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Very cost effective, and you have complete and utter control over every aspect of your move.
You have to ask your friends & family to help you move, again. There goes your weekend, and maybe even your back!
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You have to take more time to research your options and spend a little more than the DIY move.
Someone else does all the work on moving day!
Takes days rather than minutes to get quotes. You may have to file for bankruptcy after the move. Seriously.
Everyone I spoke with was fantastic and my things all arrived without any damage. However, the original delivery date they gave me for my destination changed without notice. "That date is no longer available." I had to wait an additional week to get my container. They also weren't able to pick it up in a timely manner after the delivery, so it sat in the way of traffic for 4 days.
Of course I needed to move in the busiest week of the yr, so prices higher than even 3 weeks ago! But the 12 ft Penske was brand new, comfy seats, ac, cruise control, all sorts of plug I s and a backup camera in rear view mirror. And plenty of room between the seats for food, suitcases or a pet. Used twice now in a month and easy checkout system whether online or call up very nice people. This time pick up and drop off at Home Depots. Should’ve gotten a 20ft the first time! Oh well live and learn.
Budget gets a 5-star rating because they were the cheapest company I could find in my area for a 1-way move. The truck didn't get great gas mileage (about 300 miles per tank) but it got the job done. Also, the service at the rental truck office was great and they were very accommodating enough to offer assistance before I went over mileage. Would rent from them again.
They saved my butt with this move. I had rented a truck through Budget and they botched my reservation so I had to rent a truck at the last minute. When I explained the situation the gentleman was unable to get me the size I needed but had a larger truck available. I said I'll take it. He then gave me a discount for the smaller truck price. I will forever be grateful to U Haul for my emergency save.
Overall a fair price and had the truck we wanted in stock (26 foot). Only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because the truck was listed to have a loading ramp but ours only had the lift gate which slowed our move down considerably. Good company, just make sure if you want a ramp you double check that the truck they are giving you has the ramp.
I was impressed with U-Packs organization, communication and timeliness. I was able to update and check my reservation online, I received emails, texts and phone calls with updates and they were one time in delivering the Cube. After reading horror story reviews, I felt like moving using U-Pack was a way to stay in control of the process including loading it and putting my own locks on the Cube.
The informational videos provided by UPack were dated and no longer applied to the equipment they provided, but they also provided additional equipment that I was not expecting. The dispatchers and drivers were very friendly and took time to explain to us how everything worked and our next steps in the process.
Upack did everything they said they would do when they said they would do it. Their customer service was very good. We did see hints of a rough ride when we unloaded the trailer. Snow at the destination forced us to park the trailer at an inconvenient location. Loading and unloading help cost more than we planned. Had we anticipated those issues we would have selected a different moving method.