Today I walked into a house where the owner had beed quoted $70 per hour by an internet company. When they came out the price jumped up. He understandably was not happy.
Lets go through this again, a quote online is worhtless. It is a false leader, a bait and switch, or an out right lie if they quote without seeing your stuff. The reality is a sofa may weight 100lbs or it might be 400lbs, do you know? Neither do they. If you get an hourly quote , is it for 2, 3 or 4 men? travel time? packing charges included? driver extra? (not a joke)
$70 sounded too good to be true and it was. Do the math in your head. If we pay each man x per day, if we allow for a truck expense, gas and overhead. Still not sure? What would you charge to move your client with a fairly new truck (payments) 3 good guys (not street labor) and make sure you have liability insurance, workers compensation, auto/ cargo insurance. What do want to make for a days labor?
95% of the moving clients know this, but I can’t help the rant when I am attcked because I can’t match the price of a mover that won’t come to the house, won’t show he has insurance and liability, and will not take responsability for his work.
Other than that, I am I a fine mood today. 😉
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