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Military Moves vs DITY?

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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Does anyone have experience with a DITY move? I think the call it PPM now or something. We've never done one, and I was wondering if it's worth the hassle. Are you paid enough to cover your costs?
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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SierraLynn
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM

 Since the reg change you get less then a $1 a pound for your move. From what I heard people barely break even anymore. In my opinion, its not worth it.

mom2jessnky
by Dedi on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:48 AM

I've done all 3 types of move (DMO, PPM and Partial PPM). You couldn't pay me enough to pack and move my own crap anymore. Nowadays people barely if at all break even.

I hate packing and I buy solid wood furniture, someone else can move that shit. LOL.

KWnavywife
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:55 AM
We did a DITY right after the regs changed and barely broke even. Then we did a partial DITY (we packed our car and the movers took the rest) and that was so much easier and less stressful.
InMediasRes
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I've never done a DITY, not even a partial one, but I know a few people who have. Those who did not have children thought they were just okay, those with kids all said it was absolutely not worth the hassle.

DizneyMomma2001
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:02 AM

We reciently did a partial DITY move.  Still duno if we will even get money back because we were close to 100lbs over what we estimated taking in our car.  I loved having the packers bring everything else though.  One less stressor.

Maddies_mom101
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:02 AM

barely get paid enough to cover it all. To me totally not worth adding on the stress there already is with a PCS

barrelracer1699
by Chel on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:25 AM

I don't know when regs changed but in 2008 I belive we broke even for a DITY.

cocoroo
by Coco on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM
We have only done partial DItY's and we make a little bit of money.
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SierraLynn
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM
They changed May 2010 ish.

Quoting barrelracer1699:

I don't know when regs changed but in 2008 I belive we broke even for a DITY.

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babowes
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Only a partial.....because all of our moves have been cross the country or across an ocean.
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