 AM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Asking for a kick in the ass. I would not do it, Just My 2c worth... Jim
     
  18. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:21 AM
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    Yea, i mean it looks really good in the build thread, i talked to jordan on the phone the other day, and i know hey has a ton invested into it , i also sent some emails to the guys who built it , so we'll see the outcome i guess.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:49 AM
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    explain?, just trying to get different opinions, and this will also mostly be a off road rig
     
  20. Sep 1, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    I dont think I would buy stock without looking at it let alone modded out Too much might be half ass done plus folks do all kinds of crazy shit to woods trucks... Jim
     
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