Thought I was ready for my move from FL to MA

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East Coast Mover
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Thought I was ready for my move from FL to MA

Postby East Coast Mover » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:22 am

Hi everyone!

My name is Mike and I have been looking for a full-service mover to help me move from South Florida to Massachusetts. I thought I did my homework, but after finding this site, I realized I didn't do nearly enough. Thank goodness I found you before I decided on a mover, as I definitely would have been the latest "scam" victim.

Here's what I did BEFORE I found Movingscam.com (count along my mistakes with me):

- Went to a few of "those" internet sites that offer free moving quotes (123movers.com, mymovingquote.com, vanlines.com).

- Emailed my inventory list to all the companies that replied, asking for a full-service estimate.

- After receiving about 15 or so estimates (in both weight and cubic feet), I called the 5 "best" (most reasonable, not necessarily the cheapest) to get more information regarding extra charges, service concerns, etc...

- Scheduled 2 in-house estimates with the companies/service reps. that I felt "most comfortable" with.

- ALMOST decided on the 1 that I felt "most comfortable" with.

Here's what I did today AFTER I found Movingscam.com:

- Read your article "How to Find a Reputable Mover", which linked me to the Safersys.org website.

- Found out through the Safersys.org webiste that my first choice for a full-service mover has only 2 trucks and 2 drivers that have a 50% and 62.5% "Out of Service" rating, respectively.

- Found out through the Safersys.org webiste that my second choice for a full-service mover has only 1 truck and 1 driver, they have never had an inspection in the last 24 months and are classified by the site as "Intrastate Only (Non-HM)". I confirmed that Massachusetts is, in fact, outside of Florida's borders. Is this legal?

I will be starting my search for a mover all over again, but with this site as a resource, I feel like I'm ahead of the game. If anyone has had a positive experience with any South Florida mover, please let me know. I'd appreciate the feedback.

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Diane
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Location: Los Angeles

Re: Thought I was ready for my move from FL to MA

Postby Diane » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:28 am

Hi - somebody had a good interstate move with A-1 Moving & Storage, an Atlas agent in Jupiter (561-625-0600) - http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3524

Somebody else was set to get a quote from Bohren's, a United agent in West Palm. I investigated it on www.safersys.org and found that it was a long-established company with MC #004368 that is actually headquartered in New Jersey. - http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3645

On that same thread, Tim Walker posted the following:
You may want to give the Florida Movers & Warehousemen's Association a call . . . Robert Skrob is the president and the number is 850-222-6002. He should be able to give you some names of other moving companies to consider.

East Coast Mover
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Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: Broward County, Florida

Re: Thought I was ready for my move from FL to MA

Postby East Coast Mover » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:53 am

Diane,

Thanks for the info. I will give them a call and keep you posted on my progress.

Thanks for all you do.

Mike


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