Beware of Suspiciously Low Moving Estimates
I think that the general consensus is that everybody likes to save money. Money is used to purchase things, and if you spend too much of it on an individual object, then you don’t have enough to go around. However, there is such a thing unfortunately in the moving industry, as well as every other industry for that matter, as too low of a quote. I know, it may seem a little bit hard to grasp, but if someone gives you a quote that is ridiculously low especially for the distance that you will need to be traveling, then it might be a scam and you should take heed of that feeling.
Moving estimates are something that are usually pretty rock-solid because they have to take into account the distance they need to travel, the gaskets going to be used, and the time that is going to be spent by the people who are helping you move. It’s really pretty easy to figure out exactly how much money you are going to be spending to help an individual customer move. However, some fake businesses can be set up and set themselves at ridiculously low prices that would put them in the red simply to get a hold of your stuff. Now, don’t get me wrong. Sales do happen and prices fluctuate. Sometimes you’ll find a really good price for moving that seems to be almost borderline in the red. Businesses can do this to try to generate business and it’s not exactly a rare occurrence. However, if you see something that is blatantly too low for what you think standard price would be for even the fuel to get you to your next home, look elsewhere. They will probably try anything to get your attention but you just need to walk away.
Unfortunately scams are everywhere. There seems to be an innate desire within some people to try to steal as much as they can from other individuals without getting caught. Maybe it’s a thrill issue, or maybe it’s something to do with something that happened in their childhood. I’m not going to get off Freudian on you here, but there is something wrong with the individuals who create these sorts of programs. Sometimes it’s possible to tell if these people are who they say they are when you meet them in person. A simple tech, or a slip of the tongue could give enough away to put you on edge. If you really don’t feel confident that accompanies there to help you, don’t hire them simple as that. It’s much better to be safe than sorry.