i am wondering if uber would allow me to use it for moving from syracuse new york to malone new york all i would bring with my is my xbox one in its box, my laptop and my clothes.
The Guru Take
Uber for Moving
Thanks for the question! There are two things you need to consider, which are 1) amount of possessions, and 2) the distance of your trip.
Luggage: For the amount of things you have, calling an UberX or UberSUV should be fine. If you are not sure how large of a car you need, take a look at this article:
Distance: From Syracuse to Malone, that's about 180 miles (3 hours). Many Uber drivers would be happy to accept a long-distance trip like this, assuming it fits into their work schedule. Some may even consider it as very lucrative even considering the long drive back.
What you want to do is to call the driver and ask whether he or she is willing to accept a ride. On the day of your travel (when you are packed and ready), request a ride, and once you are matched up with a driver, immediately call him and ask whether he or she will be willing to take you to Malone, NY. If yes, that's great! If not, simply cancel the ride and try again. Make sure to cancel within 2 minutes from the time you were matched with a driver, in order to avoid the cancellation fee.
(Caution, if you cancel too many rides in a row, you can be dinged with a $5 cancellation charge. You may want to ask your driver to cancel, as this does not hurt them.)
Lastly, there are Uber-like on-demand moving services these days. Check out these articles: