When you ship a car the most important thing that you can do is actually pay your shipping company and your carrier. Really, it’s not any different than paying for any other service, and luckily the majority of customers out there like yourself are honest and trustworthy people. But…there are plenty of unscrupulous people trying to screw people out of money, be they on the business side or the customer side of the equation. And that’s sad. And it’s also one of the reasons why many companies won’t let you set up an auto shipping payment plan. Sadly.
When you ship a car, you need to pay two different companies for their services in the broker and the carrier. You pay the broker their deposit, usually after your vehicle has been assigned to be picked up, though some companies won’t make you pay until your vehicle is actually in transit on the carrier. And then you pay the rest of the balance to the carrier company when they deliver your vehicle. An auto shipping payment plan simply complicates everything – instead of spending $200 on a deposit and $500 on a shipment, you’re suddenly cutting that payment into portions, spread out over months, which requires a lot of work and time and effort to keep track of.
Plus most companies simply can’t afford to take that kind of financial hit to begin with. An auto shipping payment plan is a promise, nothing more, and if you don’t pay, the broker and the carrier both are out all that money you owe them. So one, it’s dishonest, but we already know that people are dishonest. It’s just a fact of life. But in order to mitigate that, carriers and brokers both have stringent rules on payment. And the vast, vast majority of shippers won’t let you set up an auto shipping payment plan in order to protect themselves.
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