*Andy's Transfer and Storage-Glendale, ca.

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*Andy's Transfer and Storage-Glendale, ca.

Postby jputman » Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:34 pm

I tried to find a number to Andy's (I live in Torrance, ca.) information (411) has two numbers one with an address (McDougal) and one without. Is the fact that there are two Andy's a sign to worry? I have an estimate From "Merit Moving Systems" (United-who also has a good track record) and wanted to get one more. Any ideas? Should I proceed with Andy's-they have so many good posts.

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Re: Andy's Transfer and Storage-Glendale, ca.

Postby Diane » Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:09 pm

Hi - yes, in my opinion it would be good to get a quote from Andy's as well. This is the contact information that I have on file for them:

Andy's Transfer & Storage
3464 N Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208
Phone 800-244-4520
Website at www.andystransfer.com or www.andysmoving.com

"McDougal" must have been a mistake for "Verdugo."

j putman

Re: Andy's Transfer and Storage-Glendale, ca.

Postby j putman » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:13 pm

Dear Dianne,
thank you so much. I must mention that until I seen this site, I was on my way for disaster. We have never made an interstate move with a moving company and were clueless. I had signed up for quotes online and the next day had twenty companies to choose from-some of which were on the black list. You have undoubtedly saved us thousands of dollars and much heartache.

I now have two quotes from Andy's (North American Van Lines) and Merit Moving System (United). The salesmen, Jim Smith and John Horist, respectively, were both very professional and thorough.

The breakdown:

Andy's--10, 490 lb with 500 deductible (extra insurance) = $5517.23 (transportation discount-64%)

Merit--10, 619 1b. with 500 deduc. (ex. ins.) = 5380.51 (transportation discount-65%)

Merit did include a refrigerator and microwave that Andy's did not so the weight is basically identical. I believe since the prices are so close and Andy's is so highly recommended, that I will probably go with them.

One Question--Merit's paperwork is a "Binding/Not to Exceed" and Andy's is a "Not to Exceed Proposal" is the wording of these something to be wary of??

I will post throughout the move on my laptop and once we reach our destination (Colorado).

Thanks again!

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Re: Andy's Transfer and Storage-Glendale, ca.

Postby Diane » Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:46 pm

Hi - the NAVL terminology differs from the UniGroup terminology for estimates but both terms you have listed mean the same thing.

Andy's has an A rating from the Los Angeles area BBB and Merit has a BBB rating. I think you would be better off with Andy's in view of that plus the reviews. Do let us know how it turns out.


Re: Andy's Transfer and Storage-Glendale, ca.

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:16 am

Why would you go with Andy's? an A and a BBB are just one grade down. It could just be as simple as how long a company has been in business. I'd say go with the lower price. I hate how moving companies rip you off. :twisted:

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Re: Andy's Transfer and Storage-Glendale, ca.

Postby MusicMom » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:16 am

I'm sorry, but that is a poor assessment of how to choose a mover. A higher price is not a ripoff, and why would you choose a worse company just to get a lower price? That frame of mind will only get you trouble.

Why are you visiting us from Sao Paulo, Brazil?

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Re: Andy's Transfer and Storage-Glendale, ca.

Postby PatR » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:19 pm

Telling this shipper to go with the lower bid is like sending them to the wolves...People who go with the lower bid later discover that they've been lowballed...from there it's a domino effect and everything begins going south...sideways...or whatever other term you care to use but it's none of it a good outcome for the shipper.
I'm still sitting here wondering if you've spent much time reading these threads and if you haven't, I :!: :evil: strongly :evil: :!: suggest you do before offering any other advice to the consumers!!!


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Re: Andy's Transfer and Storage-Glendale, ca.

Postby Mr B » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:55 pm

I can say as an ex driver for North American that Andy's has always been a topnotch agent.I was always happy to get help from there.The workers and the office staff really seemed on the ball.

You get what you pay for.

Best of luck whichever way you go.

j putman

Re: *Andy's Transfer and Storage-Glendale, ca.

Postby j putman » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:35 pm

I am choosing Andy's because of the positive posts, a better rating, and because the difference is so minimal-if there were more complete posts of "Merit" from beginning to end, I'd ponder the $100 differnce. However, the way things look-I'd pay an extra $500 to get good service.
Thanks everyone,

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