Preparing for a long distance move? Companies might be hesitant to ship these seven items. (iStock) A long-distance move can be tricky. In addition to having to pack up every possession you own, you'll also have to figure out how to get it all to your new home. While some people choose to drive their stuff themselves across state lines, that might not be feasible with an entire household's possessions. That's why shipping is sometimes the preferred method when moving a considerable distance. It's simple, really: The bulk of your possessions get boxed up and shipped to your new home, and you take all the invaluable items (e.g., your ID, birth certificate, medications, etc.) with you on the plane. Many homeowners will hire a moving company, but did you know there are limits to what most companies will ship? Some items are just too fragile, valuable, or hazardous, and your movers won't be allowed to take responsibility for them. More From Realtor.com Get This … [Read more...] about Moving? Here are 7 surprising items companies might not ship
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Russ Wiles Arizona Republic Published 7:40 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 People buying a used car or truck through Carvana can have a vehicle delivered straight to their driveway, but roughly half of buyers choose to go get it themselves. And why not? Self-pickup through Carvana means heading to one of the company's special "vending machine" parking structures, dropping a commemorative coin into a slot and watching as electric motors whirl, pulleys spin and chains whizz into motion. Coin activation propels a special elevator platform that retrieves the designated vehicle from its slot — possibly eight or nine stories up the structure — then delivers it down into a bay for waiting buyers in a matter of minutes. "Whole families come and watch," said Ryan Keeton, Carvana's co-founder and chief brand officer. "It's a unique pickup experience." Tower at Loop 202 and Scottsdale Road Carvana's first Arizona … [Read more...] about Buy a car like a candy bar: Carvana’s vehicle ‘vending machine’ opens in Phoenix area
Last Updated Dec 13, 2010 6:48 PM EST You would never buy a used car without kicking the tires, taking it for a spin, and looking for damage, right? Well, if you are looking for a hard-to-find model or you're choosy about color and options, you might consider it. With internet shopping, Carfax-type vehicle records and mobile inspection services, buying a car from far away has become reasonably safe. Statistics from two of the biggest online auto ad services show that many buyers are venturing far beyond the local auto mile. More than 75% of the searches on AutoTrader.com are for vehicles located more than 50 miles from home and more than half are 100-miles plus. On competitor eBay Motors nearly three-fourths of vehicle sales involved interstate transactions. "In the past few years the whole used car buying experience has been reshaped in the consumer's favor," says Phillip Reed, senior consumer advice editor for Edmunds.com. "With the tools of the internet, available inspections and … [Read more...] about Used Cars: Should You Buy a Car You Haven’t Seen?
Dave Mosher, provided by Published 5:10 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 In February, SpaceX launched an electric car toward Mars using its newest rocket, called Falcon Heavy. Many people, especially scientists, questioned the choice of payload and destination. Elon Musk recently responded to critics by saying he chose the car as the payload to inspire people. At the annual South by Southwest festival, Musk further explained how the stunt fits into his concerns about and ultimate vision for humanity. Recommended Video: Now Playing: In a move which could change the future of space travel, billionaire businessman Elon Musk has successfully launched the world's most powerful rocket. The centre booster rocket slammed into the Atlantic later at nearly 500 kilometes an hour . Musk said he was relieved the launch had gone well. "Incredibly proud of the SpaceX team, they've done an incredible job of creating well really the most advanced rocket in the world, the biggest … [Read more...] about Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego
When Andrew Bakalar embarked on a recent 10-day business trip to Paris, he left his beloved pooches, Jujee and Elsa Rose, in the hands of a trusted dog-sitter. But when his trip was unavoidably extended for an additional two months, he decided to send for them to join him. His plan: Have the dog-sitter ship the pair as cargo from Dulles International Airport to France. The dogs, a schnauzer and a terrier, are small. It couldn’t be that hard, he thought. The saga that ensued involved absurdist twists and turns that can be described only as Kafkaesque. But as the bureaucratic hoops, logistical complexities and costs piled up, Bakalar had an uncharacteristically unprincipled thought: He should have just lied and passed them off as emotional-support animals, which would have allowed them to travel in the cabin with the dog-sitter. “It might have been cheaper, frankly, to tell the dog-sitter, ‘You’re coming to Paris for two days, on me,’ ” … [Read more...] about When flying with your pet, going the proper route can come with a steep cost