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    Default Would you trust a stranger to deliver a car interstate for you?

    Ok so couldn't find where to post this so this section was close as I could find!

    We relocated from Canberra to Gold Coast a few weeks ago. Were unable to sell our second car before we came and had a few time wasters since we left it with a friend to sell for us, so we've decided to bring it up to the Gold Coast instead.

    Rather than DH flying down to Canberra and driving it back I'm considering finding a person via Gumtree ad to do it. I was going to pay the petrol costs when they produce receipts and give them some kind of bonus payment when it's delivered in the same condition it left the ACT. I thought if they show their licence to our friend who has the car, we keep a copy and also 100 points of ID this might work. Car isn't worth that much.

    Does this sound totally stupid/risky or could it work? Thought a person who needs to get up here could benefit from it, free travel. Thoughts please?

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    I would. A backpacker might do it for you. If its not worth much and not covered by insurance you have nothing to loose

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    It's not something I would be comfortable with.

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    No I wouldn't do it. I got my car delivered from Victoria to Queensland for $400 door to door with a proper company - fully insured & no issues. Car wasn't worth much money but was everything to me.

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    Be careful. There are people who transport drugs this way. Someone I know was offered this opportunity, similar story to yours, to drive a vehicle from one state to another to "help" the driver out. Turns out the door panels were going to be loaded and driver wouldn't have known. Luckily they were tipped off in the end.
    I know your situation is completely different, totally, but advertising to the public on gumtree the use of your vehicle to be driven between states could encourage some shady characters.

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    Nope. There are more issues than obvious accidents. Canberra to the GC is a looong drive. They could flog it all the way and it's not until a month later the motor or some other part goes. Really you can only say superficially it's in the same condition.

    If it were me I'd take a cut in price and sell it for what I could get for it or fly down and get it. No way I would have a stranger drive my car that far!

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    Hell no.

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    I don't trust anyone in Gumtree...I've had so many dodgy ppl stuff me around. I'd find someone via friends or hire a company over a complete stranger.

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    I wouldn't... If you are going to pay someone to do it, why not pay a family member or friend who wants to visit you and then buy them a return airfare?

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    Thanks for all the responses. DH is now saying a firm no to my crazy idea. I guess he's right, and all you guys who said no too! It's a bit risky. Will think about if there is someone who can drive it up for us and pay return air fare, good idea SA girl. I didn't know there are companies who deliver for you. Shows my ignorance! I will look into the price of that too.


 

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