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Moving High Value Items

Creating peace of mind is no simple task. This becomes especially true when you are moving high value items from point A to point B. The need to move things can be for a myriad of reasons: you are moving house, you are transporting a collection, you are facilitating a trade show. But regardless of the event that brings this concept to light, Exodus moving and Storage is uniquely qualified to handle it with care and precision.

What is a High Value Item?

Generally speaking, most movers offer basic liability insurance that covers up to 60 cents per pound per item during your move. The definition of a high value item is something that carries a worth of approx $100 or more per pound. These items can include anything of published value but here is a comprehensive list of possible high value items:

Museum Exhibits, Computer Equipment, Complex Machinery, Point of Sale Systems, Antiques, Precious Stones or Gems, Art Collections, Coin Collections, Oriental Rugs, Store Fixtures, Fine Furs.

How do you Protect High Value Items?

Being protected is vital when transporting high value items and products. It’s important to know how the valuation services function from mover to mover.  Ask how your items will be protected.  Also make certain to fill out the corresponding paperwork in order to make certain that your items are estimated at their full replacement value. The Bill of Lading should have the full value of your cumulative and specific items listed. With Exodus, not only do we offer additional insurances to provide peace of mind but we also meticulously wrap and protect all of your items so you don’t have to worry.

Why is Exodus Different?

Utmost care, specialized equipment and abilities and complete professionalism are just a few things you can count on with Exodus. As the premier mover for the US Department of Defense, we take pride in our attention to detail on a wide scale. We are trusted by large companies and individuals alike because we have the know how to plan the logistics and the heart to care about what we are moving. One of the main reasons we are trusted because is because we don’t subcontract our labor.  The people moving your high dollar items will be background checked by us, drug tested by us and employed by us creating complete accountability. Because we meticulously plan and actually employ those who serve you, there is no needless finger pointing when it comes to taking responsibility for you high value items.

Defining Your Value

Value means different things to different people. For some, it is a simple, tangible and easily calculated concept. For others it’s a bit more open ended.

When it comes to relocation, value usually refers to both money and convenience. It often comes down to how much it would literally cost to replace items broken in a move as well as things like what it might cost to move during a certain time of year. In keeping with this week’s series on word definitions, the following terms are all about defining the value of your move.

HIGH VALUE ARTICLE

There is a Moving Industry figure that has been created to put a standard value on replacing items. Generally, when items are damaged during a move this figure, referred to as “released value”, is applied. This rate is generally 30-60 cents per pound for each item and this amount is automatically covered by the moving company with no additional insurance needing to be purchased. A High Value Article is an item that has a value of more than $100 per pound. Things such as furs, rugs, jewelry and electronics fall into this category. These items require a separate form called a “High Value Inventory Form” to be filled out.

PEAK SEASON RATES

When is the best time of year to move? Even though there is a season for everything, you will find many different opinions on this topic. Every time period has its pros and cons. While Winter is inconvenient from a weather perspective, it may be less expensive to hire a mover. And while Summer may guarantee good weather, it is also what is considered in the industry to be Peak Season. In order to avoid especially high prices between June and September, it is important to book your mover early.

TARIFF

Although there is some regulation and consistency between moving companies, each one is able to set their own rates. This responsibility is set forth by the Surface Transportation Board, and results in the creation of what is known as a Tariff.  A Tariff is a document created to fully outline and explain what a moving company offers and how they calculate their pricing. It is designed to give an overview and to create accountability. Every professional moving company should have a Tariff available for you to consult upon request and we highly recommend taking a look at it to avoid hidden charges.

Valuing Feedback

After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

Competitive and Accurate Estimates

The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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