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Old 04-11-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Hey Guys,

I have to move some stuff : couple couches, bed, side table and coffee table from New Jersey to Austin.

Do you recommend any particular moving company? Please DM me. I inquired with some companies but their quote are quite high ~$1800. Part of the reason is they charge based on minimum weight of 2000 lbs. And I think my stuff won't weigh more than 600-700 lbs.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Either rent a uHaul truck and drive the stuff out yourself, or sell the furniture and buy new stuff when you get here.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Either rent a uHaul truck and drive the stuff out yourself, or sell the furniture and buy new stuff when you get here.
I looked rates for UHaul and Penske. They are atrocious. Just renting a cargo van is ~$1600. And the minimum is 7 days. Plus add one-way flight, gas, 2 nights hotel accomodation. I think it would easy be around $2500
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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try Bekins. They good.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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ABF is awesome!
They price you per linear foot. And if you take less room than quoted they give you money back.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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+1 for ABF. You pack it, but it is really cheap. Moved some stuff from Nebraska to Austin - no issues/problems.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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Have to agree about ABF. A friend just used them to move from PA to GA and said it was the best move she ever had!

http://quotes.upack.com/moving-quote...?id=M0H0490511

Last edited by Dr.Mom; 04-13-2011 at 04:55 PM.. Reason: Add link
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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or sell the furniture and buy new stuff when you get here.

This would be the best course of action. Much less hassle.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Whatever you do, don't use E&J Movers. I just moved my whole life from NYC to Austin, and I can't tell you what a nightmare it was.
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