(Closed) NYC Movers – need recommendation

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We used Flat Rate Movers…Not sure the exact cost, but I believe it was less than $500. They were great!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Big John’s Movers were GREAT. And cheap, like $99/hr with a 3 hour minimum, but the guys work fast and know what they are doing.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Flat Rate was great. One bedroom apartment from manhattan to Queens – $800

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve used Moishes in the past. My DH and I are moving into Manhattan (from Queens) on April 15th – and we just got a quote from Redline Movers. My experience with Moishes is that they are ok, but a bit over priced. I’ve done 2 moves with them and they always showed up on time, completed the move and there were never hidden/extra charges. The reason why I went with Redline for this upcoming move is because the owner came to our apartment to see everything we had to move and gave us an on the spot estimate, employs his movers as opposed to hiring contractors and is very upfront about checking out his score with the BBB and other reviews.

Whomever you go with, definitely check their bed bug policy to ensure that they are changing their blankets frequently, steaming their trucks, etc.

Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions about either company.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My experience is that I do all the packing in advance of the move date, and they do all the moving. I’ve never used flat-rate or “man with a van” type services, always full service moving companies. For liability purposes they shouldn’t let you help move. You do need to be present however just to make sure that everything is removed (i.e. all closets empty, etc) and that everything is loaded onto the truck. Just my experience however!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Chiming in a little late here, but I used The Padded Wagon for my last move and was pretty happy with them. Don’t remember pricing, just that it was the lowest of the quotes I got. They also came recommended by the supers in both of the buildings, which I figured was a plus (although that may have had more to do with the fact that they’re all Irish…).

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t have a recommendation, but is it required by your building that they be insured? We moved down the street about two years ago, and actually had an easy time moving everything with the help of a few friends.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

College Educated Movers has done me well in the past, as well as those that I’ve recommended. I’m not sure if they’re insured, but I’ve heard they’re good at sweet talking doormen. Also, they look like they could be your friends, so there’s really no reason for anyone to think they weren’t. 

Not suggesting you bend the rules, but if there is flexibility, they’re worth it. Quoted less than $500. 

Then again, since you’re moving across the street, you may want movers with hourly rates. The only reason I’ve always hesitated is the possibility of traffic (which you usually end up paying for). 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had a very bad experience with Moishe’s.  The movers parked 2 blocks away from my apartment, saying they couldn’t fit on my street (though there are moving vans there all the time!), thus it was more expensive than my estimate.  They also damaged several things.  Customer service was a joke.  

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I used OZ movers about 3 years ago when I moved they were fast and got everything done carefully!

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