Originally Posted by chanomatik
Shipping around here is so ridiculous that it's usually cheaper to just get stuff done yourself. For 400 miles I would've tried to catch a small plane and short cab ride to get my BRZ. I do know everyone has varying circumstances, though. At least you have one now!
There were some circumstances that weren't preventing me, but made it more difficult logistically speaking. In retrospect, I should have flown up and gotten it. $250 ticket (and that's without planning or even looking for a deal) and the gas already in the tank would have been enough to get home. Maybe another few gallons...it would have been nearly half as much as I paid to get it shipped.
My suggestion for out-of-state purchases is to setup shipping yourself with a company you know or someone you know has experience with. I can't say enough about David Hanks though, he was GREAT.
The car is great too!