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Old 05-08-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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I got a quote from a mover based on the furniture I have. To load and unload and move from NY to NC it would cost $1178.00 thats based on .55 cents a pound To me this sound to inexpensive is it a scam ? What is a normal cost
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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You're not providing us with details on how much furniture/boxes you have, so its hard to advise. Is it a studio apartment worth of stuff? A 3-bedroom house worth of stuff?

But that sounds ridiculously cheap to me. Have you asked if they're charging you anything for gas, tolls, mileage? It just does not sound realisitic.

Also, go to the better business bureau site and check what their rating is as well. Do a google search on the business as well to see if you can find any opinion on them....
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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I am moving a one bedroom apratment but the only furniture i plan on bringing is a couch loveseat and recliner. and of course clothes and kitchen stuff.
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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hmmm...then perhaps they're legit about the price. Make sure they're insured and a legal biz and check BBB.
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:01 PM
 
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Definitely make sure that it includes any and all packing materials they may need to use, unloading of the truck regardless of stairs or no stairs, difficult entry, etc. Also, is it a signed contract for that amount or just a quote? And once they get there to pick up your stuff, get feedback from them...usually its the labor staff who demand more $, call HQ complaining of more stuff than quoted, etc.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I work in the relocation industry. It really depends on your total pounds, but when I looked at it for me it was closer to $5k at a minimum, but I had more items than you. Get a couple of quotes and make sure you have some references. Moving companies can be shady at times. As always, if you have something that you cannot absolutely live without take it yourself.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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I payed .55 a lb. from Calif. so of course mine was more but in actuality it was $6,900 and a months storage. other companys would have cost way more than that.
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