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Old 08-18-2006, 10:22 AM
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Hi,

I have a local move to make in Chicago and I was hoping someone could recommend a good moving service. I am on a budget, so hopefully one that is not too expensive. Right now, I got a quote for $170 an hour, which seems pretty high.

Thanks,
Kat
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:40 PM
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I'll let you know in a couple of weeks. Midway Movers (recommended to me by a friend) will be moving me. The quote I got from them was less than that but when all is said and done (with tip) it will proabably come out to that (for a 3 hour move with a 3 person team). That being said, I've heard good things about them from more than one person, and hey, this is your stuff you are dealing with here.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Thumbs down SAM'S MOVERS: Horrid! Avoid at all costs!!!!

Said he would take a Visa/MC, and then insisted I pay in cash $650. Owner screamed and yelled about all this because the move took longer than, I guess, he thought it would. He was unnecessarily abusive, rude, crude and an ignorant foreign guy. I can say that as I am a first generation American myself.
The work was slow, the men got overly tired as Sam does not allow them to take a lunch break! I felt sorry for them and went to KFC.
They are Russian, I think, or Czech?
Regardless, do NOT use Sam's Movers as this owner is just a total jerk.
I will bet you he would not have treated me so abusively had I been a man, but you know how that goes.
You have been warned!
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:50 PM
j33
 
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I forgot about this topic. I used Midway Movers and they were great. A bit expensive, but they came in right on estimate, and the movers were wonderful, very nice guys who worked hard, seriously hard (I bought them water for their efforts and tipped them $100). There was a bit of an SNAFU on the reservation (partially my fault) and they showed up two hours early when I wasn't ready, but they were cool about it, helped me finish up packing and everything was delivered without even a scratch. I would highly recommend them.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:32 PM
 
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I used Chicago Movers (chicagomovers.com) recently and it worked out great, local move done in 3 hours, no damage or problems to speak of. Only complaint was they showed up 90 minutes early, but I guess that is better than 90 minutes late.
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Default Moving companies

I am moving to a different apartment in a couple of weeks (just a studio) about a mile from where I am now. Basically I'm just moving a desk and a full size bed. I am interested to know if any of you have used moving companies for a move within Chicago...who did the best job and who was the cheapest?
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Lakeview
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Yeah. I'd like to know this too.
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I am moving to a different apartment in a couple of weeks (just a studio) about a mile from where I am now. Basically I'm just moving a desk and a full size bed. I am interested to know if any of you have used moving companies for a move within Chicago...who did the best job and who was the cheapest?
Well you could always rent a van and get two strong men like me and Drover to move the stuff. We work cheap.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Well you could always rent a van and get two strong men like me and Drover to move the stuff. We work cheap.
I may take you up on that .
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:42 PM
 
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I've used Golan's twice, and have had good experiences both times. Moving a two-bedroom apartment to another cost us about $580.
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