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Old 05-28-2013, 07:47 PM
 
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Greetings. Another plea for insights from this forum.
I got a few quotes for a move from NJ to Maryland by weight. Then a mover recommended by a local storage company came by for an onsite assesment and said they only quote either by cubic feet or hours.

I remember reading something (on moving scam maybe) to the effect that cubic feet quotes were a red flag.
But this company seems to be reputable.
Is the way to assess moving cost truly a matter of choice of the moving company with no one intrinsic method being any more prone than the others, to being fraudulent?
thanks
W.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:21 AM
 
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Anyone planning an interstate recommendation should read Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move which is published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at their consumer oriented Protect Your Move website. You can check out a company's consumer complaint history at FMCSA's Consumer Complaint Database.

Be sure to check out Subpart D -How must my mover estimate charges under the regulations?

Non-binding estimates must be based on weight. Fixed-price binding estimates, however, can be based on whatever terms are outlined in the company tariff providing the estimate. (cracks in the road; clouds in the sky)

Beware of cubic feet and hourly rate quotes!



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Old 05-29-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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[quote=RikkiTikki;29774104]Beware of cubic feet and hourly rate quotes!


Agreed!
I just moved and my contract was based on weight..
Otherwise.. you can get hit with a different dollar amount when the move is completed.
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