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Old 05-06-2009, 03:18 PM
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I'm getting ready to do a temporary move (6mth-1yr) from LA to Nashville and plan to store most of my bulky belongings (furniture, kitchen items, pics etc) and load up my chevy camaro with clothes, cat, (thanks for the tips!) misc, cousin, and myself. I know not all of the things I would want to bring will fit in my car, so I was curious what is the other best way to ship belongings/goods? My car can not tow a trailer, big or small either

I have done some investigating online and it seems some of the options are UPS, ship by train, and Fed Ex. I would probably have around 300lbs in misc goods, but am looking for the most in-expensive way to get it there?

Any advice is great!

Thanks again!
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:24 PM
Location: mid wyoming
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When you get it boxed and weighed, check prices online for UPS and Fedex. Go with lowest. And make sure someone is there to accept the packages so they don't sit on a porch somewheres. Also didn't say why your moving but remember stuff like drivers license,Social Security card, Birth Certificate?, etc. Be pretty hard to have to get to those in the storage shed. ( I been there, not fun).
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:44 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
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Greyhound bus hauls cargo and it's cheap. I've shipped diesel engine blocks for not much more than UPS gets for an oversized box.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:01 AM
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Definitely Greyhound for larger/heavier packages. Our Nashville station is super convenient too. There's a separate cargo dept. with front row parking and no crowds to deal with. And they'll bring it right out to your car.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:14 AM
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yep, greyhound shipping is the way to go.

if not too bulky, also look into car top carrier, depend on the size of what you are moving.

However, if really only temporary, consider leaving it. I moved to Berlin for a year with only a couple of suitcases, and it was great. you don't really need too much, and craigslist here is quiet active.
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