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NJ - Austin

Postby sammyk » Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:49 pm

Looking to move from NJ to Austin, TX. Anyone recommend any decent movers from the Central Jersey area?

One that I found called Applegate Moving (a United Van Lines agent) gave me a phone quote of $2700 for 4000 lbs. They will be coming to do a on site estimate on Friday though to get a more accurate price.

I also have Meyers Moving coming to do an estimate also. I think they are a Mayflower agent.

Anyone heard of either of these, and any tips? Thanks!

Sammy

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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby weem » Tue Oct 26, 2004 4:03 pm

Applegate is legit--look around Longbranch for mover quotes---the further south and east, the better pricing usually. Lower cost of doing business.

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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby Diane » Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:02 pm

You can do a search on Meyer's to see what has been said here about the company (also search on Meyers). Its president is Ofer Drori. I recommend that you avoid using it. Its record on www.safersys.org doesn't look very good, and someone from the company made a fraudulent post last May claiming to be a satisfied customer, a bad sign. Check out this thread for details - http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1567

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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby sammyk » Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:45 am

Thanks for the responses. I will probably go with Applegate if their final estimate comes out to be something I can afford.

When the Meyers guy called me this morning he didn't sound too legit. He didn't even sound like he was in this country. Wouldn't even let me get a word in edgewise. I suppose he will be showing up to give me an estimate but I'll just hafta skip him.

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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby Diane » Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:03 am

OK, let us know how he seems in person. Meyers / Meyer's Moving advertises very aggressively on the Internet, drawing in many people, and I am suspicious.

If you want to get a few more quotes, I made some comments about New Jersey-area movers on this thread - http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2814

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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby Guest » Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:22 pm

Well, the Meyers guy was a no show. Oh well, no loss there.

The United guy came and I haven't heard from him as yet, he may have gotten back to his office after hours though. Hopefully I'll know more on Monday. As far as locking in the price, what should I ask for? What terminology should I use to let them know I know what I'm talking about?

The reason I don't know much more is because I'm already in Austin and my dad was letting these guys in to do a visual.

Thanks!

sammyk

Re: NJ - Austin

Postby sammyk » Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:22 pm

Ah crap, the above was me, if it wasn't obvious. ;)

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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby twalker » Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:16 am

Hey Sammy,

Ask for a Guaranteed Not to Exceed estimate (best option), or at least a Binding estimate. For more on estimates check out Tyrone's article here titled "Understanding Estimates".

Tim Walker
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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby sammyk » Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:14 pm

Well, Applegate quoted me 2645.56 plus a possible shuttle charge of 354.60 for a total of 3000.16. They said they might have trouble getting a truck into the storage place (which is where all my stuff is). I've seen big trucks in there, so who knows.

She did guarantee the price not to exceed the estimate but allowed for a decrease which is good I guess. I'll be leaving a few things behind and possibly shipping a few boxes UPS so the price should go down a bit.

Is there anything else I should have asked?

sammyk

Re: NJ - Austin

Postby sammyk » Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:11 pm

Anyone heard of Paulks Moving and Storage out of Louisiana? It's also a United agent and the one that's going to do the actual moving according to Applegate.

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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby twalker » Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:22 pm

I can't say that I've heard of them, but they are a United agent. I think that they are actually based out of Panama City, Florida.

Paulk's Moving & Storage of Mobile, Inc.
1900B S. Broad St., Unit 1
Mobile, AL 36615
Phone: 251.432.6683
Fax: 251.432.4143
Toll Free: 800.288.4510
Email: info@paulksmoving.com

Paulk's Moving & Storage of Montgomery, LLC
2911 Day Street Suite C
Montgomery, AL 36108
Phone: 334.834.6683
Fax: 334.269.5359
Toll Free: 877.853.6687
Email: info@paulksmoving.com

Paulk's Moving & Storage of New Orleans, Inc.
6131 River Road
Jefferson, LA 70123
Phone: 504.738.3520
Fax: 504.737.5930
Toll Free: 800.245.2610
Email: info@paulksmoving.com

Paulk's Moving & Storage Co of Panama City, Inc.
724 N. Kraft Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850.785.4333
Fax: 850.784.1013
Toll Free: 800.537.6068
Email: info@paulksmoving.com

Tim Walker
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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby Diane » Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:25 pm

I wonder whether there could be a connection with Todd Paulk (remember him?). He said that he had some kind of affiliation agreement with United Van Lines.

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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby sammyk » Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:06 pm

Diane wrote:I wonder whether there could be a connection with Todd Paulk (remember him?). He said that he had some kind of affiliation agreement with United Van Lines.


Is that a good or bad thing?

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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby Diane » Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:35 pm

It isn't anything for you to worry about, Sammy - he's just a person that we used to know and it has no relevance for your move.

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Re: NJ - Austin

Postby sammyk » Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:46 pm

Just a quick update. I received all my belongings today and everything turned out great. The movers were very corteous and professional. Kudos to those at Paulk and Applegate.

Haven't found any damaged items yet but it's looking good. All major items are in perfect condition. Some small things in boxes had dents and scratches, but that was due to my poor packaging (I was in a rush), but they still work, so it's all good. After nine days of being nervous, I'm glad it's all over!

Also, and most importantly, I want to thank the members of this board for letting me know what was good and bad. I had almost hired one of those scammers before finding this site. I know I'll be recommending it to anyone I know that may be looking to move. Thanks!!

Sammy


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