How to spot “Bad” Furniture Movers and what to do if you hired one?
OK, this may sound a bit awkward, but some movers are there waiting to rip off your moving experience. They don’t value their customers, all they want is stealing your money and possessions. House moving is stressful. If it’s not your lucky day, the mover you hired could be the reason that doubles your stress. Prevention is better than the cure, so knowing how to spot bad Furniture Movers is the best medicine.
Bad movers and scammers always show up with as they are the number 1. Many factors are there to consider when hiring a mover so you can spot the bad fellow miles away. Let’s begin:
1) Do your homework:
You can find hundreds of Furniture Movers in your local area. It’s just a matter of going on the Internet and searching. The biggest mistake that the customers do is settling with the first company they see. When the website says “We are the cheapest and we are the number 1,” you think “Yes, I found the right mover.” It’s not a piece of cake as it may seem. Comparing is your biggest weapon when choosing a firm. Read available online customer reviews. Don’t hire Furniture movers that with unnaturally low rates. Not just the price, you must consider the service quality too. You can ask from friends and neighbors for recommendations. Go on review websites and see what the customers say about the company you are considering. Now that’s your homework.
2) Don’t hesitate to ask questions from Furniture Movers:
Asking too many questions may make you feel silly, but it’s your right to ask anything from the company you are considering. Again, asking everything over the phone not going to work either. Furniture Movers send representatives for on-site assessments. It’s your best time to ask all the hard questions. OK, what you should ask?
* What would be the total cost for the relocation?
* What your company considers as additional services?
* Do you charge hourly or flat rates?
* What are additional costs?
* Insurance and liability coverage?
* Is your company a member of the Australian Furniture Removalists associating?
Furniture Movers representatives should give crystal clear answers to each question.
3) Written quotes and agreements:
Get written quotes from 3-4 Furniture Movers. The company you are considering should send their representatives for an on-site assessment. What if a company says, “We give our customers accurate quotes over the phone madam.” Don’t trust what they say. On-site assessment is the only mean of getting an accurate quote. Scammers try their best to stay unseen. I mean, scammers don’t send their representatives for on-site assessments.
Make sure you get quotes and agreements in written form. The agreement, invoices, and quotes should have the company’s name, address, and contact details printed.
What to do if you spot bad Furniture Movers?:
Knowing what to do in case of a dispute is a necessary. Well, the first thing you can do is talking with the company you hired, which is the best mean to sort out misunderstandings. Any complaints should be put in writing. If it’s a scam, contacting the police is the first step. It’s your right terminate the contract if Furniture Movers go beyond the agreement.
Out of hundreds of good service providers, a few are there to steal your items. Don’t get fooled by what the website says. Trust your intuition. Ask question to know who they are. Spending some time on doing your research would save your time and money later.