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Old 02-19-2007, 06:42 AM
 
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I am moving to suburb of Houston, need a reliable interstate moving company that can pick me up in metro NY/NJ area and not sell my stuff, lose it, break it, rob me, or hold my stuff ransom... I have checked a few but they are sketchy - dot number does not match that on the interstate site, etc.
I am stressed from moving in general and need this to go okay.
Any referrals? Any to stay away from?
I checked pods - very expensive (about twice what I want to spend) due to distance travel and unloading machine required. THANKS!
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:48 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Please check your PM.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:58 AM
 
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um, what is my PM? Professional Movers? I'm confused by all the MC#, DOT reg and transportation safety council as it is...
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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oops - sorry, I see that PM is private messages for the 411 on the name, number, etc of the movers. Thanks for that - I'm having several out for quotes - Malloy Brothers of Mayflower, Advantage Van Lines of Long Island, US-1 Vanlines, it seems like the price is high no matter if its based on volume or weight - some give good quotes over the phone and then they double when they do the inventory(even though its the same as I gave over the phone) and everyone warns me it will double again if I actually want to get it off the truck when I get there...I'll have to pay again (and again).
Any other input anyone?
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:21 AM
 
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Hello,

If you are still looking for a mover you can contact me. Would be glad to help.

lshomes
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I am moving to suburb of Houston, need a reliable interstate moving company that can pick me up in metro NY/NJ area and not sell my stuff, lose it, break it, rob me, or hold my stuff ransom... I have checked a few but they are sketchy - dot number does not match that on the interstate site, etc.
I am stressed from moving in general and need this to go okay.
Any referrals? Any to stay away from?
I checked pods - very expensive (about twice what I want to spend) due to distance travel and unloading machine required. THANKS!
I used Mayflower in NJ. they were reliable and gave me a flat rate . They said only if I added extra furniture would it cost more but I could bring all the boxes I needed. They did have to change trucks but nothing was missing except 2 snow shovels. I guess they figured, they needed them more than me. Nothing Broken either.
Diane
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:13 PM
 
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I am moving to suburb of Houston, need a reliable interstate moving company that can pick me up in metro NY/NJ area and not sell my stuff, lose it, break it, rob me, or hold my stuff ransom... I have checked a few but they are sketchy - dot number does not match that on the interstate site, etc.
I am stressed from moving in general and need this to go okay.
Any referrals? Any to stay away from?
I checked pods - very expensive (about twice what I want to spend) due to distance travel and unloading machine required. THANKS!
Stay away from a broker called World Moving Services. They worked well for one person I know but when it came time for me to use them - it was a nightmare!!
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I gave away most of my furniture because it actually cost less to buy new than to drag old furniture. I took a few things but not a lot. I gave my crappy buyers my Dining room and Bedroom Furniture, I hired a truck to take some to my sons apt(twomenand a truck) Manalapan. They also do long distance moves and have offices in other states, including Nashville.
I spent the first two weeks here Furniture shopping.
It cost me $4000 to move what I was taking plus the boxes.

Diane
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
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I had used University Van Lines. A rep actually came to my house to take inventory of my furniture, so there were no surprises at the end. They did a great job, and were a pleasure to deal with.
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: St Augustine
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we used "2 men and a truck" here in florida, it is a chain but not sure if its nationwide...
They were recommended to me and I would recommend to anyone...
my final bill was a couple hundred less than the estimate.
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