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$ 300
Mar 2008
Columbus, Ohio
Local moving company sent two guys  more... close row
$ 500
Sep 2006
Cleveland, Ohio
Movers for big pieces of furniture  more... close row
$ 500
Oct 2006
Tucson, AZ
Eight movers for four hours moved office  more... close row
$ 210
Nov 2007
Charlotte, North Carolina
Have everything packed up for movers  more... close row
$ 600
Feb 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Professional movers for a short distance  more... close row
$ 150
Mar 2006
Garland, TX
Ripped off by movers  more... close row
$ 1500
Apr 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Expensive basic moving service  more... close row
$ 660
Sep 2007
Cordova, TN
Three movers at an hourly rate  more... close row

Description of service

We bought a new house so we hired a moving company to move all our stuff from the apartment to our new home. We had called several moving companies and decided to go with the cheapest service but best service we could get.

Moving companies here in Cordova, TN usually sends 2 men but another reason we chose this company is because they send 3 men to move that means the more people the faster it will be.


Review of Service

Moving companies usually starts charging you from the time they leave their office to the time they go back from moving you. But this particular moving company, they only start charging by time they start doing the job. Plus they also send 3 men which made the moving faster thus making it cheaper than what it would have been if there were only 2 men.

We were hoping to only use the 4 hour minimum charge but it took them 6 hours to move all our stuff. 5 Hours moving and an hour for their lunch break but we didnt have to pay for that 1 hour break they had. It was $115 per hour plus $50 service charge. They also charged us .50 per $100 carrier liability which was ok.

The movers were very professional and fast. Another thing that we liked from this moving company is that thier movers are very careful with our things too. This is very important because we want all our stuff to be intact and in the same condition before they were moved. And ofcourse, being fast is very important since we dont want to be paying a lot because of slow movers.


Tips

Call several moving companys and compare prices and services they offer. Dont hesitate to ask for discounts or promo's they might be offering. Also, dont forget to ask if they have additional charges for heavier furnitures or items. Sometimes, some moving company will give you additional charges for an appliance or item that is just a little bigger but not necessarily heavy.

If you have safes, like we did, also ask if they will charge more for that. On our case, they didnt charge us for it. They said it'll be free which was good. Another tip, ask about the truck, some charges some doesnt.

Be very careful in choosing which moving company you will use to move your stuff. Double check the price and service they offer especially because you are trusting them with your things.


$ 250
Nov 2007
Indianapolis IN
Movers to move heavy furniture  more... close row
$ 1500
Apr 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Pre-move estimate of charges  more... close row