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Old 01-19-2014, 03:03 AM
 
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I'm moving from the East Coast to Oregon in a few months and I'm having trouble w/ the logistics. I would prefer to drive and take all my stuff but since I'm moving into the city I'm not bringing a car. I'm only 18 so I can't rent a car. I can't really ask any relatives to drive me across the country and back. I could fly for relatively cheap but it would cost a fortune to ship out my stuff. I don't have much stuff I'm bringing (computer monitor, desk, guitar, 2 smaller keyboards, an amp, clothing, and a few smaller personal items). Would it be relatively cheap if I shipped with UPS? I'm at a bit of a loss here.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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I'm moving from the East Coast to Oregon in a few months and I'm having trouble w/ the logistics. I would prefer to drive and take all my stuff but since I'm moving into the city I'm not bringing a car. I'm only 18 so I can't rent a car. I can't really ask any relatives to drive me across the country and back. I could fly for relatively cheap but it would cost a fortune to ship out my stuff. I don't have much stuff I'm bringing (computer monitor, desk, guitar, 2 smaller keyboards, an amp, clothing, and a few smaller personal items). Would it be relatively cheap if I shipped with UPS? I'm at a bit of a loss here.
I shipped 13 boxes UPS. It cost me about $400 to do so. I paid extra to have to boxes picked up from my house, so it was a little more expensive than usual, but worth it for me.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:11 PM
 
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That's the tricky part; I just checked into cross country move and Uhaul would be near $2k plus over $1k in fuel- my Stuff ain't worth that much!

So I'd get ridda everything I could and maybe ship rest to storage unit or drive car full and sell car there.

I'm looking for more ideas too.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:19 PM
 
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That's the tricky part; I just checked into cross country move and Uhaul would be near $2k plus over $1k in fuel- my Stuff ain't worth that much!

So I'd get ridda everything I could and maybe ship rest to storage unit or drive car full and sell car there.

I'm looking for more ideas too.
That is why I only shipped 13 boxes and took what would fit in my Beetle. It was the easier to just buy what I needed when I arrived. It is a pain in the butt to replace nearly everything but still easier in the long run.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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I'm moving from the East Coast to Oregon in a few months and I'm having trouble w/ the logistics. I would prefer to drive and take all my stuff but since I'm moving into the city I'm not bringing a car. I'm only 18 so I can't rent a car. I can't really ask any relatives to drive me across the country and back. I could fly for relatively cheap but it would cost a fortune to ship out my stuff. I don't have much stuff I'm bringing (computer monitor, desk, guitar, 2 smaller keyboards, an amp, clothing, and a few smaller personal items). Would it be relatively cheap if I shipped with UPS? I'm at a bit of a loss here.
Unless there is some overriding sentimental value in these items, sell (or even give away) these items , and replace them in Oregon (they are used now anyway, so shop at thrift/Goodwill stores). UPS the clothes and personal stuff.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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Unless there is some overriding sentimental value in these items, sell (or even give away) these items , and replace them in Oregon (they are used now anyway, so shop at thrift/Goodwill stores). UPS the clothes and personal stuff.
I'd be up for selling them, except the guitar, which is worth $2 grand and was a gift. I'm sure I could bring all of my clothes on the flight as a carry-on.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:26 AM
 
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I agree with selling the desk and similar and you can purchase new even for very inexpensive at a place like Target. If you go into a UPS store they could probably give you a quote on how much to ship a guitar.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:39 AM
 
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Do you mind if I ask why you are not bringing the car? Do you have a car? If so what are you going to do with it? I ask because even if you're in the city in Oregon (Portland?) I would think you would still want a car for exploring. Especially if you cannot rent one yet. There are so many beautiful coastal areas to explore I cannot imagine not having a car there. And if it runs well and you can drive it to Oregon you can haul most of your belongings and make a fun road trip out of it.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:25 PM
 
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Do you mind if I ask why you are not bringing the car? Do you have a car? If so what are you going to do with it? I ask because even if you're in the city in Oregon (Portland?) I would think you would still want a car for exploring. Especially if you cannot rent one yet. There are so many beautiful coastal areas to explore I cannot imagine not having a car there. And if it runs well and you can drive it to Oregon you can haul most of your belongings and make a fun road trip out of it.
I currently use a car owned by my parents. While I could afford to buy my own cheap car, it would cut into my savings and monthly budget. I feel like it would be even more so a waste since I'm living in Portland and can bike to work.
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