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Old 10-10-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Trying to decide, Allied, United, Mayflower?? Two men and a Truck??

My furniture is new and expensive, in the long run it will be cheaper for me to move it rather than replace.
Can anyone chime in on the these moving companies?
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:56 PM
 
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I believe I have been told two men and a truck are good. Whatever you do, stay away from All My Sons. Anything that you can fit in your vehicle that you would really like to see again, do so. We've had a movers attempt to steal a gun while loading. Called police and filed report as the end of the truck was being packed.They didn't want to unpack it to look. Long story short,when they all hit the bar that night, one of them couldn't stop running his mouth to all the ladies that he had a new gun. Unfortunately it was never recovered, even after the head honcho driving turned him in. Additionally, we found our camcorder that we though they stole too, wedged in between our couch cushions 6 months later (no we were not storing it there).

On another note, they called us and said they would be changing trucks halfway through the move. God knows who else was touching our stuff.

Save money, take the time, pack your own stuff in a large Penske and drive it yourself. Smartest thing you'll ever do!
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:52 AM
 
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We've moved a lot and nothing has ever beat the reliability or professionalism of United. I think because they get a lot of relocation business from corporations, they don't mess around.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:04 AM
 
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I've used Two Men in a Truck 3 times in the last 11 years and never had a problem with them. My moves were all local ones.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I've used Two Men in a Truck 3 times in the last 11 years and never had a problem with them. My moves were all local ones.
Thanks, just crossed them off my list as their quote was $1100 more than Allied
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I believe I have been told two men and a truck are good. Whatever you do, stay away from All My Sons. Anything that you can fit in your vehicle that you would really like to see again, do so. We've had a movers attempt to steal a gun while loading. Called police and filed report as the end of the truck was being packed.They didn't want to unpack it to look. Long story short,when they all hit the bar that night, one of them couldn't stop running his mouth to all the ladies that he had a new gun. Unfortunately it was never recovered, even after the head honcho driving turned him in. Additionally, we found our camcorder that we though they stole too, wedged in between our couch cushions 6 months later (no we were not storing it there).

On another note, they called us and said they would be changing trucks halfway through the move. God knows who else was touching our stuff.

Save money, take the time, pack your own stuff in a large Penske and drive it yourself. Smartest thing you'll ever do!
Unfortunately for me not an option, I'm by myself and not going to ask my kids to come to FL to pack me up and move. Wish this was a viable option for me.

Personal items like important documents, family pics etc will be in my car.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Another question for people who have used long distance movers, your furniture, boxes etc are in a huge truck that holds the belongings of someone else, my worry, please don't laugh, BEDBUGS
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:15 AM
 
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Another question for people who have used long distance movers, your furniture, boxes etc are in a huge truck that holds the belongings of someone else, my worry, please don't laugh, BEDBUGS
njkate,

You should entertain quotes from Several moving companies. Stick with Larger Van Lines like United / Mayflower (Both owned by Unigroup), northamerican / Allied (Both owned by SIRVA), or Atlas (Owned by its Agents).

All movers have Good reviews, and Bad ones - regardless of how large or small they are - but its the Network, and how they handle issues when they come up that make them the better choice. If something gets damaged or destroyed, there are protections in place to protect you as the consumer.

Do not let the quoted prices be the determining factor with who you choose. Make sure you're comparing Apples to Apples. Don't be afraid to give a rep someone else's quote to look at.

Do not get a quote off of the internet. Have someone come to your residence to visit you, tour your house, and give you a customized quote. Everyone's situation is different - and this will give you some one on one time with a sales representative. All professional movers offer 100% free quotes.

Regarding bed bugs, I've been in this industry since 2002, and I've personally not had a single issue involving bedbugs - either at the customers house, or within our trucks. There are a lot of fabricated horror stories on the internet - i would refrain from reading these, but don't be afraid to speak to the sales rep about your concerns.

Good luck!
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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njkate,

You should entertain quotes from Several moving companies. Stick with Larger Van Lines like United / Mayflower (Both owned by Unigroup), northamerican / Allied (Both owned by SIRVA), or Atlas (Owned by its Agents).

All movers have Good reviews, and Bad ones - regardless of how large or small they are - but its the Network, and how they handle issues when they come up that make them the better choice. If something gets damaged or destroyed, there are protections in place to protect you as the consumer.

Do not let the quoted prices be the determining factor with who you choose. Make sure you're comparing Apples to Apples. Don't be afraid to give a rep someone else's quote to look at.

Do not get a quote off of the internet. Have someone come to your residence to visit you, tour your house, and give you a customized quote. Everyone's situation is different - and this will give you some one on one time with a sales representative. All professional movers offer 100% free quotes.

Regarding bed bugs, I've been in this industry since 2002, and I've personally not had a single issue involving bedbugs - either at the customers house, or within our trucks. There are a lot of fabricated horror stories on the internet - i would refrain from reading these, but don't be afraid to speak to the sales rep about your concerns.

Good luck!
Thanks, great advise
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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I believe I have been told two men and a truck are good. Whatever you do, stay away from All My Sons. Anything that you can fit in your vehicle that you would really like to see again, do so. We've had a movers attempt to steal a gun while loading. Called police and filed report as the end of the truck was being packed.They didn't want to unpack it to look. Long story short,when they all hit the bar that night, one of them couldn't stop running his mouth to all the ladies that he had a new gun. Unfortunately it was never recovered, even after the head honcho driving turned him in. Additionally, we found our camcorder that we though they stole too, wedged in between our couch cushions 6 months later (no we were not storing it there).

On another note, they called us and said they would be changing trucks halfway through the move. God knows who else was touching our stuff.

Save money, take the time, pack your own stuff in a large Penske and drive it yourself. Smartest thing you'll ever do!
Never, ever let movers move things like guns or valuables. You move them yourself.
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