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Old 08-30-2017, 05:49 AM
 
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Any reccomendation with moving company from Vegas to LA?
Perhaps I could use local labors and load truck in Vegas and then do the same in LA?
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Moved to Vegas from Vienna
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Why would you move from Vegas to LA. The other way around is the obvious way
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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The best place to start for moving companies is on the Better Business Bureau website.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain for good
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PODs worked great. Easy time schedule, easy everything from point to point. And if you are employing local labor you're set.
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:24 PM
 
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The best place to start for moving companies is on the Better Business Bureau website.
BBB is a bought and paid for rating system, in fact, the only rating company who openly admits it to the businesses offering them "ways to investigate, on the business owners behalf" by depositing lots of coins. I wouldn't trust it any day of the week.

Pods.. and or Uhaul has "pods" now too, should save you a bit of coin and add some convenience. They also offer helpers to help load and unload and it is super inexpensive.

Good luck and dont forget to crunch your numbers as most company's will have to gross 30% more to break even to Nevada.

Also make sure you check up on used equipment tax, as cali WILL back tax, and re-tax every year for that nice computer you typed this on.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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We heard so many horror stories about moving companies, decided to move with Uhaul U-pack containers. It was much cheaper than Pods! You can tow the box which is already on a trailer to your house if you want to save on labor and do the same in LA. Nobody touches your stuff, you lock the box and you'll open it at the destination. Each box can be insured for a $20,000 value. This was 2+ years ago, things might've changed since, but I'd probably do the same again, though swore off moving forever
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:23 PM
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Location: Beaverton, OR
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Why would you move from Vegas to LA. The other way around is the obvious way
I was similarly confused here. One of my friends just moved LA to Vegas to escape the liberal politics, high taxes, high cost of living, and just general awfulness of LA. I also moved out of LA so I know.

I would never move without a professional moving company though and $20,000 insurance for some pod? What would even fit in there? Not much. You have to be careful with moving and insurance, I mean when I just moved that's $100,000 in belongings moving so the right company is essential. Plus they often just don't have big enough trucks at all. It's crazy to me. We had the biggest truck they offer for a minimalist 1,700 square foot condo move. I don't even get what a real house of 5-8K square feet would do for a move. Just many trucks I guess? Crazy.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I would never move without a professional moving company though and $20,000 insurance for some pod? What would even fit in there? Not much. You have to be careful with moving and insurance, I mean when I just moved that's $100,000 in belongings moving so the right company is essential. Plus they often just don't have big enough trucks at all. It's crazy to me. We had the biggest truck they offer for a minimalist 1,700 square foot condo move. I don't even get what a real house of 5-8K square feet would do for a move. Just many trucks I guess? Crazy.
Uhaul moves the boxes and they ARE a professional moving company! You can knock Uhaul and our way of moving all you want, 3 boxes move a 2BR house.
Much safer than a local moving company picking up your belongings, throw it on a trailer or in storage then on the trailer...... then another local company delivers it. More chance to break or loose something!
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Lone Mountain for good
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I was similarly confused here. One of my friends just moved LA to Vegas to escape the liberal politics, high taxes, high cost of living, and just general awfulness of LA. I also moved out of LA so I know.

I would never move without a professional moving company though and $20,000 insurance for some pod? What would even fit in there? Not much. You have to be careful with moving and insurance, I mean when I just moved that's $100,000 in belongings moving so the right company is essential. Plus they often just don't have big enough trucks at all. It's crazy to me. We had the biggest truck they offer for a minimalist 1,700 square foot condo move. I don't even get what a real house of 5-8K square feet would do for a move. Just many trucks I guess? Crazy.

I moved a family of 6 from Long Island to Las Vegas in a 8x8x16' pod(a 3000sqft house, 25 years of junk). It was on my driveway for a week, we loaded it up, including furniture (limited amount). They picked it up with a contraption that keeps it perfectly level, it traveled 2700 miles and was set in my new driveway without so much as my house plant (last item just thrown in at the back) knocked over. It's a very securely built container and you provide your own lock. It leaves locked and only you have the key.

Why pay tens of thousands when its far more convenient to work at your own pace, not worry about being ready for a target date, and it's placed right where you want it for as long as you need to unload.

It was remarkably easy and to spend more money than needed is a waste.
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