Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bergen County, NJ, USA
Re: Minty 1973 75/5 - need advice on shipping
I've used Keyboard Motorcycle Shippers twice, about 4 or 5 years apart when I bought a used motorcycle from the Midwest and shipped it to me in NJ. I was very satisfied with everything. The drivers were great, the rolling and locking motorcycle specific pallet on wheels is neat and keeps your bike very secure. The trucks have lift gates, so you don't need to find a shipping dock like with some other companies, and you don't have to lift a finger. And they are vehicle shippers, your bike doesn't get thrown into the trailer as an afterthought with a bunch of furniture and dog food.
Each trip my total cost was $600. Be warned that if you ask the internet for shippers and rates you may get one that quotes you a lot less than others, and you say OK, give them your credit card info for a deposit, but after two weeks of not hearing anything about a pickup date you call them back and guess what? they suddenly tell you their rate quoting 'software' made an error and the real rate is $$$. They hope you'll say OK since you've already given them a deposit. It happened to me, IIRC it was USA shippers or something similar. I did get the deposit refunded but I lost two weeks while they jerked me around. Not good when you're excited about your purchase and you can't wait to see your new baby.
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Last edited by George_S; Feb 13th, 2014 at 2:40 pm.