how to hire the right mover??

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red221
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how to hire the right mover??

Postby red221 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:04 pm

Help, I am moving some of my stuff to my son in Texas, I am in NJ. Other than the bbb, how do you know if this company that you get quotes from are any good?? I have so many different quotes and a couple are in Hoboken??

chptrkrules
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Re: how to hire the right mover??

Postby chptrkrules » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:28 pm

NEVER pay a deposit and check the superlist on this website

Movinghelper
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Re: how to hire the right mover??

Postby Movinghelper » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:34 pm

If you are getting so many quotes you must have went to a find a mover website.

Open the phone book and contact one of the Major Van lines or look at the superlist above.

Only go with in home estimates.
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1..NEVER PAY A MOVER A DEPOSIT FOR INTERSTATE MOVING! IT COULD BE THE START OF THE BIG SCAM
2. GO WITH IN HOME ESTIMATES ONLY.
3. DO NOT USE A BROKER.

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Re: how to hire the right mover??

Postby PaigeHolden » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:59 am

Ditto, chptrkrules
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Re: how to hire the right mover??

Postby BillAdams » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:42 am

This site, in addition to bbb and protectyourmove.gov is a great resource.
Click the Message Board icon above and type the name of any mover in the Quick Search field to see discussions about them. Be sure to put the name in quotes. Example "ABC Moving".
Click the Superlist icon to find movers in your area.

Make SURE you get in-home estimates, not internet quotes.
Ask for recent references, and call them.
Ask friends, relatives, and co-workers for recommendations.
Trust your instincts.

Feel free tp provide the names of those who have provided in-home estimates for our opinions.

Good luck.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones that you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."
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amsmilwaukee
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Re: how to hire the right mover??

Postby amsmilwaukee » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:42 am

Read reviews from local moving companies and compare quote. Many consultants will also give you moving tips and advice. Go with the best quote and reviews.

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Re: how to hire the right mover??

Postby Jeff.Walker » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:02 pm

I might also suggest that you read the article "How to find a reputable Mover" located here:

http://www.movingscam.com/findmover.shtml

As well as take a look at the superlist for your area:

http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtop ... 7660#57660

I would als tell you that the suggestions from the pros, listed above is great advice to follow.

Jeff

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Re: how to hire the right mover??

Postby BigLeeCalif » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:35 pm

I'm still not sold on the BBB. I am working undercover with a shipper that is embroiled in a dispute with a mover in San Diego that is rated A- by the BBB.

Yesterday we booked a move for a woman who is moving to Atlanta, and she said she had a horrible move with the same company.

I would use them as a starting point, but check their complaint history rather than just look at the rating.

Also check with family, friends, and realtors you may know. They generally know who the good movers are.

The resources others above have indicated are excellent as well.
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt" Mark Twain

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Re: how to hire the right mover??

Postby Movinghelper » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:41 pm

This is especially true of the Southern California BBB.
You can read and see more at this thread.
http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtop ... ngeles+bbb
For more information on moving or to file a complaint go to http://www.protectyourmove.gov

1..NEVER PAY A MOVER A DEPOSIT FOR INTERSTATE MOVING! IT COULD BE THE START OF THE BIG SCAM
2. GO WITH IN HOME ESTIMATES ONLY.
3. DO NOT USE A BROKER.


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