Signing the contract
When I find the one I wish to do business with how do I get them to sign the contract? How do I sign the contract - do I print it out sign it - scan it & email back? I know this sounds silly but unless things have changed a contract is not any good without all parties signing it.
Curious how others have dealt with this.
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If you are doing credit card authorization it is not wise to scan and email it. But safer to fax this.
You can also call the person who did your estimate and have them stop by with another copy so you can sign it, they can sign it and you will have a signed copy of it also.
You can also bring ot to their office. this way you can see that there actually is one and also look at the operation first hand. Sign it there and ask for a copy. Again if you are doing credit card you can fill the authorization out right there.
Unigroup Mayflower and United Van Lines have what is called e-acceptance right there on the spot. Also you can do the credit card right at the same time. There is no need for anything else unless of course you would like a copy for yourself.
Remember electronic transactions have been around for some time and the moving industry is just catching up with the digital age.
Hope this helps.
1..NEVER PAY A MOVER A DEPOSIT FOR INTERSTATE MOVING! IT COULD BE THE START OF THE BIG SCAM
2. GO WITH IN HOME ESTIMATES ONLY.
3. DO NOT USE A BROKER.
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The Bill of Lading (B.O.L.) for the move that you sign on loading day is the actual contract. Until the carrier's representative and the customer both sign the B.O.L. on the day of the move, no "contract" (so to speak) exists.
Good luck with your move!
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