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Old 09-19-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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I am going to honolulu, need to ship my car and some goods, which way is the best to save money ? Thanks
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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I love my massage chair , but how much shipping to honolulu, anyone has idea for me?
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:19 PM
 
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You might get a better response on the Hawaii forum.
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Or the moving forum.

I'm gonna make a bet here, though. You're gonna have to REALLY REALLY REALLY love that chair to get it to Hawaii when you find out how much it's gonna cost.
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Friends of ours moved to HI...
After checking on freight for car(s), household goods, etc, they shipped very little of what they had: mostly family stuff/memoriablia.

They sold their cars and sold/gave away much of their household goods/furniture, and bought replacement stuff and a car when they got there. And, this couple while not wealthy, is very well off financially...

As jkgourmet noted, the prices will be breath taking for any large sized and esp heavy goods.
GL, mD
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Look into freight consolidators. There are quite a few at all the west coast ports. Here's how it works. A freight consolidator buys a container worth of space going from LA to Hawaii. He then resells the space to many people wanting to make shipments smaller than a whole container. The consolidator collects all the stuff, loads the container, and notifies his customers when and where to pick up their stuff. I would say it usually takes 6 or 8 weeks to get to Honolulu this way. But this is the cheapest way to do it! And it's still expensive.
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:48 AM
 
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Go to the Oahu forum and do a search. Please don't post this question there because they're going to jump on you for not searching or they'll ignore you.

I saw one auto shipper that will allow you to put stuff in your car as long as it doesn't appear in the windows (ie: keep it below that level).

Will you be going there forever? If so it may be worth getting a container. I've seen people looking for someone to split a container with. (sorry about the incorrect sentence structure, grammer nazis) I went for a limited time. I could have stayed but left after a year. No relocation expenses were paid either way. (I got job offers both times) Anyway, stuff is easy to come by over there. There's lots of stuff. It's a small island. Lots of people relocating. You can find great stuff on the side of the road on bulky trash pick-up day.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:22 AM
 
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I am guessing the only way you will get an estimate of any use on how much to ship a car to Honolulu is to contact the shippers directly and get a quote for your car. Knowing what someone else paid to ship their car is of little use to you. Too many variables. Was their car bigger or smaller than yours? Did it weigh more or less? What port did they ship from? Did they ship household goods as well and get a volume discount? Did they get a discount thru their employer? Did they ship priority or when the shipper had space at a later date? Was it shipped in an open container or an enclosed container? Was it peak or off season? There are just too many variables to consider.

There might be a few shippers that allow you to ship you car with household goods inside. However most will not allow anything that was not already in the car the day you drove it off the showroom floor. I once helped a friend get his car ready to ship to Alaska. We had to remove everything but the spare tire and the jack. We also had to vacuum the carpets. We thought everything was good to go. But when the shipper did their inspection they found 2 dimes and a cigarette butt hiding under the spare in the trunk and made my friend remove them.

Something else to consider. Honolulu is in the top ten for worst traffic congestion in the U.S.. And you might cry when you find out how much it costs to park 8 blocks from where you work.
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