Wednesday, December 26, 2007

U-Haul Index Charlotte

Boston to Charlotte:

Charlotte to Boston:
U-Haul Index 4
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Los Angeles to Charlotte:

Charlotte to Los Angeles:

U-Haul Index 2

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And for the BalwdGuy: Austin vice San Diego, $1358 vs $477.

Feel free to add your own trip airs in the comments.

18 comments:

Tyrone said...

Let me be the first to say, "Very interesting."

Rob Dawg said...

It's that $676 for 1081 miles to Boston that's interesting. That's only 60¢ per mile in depreciation and 120 hours of use. Essentially that is at cost. They let you bring it back for them for free.

Edgar said...

Everyone wants to live in L.A.. LMAO!!

Cal said...

San Francisco to Portland: $1026
Portland to San Francisco: $379

Rob Dawg said...

I have a love/hate going on with Portland. Except for a little too much rain it is geographically ideal. the things i hate about portland are its political and transportation insanity. it confounds me no end that the locals don't understand even the magnitude of the failure of MAX. Love because Metro is elected. Hate because Metro is corrupt and unrepresentative. Love because Portland transportation policies are proving every single one of my theories correct.

Lou Minatti said...

From one armpit to another:

Bakersfield-Houston, $2253.00.
Houston-Bakersfield, $679.00.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Dawg,
I need LosMit Pro or the other mortg guy that was trying to help Casey!
ASAP!!!

Lou Minatti said...

BTW, I like that BawldGuy site. I had never heard of it until now, and his views on this debacle are precisely mine: Somewhere between the NAR cheerleaders and the wackos praying for another Great Depression in order to "teach us a lesson."

Overall, I am pleased that this bust is unfolding faster than many people thought. There are plenty of people waiting on the sidelines for values to "rightsize".

Edgar said...

...the wackos praying for another Great Depression in order to "teach us a lesson."

I resemble that remark, but I don't care if anyone learns anything or not. Call me "Schadenfreude Man" I just like to watch the suffering of people who richly deserve it. I never get my fill, because the wrong people always end up hurting. I think there will be some stuff worth watching in 2008 though.

formul8 said...

So, when I move to Pasadena from Chicago in August to go to school, I should just buy disposable furniture and take whatever packs in my car and leave the rest?

The U-Haul factor is quite surprising.

Lou Minatti said...

Call me "Schadenfreude Man" I just like to watch the suffering of people who richly deserve it.

Me too. That's quite a bit different than the weirdos who gleefully pray for another Great Depression. A depression would also punish the tens of millions of us who aren't wealthy but live honestly, save part of our incomes and pay our bills on time.

Edgar said...

It has been one long depression where I live, and California partied on. They burned through a trillion dollars worth of mortgage grift, and they'll burn through another trillion in bailouts. You have no idea the resentment I harbor. I wouldn't even notice a depression, and I wouldn't care either. Like Californians ever gave a rat's ass about anybody but themselves.

Edgar said...

California prayer:

Dear FSM, just one more bubble, I promise to sell at the top next time.

Amen

Lou Minatti said...

It has been one long depression where I live, and California partied on.

I'm guessing you're in the Rust Belt?

They burned through a trillion dollars worth of mortgage grift, and they'll burn through another trillion in bailouts.

Nah. There won't be trillions in bailouts. Just token bailouts so the pols can say they "did something."

You have no idea the resentment I harbor.

About a quarter of the people in Houston are from Michigan and I like them, except they call Coke "pop" for the first few weeks once they arrive. I grew up seeing the black license plates on our freeways. Rust Belt people are good people. Every Michigander I've met views the Rust Belt as a place that is doomed, so they have moved on with their lives. They miss home, but they realize there isn't much to go back to. They certainly don't blame Californians.

Why should they? The problems in the Rust Belt are unrelated to the housing manias that spring up in California every 10-15 years.

Edgar said...

The problems in the Rust Belt are unrelated to the housing manias that spring up in California every 10-15 years.

A free-for-all of buying imported goods with mortgage grift has no effect on the rest of the country? Please, California always gets the money first, and they blow it on frivolous crap, destroying the dollar. I wish you-all would start your own country already.

Edgar said...

BTW, I like the depression, it keeps out the riff raff. ;-)

az_mtb said...

Tucson-Charlotte: $2100
Charlotte-Tucson: $1400

For comparison....average asking prices in Tucson are down about 10% YoY. Comparable to Phoenix.

chickenlittle said...

'A free-for-all of buying imported goods with mortgage grift has no effect on the rest of the world? Please, the US always gets the money first, and they blow it on frivolous crap, destroying the dollar. I wish you-all would start your own universe already.'

sound familiar?

Yawn- superfuggin' yawn