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Always Affordable Moving & Storage

 
  Always Affordable Moving & Storage

Always Affordable Moving & Storage

335 High Street Unit 32
Metuchen, New Jersey, NJ, 08840
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NJPC # 000934
US DOT # 1458907
ICC MC # 551161
 
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Posted by: - 08/27/2009
Subject: lost table

Quote ID :2297281-01
Move Origin :fredricksburgh, VA
Move Destination :poughkeepsie, NY
Initial Estimate :$155,385.00
Final Cost :$18,500.00
This company is not one I would reccomend ever. They moved my daughter 2 yrs ago and I'm still trying to contact them about a lost hand made coffee table . They packed it in fredricksburgh and it was not in NY upon arrival. They placed everything in boxes or biubble wrap. disassembled my daughters dressers and threw the drawers in boxes. we did everything nationwide told us to do, the movers undid it and threww everytnhing into boxes. The movers did not even speak english, they would not unpack or move things from the truck until I payed the difference in thier price as opposed to the price I was given by Nation wide. I would move myself rather than use them. I filed a claim on the lost table and still have had no response.
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Posted by: - 08/15/2009
Subject: PACKING STORAGE DELIVERY

Quote ID :1111111111111
Move Origin :CLAIRTON, PA
Move Destination :CLAIRTON, PA
Initial Estimate :$2,300.00
Final Cost :$3,000.00
DO NOT USE THERE DELIVERY WAS OKAY. THEY DID PLACE THE BOXES WHERE I ASKED BUT THE FURNITURE THEY PLACED WHEREVER AND DID NOT WAIT FOR MY INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO PUT THE BED. MY MATRESS ARRIVED FILTHY! THEY USED AS A DOOR STOP ON THE TRUCK. THEY DID CLEAN. MY OTHER BEDROOM FURNITURE THEY LEFT FIRST PLACE THEY COULD THINK OF. ONE OF THE MOVERS BROKE MY SCREEN DOOR TO BE TRUTHFUL THEY BROKE THE HINGES. I TOLD THE OWNER. THEY DID NOTHING ABOUT IT. SOME OF MY THINGS HAVE DISAPPEARED WHILE IN THERE HANDS. BORIS SAID HE HAD INSURANCE BUT BECAUSE OF HIS BEHAVIOR, I DON'T BELIEVE IT. HATE TO SAY IT BUT I THINK THIS COMPANY IS A SCAM. BE CAREFUL I TOLD BORIS ABOUT WHAT IS MISSING AND HAS COMPLETELY IGNORED. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE THIS COMPANY YOU WILL REGRET IT!!
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Posted by: - 09/24/2008
Subject: Great Experience

Quote ID :123
Move Origin :Bloomfield, NJ
Move Destination :Paramus, NJ
Initial Estimate :$400.00
Final Cost :$450.00
This was a commercial move back in January, 2007. I own a mortgage company and these guys moved my entire office without an incident. They showed up on time, they were professional, they unpacked and setup the items. I highly recommend this company.
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Posted by: - 02/06/2008
Subject: Horrible customer service

This is my worst experience with a moving company that I ever hope to have. Not only was the driver rude to me about where I lived (since my driveway is a hill), but his helper was drinking a beer upon arrival at NOON! They did not deliver all of my belongings (washer and dryer were missing) and many homemade items were damaged. I filed a compliant, which was shrugged off, and asked for monetary compensation for the damages. They sent me a check for $184 (which hardly covered the damage) and it never cleared. Worst, Worst, Worst company ever!!!

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Posted by: - 01/07/2008
Subject: Non-Delivery and Non-response

We used Always Affordable Moving & Storage on Dec 19th, 2007 to move our house hold goods from West Orange, New Jersey to West Orange, New Jersey (moved to a new house within the same town). The estimated quote was $625 which came to a total of about $1100. I am not complaining about the cost as the work was more than estimated (though the estimation could have been better as told by the company people who moved our goods). We had a broken wall in the new house and some broken furniture which we have managed to fix. However, the real complaint is that our YAMAHA Keyboard and its stand were not delivered to our house which we discovered later. Despite leaving voice message and sending a formal complaint through the e-mail, there has been no response from the moving company. It has definitely been a very bad experience with this company ("Always Affordable Moving & Storage") and strongly recommend against using this company. We are also missing my wife's iPod and the non-response of the company to the complaint really proves they cannot be trusted. We will also be reporting this incidence to the Better Business Bureau in New Jersey.

M V Sandeep

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Posted by: - 08/20/2007
Subject: Don't use these guys EVERYTHING COSTS EXTRA

I moved from Plainsboro, NJ to NYC. I told them ahead of time I was moving into a fifth floor walkup. The person in charge they sent was in no condition to do the stairs and had to take a long break after each trip. They milked the clock by wrapping things more than any mover in the past has, tried to get out of moving my couch up the stairs by saying it wouldn't fit, refused to bring pieces with marble tops unless they were wrapped in cardboard in addition to the pads and plastic. If you're doing something that could break marble, how exactly does a little bit of cardboard provide more protection than the pads and plastic? EVERYTHING COSTS EXTRA. If you want people speaking a foreign language while they are moving you then choose them. I couldn't wait to get them out of my new apartment. Oh yeah they hired someone off the street to help them finish the job because they were sucking so much. Please don't use them.

Mandy Thomas

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Always Affordable Moving & Storage

Always Affordable Moving & Storage , Inc performs every relocation service: Residential, Commercial, Interstate (Long Distance) and Overseas. Our mission is to supply the highest quality of moving and storage services at affordable prices. No job is too big or too small. Everyone at Always Affordable Moving & Storage understands that listening to our clients' needs is essential for the success of the company. We are proud to own our fleet of vehicles - dealing with us is dealing directly with the source - no middle man (brokers) or franchise fees and it is completely hassle free.

Staff

Our personnel are highly trained - movers and foremen go through extensive training before getting on the job. Everyone at Affordable Moving & Storage understands that with every job our reputation is on the line. It starts with office staff who directs your move, continues with the foremen who are in charge of the job on-site and ends with movers who pack and move your belongings.

Our crews will be happy to service you!

How is the customer charged?

Movers charge for labor, trucks, travel time and material.

Labor:

You pay for all members of the moving crew, clocked from the time the reach the job until they finish at your new address. Always Affordable Moving and Storage, Inc. will provide with full and detailed billing information.

Trucks

Keep in mind, you need a truck designed to move household goods, not freight. The cost of all tolls is additional.

Travel Time:

This charge covers the mover's cost for returning to his facilities from the destination after the move is complete. The charge usually equals one-half hour to one hour of the cost for labor and trucks.

Materials:

This is the cost of boxes, crates and other packing material provided by the mover before or during the move.

Before the move:

Our movers can do as much or as little packing as you like. It's always a good idea to do as much packing as possible before the move. Please, check out our Buy Boxes section. Upon request, the necessary boxes will be delivered to your home for you to start packing.

Moving Day:

Upon arrival at your location, your moving crew will complete packing of items, such as electronics, pictures, mirrors, lamps and antiques. Furniture will be properly wrapped and padded. Necessary crating and disassembly of certain types of furniture will be done.

Once loaded, your belongings will be delivered to your new home. Unless otherwise requested, your crew will unwrap/unpack, setup and place furniture to your satisfaction.

Long Distance Move

Almost all the potential problems and anxieties of local moving apply to long distance moves, only they are often bigger because of the scope of the work. For local moves, your property only has to be on the truck for a couple of hours; with long distance, it's on the road for a few days, sometimes weeks, increasing the potential for damage, delays, loss of time and, obviously, stress. With local moves, you can usually schedule the move any day you want and your property arrives the same day; with long distance, pick up and delivery times are more complicated to schedule and delays are more frequent.

For all these reasons, it is even more essential to select a qualified mover who specializes in long distance work. There are two types of companies you will speak to: either a local (franchised) office of a national van line or a large independent company.

Large Local Movers.

There can be an advantage to using local movers to execute long distance moves. Many customers also prefer to deal with the mover directly, rather than indirectly through the booking agent. If a customer relied entirely on the Yellow Pages for his information, he or she would assume that every mover was a long-distance specialist.Nothing could be further from the truth! In order for a local mover to do long distance work effectively, he must be large enough and have the financial and the organizational strength to reproduce all the resources of a national van line.

This includes:

Having a fleet of tractor trailers fully equipped with air ride suspension. Training tractor trailer drivers who must be very carefully selected and must complete extensive courses in safe driving practices and proper moving procedures. (For example, drivers are not permitted to drive for more than 10 hours non-stop and must rest at least 8 hours.) Establishing a network of regional agents across the country. Every long distance shipment needs support in the event of breakdowns or a claim. The company must comply with all the proper documentation for the purpose of driving from one state to another;

Establishing a regular, frequent schedule of departure dates to all major destinations. For major moves with a large amount of items you can relocate with the exclusive use of a truck that is loaded, moved and uploaded with the same moving crew. For moving special items or a smaller amount of property, you can join one of our regularly scheduled Security moving and storage , inc. trips. Having professional storage facilities. Long distance jobs often go into storage for crating and consolidation, or for long-term storage. It is important to the customer's property that these facilities are clean, secure and well-maintained. In qualifying local movers to do long-distance work, make sure you get evidence of his capabilities in each of the above areas.

How is the customer charged?

For interstate moves, most companies price their services using a standard set of rates based on weight/size and distance. Then they offer "discounts" - usually 10% - 40% off the standard rates - or special tariffs to encourage business in slower seasons or certain destinations. Security moving and storage , inc.com offers a LOWEST RATE GUARANTEE on all interstate rates. Usually long distance movers will consolidate different customers' onto one truck. But to calculate your cost, the first customer's goods are loaded and weighted before your goods are put on the truck. Your cost will be the difference between the first weight (the tare) and the combined weight (the gross). You also have the right to see the weight ticket from the station. If you believe the weight of your belongings is too much, you can ask for a second weighting. This is done at no cost to you, unless the second weight is more: in this case you will be responsible for paying the higher rate. (Make sure to figure into the calculation whether the gasoline tank was full or empty.)

You have to be prepared for many extra (or accessorial) charges: Stair charges for each flight. Elevator charges: Are higher than the stair charge, because elevators take longer. Transportation fee: for driving in the city. Excessive distance fee: When your driveway is too small to accommodate the van, the movers have to push your goods the extra distance. Piano fee: Both for moving the piano and for the number of flights it has to be carried. Appliance disconnect/reconnect. Packing/Unpacking charge, etc.

Make sure to ask a representative if any of these surcharges would apply to your move.

 
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