From the news, when a low price was a costly moving company decision

You have to feel sorry for this family that thought they had found an incredible deal, far lower than any other moving company. But the deal turned out to be too good to be true. The fact is that there is an excellent web-site, started by a couple of women, not in any way affiliated with us, called movingscam.com – Now movingscam.com tells us one honest truth that would have been a lot of help for the couple in this story, if you want to move for the least amount of money, rent a truck and pack it yourself. They would never have lost control of their possessions if they would have moved themselves.

The story is at the MyFox Atlanta website;

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/I-Team-Real-Movers-20110628-am-sd

and

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/17909074/i-team-real-movers-part-2

The first step these companies do is to throw you a lower price, not just a little lower but much lower. At Mark the Mover, more than three fourths of our moves are done at an hourly rate, so our less than honest competitors call us, pose as customers on the phone and get our rates. Then, they always offer people calling around 30 – 36 $ an hour less than what we charge. From the story; “the quote changed” Of course it did. A company has certain expenses to offer a service. No company can magically offer something for half the price. Reputable companies are up front with what things cost. When you are arranging in advance for a service, there is no such thing as getting close-out or last years model. “we feel like we’ve been tricked and manipulated”

Yes you were!

You thought that someone had saved the day. They offered an explanation, we just happen to have an empty truck going in that direction … and you thought you had a great deal. But the consumer did not check with the BBB or look at on-line reviews at Yelp, Kudzu.com or ask friends, they just hoped they were dealing with a reputable moving company.

We are sorry to have to admit that the moving industry has its share of scam artists. And that is why we value our reputation and protect our reputation. We can’t do that by trying to compete with companies that just try to undercut our quotes with prices they never intend to honor. Don’t waste your time, when you here something that is too good to be true, it probably is.

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Local moving company Mark the Mover has been relocating Atlanta Georgia household customers for more than three decades. We have built a name for ourselves and have a trusted reputaton for moving and storage incliding as Duluth Georgia movers.

Moving customers should check our reviews on yahoo, google, yelp and kudzu.com – Also check with neighbors and family members, co-workers and friends and the chances are that you will find household movers that trust the Mark the Mover name in moving. For moving and storage, local and long distance, packing and crating, Mark the Mover is a smart move in moving.

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Moving’s stressful – How to pick moving companies that won’t be a hassle.

  1. Find an established mover. Check their address on their web-site. Do they seem to only have a cell-phone number and email. Not good enough. Unless you wish to risk moving with a company that can just blow you off, because they are just a cell phone and web page, find a real local moving company.
  2. Make sure your mover is licensed. It’s simple to verify this If you are moving within a state, that state does the licensing – check your state’s website for who does this.
  3. Check with the Better Business Bureau for unresolved complaints or just a lot of complaints about a moving company. Any good companies will have some complaints, moving companies seem to do worse than average. If you find a mover that does a lot of relocations but has just a few complaints and they have been resolved, that is good. If you cannot find any complaints, run fast, they are probably a scam moving company.
  4. Be sure to choose a mover that offers the right insurance. Reputable moving companies also carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Without Workers Compensation Insurance, if someone gets hurt moving (and that happens in an industry where heavy objects are being moved), you might be held liable if the moving company lacks Workers’ Comp. This type of insurance substantially adds to the mover’s cost of doing business, so it could be the first area an unscrupulous moving company scrimps on.
  5. Get a recommendation, friends, coworkers, family and neighbors.
  6. Check reviews, google, yelp.com, kudzu.com, Angie’s List.

 

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Mark the Mover has been serving relocation customers near little five points, Virginia Avenue, Highland Avenue and around Piedmont Park for 32 years. Call us at (404) 351-0018 for the smart move in moving

Little Five Points, L5P or LFP is the corner of Moreland Avenue and Mclendon Avenue with Euclid Avenue thrown in for good measure. Euclid is a diagonal sreet Where as Moreland and McClendon are grid streets running on the NSEW lines. All are in the Northeast Atlanta Quadrant and Little Five Points is adjacent to the Virginia Highland community. A few blocks up Moreland Ave is Ponce De Leon where Highland Avenue makes the transition from the Virginia Highland area on the grid to the Highland Avenue area which is on the diagonal.

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Mark the Mover is a full service moving company, we can pack your household goods one day and relocate your home the next with big moving trucks, strong movers and modern moving equipment.