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Posted June 5th, 2012 - 1:45 am by from Auckland, New Zealand (Permalink)
HELP PLEASE. My son has a car in New York and due to problems with title not coming through in time he needs somewhere to store the car (will pay) for a short time while paperwork is sorted. Even if it's only someone to move it every now and again as it is parked on road at the moment and needs moving every few days for road sweepers etc.


Posted June 5th, 2012 - 1:47 am by from Port Jefferson Station, United States (Permalink)
Hi there, where is he located?

Posted June 5th, 2012 - 2:24 am by from Auckland, New Zealand (Permalink)
Hi, Thanks for the quick reply. He's in Manhattan and the car is in Brooklyn I think. He is really having trouble finding anywhere to store the car for a few days while the paperwork gets sorted. he has to leave NY tomorrow and is now nearly in tears over this - I am iin NZ and can't help him directly - so frustration, being a Dad and not being able to help.

Posted June 5th, 2012 - 2:26 am by from Port Jefferson Station, United States (Permalink)
well i live on long island out east, but if he could drive it out here he could store it in the garage, or in the driveway. let me know if that helps, i would also have no problem driving him back to brooklyn.

Posted June 5th, 2012 - 2:41 am by from Auckland, New Zealand (Permalink)
WOW, that's fantastic. We will pay you, He has a mobile (1 310 334 9304) I can ring him and let him know.
He is also on CS - Robert Hartley with username TRAVELLEROB

He will have to drive it first thing tomorrow - whatever suits you, he is flying from NY in the afternoon. He has all the relevant paperwork apart from the actual title (which he needs to sell the car).

You are the first person who has offered to help and he was on the phone earlier nearly in tears and this caused me some real heartache. I promise you this is all above board and we really don't mind paying for any help you can give.


Posted June 5th, 2012 - 2:45 am by from Port Jefferson Station, United States (Permalink)
hi john,
no compensation is necessary. that is not what couch surfing is about! i will call him in the morning to further discuss it. take care.

Posted June 5th, 2012 - 3:20 am by from Auckland, New Zealand (Permalink)
It is a great help - you have no idea how much it means. We are avid Csers (hosts) and help many travelers arunfd the world.

How early can he bring the car?

Posted June 5th, 2012 - 3:24 am by from Port Jefferson Station, United States (Permalink)
thats good to hear. maybe someday ill make it out there haha.

ill be working tomorrow but i do home car physical therapy so i can meet him pretty much anytime. ill be up around 7am

Posted June 5th, 2012 - 3:54 am by from Auckland, New Zealand (Permalink)
He has your CSusername and hopefully will make some sort of contact with you to explain fully.

I've rung him and he can collect the car and be at yours (doesn't know how far or how long a drive it is from the city) any time at all - just needs to know asap.

He will explain fully. We promise we will not impose on you any more than you wish to offer the help. It is so hard when so far away, but with sites like this and people like you the world suddenly becomes quite a small place.

You will be really welcome and receive any assistance you wish if ever you are in the UK or NZ. PROMISE. We have many contacts in UK and NZ, but none in NY!!



Posted June 5th, 2012 - 3:56 am by from Auckland, New Zealand (Permalink)
I will PM you with all our contact details on.

Posted June 5th, 2012 - 11:53 am by from Auckland, New Zealand (Permalink)
I have spoken with Rob and trying to keep him up to date with things.

He is on his way to fetch the car from the road where he parked it (it will take about half an hour) then he can drive it to meet you / your place. Whatever you wish.

You are our last hope and SO need help right now. We really don't want this to spoil Robert's memories of USA. He is really stressed about the car and we will be ETERNALLY grateful if you can help somehow.

As and when you get this message I can make contact with you - or you can contact Robert direct - I sent you all our details by PM.

Thank you


Posted June 5th, 2012 - 12:53 pm by from Auckland, New Zealand (Permalink)
Just keeping you up to date...but don't have any contact details for you....

He has got the car and is driving out in the direction of Long Island. He thinks it will take him quite a while.

Where does he need to come to?

He needs to have time to return to the city to then get to the airport by 4pm.


Posted June 5th, 2012 - 2:54 pm by from Auckland, New Zealand (Permalink)
Hey CS friend,

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your help.

YOU ARE THE BEST CSer - If ever you make it to NZ you have a place to stay and FREE transport - you can have our car or van. It will be a pleasure to show you our wonderful part of the world.