Cheapest way to move a small number of large items interstate?
May 18, 2011 7:51 PM Subscribe
I have four large, heavy items (furniture or similar) that I'd like to move from Philadelphia to Chicago, but I'm wondering if it's just cheaper sell them on craigslist and re-buy?
posted by zeek321 to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I own very little, and a few big boxes via UPS is pretty much all of my stuff... except for a decent bed and a couple things from IKEA that I don't know what to do with.
I'm seeing "upack"-esque stuff online for around $600-700 minimum, which isn't much less than the cost of the items themselves.
What would be the next steps if you were me? Call local companies instead of poking around online? Do you think I can do better? Or just craigslist my stuff and re-buy?
I would love for an excuse just to get rid of this stuff and re-buy, because the hassle would be SO MUCH LESS, but if there's an economic argument for going through the hassle of moving this stuff I should probably take it.