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Old 03-06-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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Hi there

We will be moving in June. However, we need to be out of our own house in mid may, and will stay with relatives for a few weeks. I just called Pods and got a price from them.

Anyone else use any other company like this. We normally move ourselves, but this time we are moving from NY to Pittsburgh.

Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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You have Pack-Rat
U-Haul's U-box
Mayflower/United cubes
and others.

Plus for local moves and storage, there are many local companies that offer 20' Dry containers for strorage and moving.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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I love PODs... they are the best.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Smile ABF Upack ReloCube

Last summer, after researching PODS, U-Haul, United, and others, I used ABF's Upack ReloCube service
You can get online quotes at http://www.upack.com/
I did not need it, but they do offer very flexible storage options.
My 2000 mile move went exactly as planned and quoted.

Check this site for some good general info on all types of moving services

Moving: How to avoid Moving Company Scams
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Just make sure that unattended mobile/portable containers can be dropped at both locations. It's against the law in many communities in New York and Pennsylvania to place them in the street.

Since you're only going 450 miles, a full service mover will probably be cheaper than a container company. Freight carriers usually have much higher transportation rates on short runs.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Eugenius
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I did the ABF thing, it was great! I loaded it (you can even hire a couple of movers from a local moving company to help load it/unload it if you need to), rented some moving blankets from Uhaul, ABF picked up and dropped off, no problems. Nobody pawing through my stuff, nobody parking a moving truck in the middle of nowhere (as some companies claim 'others' do). I even had an upright piano in there, strapped to the back wall and it came back fine. I'm probably going to move soon and will probably use ABF again.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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I need to move a lot of stuff across the country, and I want to use a pod type service in which I pack it and they ship it. I figure an 8' by 15' or similar size container would work. The problem is I can't find any company that goes to Maine. Anyone know such a company? I've also heard varied reports of how reliable companies are. One thing I read said that even though everything was inside the compartment, everything got an oily film on it. Anyone know about this?
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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You're not going to find too many DIY container options going to Maine. The lack of significant inbound or outbound volume makes it cost prohibitive for most carriers to offer the service.

Check out ABF's U-Pack ReloCubes. They are smaller than the other mobile/portable container products but allow you to ship multiple units.

ABF services the state from offices in Portland, ME and Salisbury, MA. http://www.upack.com/moving-companies/maine/
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