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Old 09-19-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I am looking at a new job in the bay area for which I'll have to move next month. I got a quote from a few movers on moving my car from here to SF. Almost everyone's quoting about $1000. Any of you know of movers who do it cheap? Appreciate the help.
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:55 AM
 
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You know, when we moved here to Charlotte from Los Angeles, we paid $650 per small car, but we were told the larger car (or an expensive car) would be around $900. And this was the CHEAP movers!

Please also keep in mind that gas was literally half of what it is now (2004), so I think $1000 is actually a very good deal.

Dawn
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Mint Hill, NC
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I would be surprised if you can find it under $1,000 now. We had a car shipped from Illinois to California 3 years ago and it was $600. With the cost of everything now, especially gas I expect that is going to be on the "cheap" end unfortunately. Plus, I know that it also depends a bit on where you're having it shipped to - San Francisco is a royal pain in the arse when it comes to driving a car, let alone a huge tractor trailer rig - and gas in SF is usually 10-15 cents more even than areas around it, like Oakland. You might want to look into having it shipped to Oakland or Richmond - might knock the price down a tad.

Just a side note - do you have dedicated parking in SF? (I'm assuming that you are planning on living in SF). If not, it is virtually impossible to find and incredibly expensive when you do. Even hotels charge you around $30/day to park your car. A lot of people I know actually store their cars in Oakland or Richmond and take BART out if they need to go somewhere outside of SF. SF has a pretty good public transportation system.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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I think $1000.00 IS the good deal, especially @ these gas prices. In 2003, I paid $700.00 to transport a Toyota pick up truck from central Florida to NY.


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I know someone who lived in NY and had a snow bird house in Florida. Every fall he had one of a few people who would drive his car down to florida for him. It only cost him gas money and a return airline flight. For the person driving the car, it was a free trip to Florida and back.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:44 PM
 
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Thanks for the insight, people! Feel much better about the 1000 now.
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