This last week I've been getting estimates from companies to ship my stuff home. Since it's an international move, I think I'll use one of the big movers (Allied, United, etc). I am still getting quotes from some lesser known companies for comparison. So far the estimates are:
Company A - $5000, packing & unpacking included
Company B - $4300, packing & unpacking included, 4000lbs min. weight limit
Company C - $3300, packing & unpacking included, 2500lbs min. weight limit
Company D - $4300, full service
Company E - $2500, relocube option
According to the companies above I have anywhere from 2500lbs to 4500lbs of stuff. I'm worried about the price Company C gave me, it's so much lower that the others. The estimate is marked as "Not to exceed"*, but I'm not sure I trust the guy. I've got to decide if that lack of trust is worth $1000.
Along with estimates on moving my stuff, I've been getting estimates on shipping my car. The moving companies above gave me estimates between $1500 - $2500. The auto shippers were a little bit cheaper but most would only ship to the border where I'd have to pick it up and do all the customs stuff. Selling my car is not an option. I love my car too much. I love driving it. I love working on it. It's also paid for. It looks more and more like I'll be doing the drive.
* Not to exceed = guaranteed price as long as inventory does not change
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