So many people are leaving the Bay Area, a U-Haul shortage is jacking up prices

goodbye san francisco

Liberal utopia: Pay for it until you can afford it no longer then costs you a fortune to leave it.

According to Newsweek:

The number of people packing up and moving out of the Bay Area just hit its highest level in more than a decade. Of course people come and go from the Bay Area all the time, but for the first time in a long time, more people are leaving the Bay Area than are coming in. And the number one place in the country for out-migration is now, right here.

At least the majority exiting the Bay Area are moving to other libtard areas. I can guarantee you I won’t see a Bay Area transplant here in my small town in Oklahoma. Good!

As reported by Michelle Robertson at SF Gate: Rent a moving truck from Las Vegas to San Jose and you’ll pay about $100. In the opposite direction, the same truck will cost you 16 times that, or nearly $2,000.

What accounts for the difference? The simple laws of supply and demand, says economist Mark J. Perry. With so many people leaving the Bay Area, there are not enough rental trucks to go around. Perry, a University of Michigan professor, published his findings in a new study with public policy think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

CBS News reported recently that operators of a San Jose U-Haul business have trouble getting their rental vans back “because so many are on a one-way ticket out of town.” The revelation inspired Perry to compare the costs of U-Haul rentals for trucks leaving San Jose versus those heading into the city.

Silicon Valley has arguably one of the highest costs of living in the nation. The cost of leaving isn’t cheap, either. Perry tracked the costs of renting a 26-foot U-Haul truck to San Jose from six cities deemed destinations for those moving out of the Bay Area — Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., Nashville and Atlanta.

In every model, the price of renting a truck outbound from San Jose was at least double the amount of renting the same vehicle in the opposite direction.

“To help balance truck inventories and take advantage of higher demand in some rental markets than others, it’s natural that U-Haul would implement demand-based, dynamic pricing,” Perry writes.

A study published by Redfin found the Bay Area continues to lead the country in outward migration. The top destination for Bay Area residents looking to leave is Sacramento, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and San Diego.


40 responses to “So many people are leaving the Bay Area, a U-Haul shortage is jacking up prices

  1. “The top destination for Bay Area residents looking to leave is Sacramento, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and San Diego.”

    That makes no sense, akin to leaping from the frying pan into another frying pan or, in the case of moving to Los Angeles, into the fire.

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    • Dr Eowyn . . . It certainly does not come as a surprise that these libtards are moving to Portland, OR . . . mores the pity. We have far more homegrown Progressives . . . we really don’t need any more!

      I wouldn’t mind if it cost $100,000 to rent a truck from anywhere in California bound to Portland!

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    • Sacramento is getting huge. I was raised there. It’s crime-ridden and full of immigrants. I believe you but I just can’t account for that one. I got out of there right after college.

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    • I live in the Bay Area. My daughter and her family are moving to Sacramento because the housing is cheaper. My son already lives there. I think this is one of the issues. No one who was born and raised here can afford to stay here, and yet if you have family here, you don’t want to move to Timbucktu. And let’s face it, for those of us born on the West coast, moving to someplace where it snows is not real inviting. Frankly I would like to leave the Bay Area as it used to be paradise, but now it almost resembles LA as far as the traffic. SF, one of the most beautiful cities in the world in the 50’s and 60’s is a filthy dump anymore.

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  2. Kevin J Lankford

    High demand is not a cause for higher cost; but an excuse for higher cost.

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  3. >>… I can guarantee you I won’t see a Bay Area transplant here in my small town in Oklahoma. Good!

    Undoubtedly true, DCG. And count your lucky stars!

    Unfortunately for me, here in Reno, I will be interacting with even more of these azzh*les — as if I weren’t dealing with enough of them already.

    One of the very biggest mistakes I made when I moved here 3 years ago was not factoring in how many Bay Area people I’d have to deal with. For starters, they are the worst drivers I’ve ever seen and they make every trip on this simplistic little Reno freeway system a white-knuckle ride! They can’t figure it out, and the great big signs over the lanes and literally painted ON the lanes don’t seem to help ’em any.

    I recently came up with a New Math equation:

    1 Renoite + 1 Steering Wheel = Instant Retard

    It’s not to be overlooked, however, that at least 50% of the drivers on the Reno freeways (and probably more like 70-75%) are Gay Bay Area transplants.

    With a little luck, this mistake I made 3 years ago will get corrected later this year and I’ll be heading back to Arizona. These Commiefornians can have Reno… (and you know what they can do with it!)

    Looks like it’s time to change the lyrics to:

    “Do you know the way out of San Jose?”

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents ‘Battle Of The Bands’

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    • I left Reno 2 years ago for Ar after spending over 35 years there. Californians started invading in the 1990s. Between them and the mass migration, both legal and illegal, from south of the border, it became a place I no longer wanted to live. The migrants permanently lowered the wage scale, and the Californians drove up the housing prices, while demanding the liberal policies that they left behind. Over a period of time. I watched my city change, and not for the better. It’s only going to get worse.

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      • My aunt lived in Reno when I was a kid. I went there virtually every weekend. I stayed for months in the summer. It was great. I loved Reno and Nevada in general. It’s a shame to see it ruined.

        I still have relatives in Lander County. I doubt if too many of them are willing move out there.

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    • “1 Renoite + 1 Steering Wheel = Instant Retard”
      I know you’re only referring to the California transplants to Nevada-Lifelong Nevadans and long time Reno residents are better drivers than that. I lived in Reno for 13 years,through the late 90’s,and I liked it a lot. Back then I didn’t really notice the Cal-vada drivers though,I was on the Harley and,by necessity,assumed EVERY driver was out to kill me. My job took me up Mt. Rose Hwy,most of the way around Lake Tahoe,down Brockway Summit and home on I-80 from Truckee,Ca. to 395 and North to Stead AFB,4 days a week. (How great is it to actually get PAID to log some miles on the scoot including a lap around Tahoe?) Anyway,I never paid much attention to who the idiot drivers were-idiocy is idiocy,it doesn’t much matter WHO does the idiot driving.

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    • Noreen, Lophatt, and Truckjunkie ~
      For decades — literally — I had wanted to move to Reno. But apparently it took me too long to get here, and by the time I did, it had already degenerated into “The Biggest Little Disappointment In The World”. I have met Reno natives who have told me that the Reno I thought I was moving to in 2015 really did exist, but that was some time ago.

      By sunset on the 4th day after I had moved here, I realized that I’d screwed up. And the atrocious drivers here add insult and injury to injury.

      In Reno, the highway rule of thumb is: Keep one inch of distance between you and the car in front of you for every 10 MPH you are driving. Going 60? Then just to play it safe, you should have at least 6 inches between your front bumper and the back bumper of the car ahead of you!

      I’m not kidding. I’ve driven all over this country, including coast to coast — New York City to Los Angeles — and Reno has the worst tailgating I’ve ever seen anywhere. Seriously, sometimes you can barely even see the headlights of the car behind you because it’s so close!

      My commute to work is just 7 miles of freeway driving, and in slightly less than 3 years here, I have already seen more freeway traffic accidents in those 7 miles than I did in 20 years of driving on Phoenix freeways. Gee, I wonder why!

      A huge part of the problem is all these Northern Commiefornians who have brought their lousy driving “skills” with them. According to an intelligent guy I work with, the drivers in the Bay Area are even worse than those here. I haven’t been there for ages and have no intention of ever visiting again. (I don’t think it’s mere happenstance that Anton LaVey’s ‘church of satan’ was established in Frisco! That place is a moral and intellectual cesspool.)

      For the first year I was here, I kept hearing about the dreaded and dangerous “Spaghetti Bowl” freeway interchange. Finally, I asked someone, “Where is this ominous interchange I keep hearing about?” Turned out that I lived a stone’s throw from it and entered and exited the freeway there on a daily basis:

      Photo of the ominous and dangerous “Spaghetti Bowl”:

      When I was still just a teenager in L.A., I was driving this:

      Most of the drivers here in Reno (the majority of them probably from the Bay Area) would pee their pants while getting hopelessly lost if they had to navigate THAT.

      As for Commiefornia politics — although born and raised in L.A., I’m as Constitutionally conservative as it’s possible to be. And when I was young, L.A. County generally wasn’t any more liberal than most other places. There were pockets of Liberalsim, like in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, but overall there were plenty of conservatives, just like my family was. But over time, things changed.

      There’s an old, old joke that goes like this:
      One day God took hold of the East Coast, tilted it up slightly, and all of the “loose marbles” in the country rolled down into California.

      Honestly, a lot of these Commiefornians whom we all criticize (and I do, too) didn’t originate in California. They came from all over the country, for the good weather and better paying jobs. And now they’re starting to migrate East again, like a destructive Liberal virus moving through the body of the U.S.A.

      ~ D-FensDogG
      See… ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Come To Life

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      • When I was there, there wasn’t enough traffic to notice. “East Reno” was Sparks. We used to ride around on the fenders and shoot jack rabbits. For kicks in the winter we’d go to Idlewild Park and watch the geese land on the frozen lake.

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      • LOL to the photo of the ominous and dangerous “Spaghetti Bowl”

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        • Dr. Eowyn, that was MY reaction exactly!

          I have a running joke with a friend of mine here. We often refer to the Reno freeway system as “two lanes and an offramp”.

          And yet it’s so pathetic how just two lanes and an offramp seems to be such a challenge for these drivers.

          ~ D-FensDogG
          ‘Loyal American Underground’

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          • When I was there there was NOTHING that could even loosely be described as a “freeway”. I grew up driving on California freeways. Nevada had no speed limit. It was “reasonable and proper”. In town it was 25 MPH, EVERYWHERE!

            I had a Nevada drivers license at 14. I could ride motorcycles with that, and did. I used to ride my racing bike all over town. All you needed was a license plate and a brake light.

            It was still pretty good before 1970.

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        • Me too!
          The big problem is that people take the speed reduction signs as suggestions,go into the turns too hot and lose control.I didn’t ride my Harley year round in Reno (I did in Elko until I bought a truck for snowy/icy weather.) but there was maybe a month per year there where I just couldn’t ride at all. The Spaghetti Bowl was usually the go/no go test for me-if I could maintain the suggested speed without feeling the bike trying to wobble,the rest of Reno was usually okay.
          In all honesty,the traffic in Reno really didn’t bother me much. The main Reason my ex and I left Reno was the escalation of the Gang violence there. We didn’t make a lot of money and so had to live in some low income areas,which the Gangs ALSO occupied. We had no problems with theft or graffiti (I suspect the Harley had something to do with that-even the tough kids kinda feared the Motorcycle Clubs,and tried really hard to behave around us.) But the 9 block long street where I lived had 3 drive-by shootings in about a week,and that was getting TOO close to home. Looking back at what we jumped into,I’m thinking we should have stayed in Reno and found a place on the outskirts of town (Cold Springs,Virginia Highlands,Floriston or Washoe Valley),someplace too far from the action for the Gangs.

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          • TJ ~
            It’s too long of a story to post here (and I know it sounds like B.S., anyway), but two or three months back, I came close to having an altercation with a couple of Mexican gang idiots here in Reno.

            Long story short, the altercation was avoided when I left the area by a route I had predetermined I would use prior to their arrival.

            When I got home, I prayed to God and thanked Him for protecting the two Mexicans from me.

            No. Not kidding. And not that I’m some super-tough guy, but I am at the end of my patience and my rope when it comes to Reno. I need to get out of here before it’s too late.

            ~ D-FensDogG
            STMcC Presents ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’

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          • Sorry to hear that. Obviously, there were no gangs there when I was young. My cousin still lives in Sparks (East Reno). We talk here often about this migrant issue. It is obviously the cause of our collective misery.

            We used to live on Ralston Hill on the Southwest end of town. I used to have the scars to prove what riding a motorcycle in winter was like there. In those days my cousin and I had a racing team for scrambles and flat track racing. I had British bikes, BSA’s, Matchless and Triumphs.

            We used to ride them right through town, down W. Virginia by the clubs with no mufflers, just reverse-cone megaphones. It was a hoot.

            Reno used to have a lot of warehouse jobs. They didn’t pay much, but the quality of life was good. It’s a shame to hear about the gangs. I haven’t been there in years so I’m out of touch.

            A person can always pick up enough work to live OK in Austin if you can stand the winters.

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  4. How Dare U-Haul. This is discriminatory and unfair. People leaving shouldn’t have to pay more than those coming in. We must pass a law immediately to prevent this kind of price gouging by right-wing conservative capitalist boogie-men, who think it is their God given right to make as much money as they want, and not pay their fare share taxes, no matter who suffers. Those poor downtrodden lower classes that have no way out of poverty but hard work and determination despite being held down by the system. This is clearly an example of the damage Trump’s policies are doing to the Country.



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  5. They take their liberal ideologies to infect other states. YUK!!!

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    • weezy . . . . God Bless you for stating that profound statement! That is the real problem of the matter. They take their “liberal ideologies” with them, and all of a sudden areas that weren’t so Progressive are now ultra Progressive. Then they start with all the tax raising wants, wants, wants, and there goes the neighborhood.

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  6. Been going on for several decades. After finishing graduate school I moved
    my family from Bellingham, Washington area to Venice Beach, Ca. (actually
    part of city of LA). It cost $400 to move to LA. $1400 to leave.
    Quite a culture shock moving from a bucolic rural location with a view of
    church steeple, Canada, Mt. Baker, and an expansive cow pasture to
    an apartment on 6-lane thoroughfare to the beach (lulled to sleep by
    gangs fighting).
    Why do we stay? Current home has view of oceanside park and beach
    south of LA. Mediterranean climate enables year around photography of
    flowers and wildlife at numerous botanical gardens and wildlife
    preserves in Los Angles/Orange counties.

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  7. Willie Brown, told me to my face, while doing a tour of 16th and mission, circa ’98, ’99 (aka hell), that, “if you aren’t making $500g, a YR, you don’t belong in San Fran.”

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  8. I used to be a U Haul dealer as an addition to my car rental co. here in So Cal. After the ’92 earthquake, people moved out and there were some real bargains in incoming rental trucks ; libs just won’t understand.
    Also I incorporated a small corporation in Carson City Nv. 30 years ago and was amazed by the clerk of the State thanking me for my business. Now I’ve moved it to Wyoming since Nev. now requires a sales tax and gross receipts tax. Yep, the poor libs just moved East with their infection.

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  9. They crapped in their own bed,now want to leave. They will move and spread that nasty virus somewhere else.

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    • That’s how they work. That’s what happened to Boise Idaho. They liked the small town atmosphere-perfect place to raise their kids,so they moved there;they invited all their friends to do the same. THEN,one thing at a time, they decided they needed all the very same sinful,insane,filthy stuff they fled from California to escape,and now we have Boise Idaho,or San Francisco Junior,as the long time residents call it. Very sad-Boise USED to be SO beautiful,with friendly,honest,decent people-the perfect place to raise your kids….

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  11. Wanna try So. Florida? Crowded with illegals, low life cubans (I’m not), crime, CORRUPT POLITICIANS, filth, unaffordable housing, drugs, need I say anymore?

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  12. Not good seeing them move out of state.

    Look what they did to beautiful Colorado.

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    • I don’t know about that, Disgusted. More than 30 years ago we lived in Utah near the Colorado line…..and my husband and I used to share a private joke that, even then, significant parts of Colorado were filled with people who were on the way to California….but ran out of money and had to stay in Colorado…..I think these days, with the legalization of “maryjane” and the ever-heavy-tide of illegals…sanctuary status, etc., .it’s just moreso….which tips it over onto the same “playing field” as California. Califnornians didn’t turn Colorado into what it is today—-Coloradans did. Same here.

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  13. “To help balance truck inventories and take advantage of higher demand in some rental markets than others, it’s natural that U-Haul would implement demand-based, dynamic pricing,”
    Or, in other words, price gouging. Look, I get that, if there isn’t enough in-bound customers to rent the out-bound truck back the company if going to have to assume those costs making one-way out-bound more expensive. I’d even understand it doubling the price. But, to go from $100 to $2000 is price gouging, plain and simple.

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  15. Yeah well….it’s a hellhole dystopia of traffic, suburbia, and immigrants.

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