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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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buying and shipping a bike

who has bought and shipped a bike from the east coast? i found a track bike in charlotte, nc and i don't want to have to go out there. how do i pay the person? does the shipping company handle the payment? i pay the shipping company and they pay the seller? how much does it cost? any info would be appreciated.
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A good budget for shipping is $400-$500 or so. In my experience, your payment to the seller is completely independent of the shipping company. They're just getting the bike from A-B.

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Watch who you pick for shipping. Do NOT use that site where people bid on shipping for you. Usually it's sum Joe schmo with a truck and trailer who doesn't give a shit. I soldmy R1 to a guy in Tx. I'm just glad it wasn't my bike anymore after seeing how the guy had other bikes strapped in the trailer. I called the purchaser to let him know to be home when bike came and examine before being unstrapped.

There is a thread on here for good shippers.

Use Paypal or something that protects both seller and buyer from any issues. Also maybe find someone local to check out the bike beforehand.


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This has been covered many times before. Use the search button you noob
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Ship it Via FedEx Freight or FedEx National. And have the shipper ship it C.O.D.
Have the seller/shipper take pictures of how the bike was crated and secured.
Upon Delivery you will need to have 2 checks.
1 written out to the seller/shipper for the amount of the bike
1 written out to FedEx for the cost of the shipping.

Both checks are given to the driver who delivers the bike.
FedEx then forwards your check and a signed copy of the Delivery Reciept to the seller/shipper.

This gives you a chance to inspect the bike upon delivery and make sure it is the bike your supose to get and notate any damages (or refuse shipment) that may have occured during shipment. This gives you and the seller/shipper piece of mind. The seller/shipper cannot just take your money and not send the bike and you cannot have the bike delivered without first showing the delivery driver that you have both checks.

Also the ability to file a damage claim (either the seller/shipper if refused, or you if damaged but accepted) and have the bike repaired to the condition it was shipped out in.

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This has been covered many times before. Use the search button you noob

exactly what keywords should i type into the search function. because i had already tried motorcycle shipping and motorcycle transport and none of the results were as helpful as the responses i got in my new thread, with the exception of course of your response.......................................... .....
































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I used Uship with no problems at all. $200 from Reno to Chicago for a scooter.
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exactly what keywords should i type into the search function. because i had already tried motorcycle shipping and motorcycle transport and none of the results were as helpful as the responses i got in my new thread, with the exception of course of your response.......................................... .....
































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Hey fucknuts type in shipping company in the search bar. On the first 2 pages of the search there are like 5 threads.
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Hey fucknuts type in shipping company in the search bar. On the first 2 pages of the search there are like 5 threads.
Lulz.
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Hey fucknuts type in shipping company in the search bar. On the first 2 pages of the search there are like 5 threads.
be easy on him.... that was too easy, he can't handle it unless its complicated...

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be easy on him.... that was too easy, he can't handle it unless its complicated...
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