What are reasonable rates for Somerville moving companies?
June 22, 2012 7:05 AM Subscribe
What are reasonable rates for moving companies for a move within Somerville, MA? Any recommendations for good movers? Everything seems more expensive than last time I did this.
posted by heresiarch to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The moving company my friends and I have used in the past has sadly gone out of business and I'm in the market for a new company. Last time I moved, it was about $250 + parking permits to move from a third floor walkup to a first floor apartment in a house. Quotes are coming in WAY higher this time from other companies - in the 400-500$ ranges, even though this is a 1 person move with less furniture compared to a 2 person move last time.
There are a couple of options here that I'm having trouble disambiguating: is it possible they're misjudging how long it'll take? The hourly estimates some companies have provided are substantially longer than my previous, more elaborate move. Have market rates risen in the 3 years since I last moved? Are there hidden gem companies or moving methods that are cheaper and still effective that I should be looking at? Did I just get super lucky last time and my old company went out of business because they couldn't make money charging such cheap rates?