Shipping vehicle within Canada

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  1. FuzzyLogic

    FuzzyLogic New Member

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    I'm thinking of importing another vehicle however, this time I won't be able to go and pick it up from Vancouver and drive it back to Saskatoon due to time constraints.

    Does anybody here know of any service that can deliver the vehicle to me from BC to SK for a reasonable price?
     
  2. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    I'm not sure what you consider reasonable (I don't know what towing costs are), but you might want to check out Canuck Towing. They got my Pajero from the dock to the shop when Ben wasn't around, and they advertise car shipping, and import pickups.
     
  3. Pajerist

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    I used this guys http://www.livingstonintl.com/locat...dium=LPM&utm_campaign=LivingstonInternational once to ship Alfa Romeo to QC, do not know about the cost (shipping was paid by buyer). As a bonus, they are a steps away from the docks hence you'll save on towering (theoretically). It was fast and simple, just drop off at the front of their office. You need to get a quote by yourself, pretty sure to tell them exact address, car dimensions etc. As a bonus, they are a steps away from the docks hence you'll save on towering (theoretically). If you want, PM details to me, I get a quote and then we'll compare ;)

    Good luck!
     
  4. Murrdawg02

    Murrdawg02 Danger to the manifold

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    I've done both Livingston and Canuck. Between the two, definitely Livingston. Both services were comparable as they can both pick up at anytime, ie you dont have to make a dock appointment. Canuck is nice that they will deliver straight to your door, where as in larger cities Livingston drops at a set location. The reason why I won't use Canuck again is when they showed up at 5am in the morning (I didnt have a choice, they just told me when they'd be there), and has he was pushing the car up the driveway he had his hand on the side rain visor and snapped it. Super apologetic- said call the front office and they will reimburse us. So not the end of the world, these things happen. But once I called the office and told him the price of a replacement OEM Subaru rain visor was $200-$300 he said no way, I'll give you $15. After a couple of back and fourth emails and phone calls they stopped responding and blocking calls.
    So at the end of the day their service was fine, but the management was shady.
    Of course people have used them without issue, but thats my personal experience.
    Price wise I think they were pretty much the same, Livingston a little bit cheaper, and being that you pick it up from a depot you have 3 or so days to collect your car.
     
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    I am wondering, if such insurance exists, is it worth to buy to cover possible damage during shipping?
     
  6. FuzzyLogic

    FuzzyLogic New Member

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    From where and where to did you have the vehicles shipped? Do you recall how much it was to ship with either company?
     
  7. Murrdawg02

    Murrdawg02 Danger to the manifold

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    Vancouver to Calgary both times. Canuck was around $800, and Livingston is based on the cubic meter (or maybe length?) of the car, so Ive paid between $550 to 700. If you were shipping a land cruiser, expect it to be above that. I kinda want to know how much a kei car would be with them :D
     
  8. FuzzyLogic

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    Sweet thanks for the info! I just looked up Livingston's rating on Google and they only have 1/5 stars . I hope that's for a different company with the same name.
     
  9. Murrdawg02

    Murrdawg02 Danger to the manifold

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    Livingston international. I think the shipping game is a tough business to be a customer pleaser, and of course all the negative experiences leave a review and none of the positives do. At least that's what I tell myself and then pray nothing happens to my shipment lol. Thats with all providers with inland shipping, as was my experience with Canuck.
     
  10. FuzzyLogic

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    Yeah that makes sense. There are only 2 reviews and they're both due to negative experiences. Do you know if either of the companies offer additional insurance? For example in the case that something gets broken, an external insurance company will cover the cost of the loss?
     
  11. Murrdawg02

    Murrdawg02 Danger to the manifold

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    They are all over Canada, the one that will be picking up the car near the docks has some good reviews: https://goo.gl/maps/RHtGMgtGoWETYvj67
    Canuck definitely not. Livingston maybe, but I dont think it would be worth the paper it was written on. Unless you have photos of the car immediately before its loaded on the transport, they will most likely tell you the damage is from Japan/ the boat/ the dockhand/ act of god/ etc/ etc.
    I think tperkins had that experience on his Evo VI and Precision transportation.

    Its not as bad as you are probably imagining, I have shipped two cars to Calgary without a single issue. At the end of the day they wouldn't be in business anymore if every shipment got damaged. At some point you just have to have some faith and hope for the best.
     
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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Canuck (and occasionally Precision) have been my go-to's for as long as I can remember.