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beachy
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February 10, 2012 3:46 am  

will be shipping a car from FL to STX sometime this spring or summer. Does anyone have any recent experiences with any of the shipping companies, good or bad? thanks.


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gonetropo
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February 10, 2012 9:35 am  

Give Crowley a call and stay away from Tropical. Should be around $1000 from Miami to STX. Shipped one down last year.
Check out Crowley's website for information.


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boyd46
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February 10, 2012 10:20 am  

We have used Crowley many times; their STX rep is O'Neills Transport

STX Resident


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msmaxfield
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February 10, 2012 11:44 am  

Just shipped car from MIA to STX with VI Cargo - $1500


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beachy
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February 10, 2012 11:56 am  

thanks.


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Bratt
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February 10, 2012 11:59 am  

VI CARGO is awesome............shipped vehicle and household crap. Cost was under what was estimated both times.

Bratt


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SydSol
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February 10, 2012 12:48 pm  

I used Tropical.


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February 10, 2012 3:43 pm  

Give Crowley a call and stay away from Tropical.

Told ya so. Naaa-na-na-naaa-naaa-na;)


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MACLEOD
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February 10, 2012 7:58 pm  

Give Crowley a call and stay away from Tropical.

Told ya so. Naaa-na-na-naaa-naaa-na;)

Second that.:D


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DixieChick
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February 11, 2012 12:52 pm  

we have a horror story with oneils (crowley) cost us 5,000 in repairs that they caused.


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BeachcomberStt
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February 11, 2012 5:36 pm  

we have a horror story with oneils (crowley) cost us 5,000 in repairs that they caused.

Just wondering, did you take out insurance through the shipping company (oneils-crowley) to cover any damage?


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DixieChick
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February 12, 2012 11:42 am  

the insurance they offer didnt even come close to the damage they did. and then they spouted some 1930's maritime law saying pretty much "these things happen"
went through our private insurance carrier for vandalism.


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beachy
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February 12, 2012 2:28 pm  

we've shipped cars with Tropical before, but were looking for some current recommendations. Price from Tropical is hundreds lower than VI Cargo, even though VIC is now owned by Tropical...We've shipped containers through Crowley, but had real issues with the O'neal end of the trip...so now I don't know what we will do....


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Lowry_tx
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February 15, 2012 6:03 pm  

Aug 2011 - we used Sea Star - very good experience.


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nenn01
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February 19, 2012 2:40 pm  

I shipped my car in November and used international logistics solutions (they are listed on this website). I worked directly with Mimi and was very pleased. I believe they are the broker and use sea stars for the shipping. It was 1360 from Jacksonville, fl to Stx.


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jbatl
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February 19, 2012 5:56 pm  

One of the positives of VI Cargo is that they clear Road Tax for you BEFORE you retrieve your vehicle. This may be why they are a few hundred more than others, because that few hundred goes to Road Tax. I can't speak for the others, but our experience with VI Cargo shipping out automobile, and with numerous smaller shipments as a frieght forwarder since then, has been absolutely wonderful.


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Exit Zero
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February 19, 2012 6:23 pm  

Told ya so. Naaa-na-na-naaa-naaa-na)

Is this a grade school project or an intelligent responsive forum?


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Linda J
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February 19, 2012 9:07 pm  

Friend recently shipped from STX to MIA with Tropical and was satisfied with service.


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beachy
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February 20, 2012 12:27 am  

Nope. They do the clearance with Finance, but you pay the tax when you settle your bill.


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sallyf
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February 20, 2012 4:53 am  

Umm, that would be grade school project! 🙂


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MACLEOD
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February 20, 2012 1:02 pm  

Told ya so. Naaa-na-na-naaa-naaa-na)

Is this a grade school project or an intelligent responsive forum?

Really? Where were you when Lizard and Dumbthang ripped Highlander, WGAF and myself? Can you say hypocrite?:S


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