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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Update! These guys really really suck.
I've been emailing both so called companies for days now. First they wanted pics. so "management can review them". They were then trying to contact driver because conveniently all of a sudden he doesn't work there any longer.
First Class apparently is trying to stay low key here, after a couple days of reviewing, Sawgrass responds to say they don't cover exhaust damage, and they don't see any damage that was not noted on the form at pickup.
Let me tell you about this form (the one with the front, back and side images of a car), what this driver did was to mark way more scratches and dents on the form than are actually on the car, to seemingly cover their asses just in case.
There are many marks noted that are simply a lie, pretty much every panel is noted with some damage. There is a scratch along the left quarterpanel and bumper which is not shown on a pic. that was taken just before pickup but since that's already marked on the form they are claiming it was already there.
One funny thing here is that the whole roof is marked as being scratched, well since the roof was damaged, repaired and has been repainted it shines, although it's a bad repair job it's not scratched.
Both companies are def. trying to avoid paying for damages which may be typical.
Oh, First Class also told me that they're not contracting with Sawgrass any longer. Again how convenient. Later.

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Did you inspect the car in person before you bought it and had it shipped?
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I've purchased 3 M/B's on line. In every case, I caught a plane, inspected the car, paid the owner and then drove the vehicle home. The longest trip was Houston, TX to Seattle, which gave me some time to get familiar with the car. Wonderful road trips and great memories. When it's all totaled up, I think it's less expensive than shipping and I knew exactly what I was getting before parting with the cash.
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We picked up our present family MB over 2500 miles from home. Air tickets were cheap at the time, so I took my wife, big cooler and we had a week vacations on the road.
The 15 cases of Polish beer and 150 lb of kielbasa picked up in Chicago covered all the road expenses.
Kabanosy (Polish dry sausage) were $1.98 in Chicago and $7 in San Francisco.
Similar with beer.
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We picked up our present family MB over 2500 miles from home. Air tickets were cheap at the time, so I took my wife, big cooler and we had a week vacations on the road.
The 15 cases of Polish beer and 150 lb of kielbasa picked up in Chicago covered all the road expenses.
Kabanosy (Polish dry sausage) were $1.98 in Chicago and $7 in San Francisco.
Similar with beer.
Did you buy at Bobak's on Archer?

My first ebay car I bought in Florida, flew down and drove it back. The next two, I had stuff happening and could not get away (1 from Florida; 1 from California) do I had a shipper do it. Only issue was he wanted my wife to pick up the sl somehow near the highway. After a bit of contract discussion, he delieverd to the house.
The last one I bought on ebay just happened to be close by, so I picked it up.

I've shipped boats across country and never had a hastle either.

Maybe I should dstart playing the lottery too!

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In each business it comes down to person actually doing the job. Meaning the same big business can have one excellent and polite driver and one drug addict on the same team.
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I don't wanna bash other companies, so instead I'll just let you all know about a GREAT auto shipping company. American Auto Transport moved my E420 from NY to FL for an excellent price. Service was really fast too. They told me it'd be picked up within 3-4 days and it was picked up in two! Their website is Auto Transport, Car Shipping Quote Online, Auto Shipping, Call 1-888-655-8840 if anyone is interested
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Shipping companies are the worst part of the car industry, HANDS DOWN!
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Shipping companies are the worst part of the car industry, HANDS DOWN!
Not fair.
Hired truckers often work for $7/hr and they take all the risk and bad weather.
How do you compare them to MB mechanics making at least 5 times that in climatically controlled garages?
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Not fair.
Hired truckers often work for $7/hr and they take all the risk and bad weather.
How do you compare them to MB mechanics making at least 5 times that in climatically controlled garages?
Help people so they help you. When the transport company gives the driver's cellphone number, inform directly to him/her that you'd give some tips/bonus when the car is delivered. I think >5% would be good.
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