Moving News. Summer is the busy season for moving here in Tampa Bay. However, there are still plenty of people on the move in the winter. The weather is so great during the winter here, that I’m always surprised that summer is the busy season and winters are slow. I keep thinking that it should be the other way around. Winters are busy and summers are slow, like it is for the rest of the economy here in Tampa Bay.
Anyway, I thought that I would share some news from around the web. As we all know news tends to be bad. There are not many great news stories about moving companies, or maybe we would get on the news more often!
Avoid These Scams
The first story this week. This one goes from coast to coast: a Florida and California story. More bad news for people who trust the wrong movers. This is a common theme and we want to make sure you know what you can get into by cutting corners or joyfully accepting an ‘unbelievable’ deal. More often than not, when you hire a moving company you get what you pay for. Quality comes at a cost.Read more here: http://ventura.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=103395&nc=1
Possessions held for ransom! You co not need to be sailing off the coast of Somalia to be held hostage, or your furniture, for that matter. This one is common and keeps on happening. Once they get a hold of your furniture and then tell you the price has gone up significantly. This happens all the time whe making long moves, but less so for local moves. None the less, you need to watch out. Read more here: http://www.necn.com/11/09/12/Movers-scam-hit-by-Mass-AG/landing_business.html?blockID=800039&feedID=11106
So, this brings us back to a common theme: get a mover you can trust. Make sure that the mover is licensed, insured, and has plenty of references and reviews, so that you can be sure that you are choosing a good moving company. When things go south, or your furniture goes missing in action, the costs really start to add up and the inconvenience to boot. Start out your move with a quality moving company like Paul Hauls Moving And Storage.