Moving in 2 weeks have a question?

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  1. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Hello all, I will be moving to VA from NJ in 2 weeks. Does anybody have any ideas on how I can rent a cargo van One-way for cheap? All the truck rental places will only rent me a minimum of a 10ft truck for a one-way move. They all want between $1300-$1600 which is a little ridiculous if you ask me. So any suggestions would help, I don't have a ton of stuff to move but it won't all fit in my Car.
     
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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  3. iGav macrumors G3

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    Firstly... what and where is VA?

    Secondly... you should call as many removal companies as you can in VA to see if any of them will be doing a move to New Jersey around about the time of your moving date, because if they do, you should be able to get a good rate for a one way on their return journey as they'll look at it as it's better to earn some $$$ rather than just drive an empty truck back. ;)

    We did this once on a move from Berkshire to Yorkshire (about 200 miles) and saved a boatload of cash. ;)
     
  4. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    hehe

    VA is virginia

    on a related note- my girl told me she bought 32pounds of groceries today... i was baffled- asked her why she weighed them...

    then i figured it out... 'doh!
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Leave your car in Virginia.. rent the truck.. drive it to New Jersey and drop off your ****.. drive back to Virginia.. drop off the truck and pickup your car.. drive back to New Jersey. Much cheaper then $1300, but a much larger pain in the ass.
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    i can't imagine a one way uhaul is going to cost you $1300 - that's not right.

    What about a trailer? Do you have a trailer hitch?

    D
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    While I don't know about the exact price, I do know that UHaul one-way is mind-bogglingly expensive.
     
  8. iGav macrumors G3

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    Doh!!! of course... :eek: and to think, I'm probably one of the few British people that can reel off the 50 states, ironically... I cannot do the same for English counties :p

    hahahahahahahahaha :p
     
  9. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    yes, slightly embarassing... :rolleyes: :D
     
  10. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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    $1300?!

    It only cost me $800 to get U-haul's 26' van and car transport and I moved over 1000 miles! (not that I recommend Uhaul since they totally screwed me over in every other form of customer service) Sometimes if you pick it up in the middle of the week, they'll cut you a deal as weekends are their buisiest times.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    A white, unmarked "kidnapper van" doesn't cost you $1300 a day. They cost around US $150-200 per day, and you need to pay for your own petrol (ie: refill the tank before returning it). Kidnapper not included.
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Only when I'm trying to kidnap a fat kid. ;)


















    *(if you don't understand the reference, please don't complain)
     
  14. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    2 things

    1) visit your local USPS office
    pick up the 'movers guide'

    2) open the movers guide- remove coupon for budget rental 10% off.
    (regardless they are usually cheaper than u-Haul)


    questions?
     
  15. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Where to get a "Kidnapper Van"?

    That sounds good but all the places I tried don't rent "Kidnapper Vans" for one-way trips, where can I get one?
     

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