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Asked by: Kathleen
Manuella Irwin on Aug 15, 2012
Hi Kathleen, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there are cases when the weight of the load turns out to be a lot more than the initial estimated one. Basically the two scenarios are:
1. Many people forget to list all the items they want to move. Usually people pay no heed to items in the attic, the basement or in the garden when they ask for estimation, and mention these items late as on moving day. This results in an increase in the final bill.
2. Some rogue movers intentionally give low estimations just to take the job. You found out the actual weight/volume of your shipment not till the moving day.
In order to avoid underestimating your moving load, always ask for in-home estimates. Decide which items you will take with you, and try not to make changes. Any change of mind on moving day will cost you more money. And always work with legitimate movers. Your movers should be registered with the US Department of Transportation. Plus, it would be even better to check out some reviews on your movers. A recommendation from a personal experience is always of great value.
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Roy on Aug 19, 2012
1. Don’t trust estimates over the phone
2. If your “Binding Not to Exceed” contract says binding “unless there are additional items not listed or additional weight/cf” then it is NOT a binding estimate.
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