- The ones that won't give binding estimates are probably going to ship yourself to whatever company is taking a truck anywhere. your stuff might disappear, will definitely get manhandled lots, and finally, they could charge you random "ransom" on the other end to get your stuff.
- The more credible ones that do come for an in-home look and give you a binding estimate but will probably over-estimate on purpose, because they will reimburse you only 1/2 what you paid according to the estimate for underage. IE: They charge you for 3,000 lbs at 70 cents a pound. If the final freight is under the estimate, they reimburse you $30 per 100 pounds. What?
I moved to Denver with 2,100 lbs of stuff. I have the freight bill.
I've gotten rid of A LOT since I've been here (heavy stuff, housewares/dishes, pots, pans).
Haven't been buying stuff.
Moving estimator came and estimate2,600 lbs. I showed him the freight bill from moving here, stating 2,100. He immediately dropped off 300 lbs. Refuses to budge lower than 2300, saying "people usually accumulate stuff". I will be shocked if my stuff weighs much more than 2,000 lbs.
I have two large pieces of furniture I expect to sell next week. He did agree to take those off and we'll sign a new contract.
Have 2 more estimators coming out Monday. We'll see what they say!