The Headache of Moving Scams and its Solution.
Moving can be one of the most stressful events anyone can undertake. There’s the process of packing up your belongings, arranging for a moving company to pick up and deliver those items to the new residence and the stress that comes with hoping all of your belongings don’t end up shattered at the bottom of a cardboard box. When one considers the stress of this situation, it seems downright sadistic that there are actually moving companies out there that would scam you during the whole process. If you’re about to move, here are a few tips to make sure that the movers aren’t pulling a fast one on you.
Get An Estimate.
Do your best to figure out how much stuff you’re going to be moving and tell the moving company. One common scam moving companies pull is to low ball an estimate to get your business, then they load up the truck with your belongings and give you a price that is twice as high as the estimate. Thanks to the Household Good Transportation Act of 1980, they are required to give binding estimates.
What Are They Charging You For?
If you get an estimate that is by the cubic foot, the first thing you should do is call the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Thanks to legislation from 2005, it is illegal for movers to quote a price based on cubic feet. Make sure they are quoting you by the weight of the goods being transported.
Do Your Homework.
In the age of the Internet it has become exceptionally easy to do your due diligence on a company before choosing to give them your patronage. Look at review sites and see what other customers had to say.
The best way to move these days and to avoid moving scams is to hire a container company (PODS Container) or rent your own truck and drive it and get a packing company to do the packing and loading for you with a flat rate quote, this way you will know from the beginning who much it will cost with no hidden costs or extra charges, call Packing Service, Inc. to get more information, 1888-722-5774.