Has anyone had experience with Fixed Price Moving Systems? I am planning a move from NYC to Maryland and this company offers a pretty good price. I called them and tried to describe everything that I needed to move and they sent me a quote over email. Here is all of their information:
Fixed Price Moving Systems
Main Branch: 141 Spencer St.suit # 208, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Tel: 212-267-5053, 718-246-0578, Fax: 212-267-7242
NYDOT#T34924, USDOT#961903, ICC/MC#410399
In their email they had a list of about 20+ references. I called one and she seemed to have a good experience with them. One of the recommendations of movingscam.com is to not deal with companies that offer estimates based on cubic feet but this place offers a "fixed price" based on the inventory that I gave them. I spoke with someone from the company and he said that this price will be fixed as long as I don't add anything to be moved.
Is this company safe to deal with?
Thanks in advance for any help. I think this site is great for those looking for help with moving.
One of the recommendations of movingscam.com is to not deal with companies that offer estimates based on cubic feet
We have led you to the water... we highly recommend that you drink.
In the world of standard interstate moves, cubic foot estimates exist as only as a scammers pretext to set you up for a massive price increase. I know that it is difficult to accept that such an apparent "good deal" is too good to be true, but the overwhelming abundance of evidence shows that these indeed too good to be true.
By the way, the DOT database shows that Fixed Price is not licensed to move household goods.
You should look at both Safersys and on the FMCSA L&I site. A DOT license allows a carrier to drive the truck. If the company is hauling household goods (and has that authority from the DOT) then they also need to have authority from the FMCSA. Fixed Price does have Common authority from the FMCSA but the DOT has only granted them authority to transport general freight.
Hope that helps!
The requirements for the DOT and MC license numbers are only for interstate moves. Some states may require state licenses for intrastate movers and those consumers can find out by calling the Federal Department of Transportation in their own state. International moves are a whole other story and I suggest that consumers that need the services of an international mover read the article on this web site titled "Planning an International Move".
We periodically get inquiries about companies like this that claim they will charge you only X amount unless you add more items or more cubic feet. I recall one such company that advertised that it would charge only X amount unless the customer added more items within 48 hours of the move, or within 24 hours of the move--the amount going up each time. As the people posting here have advised you, this type of thing is a gimmick to lure customers and the company will find some way to avoid honoring its original "fixed price" quote.
Are there any companies that can be recommended for a move from NYC to Maryland? Even a few companies that I can have come and give me an estimate?
Good luck, and keep us posted!
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