MA to UT move

Our open community forum is for general moving related questions, comments, and useful information about local and interstate moves.
prawlings
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 9:36 am
Location: MA

MA to UT move

Postby prawlings » Tue May 09, 2006 9:48 am

I'll be moving from Boston to Utah at the end of June. I'm just in the process of getting a quote from Broadway Express as well as some full service movers. Based on some reviews on this site, I'm asking Humboldt and Rainbow to give me some estimates as well.

I'll continue to update as things progress. Comments and advice/suggestions are welcome.

Diane
Posts: 15824
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:18 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: MA to UT move

Postby Diane » Tue May 09, 2006 11:18 am

I think you have three good ones under consideration! Please keep us posted.
Diane
Check out domestic companies on this thread. Click here for a detailed, authoritative article on international moving.

prawlings
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 9:36 am
Location: MA

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby prawlings » Wed May 17, 2006 6:01 pm

I've gotten 3 quotes from the companies I mentioned earlier.

Broadway gave me a quote of 5438.00 for 34 feet of trailer space. Extra space was not guarenteed and if you went under 34 feet, you would not recieve any money back. The amount of space was based on my 1800 sq. foot home.

I've been leaning towards a full service move and the quote from Broadway was mainly to show me the price difference between the loading it myself, or having someone do it for me.

Steven Goff of Rainbow came on Tues. for an in home estimate and consultation. He was very personable and helpful and I felt entirely comfortable with him. After going through my home, attic and garage included, he was able to sit down and print me a quote the same day. I'm closing on the 30th so am looking at having movers arrive on the 27th. They estimated 8700 pounds and gave me a Not to Exceed quote without having to ask. With a 56% discount the price is $7606.00, not including additional insurance. Insurance would be an addidtional $450.00 for a zero deductable.

Richard Merrill of Humboldt gave me an in home estimate today. He was also very professional and did a great job. He estimated 8000 pounds and with a 64% discount including insurance with a zero deductable for 40k the price came out at $7542.00. Humboldt also gave me the option of moving on the 23rd of June for an additional 5% discount at $6687.00.

I get the feeling that both companies would do a great job, but I'm leaning towards Humbolt if I can swing moving on the 23rd.

Diane
Posts: 15824
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:18 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby Diane » Wed May 17, 2006 6:30 pm

I agree completely with your choices but I just want to point out that the comparison with Broadway's quote is a bit misleading because your quotes from the van lines indicate that you have about 8350 pounds, which is about 18 feet in a BE trailer, not 34 feet. BE would charge $3564 to move 18 feet from Boston to Utah, or about half of what the van lines are quoting. You would have to pay for labor on top of this, of course. This is typical of cost differences between BE and full-service moving companies.

Michael
Posts: 3255
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2003 7:55 pm
Location: Charlotte, NC

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby Michael » Wed May 17, 2006 6:39 pm

So let me understand something, they are offerring you a 69% discount if you move on the 23rd??????? Or is that a 64% discount from a 59% discount?????

I dont believe it, not United??????? :? :? :?
Michael
************************************

Forget yourself for others and the others will never forget

prawlings
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 9:36 am
Location: MA

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby prawlings » Wed May 17, 2006 7:16 pm

Sorry for the confusion. The discount on the 23rd is for 64% and the discount for the 27th is 59%.

Me/Michael

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby Me/Michael » Wed May 17, 2006 9:51 pm

Gotcha. I didnt think they would bow down to the pricing war.

Guest

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby Guest » Fri May 19, 2006 12:06 pm

I have mentioned to Rainbow about the additional discount given by Humboldt and was told by Steve that he would speak with his manager.

I don't expect they will change their price, but it's simply nice that he would check on it. I have been very impressed with him and would use them if it was a company paid move. Since I'm paying for this myself, 1k is simply too much to pass up, and I'll be using Humboldt.

Diane
Posts: 15824
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:18 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby Diane » Fri May 19, 2006 12:08 pm

Good; please don't forget to come back to post how it goes. (That's why I put an asterisk in front of your topic title - to remind myself to come back and nag you to do it!)

Guest

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:24 pm

Just wanted to post that my move has been posponed. I'll update as it progresses.

prawlings
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 9:36 am
Location: MA

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby prawlings » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:45 am

Movers arrived punctially at 8:00 am on Tues. Sep. 28th. I had been contacted by my moving coordinater several times prior to that to let me know when they would be arriving.

The driver along with 2 others helped load everything. They took great care and did a fantastic job loading everthing. They had my house cleared out in around 6 hours. I was very impressed with their demeaner and how fast they finished.

I got a not to exceed quote based on 8500 lbs. Based on the amount of boxes I had, the driver felt I had around 11000 lbs. Thankfully it won't matter that I went over. I'll find out later how much the exact weight was.

The driver and one who helped will be driving the load to Utah. I was given a delivery time between Oct. 2nd and Oct. 9th. Just as expected, we will be taking delivery on the 9th.

I'll update further once they finish today.

prawlings
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 9:36 am
Location: MA

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby prawlings » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:22 pm

The movers arrived at around 10:00 am and were finished unloading at 3:30 pm. All the boxes where in good condition and showed no visible damage. Along with the driver, there was one other to help. All boxes and items where present and accounted for. The bigger furniture that was wrapped they took the time to unwrap as well as putting together a few pieces of furniture they had taken apart.

After finally unboxing everything, we found nothing damaged. I must say I was very impressed with Humboldt. I would definitely use them again.

MusicMom
Posts: 19323
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:51 am
Location: DC Metro

Re: *MA to UT move

Postby MusicMom » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:18 pm

Thanks for the update!

Diane
Posts: 15824
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:18 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: MA to UT move

Postby Diane » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:29 am

Thanks for this review, which I've added to my Superlist linked to below, including the names of the sales reps that you liked at both Humboldt and Rainbow.
Diane
Check out domestic companies on this thread. Click here for a detailed, authoritative article on international moving.


Return to “Open Community”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests