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sweetstt
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I need help, my car is in route to stt set to arrive Tuesday (7-20), I arrive 7/28 . Here is my dilemma. I cannot understand the here and there to get plates. I looked it up on line and none of the places I need to go have address. Thus far my research has led me to.
1. Bill of lading (BOL)( from my shipper)
2. Take BOL to Internal revenue Office to pay road tax..where is this place?
3. Go sign for my insurance
4. Moving permit…from where?
5. DMV..where?
6. To register car take all of the above …where to get plates?

My shipper Top of of the Line, has a service to do all of this but I have more time than money, so I have rented a car for the day when I arrive to get all this done. Any help with tips or locations is greatly appreciated.

Looking fwd to the move(kind of unnnerved about the coki incident, the story has hit here in Cincinnati. Blessings to the families)
Thank you, thank you!!!!

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Topic starter Posted : July 19, 2010 8:00 am
billd
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I am not sure as I have not done this in a long time. When Tropical handled the shipping they had a page that told you where to go. But here are a few tips.

The IRS is by the K Mart in TOWN. It is on the way to Havensight. But you turn left at the intersection. There is a Wendy's there. It will be on your right.

As far as insurance is concerned you can go to Tunic or Krecke. Krecke is across from havensight. Tunic is a building right above harbor after you go by the US Federal buildings. You would go to the light and make a left up the hill. It is on your right, up a steep driveway.

The customs building has moved to French town. You get your permit at the MV. It is by the Pueblo.

Hope this helps.

As far as Coki is concerned it is unfortunate. But it can serve as a wake up call to the VI and police department. Remember that NOTHING good happens after 10:pm and there will always be problems with cross fire, where ever you go.

Good luck.

See you on the beach!

Billd

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Posted : July 19, 2010 1:07 pm
aussie
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... and there will always be problems with cross fire, where ever you go.

Well, anywhere you go where people are shooting at one another perhaps. It's really a matter of degree, isn't it?

I googled my home town plus crossfire. I pulled up quite a few ads for Chrysler Crossfires for sale and an article about how the Red Cross helped a family when their home caught fire but nothing about shootings.

So, I googled my home town plus shooting. I pulled up a long list of shooting ranges but nothing about homicide.

So, I googled my home town plus homicide. I pulled up 5 years of stats. 3 of the years showed zero homicides. The other 2 years showed one homicide each.

Now compare that to here where we had 56 homicides last year. I think your odds of being caught in crossfire may be a wee bit higher here. Add that to the fact that I don't think the SOB's doing the shooting could hit an elephant at 20 paces and your odds get worse.

I heard gun shots 3 out of 5 nights last week. I called them in to the police. I think that I'm the only person left in this neighborhood that still calls them in. No police units showed up. "Shots fired" are supposed to show up in the abbreviated police reports. They don't - not even when I've called in automatic weapons being fired. Cute, huh?

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Posted : July 19, 2010 2:03 pm
FL Barrier Islander
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All the places you needed to get your stuff out of "Customs" prison are sort of in the same general area of subbase and Frenchtown. Not saying everything is right next door to each other but at least within walking distance. Here's what we did and it goes in the order I've listed.
1. Tropical Shipping to get paperwork that says that your stuff is there and ready to be released and picked up - this place is east of Crown Bay Marina but before MSI, past the "container" yard.
2. Then go to below the Seachest (ACE Hardware), across from the partial/consolidated shipment Tropical office, there's a gate/fence you have to go into. There's an office there where you need to have them stamp your papers.
3. Now you need to go to the customs house which is next to the fish market in Frenchtown down near where the Kon Tiki is getting fixed. To get to this place, from the Crown Bay Marina, you'll head east. See Banco Popular on your left and a school on your right, you want to turn right. We have always done this on foot so ....I can't tell you how to do it by car. But anyway, behind the school will be a soccer field and behind the soccer field is the place you need to go. You must be prepared for what's going to happen in this place. You must be prepared to show detailed inventory. Bill of Lading is ok but if you have anything else that lists everything in your container (and any receipts), that would maybe help to avoid rejection and a 2nd or 3rd trip to these interrogators. You must have PROOF of everything made in the USA if new. If you don't have proof, you will have to pay tax. You may say that everything you have is USED. Though, they have every right to open the container if they're so inclined so don't LIE. The tax that they make you pay really isn't much....well, I guess it depends on what you have in there.....for us, the tax wasn't much. This place will take credit card and........I think they are now also accepting cash though at the time we went, we had to leave, go get a cashier's check, and come back. BUT, now I think they take cash also.
4. THEN, Back to Tropical.......not the Tropical that you stopped at first but a different location though on the same road. Actually, you would have passed this Tropical office on your way to Step 1. You will need to go to the Tropical office for the container yard. You'll see it because it's right where you'll see all the containers behind a chain link fence with a gate.

Why the hell they can't just all "get along" and put all these in the same building/place..........ok. ok. forget I vented that.

You will have additional stop because of the vehicle but I tell you.......we engaged the services of BEEP (which is just east of Crown Bay Marina, heading east before you get to Pueblo) to get our vehicle thru the BMV. We just gave BEEP the proof of insurance (and it has to be a local scammer.....oh, i mean INSURANCE company) and other vehicle related paperwork. BEEP did the BMV part, handed us the paperwork and we did all those things above.

Also, you will need to arrange (if you haven't already) to have the container taken from the yard to your final destination. I would recommend that you plan that for the day after you've done the "custom's prison" dance. Anything and everything can go sideways in this process. Just give the people that will get the container to your designated plate the paperwork.

Good luck!

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Posted : July 19, 2010 2:13 pm
Exit Zero
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IRB has moved and it is on Racetrack Road between Charlotte Amalie High School and the Sugar Estate Post office - in the old Cinema One Building alongside a gas station on the North side of the roadway.

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Posted : July 19, 2010 6:06 pm
sweetstt
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Thank you Exit Zero, Fl Barrier Isander, aussie, and Billd. You have been most helpful, I have printed these tips off. It will take some used to getting directions not fit for GPS. Luckly, I have been there a few times and have alwayse rented a car so I know some of how to get around. Question where is "Sub-base" and "French town" from you all's directions I am picturing the IR building to be down past, Shipreck Restaurnand, and the plaza where the lite the Christmas tree....and some of business to be held past Feery dock in town, Petite Pump room and Big Peuobls....

Blessings and Thank you so much this has been the most help to me !!

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Topic starter Posted : July 19, 2010 9:59 pm
East Ender
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IRB is where Exit Zero says it is. If you are driving along the waterfront, you will go past town, stay in the (?)left lane as you come to the new light near Lucinda "Mature Living on the Bay" Millen and go straight. At the T at Barbel Plaza you will turn right. IRB is on the left, past the high school but before the hospital.

GPS? We don't need no steenkin' GPS!:P

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Posted : July 19, 2010 10:27 pm
TxSLP19
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My shipper Top of of the Line, has a service to do all of this but I have more time than money, so I have rented a car for the day when I arrive to get all this done.

Hello sweetstt
I am considering using Top of the Line, but not sure as they require a deposit but have no working phone number..?
What was your experience with them like?

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Posted : August 13, 2010 3:25 pm
CAtoSTX
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Top of the line moved my car to STX and they used a 3rd party to run all the paperwork here on STX - probably because they are on STT.
They did a great job and my car got here a lot faster than expected.

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Posted : August 15, 2010 11:20 pm
TxSLP19
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Top of the line moved my car to STX and they used a 3rd party to run all the paperwork here on STX - probably because they are on STT.
They did a great job and my car got here a lot faster than expected.

Thanks for the feedback CAtoSTX! Iwill check them out once more before deciding between them and Flemings transport....I haven't been able to reach anyone by phone at Top of the Line...who was your contact there?

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Posted : August 17, 2010 2:51 am
CAtoSTX
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I don't remember who I spoke with - but the guy returned my calls after 5 and on weekends.
They were also really responsive on Emails - 'cause I had to get a zillion quotes so we could determine which if not both cars we were going to ship down here.

Here's the signature line from one of the emails with phone number:

Top of the Line Transport, LLC
"Big or Small, We do it All"

Office Phone/Fax: 1-866-729-7960

E-mail: billing@topofthelinetransport.com
Web: www.topofthelinetransport.com

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Posted : August 17, 2010 3:38 am
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