Minimoves or Shipsmart

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Minimoves or Shipsmart

Postby Mgdamb » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:28 am

Hi everyone,

I've read many of the posts on the site and they are all very helpful. But I'm still confused on which company to use.

I need to move (1) two-piece sectional and (1) loveseat from San Diego, CA to Boston, MA. Both pieces are in excellent condition and I don't want anything to happen to them but I'm also aware that they aren't that fragile so I'm not overly concerned.

I almost used Genesis Van Lines and I am so thankful I did a search on them and found this site. Otherwise I would have lost both, my money and my furniture.

So needless to say, this is a very small move and I'm still up in the air about which company is better: Minimoves or Shipsmart? Time frame isn't overly important but pick-up and drop-off is. I've also checked the BBB website and - after reading another post on how the BBB considers a case closed - realized they were not of any particular help either.

So, any help or suggestions would be great.

Thank you,
Michelle :?

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Re: Minimoves or Shipsmart

Postby MusicMom » Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:02 am

I don't know much about MiniMoves, nor ShipSmart for that matter, but we have a bit more reviews on ShipSmart. As MiniMoves has admitted to, and ShipSmart's reviews have shown, when you do a small move like this you have to be very flexible in time it takes to receive your things. Is that a problem for you? If you're expecting them in a short time period, you may have to pay for a full-service mover's minimum load size. If you can wait a couple weeks at the most (and hope for less), then use one of these two.

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Re: Minimoves or Shipsmart

Postby Mgdamb » Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:16 am

Hi MusicMom -

Thanks for the reply!

I am certainly flexible with time. I've contacted many large moving companies and some have turned me away. I'm leaning towards using shipsmart over minimoves (which one company recommended). I wasn't sure if someone with more experience with this site and all the posts had a preference of which mover has a better outcome. The prices are very similar (I think a difference of 100-200 dollars).

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Re: Minimoves or Shipsmart

Postby Diane » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:09 am

As it happens, there is a company similar to ShipSmart located in the San Diego area that has very good reviews here - Wright Way. See the Superlist linked to below my name. If I were you, I would get a quote from them. As between the other companies that do this type of move, Navis at seems to have the best reviews with ShipSmart and Box Brothers somewhat lower down. I don't really know much about MiniMoves.
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Re: Minimoves or Shipsmart

Postby minimoves2000 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:12 pm

MiniMoves is a full service mover we are not a pack and ship store or a broker. [advertisement portion snipped]

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