Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

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jaderae
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Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby jaderae » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:12 pm

I've gone through and gotten many quotes for the move. Planning to leave the 2-3 of october.
I am concerend about the fact that there are two companies so closely named
one being : ACE Relocation Services (based in NY using allied trucks for the move.) - Whom I have spoken with and was looking through this website and found good reports about the company only to realize there is a San Diego based company(with a Long Beach office) called Ace Relocation Systems. I wanted to know if anyone has delt with these companies. And which specifically. I need to get things scheduled in a timely manor to have a smooth move. Hopefully.

Rae

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby farrah7031 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:29 pm

I don't find anything on an Allied Agent named Ace Relocation Services. I see the one under www.acerelo.com, but they're not an Allied Agent, I don't think.

Here's the post on the one in San Jose, CA:

--Ace Relocation Systems (Atlas) in San Jose.
This was one of the companies recommended by the CMSA. Ace Relocation Systems has several branches throughout the U.S. There is one in Orange County (Long Beach) and another in San Diego, for example. There is one in Seattle and also one in Jessup, MD that was used by a couple of people posting here. The one in San Jose won a quality award from the van line in 2004 and 2005 (Milton Hill award).
We have two good reviews, especially of the sales rep and driver. The first is by "mysykr" of a move to Westchester, NY:
http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtop ... interstate)
The second is a review by "jaysoffian" of a move from San Francisco to North Carolina:
http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtop ... 7469#17469 (interstate)
"Christine" negotiated with them for a move within CA but the estimate had errors and she had more confidence in Thomas Transfer so she decided to go with them:
http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5022 (move within CA)

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby jaderae » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:41 pm

www.acerelo.com is the company I recieved a quote from him, he stated that they would use Allied as the company for the move. I don't know that he is a specified agent for that company.

I am currently awaiting a quote from Ace relocation systems.

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby farrah7031 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:43 pm

ACK! They're a broker. DO NOT USE A BROKER! :)

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby farrah7031 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:45 pm

Take a look at this list that Diane put together of reviews:
http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtop ... 7567#57567

Scroll down to L.A. and get some in home estimates from some of the highly rated companies like Moovers or Delancey Street.

jaderae
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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby jaderae » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:51 pm

Very helpful. I feel like I ma back to square one.

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby farrah7031 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:55 pm

I'm sorry. You definitely don't want to go with a broker and end up like I did, having to drive to Missouri from Florida (my things were picked up in Minnesota) to pick up my stuff MYSELF after 7 weeks of begging to know where my things were. Please don't consider using a broker, I want to make sure no one goes through this heartbreak.

jaderae
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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby jaderae » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:01 pm

No I am very grateful of the information, I am just trying to be organized with all the planning as I am doing this alone and I don't want to have to end up last minute planning.

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby MusicMom » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:01 pm

Although I don't see anything scary about THIS broker (legal name of "Robert K. Humphreys"), they are unnecessary. Just go straight to the mover.

I don't know why Allied Van Lines agents would be taking loads from brokers. Maybe one of the pros has better information.

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby jaderae » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:03 pm

After realizing he was a broker I contaced allied direct and they have sent my info to one of their agents Berger Transfer & Storage I wil do a search for them as well. I am just trying to to all this and work at the same time.

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby farrah7031 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:03 pm

MM, did you look at their website? It looks like they broker loads for all the big players.

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby jaderae » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:05 pm

Whose website?

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby farrah7031 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:07 pm


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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby MusicMom » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:08 pm

Farrah, as you and I both know, it's better to go right to the source. Again, maybe one of the pros has come across Mr Humphreys in their jobs, and can tell us if he's OK or not.

To his credit, he does suggest to check out MovingScam. :wink:

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Re: Moving, Long Beach, CA to southern Texas

Postby jaderae » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:19 pm

His site is where I found you guys. I did look at the BBB and he has no complaints, though Ace Relocation systems has 2 in the past 36 months. I will wait to see the estimates before I go any further. If anyone finds any info that would be helpful please feel free to tell me.


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