Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

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rani
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Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby rani » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:37 am

Just wanted to post a good experience (for a change!). After the very bad experience we had with Peace Movers, about which I posted on July 19, we called Flat Rate Moving of Rockville. They had a move date available 2 days later, showed up in their own clearly marked truck, with 3 guys for both pick-up and delivery, as promised. And they showed up on time -- 9 am on the dot, in fact -- on both ends! The movers -- Warren, Mario, and John -- were very courteous, careful, with our stuff, and fast in both loading and unloading. And there were no issues with the price -- they collected what was on the contract, no arguments. What a relief, and such a change from our first almost-experience.

PLEASE NOTE however that there are two companies with very similar names out of Maryland. This is Flat Rate MOVING (www.flatrate.com -- red & black logo), not Flat Rate Movers, and they are linked to other companies of the same name in NY, NJ, FL, and CA (it's a family business). All in all, we had a great experience with them.

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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby MusicMom » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:40 am

And what was that price, and how was it billed- hours, weight, space?

Thank you for coming back to tell us.

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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby Diane » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:55 am

And where were you moving from and to? Please fill in some details so we can get a better idea of what happened.

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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby MusicMom » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:21 am

I think before she said it was a local move

rani
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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby rani » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:52 am

It was actually an interstate move, from DC to just north of NYC. They charged about $2100 including insurance for $20,000 of stuff, and (as the name implies) it's a "flat rate" based on the amount of stuff you put on your inventory.

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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby BigLeeCalif » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:46 pm

Consider yourself fortunate.
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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby MusicMom » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:25 pm

Rani, can you verify which of these two movers was YOUR Flat Rate of Rockville?

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rani
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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby rani » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:35 pm

It was the second link (address on Southlawn in Rockville).

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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby Diane » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:12 pm

rani,

I'm glad that you had a good move . . . but are you saying that FlatRate never came to your residence to look at your stuff prior to moving it?

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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby MusicMom » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:10 pm

Thanks Rani.

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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby rani » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:51 am

That's correct -- when I asked they said they would have, but we had to schedule it within about a week, so there was no time.

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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby Diane » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:01 pm

OK - thanks for this good review and I'll add it to my summary post on MD movers.

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Re: Good experience with Flat Rate MOVING of Rockville, MD

Postby MusicMom » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:39 pm

I drove by this afternoon to take a peek at Flat Rate's facilities. I've previously seen them parking a truck in the parking lot of the Toys R Us plaza on Rockville Pike, a very major road, doing some free advertising. I was worried they did not have an actual place, but they do. I did not go in the driveway or the building, but I could see the truck parked at an open garage door behind a party equipment rental place. Small place, but an actual place.


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