Estimates are not a guarantee of final cost. For an estimate that is as accurate as possible, we suggest scheduling
an appointment for our "No Surprises!" in-home estimate. Our free
on-line estimate form will give you a ballpark price for your move,
but feel free to call us for a more accurate quote.
In general, an estimate should clearly include the billing parameters for such items as travel time, number of men and truck(s), hours of moving labor, packing materials, and any special services to be performed (such as piano handling, disassembly, additional stops, etc.). These items should all be separately itemized. Examine any estimates you receive carefully and critically.
In order to maintain a high quality of service, the tariffs of reputable moving companies cannot fall below a level necessary to provide the service and make a fair profit. If an estimate is very low, that may not mean that your final cost will be less. More likely, it means that the estimate has not been accurately prepared, and that items have been omitted from the charges.
An hourly rate that is substantially lower indicates either that fewer men will be used and the job will take longer, or that the quality of labor, service, or equipment may be below standards. Some companies charge very high hourly rates; that is their prerogative. Their customers feel that the most expensive service equals better quality. Big Apple customers are careful consumers who could easily afford to pay more, but they get the best for less!
Using the appropriate number of men to do the job results in the least number of man-hours, and therefore maximum cost-efficiency. Big Apple is conscientious about delivering cost-effective moves.
We do not believe in "low-balling" an estimate and disappointing a customer. We value our reputation and are pleased to be able to complete a move under our estimate whenever possible.
We encourage you to take the time to fill out our free
on-line estimate form for a ball park moving cost. Or better yet,
contact us now to schedule a free "No Surprises!" in-home estimate
to ensure an accurate estimate.