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Old 10-10-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: LawnGuyLind, NY / Sarasota, FL
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I am searching online for a company to ship my car from NY to FL. Finding LOTS but all are brokers. Prices all over the place. The one company that is a direct shipper, and I have actually seen in my neighborhood several times & I know people who used tham, wants to charge about double the average rate I've received from the others. And good recommendations?

But every transporter I've heard from makes it clear that I may NOT have anything at all in the car when I ship it.
However, I've spoken to many people who have shipped cars, and every single one of them told me they loaded up their cars with clothes, small furniture, etc.

Anyone with experience shipping cars with items in it?
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Old 10-10-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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You pay for what you get when it comes to shipping, period. You'll regret the lower prices if anything happens during the shipping. Most auto shipping brokers have huge gaps in their insurance coverage.

Technically it's illegal to ship stuff within the car, but as long as you do it within reason the shippers will normally look the other way. Within reason meaning filling just the trunk. If you pack the trunk with a bunch of expensive stuff the shipper is probably going to request you remove it. If it's just clothes and some pots and pans you should be alright.

I typically recommend Mr. Car Shipper - (877) 250-5268 to all my clients and I've had no issues. But they're certainly not the cheapest, and for good reason.
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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Most legit companies won't allow anything in the car. It's a liability for them. In *some cases, they may allow you to put a few things in the trunk, but that's it as far as I've ever heard.
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