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Americans do not understand how moving companies operate and,
apparently, do not care. Because of their indifference, consumers pay
thousands of extra dollars pursuant to what is, at root, a near fraud.
obtained a number of quotes for a move of 700 miles. All companies
said that their transportation rates are based on weight. There are
other charges for packing, insurance, fuel surcharges, on and on.
insurance, fuel s.c., etc. for an estimated 7300 pounds, came to $49
per hundred pounds or $5.50/mile or some factor that remains
Theoretically, if the weight was actually 6300, we would expect a
reduction in the transportation price of 10 x $49. Makes sense?
company agreed to refund $22 per 100 pounds under their estimate. They
charge $49 per 100 pounds, meaning the consumer pays $27 - $49 per 100
pounds for freight not in the truck (the $49 is based on the estimated
weight, thus the mover will always estimate high!) So, the statement by
moving companies that transportation is based on weight is
think that we can agree that moving a load of furniture over the road
is no different from moving bags of peat moss, nuclear waste, or
supplies for your local big box store. It’s all trucking and the driver
drives no differently with furniture on board. Moving companies charge
more than double the over-the-road per mile rate (about $2 per mile to
different.” How/why? No reply, because there is no true answer.
and other moving companies use truck trailers that can hold three or
more households of furniture. Your furniture likely will not travel
alone. At least two other families will be paying for the same
truck/trailer at little or no additional transportation expense to the
mover. Accordingly, movers essentially will be charging three families,
including yours, for the same transportation cost. Near fraud such as
this is protected by “Caveat Emptor” – It is supposedly your
responsibility to be aware of all the cute money-making cons perpetrated by moving companies.
cover the load. From other bids, movers charge $400 - $600 for
insurance on our ESTIMATED valuation. Everything is estimated in favor
of the mover. If true measures of anything come in lower, tough beans.
would use our normal homeowner’s policy. No reply, no explanation.
that no moving company really insures YOUR furniture.
others likely have a blanket general term insurance policy that covers
every load they move for the year. That policy may cost them $100,000
or more. However, that amount is peanuts compared to how much they
charge families to insure, unnecessarily, their thousands of personal
quote. To pack one small dish box, they quoted $38 and estimated they
would need eight such boxes. Total number of boxes they estimated at 57
and quoted varying prices per type of boxes, all itemized. We asked,
“Would the packing charges be reduced if only 40 boxes were needed?”
Seems reasonable, doesn’t it? No reply from
long would it take you to pack/wrap one small box of dishes?
charge to pack boxes was $1600 (another mover’s quote for the same
stuff was $2400!). After calling around, we found several packing
companies that would pack all for under $500. We asked
remove the packing/crating charges from our quote as we would hire our
withdraw our name from consideration.”. End of our dealing with
sum, moving companies are in the business of befuddling consumers,
knowing that almost no one understands moving freight or the residential
realities and their rudeness in not responding to our seemingly
reasonable queries. Again, be skeptical of all major moving companies.
If you will pay for the move, arrange it yourself. We figure to save
January 17, 2014
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