Choosing a moving company is an important decision. You want to make sure your things are moved safely and timely. You also don’t want to pay to much for the move. Should you use cheap movers or is paying for the most expensive movers the right way to go.
I don’t think you can base your decision on price alone. Choosing a company just because it is cheap can lead you into big trouble. It is can be like buying the cheapest television in the store. It may seem like a good deal, but a year after you have bought it and it won’t work anymore, you will know that you should have spent a little more money.
Likewise, just because a company cost a lot of money, it doesn’t mean they are a good company. There are some really bad companies in many industries, including moving, that are very expensive. The more services you get, the more you are going to pay. That logically makes sense. If you get a full service mover who packs, ships, and unpacks everything, then you are going to pay more. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples. If the services listed in a quote are different, then you have to calculate that difference.
You also have to look at the speed of a company. One thing that may make a company cheaper than another is that they are not very fast. One reason for this could be that they have many customers and cannot service them all. The less they charge, the more volume they have to do to make a profit. But they could be very good at handling the volume and actually deliver you things in a better time than a more expensive company.
What I am trying to say here is, don’t let the price, whether high or low, dictate to you if a company is good or not. Decide on all of the services you want done for you. Shop around for different companies. Compare their prices to one another. Make sure you read reviews. Because this is such an important purchase, I feel it would be in your best interest to ask the moving companies that you are considering to give you a few of their past customers to interview. The key to getting all of the information is to ask for satisfied customers and dissatisfied customers. Allow each party, especially in the case of the dissatisfied customers, to tell their side of the story and then decide which company you want to go with.
In the end, make sure you are getting what you pay for. Don’t choose a cheap mover just for the sake of going cheap. Also, don’t pick an expensive mover just because they have a high price tag.