Helping Hands Moving LLC - "You've Tried The Rest Now Try The Best"
RSS

Recent Posts

Moving Scams to Avoid During Moving Season
Hosting a Moving Garage Sale
More 5 Star Reviews for Helping Hands Moving!
Importance of Furniture Pads
Moving Senior Citizens

Categories

Customer Reviews
Moving Services and Price Specials
Moving Tips
powered by

Helping Hands Blog

Moving Scams to Avoid During Moving Season


While people move during all times of the year, spring and summer are extremely busy and officially considered “moving season”. If you are moving during this time, be sure to look out for moving “scams”, which can really hurt your wallet and hinder your move.
#1 Availability
This moving issue can be one of two things: a scam or an accident. Either way, it’s a serious setback. If you are renting a truck from a large company, such as Penske or UHaul, when you arrive to pick up your truck, it is not available. This could be for several reasons. Poor administration is the top reason. Many companies will book your reservation without looking at the actual inventory for that day. This type of poor customer service can leave you stranded without a truck, which will delay your move.
On the other hand, the issue could be simply due to the fact that the previous customers were not timely in returning the truck. How can you avoid this?  Seek a rental truck company that offers guarantees. That way you are guaranteed a truck to get you started on your move!
#2 Hidden Fees
If you have decided to hire an actual moving company to conduct your move, be sure that this moving company has good reviews and no hidden fees. Many moving companies are notorious for giving a set price or quote, loading your belongings onto the truck and then upping the price on the customer. What is even worse is that if you refuse to pay their higher quote, the company will they threaten to sell your belongings.
A good moving company will give you prices up front, whether they have a flat rate or an hourly rate. Ask if there are any fuel or trip charges involved with the move. Avoid any issues by hiring a company that is with the BBB – they are usually honest and reliable.
#3 Damaged Items
A good moving company will arrive with a “pre-existing damages” form. This form should be noted with any scratches, dents or scuffs which are discovered as the items are being wrapped or loaded onto the truck. You, as the customer, can sign this form to acknowledge the damages were there prior to the move. This form not only protects the moving company, it also protects the customer.

1 Comment to Moving Scams to Avoid During Moving Season:

Comments RSS
write a lab report for me on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 1:59 AM
I know lots of the people moving to one place to the other for enjoyment and for the weather reason. For this purpose, your luggage may be damaged and ruin the things. It is good to know that your services are so convenient and easy to call you.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint