NY to Nashville Move

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daisymove
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NY to Nashville Move

Postby daisymove » Tue May 22, 2007 7:49 pm

Hi,

We're moving to Nashville, TN from Long Island (Nassau) in mid June. We're considering 3 companies for the move:

United - Liberty Moving & Storage
Mayflower - Molloy Brothers
North American - S & D Transfer

The per lb cost from all three are very similar, so we're trying to make a decision based on their reputation and reliability.

Any info. on these agents will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

-Daisy

farrah7031
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Re: NY to Nashville Move

Postby farrah7031 » Wed May 23, 2007 7:53 am

I'd stay away from Molloy Brothers and Liberty. There are better United and Mayflower agents out there (United and Mayflower are part of the same company, so you should get similar quotes).

See our Superlist of Movers for reviews:
http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtop ... 1631#61631

ArchieWhite
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Re: NY to Nashville Move

Postby ArchieWhite » Wed May 23, 2007 8:25 am

I disagree, Liberty is a fine United agent, I have a couple of their ex people working for me, a driver and a branch manager, no problem.

farrah7031
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Re: NY to Nashville Move

Postby farrah7031 » Wed May 23, 2007 9:09 am

Thanks Archie.

daisymove
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Re: *NY to Nashville Move

Postby daisymove » Thu May 24, 2007 3:58 pm

Thanks to everybody for their input.

Got another quote from Dahill - Mayflower. I believe they have good reviews on this site. Their quote per pound (without packing) is about 2 cents less than the quotes from Liberty (United) and Molloy(Mayflower) - hope that's not to be considered a red flag!

Would appreciate any thoughts on this.

Thanks again.

Diane
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Re: *NY to Nashville Move

Postby Diane » Sat May 26, 2007 3:54 pm

daisy,

Be sure to read the comments on the Superlist linked to below about Dahill, Molloy, and Liberty. You will have to scroll down to the sections on Brooklyn as well as Long Island since these companies are HQd in different places.

Although Liberty reportedly does a lot of moves, on this website Dahill has the best reviews of the three. Remember that the former Liberty employees now working for Archie White don't work at Liberty any more. :wink:

With Dahill it is the van line that will be moving you, not Dahill. However, the booking agent is also important, and people have really liked Dahill's sales reps. Its slightly lower price is not in any sense a red flag.
Diane
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daisymove
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Re: *NY to Nashville Move

Postby daisymove » Sat May 26, 2007 8:41 pm

Hi Diane,

Thanks for your reply. Right now, we've decided to go with Dahill's GNTE. I hope we have an uneventful move.

Will update later with info. on our experience with Dahill and Mayflower.

Thanks to everyone for their input.

daisymove
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Re: *NY to Nashville Move

Postby daisymove » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:33 pm

Hi,

Wanted to post a final update on the move...

We went with Dahill - Mayflower for both household goods and vehicle. We have to say the moving experience was quite uneventful. And, overall we were happy with how everything turned out.

The household goods were delivered within the promised time frame. We were able to get in touch with the dispatcher at Dahill to find out where the truck was en route. (We had to try a few times during the day to catch the dispatcher, but we would have our information by the end of the day!)

There were two people sent over from Dahill to pack the stuff, one guy did a great job, the other one did somewhat of a shabby job - just dumping stuff in the box - which resulted in some of the boxes opening up during transit. Also, some of the remaining items not packed the first day were packed the day of the move, and looks like the next days crew got the same ID number stickers for the boxes as the day before, and we ended up having some boxes with the same ID number, which caused some confusion on delivery day.

We were told a big trailer was supposed to be coming to pick up the boxes, instead on the day of the move, we found that the stuff was actually being shutttled and stored for a day or so until it was transferred over to the big trailer. We were in touch with the dispatcher, and she was able to tell us when the stuff was leaving NY (it was within a day or two of pick up.) We were not charged for the shuttle.

We found out upon delivery that that Liberty - United Van Lines actually transported the goods. The driver told us that since Dahill was small, they out source their moves to Liberty, which is a much larger operation.

The vehicle was sent through a company called Reindeer Auto Relocation based in Indiana. We were a little hesitant since we had not heard of the company until then, however our experience with them ended up being excellent. The customer service was courteous and prompt. We had a minor billing issue at delivery, which was promptly resolved by the on-call manager at Reindeer Auto Relocation. Our sales agent from Dahill was also nice enough to provide us with his home number to contact him in case the billing issue wasn't resolved.

So, overall we have no complaints - we had a couple small items break, but nothing major. We would highly recommend both Dahill and Reindeer, and wouldn't hesitate to utilize them again, if we had to!

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Re: **NY to Nashville Move

Postby Diane » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:00 pm

Thanks so much for this good review. If you didn't pay for the shuttle, it must have been what they call a G-11 (auxiliary pickup).

If you want to post the name of the Dahill sales rep who gave you his home phone number and was helpful, I will make a note of it. That is a class act.

Did you deal with Susan Ramos as the dispatcher?

Also, thanks for the good review of Reindeer, which I'll add to the auto transporters thread. Out of curiosity, what did Dahill charge you to transport the car?

I noticed that "Rick" also recommended a few days ago that someone contact John Settles at Reindeer Logistics at 800-428-0589 - http://www.reindeerauto.com - in connection with moving a large vehicle. Does anyone know whether Reindeer is simply a broker or whether it has any of its own car carriers?

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Re: *NY to Nashville Move

Postby PMueller » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:18 am

daisymove wrote:We found out upon delivery that that Liberty - United Van Lines actually transported the goods.

A thumbs up to Liberty for handling the hauling and delivery of the shipment should also be noted. It seems Liberty must still have some good employees, Archie has not hired them all!
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