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      10-16-2020, 12:25 PM   #1
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Was looking to ship from out of state from a BMW dealership and the salesman said he would connect me with their preferred shipper and I would handle it from there. Other dealers have told me they would handle it and I just pay the shipping cost.

Can anyone chime in on whether their dealer handled it? Im a bit nervous having to deal with it as this is my first time.

Thanks,
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      10-16-2020, 12:56 PM   #2
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I just dealt with this with a dealer shipping my car from Chicago to MA.

They provided me with their preferred shipper but I was reasonable for that cost. I instead decided to go with Intercity Lines as their reputation was far superior than what the dealer suggested.
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Hi All,

Was looking to ship from out of state from a BMW dealership and the salesman said he would connect me with their preferred shipper and I would handle it from there. Other dealers have told me they would handle it and I just pay the shipping cost.

Can anyone chime in on whether their dealer handled it? Im a bit nervous having to deal with it as this is my first time.

Thanks,
Nothing to be nervous iabout. If it's their preferred shipper than your good. All they need from you is payment and delivery address. Bmw will handle it while
It's getting picked up. Shippers have insurance so if anything happens to the car while
It's under their possession they will cover it.
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I work at a dealership and we always handle the shipping arrangement whether we pay for shipping or the customer pays us for shipping. As a customer you shouldn't have to worry about arranging your own shipping from a dealer.
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dealer should arrange the shipping regardless who's paying. Sounds like your salesman is lazy
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I just dealt with this with a dealer shipping my car from Chicago to MA.

They provided me with their preferred shipper but I was reasonable for that cost. I instead decided to go with Intercity Lines as their reputation was far superior than what the dealer suggested.
Thanks for you reply. How was Intercity Lines, have heard a lot of good things.
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I work at a dealership and we always handle the shipping arrangement whether we pay for shipping or the customer pays us for shipping. As a customer you shouldn't have to worry about arranging your own shipping from a dealer.
This is what I thought, he was the only dealer to tell me that would be between myself and the shipper. Wasn't too happy about that.
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Nothing to be nervous iabout. If it's their preferred shipper than your good. All they need from you is payment and delivery address. Bmw will handle it while
It's getting picked up. Shippers have insurance so if anything happens to the car while
It's under their possession they will cover it.
He was telling me that I will have to handle it, not bmw. That's where I was skeptical. Almost as if he's saying once its sold, I dont care.
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Thanks for you reply. How was Intercity Lines, have heard a lot of good things.
They pick up tomorrow morning - so far communication has been stellar. The nice thing about them is you don't have to worry about which level your car goes on for enclosed transport:

- every car is covered in a cloth covering & plastic covering
- all flooring is solid with zero center gaps (i.e. if there were a fluid/ oil drip it would not drip down onto a car below) so even with spills that manage to drip off the platform, the coverings keep the car protected
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They pick up tomorrow morning - so far communication has been stellar. The nice thing about them is you don't have to worry about which level your car goes on for enclosed transport:

- every car is covered in a cloth covering & plastic covering
- all flooring is solid with zero center gaps (i.e. if there were a fluid/ oil drip it would not drip down onto a car below) so even with spills that manage to drip off the platform, the coverings keep the car protected
Would you mind PMing me cost? Looks like you're grabbing an M4 like I am
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Hi All,

Was looking to ship from out of state from a BMW dealership and the salesman said he would connect me with their preferred shipper and I would handle it from there. Other dealers have told me they would handle it and I just pay the shipping cost.

Can anyone chime in on whether their dealer handled it? Im a bit nervous having to deal with it as this is my first time.

Thanks,
My car came from Chicago, also to CT like you. Dealer had a shipper with a reasonable cost but I used my own broker, who is very good. Prices were within $50. Its Angels Moving Autos, ask for Dina. It was $1000 uncovered from Chicago to CT. Be wary of places that quote insanely low prices, your car will just sit there for weeks because its not economically viable for any shipper to take that deal. The price will eventually be bumped up to get the car picked up, and you're paying the same price as other, more reputable brokers quoted.

The only downside on Intercity is they are their own company, so lead times can sometimes be 2-3 weeks.
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The dealer I bought from only offered open trailer, so I opted to arrange my own enclosed transport through Go2transportation and the process was painless.
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I just dealt with this with a dealer shipping my car from Chicago to MA.

They provided me with their preferred shipper but I was reasonable for that cost. I instead decided to go with Intercity Lines as their reputation was far superior than what the dealer suggested.
Thanks for you reply. How was Intercity Lines, have heard a lot of good things.
I've used Intercity Lines (enclosed trailer) to ship my C7 Corvette. I would highly recommend them. They were EXTREMELY careful and had great customer service, also a very competitive rate. The only negative about the entire experience was that it snowed the day it was delivered which was all their fault.
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If you are on the East Coast...reach out to Applewood Motorcars, based out of WV. They handle a lot of high end cars, and the owner is personally involved in the logistics. They own all their trucks and have only enclosed transport. I had an excellent experience getting my F80 shipped from a BMW dealer in Ohio to NC a couple of months back. The icing was that it was also a couple of hundred cheaper than other quotes I received for enclosed.

Btw, I had to arrange the transport myself. The dealer rep said it would be quicker and cheaper if I handled it myself. Not sure if that were really true, but I am glad I did some research and went with Applewood. The car arrived in mint condition.
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I've used Intercity Lines (enclosed trailer) to ship my C7 Corvette. I would highly recommend them. They were EXTREMELY careful and had great customer service, also a very competitive rate. The only negative about the entire experience was that it snowed the day it was delivered which was all their fault.
Wow very nice! Thank you for the insight
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If you are on the East Coast...reach out to Applewood Motorcars, based out of WV. They handle a lot of high end cars, and the owner is personally involved in the logistics. They own all their trucks and have only enclosed transport. I had an excellent experience getting my F80 shipped from a BMW dealer in Ohio to NC a couple of months back. The icing was that it was also a couple of hundred cheaper than other quotes I received for enclosed.

Btw, I had to arrange the transport myself. The dealer rep said it would be quicker and cheaper if I handled it myself. Not sure if that were really true, but I am glad I did some research and went with Applewood. The car arrived in mint condition.
Thank you for your insight. That makes me feel better that you were told the same from your rep. I guess it isnt the end of the world and he's super nice compared to the dozens of annoying salesman I have contacted recently.
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Hi All,

Was looking to ship from out of state from a BMW dealership and the salesman said he would connect me with their preferred shipper and I would handle it from there. Other dealers have told me they would handle it and I just pay the shipping cost.

Can anyone chime in on whether their dealer handled it? Im a bit nervous having to deal with it as this is my first time.

Thanks,
This close to purchasing a C63 from Scottsdale, they were picking up the cost in a closed container. Ask the dealership to at least split the charge, nothing to lose.
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This close to purchasing a C63 from Scottsdale, they were picking up the cost in a closed container. Ask the dealership to at least split the charge, nothing to lose.
Couldnt agree more, good point
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