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Changing moving prices?

Researching the best company to transport the contents of your home and getting the best moving prices can be a daunting or overwhelming task.

It is often that things can go wrong with many different moving companies, not just because of the stress of the move, but because of dishonest practices done by the movers. For example, when it comes to moving prices some moving companies will increase the estimated or quoted price that was given to you originally on the date of the move. This is a common problem because once the movers have started packing your belongings into the moving truck, they will approach you and fabricate a new cost or raise the original due to a miscalculation.

Common moving prices switch is frustrating

The most common frustrations with customers and their choice of a moving company is when the moving prices fluctuate. Most customers, if not all, will end up paying the higher charge. This is due to the fact that it will always be easier to just pay the inflated charge rather than hiring new movers and delaying the move date.

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No Changes in our Moving Prices

If you are worried about getting scammed like so many others, then the safest and best choice will always be Priority 1 Moving in Vancouver. When we quote a price to our customers we never change the final cost without adequate and formal notice to the customer. We will never change the price the day of the move due to an imaginary miscalculation, or any other bizarre reason many other moving companies can create. Our price quote guarantee is our way of saying thank you for choosing to do business with us. It saves you the additional headache cause by many movers and allows for one less thing to be on your mind on a moving day. Whether this is your first, tenth or last and final move, Our Company will always be the best choice for  guaranteed moving prices

There’s Something to Learn From Every Moving Horror Story

At Priority 1 Moving we strive to provide our customers with quality service, with no hidden fees ever. Our first priority is making sure your move is done in a smooth, hassle-free matter.  With all the stress which comes along with relocating, you deserve a moving company that cares, and will get your belongings moved in a safe and secure manner. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with moving companies. After experiencing our customer driven service, our clients often share their moving horror stories. Though we never take pride in the mistakes of others, we listen to these horrible experiences so that we may learn something from each on how to better serve you our customers.

Recently, we were told of this moving experience

A husband and wife were set to move from San Diego, Ca. to Ausin Tx.,and had been quoted a price of $3525.67.  Onmoving company horror stories the day of the move, they were as giddy as any family would be, until the movers arrived.  Though they had been told their move would be in an 18- wheeler truck, they found themselves opening their door to untidy men who were driving a banged up moving van.

Not only was it not an 18- wheeler,

The van had been unsuccessfully repainted several times- with previous logos showing beneath the cheap, sheer paint.  Despite the anger, and frustration they felt, the couple went on to sign the paper.  However, upon signing, they were told of “extra” charges which they would have to pay. This was simply too much to handle, but the couple attempted to debate the charges with the emails which had been sent regarding the price of the move.

Although the emails were from an “agent”

From their company who set up the move, the movers did not waiver. The price would have to be paid before the moving could get started.  It was then that they called the company-  which resulted in being the “frosting on the cake”.  The “agent” in so many words told them that the “extras” were discussed and they would have to be paid.  Knowing this was untrue, the couple tried to argue the fact, however  the “agent” broke the first rule of customer service.  He did no listening and all talking.

He did not let them get a word in.

( This is something we at Priority 1 Moving would never do-  we believe that  great customer service comes by way of listening first, and talking second). So, as a result of the descrepancy about the charges, the “agent” told the husband and wife, that because they were not happy, they could send the movers away- but would not be refunded their deposit.  Guess how much the deposit was? Every bit of seven hundred dollars- which they have not to this day ever gotten back!  Yes, they kicked the men off their property, and dealt with the fact that they had no way to move, and needed to be out within the next few days- after the dust from the banged up truck settled.  Needless to say, they did move to Texas, for an undisclosed price- and hopefully are enjoying their new beginning.

This was one of the many moving horror stories we have heard,

We always welcome for the benefit of  knowledge.  We at Priority 1 Moving will never quote a price, and change the given price on moving day.  This is a very immoral practice, which we do not condone.  When you speak with our customer service representatives, feel free to ask questions concerning any charges or fees.  Integrity is very important to us, not only when it comes to moving your items- but your pricing as well. Making sure your move is hassle- free is a priority, should you have any concerns,  contact our customer service- and we will work to resolve your issue immediately.

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Packing for your Move

If you want to know how to pack for a move in Vancouver. Start this process early on,  for if you do not do it you might endure troubles on the big moving day. You should be sure you have the right moving supplies with you. Moving companies like us, provide durable and strong boxes, and you should use them all the times. Tape to seal the top and bottom of the boxes shut when you are done will also be needed.

You will need lots of packing materials. You can use towels, paper and bubble wrap to make sure that nothing will be broken in the move. You also need to make sure that every package is marked with the name of the item in it. The place where you will put it in the destination must be written too. Your boxes need to be clearly marked, and not too heavy so that they might break from the bottom. We cannot stress enough the importance of packing up everything , some days before moving. You may want to separate the items that you will donate, from those that you plan on keeping or throwing away.

Your packing efforts will start to be effective

when you eliminate all the clutter. All you need to do now is to stack the boxes in a corner of the house if possible. If you are going to show the home to potential buyer, you need to put these boxes into a garage.  You may want to pack the items that you use rarely first. You can start packing the items you use on a daily basis, when the moving day is almost here.

Priority 1 Moving provides our customers:

1. Pamphlets containing mover and customer responsibilities and rights.
2. Estimates of costs. We provide all clients with written estimates of costs that include shipping costs and all other services.
3. The estimates of costs is in keeping with all applicable laws.
4. A written inventory of the goods to move for you to sign. We put tags on all items before shipping.
5. You will have a copy of the bill of landing or an invoice on delivery.
6. Insurance options

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The Best Vancouver Movers

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It should go without saying that the Best Vancouver Movers know that the world we live in today is a very competitive one. In regards to this subject, a business is very similar to an individual person. A business has specific goals that need to be successfully attained in order to operate well and remain competitive in the world of commerce. The very survival of each and every business in operation depends on how good they are at providing for the needs of their customers and how hard they strive at building and maintaining their success. We are dedicated to fulfilling the needs of  our customers and becoming the best Vancouver movers.

Day after day, you will find yourself comparing and being compared to just about everyone around you. People strive to do well in all areas and aspects of their life. It does not matter if it is an issue of education, family, personal growth, career, or spiritual attainment. Seeking accomplishment in all these areas starts with a person taking a look at themselves and taking steps toward attaining the goal that they are after.

Striving to be the best Vancouver movers we also go through the very same process of evaluating our business practices and assessing how well we interact with customers, and how we can continually improve our customer service. This is all a part of evolving to the changing needs and desires of people so that we can provide the service that everyone is seeking.

As we strive to become the best Vancouver movers

We look at the overall picture of what is needed to be taken into account when really striving to do anything well, to name a few specifics, some of the considerations that should be taken into account when one is seeking to be the best at anything:

First of all, you should know your goal. Our goal of being the Best Vancouver Movers is to provide a high level of quality service to our customers. After a goal is known, it then needs to be attained. This is where action comes into play. Knowing this allows us and our team  to attain these goals.

Our Team is Goal Oriented

Also very vital to the process is gathering people around you who can help you reach your goal. Being the best Vancouver movers means being careful to hire only people who are best suited for the job. True professionals that look at customer satisfaction as the number 1 goal and is our top priority.  The level of quality that each person provides to the operation of the business adds to our businesses ability to be the very best Vancouver movers.

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Cheap Movers or Reliable Affordable Movers?

Have you or perhaps someone you know ever had an experience like this? You hire professionals based on thinking Vancouver Affordable Moversyou are getting the cheapest price or best deal just to be hit with additional charges after the job has begun? It happens all the time and unfortunately it happens with movers as well. Just because you hire cheap does not always end up as hiring affordable movers.

Many people will inadvertently look for cheap movers when what they really want is affordable movers and a reliable moving company. At Priority 1 Moving we understand wanting to save money and have an excellent moving experience. You are looking for a cheap moving deal, not a cheap moving company. A cheap moving company may have a low price and that may reflect low standards. Or a cheap mover may hit you with hidden charges after the fact, and nobody likes that type of business practice.

We have found that when looking for Vancouver movers most people prefer reliable and affordable movers over cheap or just getting the best price. Often when something is cheap in price it comes at at added cost. This holds true for movers and moving companies as well as other aspects of life. The best way to know if you are getting the best deal is to shop around and compare everything that is included and what will suite your needs best. Of course before choosing the affordable movers you will want to make sure the company has the proper licenses and insurance coverage as well as offers additional insurance coverage to you.

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What to expect from affordable movers

You will want to be able to see the moving companies services up front so nothing is left to chance on what you are getting and what you paid for. This should be easily accessible to you online.

Do the affordable movers offer different packages based on your needs? Do they offer hourly quotes and blocks of time? Are moving boxes included with the moving quote or will you need to factor in the additional cost of moving supplies.

Hiring affordable and reliable Vancouver movers rather than cheap mover will provide you with the peace of mind you are looking for when it is time for your next moving experience. So when looking for Vancouver movers, be sure to do your homework, take notes and choose the affordable movers that offer you the best value and peace of mind.

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Vancouver BC 6-10-2011 – Ryan Ko owner of Priority 1 Moving Ltd. Introduces a Green alternative choice for Vancouver movers.

“Dedicated to reducing waste wherever possible we are providing a green solution with our plastic moving bins” according to Ko “Cardboard boxes can often be cumbersome and inconvenient to recycle for those without readily accessible recycling bins, our plastic reusable bins offer a green alternative.”

The Green reusable bins offer many perks for both the person or company making a local move in Vancouver as well as to the Vancouver movers themselves. Because the bins are all the same size they are easily stacked and accounted for. The consumer saves the added expense of the time it takes the movers to properly position traditional odd sized cardboard boxes in the moving trucks, allowing the moving company to quickly stack the interlocking bins.

The Green alternative plastic bins provided by Priority 1 Moving are also preferred because the bins are durable, reusable, and waterproof. It is not necessary for customers to spend the additional time it takes in building the boxes or the expense on boxes when taking advantage of  the priority green move packages available to them.

A lot of people are environmentally conscious, but are unaware these Green move alternatives are available to them, we even provide green move alternatives for those that prefer a do it yourself move.

“We are dedicated to exceptional customer experiences by providing flexibility and attention to detail to your residential or commercial move,” according to Ko “At Priority 1 Moving we pride ourselves in our reputation as leaders in the moving industry. We are please to be able to offer our green move alternative along with our green move packages and plastic moving bin rental so everyone can now choose to be environmentally conscious when moving”

To find out more please visit our Vancouver Movers Green Packages

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In Vancouver local movers come in many shapes and sizes being prepared before you call a moving company can save you time and frustration when it is time for the actual move. This guide should help you be prepared when you do call if you have the main information ready ahead of time.

One of the main questions we get as local movers is how long will the move take?

Many people will ask how long will it take, to local movers, without knowing that a lot of factors are weighed into each move.

If you get an answer to this question without hesitation you may be asking the wrong company to do your job.Local movers know that each home or office is radically distinctive. There are many things to take into consideration before an accurate estimate can be given such as:

How large is your dwelling or office? Size plays a big roll in determining the amount of man hours involved in your move.

Is there an elevator available that can be set aside for the move?
When local movers use an elevator it can be tied up for hours. If local movers can utilize one elevator to use then the time spent waiting on and sharing an elevator is reduced tremendously.

Is parking obtainable for immediate loading and unloading? Local movers will want to be as close as possible to the entrance of the move site, making sure parking is available will save you extra time if the local movers do not have to hunt a parking space or traveling unnecessarily longer distances to load and unload.

Are you fully packed and ready to go? If you are this is a big time saver as the local movers will not need to spend the time in packing your items, which will in turn save you money.

Did you use boxes of the same size and quality? Stacking uneven box sizes can take up some valuable time and end up costing you more than if you had purchased all your boxes the same size. Consider purchasing boxes from your local movers It may appear that it would save money by getting boxes from work or a grocery store free of charge, in the end it will end up costing you additionally.

There are a great many reasons for not using them.  For example, secondhand food boxes or boxes from work are of lower grade quality – they could have absorbed moisture and odors from fruits or vegetables and are not configured to holding heavier loads.  Most local movers boxes are manufactured to hold up to 60 lbs.  In addition, when using boxes of different size and quality, it makes it more difficult for local movers to move and stack the boxes in an efficient timely manner.  Having to play “Tetris” when stacking the boxes in the back of the truck will add time to your move.

Is there a long hallway to your front door? Distance equals time for local movers.

Do you have items at a separate location? Many times a storage facility is also needed to be moved to the new home or office, if so how close is it and is it accessible?

Will you require storage facilities?
Be careful with accepting storage services from some local movers as they may place your items in an unsecured storage container in a backyard or alley and charge you for it!  Some local movers will be under a contract with a self-storage company, the moving company, or employee of the moving company has leased a storage locker and therefore are the only ones with access to the locker. If you need to gain access to your possessions, you would need to get permission from whoever leased the storage facility.

Inquire where or if the local movers have any type of partnership with self-storage companies and if they can provide a better rate to you then the general public would normally get

Are some of your items extremely fragile and require additional care? For obvious reasons fragile items will always take longer to load and pack. Take inventory of what you have and take into consideration the accumulative time it may take the local movers to handle them properly.

The Time of month and year plays a part for local movers.
Local movers are flexible in finding a moving time convenient for you but if you are able to, it is recommended that you avoid the summer season and the last few days or first few days of each month.  These are the prime moving times, it will be more expensive as well as cause you additional stress if you leave a move to the last possible moment.

Factors that you should think about before booking a mover include:
Do you need to be out of your current residence or office by a certain time?
Are you able to move into your new place immediately?
Will you need to book time off from work for the day of your move?

It is recommended that you call and book for a mover 4-6 weeks in advance.  If you wait until 1 week prior to your move, all moving slots may be taken.

Flammable items and pets should not be packed.
Most local movers comply with the law and do not move pets or flammable and hazardous materials such as propane tanks, paint, gasoline, firearms and motor oil. .

Fuel surcharges
Some local movers charge a fuel surcharge, a minimum charge or a number of other concealed charges
Ask if they have a fuel surcharge or require a minimum number of hours. Travel time is usually applicable and will be the actual travel time it takes to arrive at your pickup location and from your destination back to the local movers truck compound.  Should your move be an hourly rate be sure it is rounded off at the nearest 15 minutes.

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For Vancouver Movers The busy summer moving season is now upon us.

Finding a mover for the end of the month is challenging.  We recommend that if you are moving soon, to call your moving company several weeks if not months ahead of time to book your move.

Summer moving in Vancouver is always the busiest season of the year mainly because no one wants to be moving their household or office in mid winter. Along with you move  choosing the best Vancouver movers is can be frustrating but with the guidelines posted by Vancouver moving specialist Priority 1 Moving you can find the information you need to make a great decision you can find that information at www.thevancouvermovers.ca/what-to-ask-local-movers

If you are able to, try to move prior to the last day of the month you will be way ahead of the time constraints that Vancouver movers face in getting your move done.  This way your Vancouver movers have the ability to meet your timeline and date of move fast and efficiently.

Vancouver movers summer hustle

One thing to keep in mind for your summer move even large companies get slammed with moving request during the summer months and planning ahead is your priority 1 and even moving supplies like boxes tape and green plastic bins can become scarce if you wait until the last minute.

The main thing for anyone planning a move is to contact your local movers as soon as you know the dates of your move and as far in advance as possible. We have office moves scheduled as much as a year in advance because corporations know this information way ahead of the time it actually comes to moving. but for the individuals when you start your house hunting or your apartment search that is the time for you to contact your Vancouver movers to schedule you local move.

Giving a general time frame and checking availability will put you ahead in securing a Vancouver mover

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Ever used movers in the past that said they could do a move in X number of hours but it ends up being X + Y number of hours?  It could possibly be that the moving company chose to under quote in order to get the sale.  However, on the flip side the customer could have under estimated the amount of stuff they have.

Many a times a customer would say “I don’t have that much stuff.”  Problem with this statement is that it is subjective and begs the question  “ Compared to what?”  Don’t be shocked at the outcome.  Ask our sales representative to come do a no obligation written estimate that you can hold us to!

The new HST will be implemented in BC starting tomorrow.  There are arguments for and against the new taxation system.  One thing for certain though, consumers will feel the initial pinch before they feel the benefits.

For most small businesses, the HST theoretically will help as the input tax credit has now been raised.  However, businesses will tie up capital for months and may not pass on savings until there is a clear track record and greater incentive to do so.

Likewise for consumers who may be eligible for tax credits, they may wish to hold off or scale down on purchases, as they do not wish to tie up cash for months.

In all likelihood, business activity will probably drop for the first few months as consumers scale back on previously PST exempt goods and services until it becomes more clear that the HST is a benefit to both consumers and businesses alike.

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