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Moving mistakes That Will Get You Ripped off by Rogue Movers

We can all agree that relocation is a massive undertaking that if not well-managed, can leave you distressed. The entire process is stressful and strenuous, starting right from packing your household good to unpacking them. With the continued growth in the moving business, scamming cases have become rampant, more so to first-time home-movers. Thankfully, South Bend cheap movers have been on the forefront in providing quality and affordable moving services.

Committing any of the following mistakes will make things go wrong. You can lose your money and valuables. Be cautious.

Accepting Over-the-Phone or Web Estimate solely

Believing that an estimate from an online calculator or given on the phone is the actual price that will reflect on your bill come moving day is the worst thing you can do. It leads to one of the most common scam: Hostage Freight.

Sometimes, the mover will load your belongings into a moving truck but later determine that your furniture has exceeded the agreed weight. They'll increase the prices for the excess poundage. Or rather, they will say that the charge for additional services have changed and hold your goods hostage in a moving storage unit until you pay the extra fee.

The solution is to request an in-home survey to ascertain the charges of your residential moving process. Ensure you get a written and binding estimate.

Paying in Cash

A rogue mover will cite excuses like losing money through cheque payment, or the connection is down, so processing transactions will take longer. If you get hooked by that trap, you will have eliminated the evidence. You'll have nothing to prove that you actually paid them. A full-service moving company can also accept cash payment but not as their sole payment mode.  If the movers fail to conduct your interstate or cross-country move, you will not be able to prove that you hired them.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

The solution is to pay with a credit card.

Acting on Your First Estimate

Accepting the first offer will make you miss a grand opportunity to negotiate for a better deal. More so, you won’t know if the mover is professional or fraudulent. The rates could be too high for a commercial move or too low for an office moving process.

Gather at least four quotes from various moving companies. Once you get the estimates, compare them and their corresponding prices and rates. More so, ensure you the movers are licensed and insured. Check reviews on the BBB website to learn what previous clients went through with the mover.

Hiring a Company without Checking on Their Experience

Both local and long-distance moves are complicated, and anything can go wrong anytime. Inexperienced movers will fail to handle relocation challenges, or worse fail to deliver your items on time.

You should then hire trained and skilled movers. They have the necessary skills in managing large trucks, loading and unloading without damaging them, and handling all relocation tasks efficiently.

Signing Blank or Partial Contracts

It’s a common logic that you should never sign a blank cheque. A malicious person can fill the cheque with any dollar amount he/she what. The same concept applies to moving document. Don’t append your signature on a blank document. Ensure you have understood all terms and conditions and it’s as per the agreement. Trusted movers will never leave blank spaces in the contract.

Moving to a new city is exciting. Now you know what not do to have a stress-free move. At South Bend, Indiana cheap moving companies, we provide moving storage facility for free. Contact us today and fill a free moving quote at our office or through online.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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