Saturday, August 13, 2011

Good Reason to Drink for People who don't even like Alcohol

Moving is a god damn nightmare. Getting a straight answer out of an international mover is harder than catching box jellyfish barehanded and not getting stung. How hard is it to really give a ballpark price. If you're a studio apartment looking to move to place X you can expect to spend around Y. The closest thing I've gotten to a straight answer on pricing is out of places like UPS, USPS, and FedEx, and they want $400 - 600 per box of stuff. I'm not even trying to move furniture. It's just roughly 2 bookcases worth of books, some game consoles, and 3 boxes of old toys. So it would seem, when I finally manage to talk to a human for a moving company estimate the price to beat is $14k USD, because that's what it would take to send the stuff I absolutely will not part with via USPS. If they can bring down the price to say $3-4K USD, I'm even willing to forgive the fact that shipping will take up to 6 months. Knowing how crappy things are however, I'll be lucky if they can do it for ONLY $10k in 6 months with little to no damage.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

First post, a placeholder

  I'm still waiting on my visa to move to Australia, so for the time being this blog is just being used for blog links that don't make sense to keep on my other blog's bloglist. I hope to have more posts later.