If you currently live in Honolulu or surrounding areas of Hawaii and plan to be moving to the continental U.S., you have probably had plenty to think about. Shipping your belongings can be extremely costly, particularly furniture and other bulky or heavy items. What should you do with your car, truck, or SUV? Maybe you have considered having it shipped as well, but think perhaps you would be better off selling it in Hawaii and buying another vehicle once you arrive at your new destination.
Not only can shipping your car to California be expensive, it can be a hassle as well. According to Wiki Answers, shipping a vehicle from the West coast to Hawaii costs from $800 to about $1,400, so it stands to reason the cost would be the same going in the other direction. The actual process of having your vehicle shipped can be time consuming as well – and there is no guarantee your vehicle won’t be damaged in the process.
The fact is, most people who move to or from the island decide to ship their vehicle only if it is a newer model. For many, paying $1,000 or so to ship an older car that’s six, eight, or ten years old just isn’t worth it. At CarMark Hawaii, we give those who have vehicles in good condition, cash for their cars on the spot. If you have a pick-up, SUV, or car that is a 8 years old or less with under 100,000 miles that is in good shape, why not just sell it for a fair price, then buy another vehicle once you get situated in your new state of residence? It just makes good sense.
Even if you have a three or four-year-old vehicle that isn’t quite paid for, you may decide that selling it in Honolulu is easier and more cost effective than having it shipped. In most cases we will pay off the customer’s loan, so there are no hassles. It’s also important to keep in mind that the time it takes for your vehicle to arrive in the continental U.S., if you do decide to ship it, may vary, and could possibly take two or three weeks.
Ultimately the decision is yours, but if you do decide to sell used car in Hawaii rather than shipping it to the West coast, give CarMark Hawaii a call. We’ve been in the business of buying used cars for cash for more than 20 years, and are dedicated to customer satisfaction.