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Old 04-15-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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I checked with Penske and found that they are a little cheaper than Uhaul, plus I hear a lot of their trucks have cd players in them. Would be nice to have during the 1100 mile trip. I got a quote from PODS and they were almost twice what it would cost to drive myself. I'm really nervous about driving it by myself though.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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jI've moved myself 4 times. Painful.

I've used both PODS and UHAUL. I got lucky and my Uhaul truck, while a total piece of junk, made it from FL to Atlanta!

The time I used PODS was a good experience, though in Atlanta, they can only get them to the roadside with a lot of the steeper driveways.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:00 AM
 
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In my search I came across a few PODS-like companies, but I have no idea if they are any good. I like the idea of only having to drive my car to Boston, but the 2800 that PODS is asking is too much. Has anyone ever tried any of their competitors?
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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I just reserved a 16' container with SAM (getasam.com). They're supposed to deliver it this Friday. I compared prices with PODS, and SAM was about 1/2 the price (<$300 for drop-off, 1 months use, local move, and final pickup). They are a subsidiary of UniGroup (parent company of United Van Lines and Mayflower), so I feel pretty good about them. We'll see!!!
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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That sounds great, please let me know how everything went.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:27 PM
 
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I plan on using U-Pack. I'm going to rent a U-Haul (only because this is the city), load my stuff, and take it to U-Pack which isn't that far from where I live. After my container is loaded and sent to their Conyers location, I plan on having them deliver it to my new apartment. I was quoted $1311 for 2 containers terminal to door from Chicago to Atlanta.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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Why do you have to rent a Uhaul and take your stuff to them? I thought the whole point was they brought the container to you.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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Parking is really tight where I live, and also local ordinances and what not won't allow me to store 2 huge containers on the street. Also, I'm concerned about leaving my stuff out overnight in my neighborhood. I don't care how strong the lock is that I buy, I don't trust Chicago. Besides, the terminal is less than five miles from where I live. It'll be cheaper to rent the truck and take my stuff there than U-Pack dropping the containers off where I live at, even if they could.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:44 PM
 
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That makes sense. I plan to call Upack for a quote tomorrow. Good luck on your move!
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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I'll have to look into SAMs and U-Pack. I really would like to avoid loading and unloading a truck twice. We're not as young as we used to be!
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