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Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:06 AM

uhaul rental sf to las vegas $2085 las vegas to sf $132

usually, U-Haul truck rentals are advertised at an affordable sticker price, comfortably in the three-digit range. But a trend out of northern California is pushing that sticker price as high as $2,000, and moving Californians to disbelief.


The cost to rent a 26-foot U-Haul truck — big enough to move a three- to four-bedroom home — out of San Francisco headed to Las Vegas reached as high as $2,085 for four days. To rent the same truck going in the opposite direction is only a fraction of that cost — $132.

We used the uhaul.com website to confirm those numbers.

What’s causing the spike in U-Haul rental prices out of the Bay Area? There are more people leaving the northern California region than there are trucks available, according to the public policy think tank American Enterprise Institute.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-how-much-cost-to-move-out-of-san-francisco-california-20180306-htmlstory.html


The story has been the talk of Twitter where it has become part of a common narrative about the state of California’s cost of living.



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True AF. I paid about $1,300 to rent a one way U-Haul moving from Oakland to Bend, Oregon. To rent one now going the other way it would be $265!!

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so its almost free to drive one back to CA

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Reply uhaul rental sf to las vegas $2085 las vegas to sf $132 (Original post)
Demovictory9 Mar 2018 OP
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #1
Demovictory9 Mar 2018 #2
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2018 #3
FSogol Mar 2018 #10
ProudLib72 Mar 2018 #5
n2doc Mar 2018 #15
FarCenter Mar 2018 #17
ProudLib72 Mar 2018 #20
Binkie The Clown Mar 2018 #6
mr_lebowski Mar 2018 #8
crazycatlady Mar 2018 #13
Binkie The Clown Mar 2018 #14
csziggy Mar 2018 #18
nolabels Mar 2018 #19
msongs Mar 2018 #7
TeeYiYi Mar 2018 #9
FarCenter Mar 2018 #11
Brother Buzz Mar 2018 #16
TheBlackAdder Mar 2018 #12

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:12 AM

1. Everything is expensive here

yet as prices increase people's income stays stagnant. Rent, food, gas, utilities, insurance, licenses, medical costs, etc. are on the average 30% higher than in the rest of the US. And now the moron is suing us over immigration and guess who is paying for these legal costs...the CA taxpayers!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:15 AM

2. and the tax cut was designed to hurt CA

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:17 AM

4. Yep, he hates the blue states with a passion.

His visit to LA for the RNC next week should bring out a lot of protesters.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:17 AM

3. My guess is that more people are moving out of northern California than in to that area.

Rental companies are not stupid. In fact, they are probably the very first to note in which direction most people are moving.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 06:43 AM

10. Uhaul has to pay rent for their SF facility. Think how much

Higher that rent is than rent elsewhere.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:23 AM

5. I guess New Mexico wants to keep Californians out of their state?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 11:33 AM

15. People living in Most states around California dislike California immigrants

When I moved from Northern Cal to Seattle back in the late 80's the hatred was palpable. New Mexico had the same attitude, especially around Santa Fe.

Funny thing is, people move out, but others replace them. No city along the coastal region has gone though what the rust belt cities went through, and won't go through it either in the near future.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 11:51 AM

17. The exodus of Californians is offset by immigrants.

 

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Response to n2doc (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 03:06 PM

20. Californians are hated here in CO

It's interesting there were two influxes of immigrants to the state. In the 80s, Texans came en masse, and Coloradans hated them. At the same time, there were plenty of Californians who came, but Coloradans didn't seem to mind. Now the Texans aren't coming in the same numbers, it's the Californians who are hated.

Our answer is the "Native" bumper sticker. That is funny because those who came from another state but have lived her for years put "Semi-native" stickers on their cars, like that is something to be proud of.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:57 AM

6. Too many trucks going in one direction.

They end up with a huge surplus of trucks in certain areas and need to use bargain-basement prices to entice people into moving the trucks back from the area of surplus to the area of shortage.

If you have 10,000 trucks and 9,000 of them are in California, of course you want to discourage anyone who wants to move another truck to California. It has nothing to do with the cost of living in CA and everything to do with which destinations are getting jammed up with surplus trucks.


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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 02:30 AM

8. There's also the fact that LV is pretty remote ... not much else 'big' in the vicinity ...

And people from LV in general are 'moving in' cause it's cheap living ... lotta looming retirees in the Bay Area these days too ... and yeah, CA is expensive, getting so only young and very successful folks can afford it. And I think you got a lot of folks getting out while the getting is good ... kinda think it's my folks time to do so at this point, they're sitting on a LOT of East Bay value ATM (two paid off homes in The Creek) and I think the gettin' not ever gettin as good as now ... even though I REALLY want one of 'em, my high school home ... they're still going to have another home to go to that'll be the family one in the mountains. Cashing Out is smart right now.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 07:43 AM

13. LV seems to be growing

But outside of the entertainment/casino/hospitality industry, I'm not sure what's there.

A former friend's ex lived there a few years to teach. At my 20 minutes in Vegas (quick layover at the airport), there were posters advertising for teachers.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 11:25 AM

14. But with climate change, LV will become a ghost town in the near future. nt

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:01 PM

18. Same thing happens here at the end of the school term

When university students are moving back home or to new jobs. U-Haul jacks up their prices significantly for one way trip rentals for those periods.

Many students have found that it is cheaper to haul their stuff to where they are going, bring back the truck, then take alternative transportation back to their new location.

Round trip rentals being cheaper than one way might seem counter intuitive, but one way rentals are more hassle for U-Haul.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:05 PM

19. That is part of it but also there is that buzz word 'COLLUSION' in there

They will charge and price for whatever they can get from the renter. U-haul and all of the rest of them check each other's prices anonymously and randomly on daily (sometimes two or three times a day) on a local basis to see what others are charging. They mostly have a base rate but if they can get more they will. It is illegal for them to check each other's prices but they do it anyway and just keep no kind of record of it. Its how the business works and has been for the last half-century.

Sometimes that rate you are being charged is also to pay contracted services or others they have working for them to bring empty trucks back to places where there is demand but no trucks. Yea, they will charge whatever they can get and somebody will pay it (otherwise they wouldn't be in business).

It's the old adage that you hear of people in hell wanting ice water

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 02:06 AM

7. american enterprise institute is a hard core right wing anti california anti liberal

group. grains of salt apply here. san diego union tribune is a hard core right wing paper

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 02:55 AM

9. This is the perfect thread...

...for an article that's still haunting me, two days after finding it.

Golden State Engulfed In Poverty: California’s Inequality Epidemic

"In recent years, an increasing number of residents have been caught in the scissors of poverty and skyrocketing housing costs, displacing whole communities and plunging thousands into homelessness."
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I've been watching California unravel for several years now; and it's not just California, but I digress. I've yet to read a more thorough or more finely pointed compendium on the evils of gentrification, and the landslide of destruction that's been unleashed in its wake. It's the unstoppable tsunami, being driven by unbridled greed; and there is no way, that I can see, where this has any possibility of ending well...

TYY

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 07:23 AM

11. Hasn't this been going on for years? Idaho, NM, AZ, UT are filled with ex-Californians.

 

Sedona, Taos, etc.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 11:47 AM

16. Yes, and there's still a dearth of trunks in California

My Podunk town franchise only 'rents' local.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 07:42 AM

12. Perhaps people move to Vegas, find themselves in financial ruin, lose everything, nothing to return.

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