Two Guys and a Truck -- Review

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AcePuppy
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Two Guys and a Truck -- Review

Postby AcePuppy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:40 am

First just some quick info about my move. This was a local move that was about 20-30 minutes away in distance. We were quoted I think 800 something for the move which was to take 5-7hrs with 3 guys. And placed a deposit of 280 down. We were moving from a 2nd floor to 4th floor apartment.

The movers were confirmed to be there between 8am-9am and showed up on time at around 8:10am. Two of the guys came into the apartment, looking around to assess what was to be moved. After setting up the truck to move everything into it they got right down to work and moved everything out of the apartment that needed to be moved in about 2.5hrs. Got to the new apartment and it took them another 2.5hrs to get everything inside. The total came out to be 478 excluding the 280 we already paid. 5hrs for the moving and 1hr for travel time.

Almost everything is unpacked and we've only had 2 broken items (2 piggy banks). They were wrapped in newspaper and the box had a fragile sticker on it. I guess it can be faulted both ways, them of not handling it properly and us for not using bubble wrap or not taking it ourselves.

I'm very satisfied with the move and would highly recommend to others for a local move.

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Re: **Two Guys and a Truck -- Review

Postby MusicMom » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:28 pm

Thank you for the review.

As long as the money inside the piggybanks is still accounted for... :wink:

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Re: **Two Guys and a Truck -- Review

Postby rydog444 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:01 pm

In all honesty, it's hard to break a well packed piggy bank. Therefore, I tend to believe that it probably wasn't packed well enough. Great to hear your move went well!
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Re: Two Guys and a Truck -- Review

Postby Diane » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:20 am

Thanks for this review, which I added to the Superlist.
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Re: Two Guys and a Truck -- Review

Postby kdreihman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:01 am

Glad you had such a great move with them. I wasn't so lucky - in fact, I got the exact opposite - a really low quote for a 66 mile move.

I had been given approximately 30 days to find a new place to live because the condo I was living in was being sold. I sent a request for an estimate to move from my apartment in Leesburg, VA to Stafford, VA. I sent out lots of estimates and most came back with a "minimum 4 hours" around the same price. I chose Two Guys and a Truck, and corresponded with a "relocation specialist." I knew the move was going to take longer than 4 hours and asked the gentleman on the phone "what if it takes longer than 4 hours? How much is it going to cost then?" "Well IF it takes longer than 4 hours, it'll be the hourly rate pro-rated to the quarter hour." As a single mom with 2 kids to provide for, I would have appreciated a realistic estimate so I could have budgeted accordingly. I would have appreciated the "relocation specialist telling me "It's going to take at least 8 hours because of the drive alone." Then I could have made sure I had the money for it and saved some of my tax refund instead of trying to pay other bills.

The crew showed up on time and proceeded to take 5 hours just to pack up the first apartment. As a military brat and veteran, I've been through a LOT of moves (but this is the first one I hired professional help for) and it's NEVER taken that long to pack up a house - even when people came to do the packing for me. In all, it took 10 1/2 hours for the entire move - needless to say I was not expecting that bill. And some of my furniture is still wrapped in plastic which has NEVER happened before.

Next time I move, I will NOT be hiring Two Guys and a Truck, but rather a moving company that gives me a realistic estimate so I don't have to worry about how I'm going to pay rent.

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Re: Two Guys and a Truck -- Review

Postby jaydee » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:28 am

My experience is similar to kdreihman. I used Two Guys VA Beach. The old adage "if it sounds too good to be true; it probably isn't" applies in my case. My actual costs did not remotely resemble the estimate. I was told a price, substantially lower than other movers I had contacted. However, when the movers arrived with my belongings, the price was one thousand dollars more than the estimate (and four hundred dollars higher than the most expensive mover I had contacted). My budget is blown as a result and like kdreihman back in March, I'm now scrambling to figure out how pay my rent.

The positives are that I got my belongings quickly and the guys who moved me were nice enough. However, even that is tempered by the fact they damaged my favorite piece of furniture, which bugged me; and they didn't own up, which bugged me even more.

I won't be using Two Guys again. A more realistic estimate would have saved me a whole lot of stress.

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Re: Two Guys and a Truck -- Review

Postby BillAdams » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:50 am

I won't be using Two Guys again. A more realistic estimate would have saved me a whole lot of stress.

jaydee,
Just curious - would you have hired them if the estimate was more realistic, meaning higher and closer to what the final bill was?
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