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Old 05-23-2006, 05:20 AM
 
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We filled up the back of our Suburban with donation items last Sept when we packed our first POD. No since in shipping stuff I don't want/need. I still have to go through my closet one more time.

We have 5 cars to get back, 2 to be shipped and 3 to be driven. The sub will pull our 24' travel trailer and I will pull a u-haul with my little Blazer since you can't put anything with an engine in a POD. I have an ATC and all motorized lawn stuff for the u-haul. Who will be the lucky 3rd driver? Hmmm!
I have a 16yr old who could drive our 3rd car, but not sure about that yet. I also have quads and dirt bikes to bring. That wil tie up the 16' trailer and the suburban. What about these PODS? How do they work?
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Old 05-23-2006, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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backfist - Don't throw up yet!! Remember, our $13,000 move included $2,640 in extras (piano, organ, grandfather clock and trip to/from storage unit). PLUS the moving company driver told us that our 20,000 pounds was the 2nd biggest residential move (poundage-wise) they had ever done!! So, more "normal" size households will be cheaper. The reason that we decided to use a moving company vs. u-haul was because we also had to move 6 cats!! We figured a 4 hour plane trip would be way less stressful on all of
them than a 4 day cross country trek if we did the move ourselves.
Thanks Vicki. I feel a little better. Still ... I'm renting a dumpster before we move. And if it isn't a TV, a bed, a sofa, or answers to the name of one of our kids, it's goin' to da dump.

I'll take my wife's tongue lashing after we've moved.
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:13 AM
 
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I have a 16yr old who could drive our 3rd car, but not sure about that yet. I also have quads and dirt bikes to bring. That wil tie up the 16' trailer and the suburban. What about these PODS? How do they work?
The PODS are a self storage, moving system or both. You can go to the PODS.com website and see if they service your area and the area you want to move to and get a quote.
They drop the container off in your driveway or the street if itís allowed(we had to put it on our driveway). They only ship 16í containers cross country and thatís what we wanted anyway. The containers are 8íx8íx16ímaximum weight for that size is 10,000 pounds. Once the container is dropped off you load it, there is no time limit, you are charged by the month like any other monthly storage unit. When itís loaded you schedule to have the container moved to dry storage or to your new destination. The new destination will be either a drop off location(dry storage) or your new house. Once at your new house you unload it, when empty you schedule a pickup and your done.
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:37 AM
 
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It was $5868.66 It included a sotrage fee of $189 not sure what that is for. Is that a good price? I thought movers cost that much?
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Old 05-23-2006, 01:56 PM
 
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It was $5868.66 It included a sotrage fee of $189 not sure what that is for. Is that a good price? I thought movers cost that much?
Is that for one or two units? We used PODS for convince not for price. We needed to get some of our stuff out of the house so we could put it up for sale, so we loaded one POD first. Once our house sells we will get another POD and load it up with the rest of our house and ship both PODS to NC at the same time. Since we will not be looking for a house until ours sells this was the best option for us. The PODS will be stored in NC until we get our house, then they will be dropped off to be unloaded. This way we will be loading and unloading only once.
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Has anyone every used ABF? They're pretty similar to PODS (you pack it, they haul it) except they deliver an actual truck trailer. They charge by the linear foot. In other words, you get a minimum of 12' in length, by about 6' wide and about 8' high. That runs you a flat fee of say, $600. And every linear foot beyond that will run you about $100. Not sure what a whole trailer would run you, but it might compare pretty well to PODS.

The only thing about ABF is that it's actually a trailer on wheels and it's about 4 feet off the ground, so definitely make sure you rent the ramp.
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:46 PM
 
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PM me who/where to get those. PLEASE
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:11 PM
 
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I just checked with PODS for a move from Northern CA to Mooresville NC.

I had them quote 3 PODS, as you can see the price per POD drops as you order 2 or 3 PODS:


Rental Of 3 Each 16' PODS For Long Distance Move:

Warehouse storage $567.00
Delivery / Admin fee $525.00
Inter-franchise mileage container #1 $5,620.20
Inter-franchise mileage container #2 $2,176.45
Inter-franchise mileage container #3 $1,267.30
Delivery to 28117 $94.50
Tax: $794.41
Total: $11,044.86

The following shows what your invoice will be per month if you choose to keep the PODS Brand Containers for additional time:
Warehouse storage $567.00
Tax: $43.94
Total: $610.94
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:17 PM
 
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Mine was S. California.
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:17 PM
 
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I just checked with PODS for a move from Northern CA to Mooresville NC.

I had them quote 3 PODS, as you can see the price per POD drops as you order 2 or 3 PODS:


Rental Of 3 Each 16' PODS For Long Distance Move:

Warehouse storage $567.00
Delivery / Admin fee $525.00
Inter-franchise mileage container #1 $5,620.20
Inter-franchise mileage container #2 $2,176.45
Inter-franchise mileage container #3 $1,267.30
Delivery to 28117 $94.50
Tax: $794.41
Total: $11,044.86

The following shows what your invoice will be per month if you choose to keep the PODS Brand Containers for additional time:
Warehouse storage $567.00
Tax: $43.94
Total: $610.94
Thats exactly why we did not use them. Seems awfully expensive. We are paying by the lb. at .53 cents and we were under $7,000. from Calif.
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