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Old 08-30-2009, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Hudson Valley, New York
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Does anyone have any useful information on companies that rent, store & transport PODS ? good experiences, bad experiences? I have called a few. I know the prettiest wrapping doesn't always give you the best gift, so it pays to shop around. It is just time consuming & often confusing as well. This would be a move from NY state to cental Fla.
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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Pods are great to store possesions temporarily, and for small moves. However, I think you will be surprised to find out Pods are just as expensive as hiring a mover. Not very good for long distance...
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I called PODs today for a quote moving their smallest container from Tucson to Cambridge, Mass. (may not go to Cambridge, but probably will be in Mass a while.)

POD: A 5 x 7 x 7 POD would be $3600 and change.

U-Pack e-mailed a quote of $1400 and change.

PODs price for moving within Tucson (they only offer a 12 x 12 in Tucson) came up to a few hundred bucks. The distance to Mass. is obviously the thing.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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We are using ABF relo cubes to move back to CA from NY and we got a quote for three cubes (sorry I do not know demensions) for 3330.00.Much better deal. As the OP said ,not such a pretty package a better price.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Wherever I want to be... ;)
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We used a POD to transport our things from Orlando, FL to San Diego, CA earlier this year and had a FANTASTIC experience. No complaints at all.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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Frequently using mobile/portable container options to move long distances is just as expensive as using a full service mover - only you do all the work.

The bigger problem with this using this type of DIY option is that many communities and municipalities now restrict the placement of unattended moving containers (including dropped freight trailers) in public thoroughfares. Check out the thread on ABF U-Pack below //www.city-data.com/forum/gener...bf-movers.html
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Wherever I want to be... ;)
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Frequently using mobile/portable container options to move long distances is just as expensive as using a full service mover - only you do all the work.
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But then you also don't have to worry about miscellaneous extra "fees" or additional charges that can get tacked on by less-than-honest movers. Also--YOU put your own key on your POD--no one else gets access to your stuff. To me, that security was worth the effort of packing it up ourselves.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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You would also need to find out if they can do pickup and drop off at each of your locations. When I moved from Oakland to Floyd only one co. would deliver to the boonies. With the others I would have had to unload my stuff in Roanoke (an hour away) and move it to my house via a U-Haul or some such means. So if you're headed for a small town be sure to check on this detail.
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