Hidden Costs of Online Vehicle Purchases

Friday November 14th, 2008 at 5:1111 AM
Posted by: Derek

vehicle transportAlthough numerous consumers are now shopping for vehicles online, many still prefer to personally inspect their prospective purchases before buying. If you happen to share this disposition, several additional costs should certainly be factored in before signing any deals. On top of the vehicle shipping rates, you must also budget for travel, a professional inspection and shipping insurance.

Airfare and hotel accommodations will probably compose the majority of travel expenses and for the sake of this article all costs must be estimated. While rates fluctuate widely and date, distance and carrier all come into play; we will take the average round-trip flight to be $350. Similar variables affect the cost of a night’s stay, so we will settle on two nights at $75/night. Throw in $150 for car rental, food and everything else, and the trip comes in at somewhere in the neighborhood of $650.

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Auto Delivery in the Era of Online Car Shopping: Terminal to Terminal Vs Door to Door

Tuesday November 11th, 2008 at 6:1111 AM
Posted by: Derek

The internet has given shoppers a great new landscape for finding a vehicle, and with so many options at the touch of a button, chances are good that the right car at the right price is only a click away. Unfortunately, odds are also strong that the car you want is in another state and you are now faced with the reality of contracting a shipper to deliver it. What now? Well, when faced with this issue you should consider several options. Depending on your budget, time frame and desired level of service, you can choose between terminal-to-terminal shipping and door-to-door delivery.

Terminal-to-terminal shipping involves transporting your vehicle, along with many others, to the shipping company’s regional storage facility. By consolidating your vehicle in a bulk shipment you will be able to save money. Read the rest of this entry »

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