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Old 02-16-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Where ocean meets up with the naked land.
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One company said they would charge me $220-245 and another company said they would charge me around $269. Reasonable? Unreasonable? I need items in my bedroom moved, which includes two large mattresses and a desk, items from my bathroom (hardly anything) and maybe a few pots and pans.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Yes but, you do not say where you are moving to. Down the hall? Up the block? Cross town? Out of town? Way out of town? 10 miles away, 500?? Perhaps a better explanation of your situation is in order here!
Agreed! The OP needs to give more info in order to get an accurate answer. I moved last summer (Aug 2010) about 20 miles away. I was only charged $80.00/per hour. They sent two guys to move my entire 3 level house. That was 2 bedrooms, an attic, loft, basement and main floor. Plus tons of boxes and totes, heavy furniture and lots of clothes. I had just gotten out of the hospital that week too, so I couldn't hardly do anything to help them. But they were so awesome, I didn't need to. I think in all, it cost me about $300 total.

So if your move is within 20 miles or so, then yeah, that's outrageous to charge you that much. Shop around and get quotes. I interviewed 5 companies before I got the best for the best price. And if the companies know you are calling for quotes, they may give you some discounts. The company I went with gave me their "special anniversary" discount. Hopefully, that helps a little. Good luck!
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Most companies will charge by the hour for a small local move and most will have a 2 to 4 hr minimum, so at 80.00 with a 3 hr min that would be 240.00 sounds reasonable to me
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