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Old 02-24-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I've been a moving guy throughout. I've never stayed in one place for more than 2 years.

I've been in NC, NY, CT and now CO.

As of last week I moved from fairfield county in CT to Denver, CO.

Each time I got rid of some of my belongings I really loved. I somehow jampacked 2 suitcases, US Airways ripped me off on excessive luggage, like 150$.

Then I boxed as much as I could and put them in my car which was shipped to Denver.

But some things like furniture, flat screen tv, chairs (expensive computer chairs), I gave them away to friends and are still holed up in my ex-apartment up there.

And I will move again soon, it's my stupid job.

Is there any way we can ship all of this in a cheap way? I am sure there are people who do this, but I wanna find those who don't rip your wallet off.

Any info would be great guys! I'm just tired of moving costs Each move costed me 2000$ and my company reimbursed just 1000 every time.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:07 PM
 
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We moved crosscountry 4 years ago - Seattle to Atlanta - and used a company called ABF to transport our stuff. You load up your stuff yourself into the nose of one of their trailers - so any damage is on you - put up a bulkhead and they load up the rest of the trailer behind you. You're charged by the linear foot, and I don't know if they have a minimum. We used 10 linear feet, which was the equivalent of a 2 bedroom home and it cost us approx $2200. We were then able to drive our respective vehicles down, with some essentials. It was almost painless. Because of logistics, we actually had to rent a U-haul both loading and unloading, but I know they'll drop a trailer off at your old location to load and then bring it to your new location to unload. It's not a bad way to go. Good luck, whatever you wind up doing..
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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For the amount of belongings you have I think you would do best using ABF relo cubes. You can rent as many as you need. One is about 6'x7'x8' and lockable. Cheapest way to do is to load the relo cube at an ABF terminal and unload from another ABF terminal. ABF website will list terminals. Costs depends on distance but they will give you an estimate on line.
I have used them to move an entire house several time. One movers estimate I had was for $6300 and I did it with ABF for less than $1600.
Don
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Guys, I truly appreciate the responses. Thanks

I'll do some research on these.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I have heard positive comments about those ABF relo cubes. Thanks for the cost information!!
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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I've heard good things about ABF too!
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