Hiring Movers: Unsatisfied Customers Go Undercover
Moving is bad enough, but what happens when the movers are late? Or hostile? Or even both and charging more than originally agreed? Hiring movers is a People are starting to take a stance against shifty moving companies who are holding their possessions hostage, take a look and see just how.
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Here is a list of 9 tips to find a reputable moving company:
- Go with a name you know – Find companies that have been in business for at least 10 years.
- Get a referral – Ask friends, family, neighbors and colleagues for recommendations.
- Ask for an in-home estimate – Since transportation charges are based on move distance and weight, the company should physically look at your belongings.
- Don’t be hooked by the lowest price – Get three estimates. If one is much lower than the others, that is a red flag.
- Be sure the company is who it says – Some disreputable movers lure customers by using names similar to reputable companies. Check the reputable company’s website to see if the mover is affiliated.
- Don’t pay a deposit up front – Most companies only request payment at the time of delivery.
- Do your research – Find a list of movers licensed for interstate moves by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at protectyourmove.gov. Check out the Better Business Bureau report at www.bbb.org.
- Get it in writing – Get pickup and delivery dates in writing.
- Know your rights – Federal law requires movers to give customers a copy of the “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” brochure prior to an interstate move.
Deal only with an A+ Rated moving company with the Better Business Bureau. For over 20 years, C & C Shipping and Moving has provided moving services through a committed approach, time-honored technique, and a caring attitude. Over the years, much has changed. But what hasn’t is our reliability and dedication to provide dependable moving services to our valued customers. Contact us today for a free moving quote.