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Old 09-15-2014, 06:48 PM
 
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I just ran a quick quote in my computer, from Charlotte to Dallas, with 22,500 lbs, the base cost with Full packing in my systems runs out at $17,000, now add $125,000 of valuation coverage, crating a few pieces, servicing a Washer/Dry/ice maker,

The cost would very well run up the $19,000 range

I am a sales manager for Mayflower in SC. been in the business since 1980

I have handle well over 8000 moves in my career

Your cost is not out of line, just make sure when you get other quotes, you compare apples and apples,

a lot of estimators will leave things off until moving day, then add them, it makes their initial quote look good,

Read each line and know what is included with each move

W/D service, Ice makers service and crates are required in most cases... Drivers do not take care of these for you

I hope this helps
Thank you so very much. If we decide to go with another company we will be paying out of pocket and possibly getting reimbursed. I know we won't if we went a uhaul type route (we won't). It does make me want to get rid of so much stuff to bring the cost down. (-:

I do like that the moving company has a longstanding relationship with my husband's new job and I feel comfortable that we won't get the runaround or have any major issues.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Tennessee at last!
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Don't be afraid of asking for a discount. You can ask, if you move during a different time of the month, etc. or what can they do to reduce the price. I have moved many times and they always gave some sort of discount up front thrn would offer more off if our move did not happen at the end/beginning of the month.

Also, my employer would show me the full price cost of the move, but when they gave me the forms for my taxes the amount was always greatly reduced in what my employer paid on the employer paid moves, so you may ask if they offer a discount on contracts with your new employer.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Thank you so very much. If we decide to go with another company we will be paying out of pocket and possibly getting reimbursed. I know we won't if we went a uhaul type route (we won't). It does make me want to get rid of so much stuff to bring the cost down. (-:
Don't assume that getting rid of things will significantly lower the lbs or overall estimate of your move. To really make a dent, you have to rid yourself of heavy furniture and other objects. That's where the weight really comes into play in my experience. Then, of course, there is a possibility you need to buy things on the other end and there go your savings.

Having said that, yes, prior to them packing you up, go into your closets, attic, basement etc and really, really be liberal in getting rid of things you don't use anymore.......it feels good
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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Don't assume that getting rid of things will significantly lower the lbs or overall estimate of your move. To really make a dent, you have to rid yourself of heavy furniture and other objects. That's where the weight really comes into play in my experience. Then, of course, there is a possibility you need to buy things on the other end and there go your savings.

Having said that, yes, prior to them packing you up, go into your closets, attic, basement etc and really, really be liberal in getting rid of things you don't use anymore.......it feels good
I know it won't make much of a dent but it will at least feel good. I find the whole estimating weight business fascinating. We have a couple of items that I know are heavier than the average weight for such items.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Last time we moved between states, I thought I did a reasonably good job of getting rid of things. When we move again, I am going to pull out all the stops and for everything I think we should get rid of, I will pick 2 additional things
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: VOLSville
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Just as a reference from the weight perspective, I received a quote from Allied to move 11,886 lbs approximately 2000 miles. This included packing, loading/unloading, insurance and building a couple of crates. It was $9818.
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