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Postby smatwilly » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:19 am

I just wanted to say thank you for this website---not only is it beneficial for people who need legitimate moving advice but it is also beneficial for salespeople - relocation coordinators-relcation specialist - Whatever you prefer to be called---

I just got off the phone with a gentlemen I met here---than met at the NAVL convention & now doing business with. All because of his "nasty" reply to one of my posts :lol: It wasnt really nasty but you know how posting replies can be - (very misunderstanding at times to say the least).

I also know several people here (by names & posts only) that I would be willing to refer or use as a destination agent---

Thanks for all of this---it is much appreciated!! :)

All without our personal logos or company names!!

Sherry - (smatwilly-I'll stick with Sherry since I keep getting called smartwilly) :D
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Postby jengsa » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:48 am

I agree Sherry.. Archie has done a couple surveys for me recently.. and he wasn't even off by much :wink:
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Re: Thanks Movingscam

Postby ArchieWhite » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:55 am

Yeah, and Jengsa paid for those surveys much faster than my current affiliation, I'm thinking about switching affiliation ( ha)

Accurate surveys are a dying art, what with hand held computers. I much prefer the pencil and clipboard method. (keep in mind I didnt actually do Jenga's surveys, but I sent out a professional)

Reminds me of my old friend, he was a blind man, and he liked to buy porno books in Braille, just so he could rub the dirty parts.
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Re: Thanks Movingscam

Postby farrah7031 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:02 am

Oh Archie, Archie, Archie... :nono:
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Re: Thanks Movingscam

Postby Diane » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:42 am

I agree with Sherry - we are becoming a real community and I think it's great! :D
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Postby Auri » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:04 pm

More like a cult :twisted: :)
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Re: Thanks Movingscam

Postby smatwilly » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:50 pm

Archie--We were "forced" to buy hand helds about 8 yrs ago - not little ones either--more like a lap top---they charged us 5k for one & it took months & months to figure it out & by then they discontinued them---of course we didnt get a refund :twisted:

I use the trusty pen & notepad - of course the notepad is in a nice formal leather binder :wink: -

Ack - that was a bad brail joke Archie! Reminds me of the one I heard long long ago--------How can you tell when Helen Keller's pants were too tight------------oh,oh, dont scroll down if you are easily offended.....

Forget it, its too dirty............... :roll:
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Postby ArchieWhite » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:59 pm

Careful Shelly, they'll put you on the endangered species list, like they did me.

I'm just kidding, they allow me to cross the line quite often, sometimes I don't even know where the line is.
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Re: Thanks Movingscam

Postby smatwilly » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:03 pm

If I had put the punch line in on this one I think they would have to ban me........... :oops: The other one was bad enough!

BTW- its Sherry not Shelly---I changed it from Smatwilly because I kept getting called Smartwilly----But thats okay Archie---I work for a moving company so Ive been called worse! :wink:

My poor husband keeps getting called Smallwilly :oops: Think how HE must feel! :shock:
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Postby ArchieWhite » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:09 pm

sorry Sherry, I get dyslexic sometimes. I need to tone down my j okes sometimes too, as i have some that would get me and the website thrown off the internet.....
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Postby promover2 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:27 pm

Yes I agree. I'm new here because I thought this was merely a consumer site. But it's very helpful to those of us who work in the industry too.
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Re: Thanks Movingscam

Postby chaz4moving » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:23 pm

I've been known to refer to hand held units as "dumbing" down the art of estimating. For someone who do not have a clue what they are doing, I guess it might help. And, I must admit, the printed copy is a bit easier to read, but I feel it still offers greater flexibility. In my opinion, the most important factor in doing a good survey is to have your eyes opened, look around the room several times, make sure you see everything, and ask the customer lots of questions. I like a pen and paper. Every move seems to have things not on the list and I've always found it much easier to write in the extra items than typing the information into a Palm or Tablet PC. Of course, my short, chubby fingers may be part of the problem. Speaking of doing a survey, I've always felt the "items not to be moved" column was just about as important as the list of things going. If you don't mark the refigerator as "not going," what leg do you have to stand on when at the time of loading the customer insists she or he told the sales representative they were taking the refrigerator? And, of course, you gave them a binding quote.
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Re: Thanks Movingscam

Postby whodat1b » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:49 am

I also want to say thanks, I found this site by accident and haven't left yet.

The pros are truly pros, I receive a boatload of information everyday from just reading the replies.

To the staff and all that post (good information) way to go.
Do Unto Others, As You Would Have Others Do Unto You!
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Re: Thanks Movingscam

Postby smatwilly » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:17 am

Chaz--I agree with you 100% about the column with the items not going--I tend to NOT check those off & have had times when I know they said something was not going but I didnt have it checked off the cube sheet----not a good move on my part--No pun intended! :lol:
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Re: Thanks Movingscam

Postby BigLeeCalif » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:30 pm

Sometimes when doing a survey the sales person changes his cubic factor... I had a case today where the first instinct was actually the right instinct.

The surveyor (pen and pencil) did a survey that was a military. The member said he had about 11000 lbs, based on his last move a year ago.
The surveyor went out, and cubed it out 10100 lbs. For some reason, he changed that weight, and made it 12000 lbs. No reason.

When the job was loaded, the actual weight was 10120 lbs. Go figure.
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