Long Distance Movers Warn Against Lowball Moving Quotes
Posted on March 21, 2017
Bekins first weigh the truck at a government-approved facility. Once loaded, they’ll weigh it again to determine the actual weight of the load.
Long distance moving doesn't need to be a headache!
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. That’s one of the key messages that we, as long distance movers, want consumers to consider when they’re shopping for moving quotes. This warning comes on the heels of a number of complaints from families who ended up having to pay larger-than-expected bills for moving services, see an aricles from CBC.
Unfortunately, this happens far too often. However, with a little due diligence, you can protect youself from this eventuality.
One of the best things you can do is to get an in-home survey. Long distance movers base their estimates on the weight of the goods, and our estimators have many, many years of surveying inventory. We work room by room and we survey everything in the house. We’re usually within 10 per cent of the actual weight. And is we misquote by more than 10 per cent, we’ll eat the surplus cost.
For the full story, read our press release: Long Distance Movers Warn Against Lowball Moving Quotes.
Are you preparing to move long distance? Bekins Moving and Storage in Kelowna offers a full range of moving services, including services for last-minute moving, as well as moving specialty items like pianos, hot tubs, safes and industrial equipment.