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So I am gonna to buy the Black 99 C43 from KBenz AMG from the forum...he is in los angeles and I am in nashville...I need some help guys...lol...how do I find a shipper?...how do I even pay for it?...and will he have to mail me a title?...I have never done anything like this before...thanks as always for all of your input and help...
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Fly out and drive it back. Youll have a blast
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Hey PJ, since you've already accused me of thread jacking (LOL), why don't you bust a move on that manual-tranny C36 in Santa Barbara? It's all YOU!!
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Hey PJ, since you've already accused me of thread jacking (LOL), why don't you bust a move on that manual-tranny C36 in Santa Barbara? It's all YOU!!
And then sell me the rims for like $500, hahaha.
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Anybody know Kbenz AMG?...he is a new member like me I think...lol
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~$650 round trip plane ticket next weekend Nashville to LAX, just saying. Always book the round trip, even if you plan to drive back, because you always want to feel comfortable walking away and knowing you've already got a way home if the car isn't exactly what you want. Pick the car Saturday afternoon, enjoy LA for a day or two and then drive back. You literally get on I-40 and just keep driving. You can probably hit Albuquerque, NM in the first day, Oklahoma City in day two, and home on day 3. You could do it in two days if you were willing to do 13-14 hours of driving per day.

However, I would pay for a Pre-Purchase Inspection in advance if you want to do this to make sure that the car is in good shape before taking it on a ~2000 mile journey. But, if you haven't been through the southwest before, the scenery is absolutely incredible and it is a beautiful drive. I've done it twice now and I'd do it again (perhaps at a slightly slower pace the third time around).
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Hey PJ, since you've already accused me of thread jacking (LOL), why don't you bust a move on that manual-tranny C36 in Santa Barbara? It's all YOU!!
lol was mostly a joke

i wish I could justify another w202....or a few more

my friend has a six speed c36 here in Sacramento btw
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W202 - I am about an hour from LA if you need help at all - don't worry I am not looking for a black car lol. Finding a shipper is fairly easy, if you search vehicle shipping company, I believe there was a few sites that all the shippers advertise on. I shipped a car from NJ to CA before, I'll have to find the shipper information. There is one called Intercity I think, and pretty well known in the industry, but pricey.

I'm in Sacramento until Sunday afternoon, but will be back in Southern California after.

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Yeah I wouldn't mind if somebody was in LA and met up with this guy....just make sure he is real person with the actual car...lol...he sounds real but doesn't wanna do paypal...I am unsure...
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A lot of people don’t want to do PayPal on a car because of the fees start to add up on a price that high. It is good for deposits though. I would go with a cashier’s check made out to some value close to what you think you’ll end up paying, but a bit lower, and then carry cash for the rest. The cash is your negotiating window. Again, this is if you head out in person.

If you do it remotely, you can do a wire transfer if you feel confident in the seller or use an escrow service if you have some concerns and want to be protected. Just have to make sure the buyer is ok with using escrow, which essentially holds the money in escrow until both sides are satisfied that the deal is complete.
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I just shipped 2 cars from LA to my home here in Springfield, MO back in late November. PM me if you want help shipping. Should run about $900-$1100 open trailer to Nashville. Definitely book a round-trip ticket to give yourself assurance to walk away from a bad deal. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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if it's $1k to ship

but $650 for a round trip plane ticket plus $100+ for a pre purchase inspection plus $300+ for gas and food for the drive back plus $150+ for hotel fees to crash for 2 nights on the drive home, all ASSUMING the pre-purchase inspection doesn't find a single thing preventing it from a 2,000 mile road trip?

ship it, buddy. soon as it arrives I'll help you inspect it
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Thanks Sulaco...lol...yeah is anybody in the LA area?...all I need now is a person to lay eyes on the car for me...the seller is KBenz AMG from the forum...his name is Karl...if anybody could help it would be greatly appreciated...as always you guys are awesome....thank you...
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I have shipped a few of my cars; a couple times with new purchases & a couple just moving. Like others have said, have it inspected & keep the miles off the car. Depending on how nice it is, pay a bit extra for the enclosed shipment. Here are some prices I have paid:

Nashville to Chicago (open) $550
Sold a car-Chicago to Nashville (open) $500
Chicago to Denver (enclosed) $1200
Miami to Chicago (open) $800
Chicago to San Diego (enclosed) $1400

I have used uShip a few times with good success. As long as you do enough research with the company you choose, there should be no reason to worry, the transport companies are insured.
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Yeah eFifty I am thinking about 1k to 1200 hopefully for shipping...I just have to get someway to know that this guy is real and the car is real...I wanna buy like this weekend...lol...I am selling a w124 E320 if anybody is interested...trying to justify the c43 purchase to the wife...I have to get rid of one car ti get another one...haha...
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Yeah eFifty I am thinking about 1k to 1200 hopefully for shipping...I just have to get someway to know that this guy is real and the car is real...I wanna buy like this weekend...lol...I am selling a w124 E320 if anybody is interested...trying to justify the c43 purchase to the wife...I have to get rid of one car ti get another one...haha...
just shipped a car from Mississippi to Oregon a couple months ago, was close to $1k. It close to the same distance so I would expect to pay about the same. I drove from Oregon to Mississippi and it took about 3 days and $800 (gas, food, hotels, etc...)
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I paid 700 for shipping my car from chicago to orlando,fl on an open trailer. i think the company was u-ship
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When I was looking for mine I could only find two even close to near me, one in Wisconsin and one in Atlanta. Since my parents lived in Atlanta I flew there and drove it back. The really funny thing was I was pumping gas in SC and realized the paper tag had flown off. So I drove cross country, no tags, no inspection, nothing!
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I paid 700 for shipping my car from chicago to orlando,fl on an open trailer. i think the company was u-ship
Avoid U-Ship at all costs, it is truly the wild west. A few years ago I sold a C Coupe to a guy, he didn't want to use my trucker, he saved $100 on U-Ship. The "trucker" that showed up was a dude with a converted motorhome which happened to be full of furniture. He unloaded the furniture, loaded the Porsche, and re-loaded the furniture, on top of the car! He had double-booked.
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Yeah that would be terrible...holy crap...what a great shipping company...wtf...well I don't know if I am gonna be able to do this deal...I want it but I can't fly out there and I am unsure about payment...paypal will charge a descent amount and I really don't have that much extra right now...but I like it being secure...the guy seems real and very fair but he is brand new member...I don't know what to do...ah well...we will see...
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The rims look like 18", are those E55 monos? You can send money via PayPal to a friend without incurring extra cost but I'm not sure if they have a limit.
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That doesn't protect you if they scam you though...because it is a gift...lol
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