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arundodonax
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Inexpensive shipping for those moving cross-country...

Postby arundodonax » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:59 pm

For those moving cross-country, a friend let me in on a little secret. Amtrak will ship your items from most major stations at approximately $50 for the first 100lb and 50 cents per pound thereafter. They max out at 500 lbs, 3x3x3ft boxes and 50lbs per box - no furniture or appliances. For me this is about half as expensive as UPS or USPS, and much cheaper than a truck, trailer or pod. Details in the link below.

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentSe ... 1267371736

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ConMan345
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Re: Inexpensive shipping for those moving cross-country...

Postby ConMan345 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:08 pm

Wow, awesome--thanks!

heathbar88
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Re: Inexpensive shipping for those moving cross-country...

Postby heathbar88 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:31 pm

Thanks!

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Bildungsroman
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Re: Inexpensive shipping for those moving cross-country...

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:48 pm

Didn't know about this. Thanks!

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Re: Inexpensive shipping for those moving cross-country...

Postby matchesmalone » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:52 pm

Do you have to pick up the boxes at the station or do they come to your door?

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Re: Inexpensive shipping for those moving cross-country...

Postby scgoaliface32 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:52 pm

Sweet, thanks for the info!

arundodonax
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Re: Inexpensive shipping for those moving cross-country...

Postby arundodonax » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:33 pm

You pick them up, and they will hold them upon arrival, 2 days for free, $3 per piece per day thereafter.




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