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Don't Look for a Removal Quote Too Early

Considering the techno-age will live in these days, it’s little wonder that whatever question pops into our heads, we go in search of the answer on the internet. In fact, we use the internet for all sorts of reasons and one of them is to seek out a good, honest and reliable removal company.

However, there are some things to consider, and for anyone reading this that is about to move forgive me but it will seem like I’m erring on the side of the removal companies themselves. Before I get into this however, I have moved more times than I care to remember over the past few years so, I feel your pain.

The point I’m going to make is about how you use an online auction site to find a firm that can help with your move. I know it’s the last thing on your mind, but if you think about the following words, it will make your search a whole lot easier. You see, you have to think about what it is the removal company needs to know.

Many websites will let you post your removal requirements with basic information like which part of the UK or Europe you’re moving from or to, and what type of service you’re looking for. When it comes to dates, and the items you have to move, this can be very flexible.

But, just posting your needs with dates that are stated as “flexible” may not be enough. For example, say you’re just in the market for some ideas on price? That’s absolutely fine, and who can blame you. However unless you state clearly that your move won’t be taking place for another couple of months and you not sure of the volume, this will provoke questions.

You may think what’s the problem with that? Well, your inbox starts filling up with potential companies asking when you would like to move, and after a while, the same question can become tiresome. You also have to remember that firms like this are constantly on the road and they plan well in advance so they won’t let people down.

This means that if you’re asked the question “when” and reply “oh a couple of months from now”, you will more than likely be met with a response stating it’s not possible to put a price on your move. Think about it? Fuel costs go up and down (up more than down). Tolls in Europe are liable for change. Ferry charges differ depending on what time of year it is.

So, you see even though you may be on the market for some idea on price, by looking too early, you may not get a firm idea of what you will pay in the end, and this could make for a nasty surprise. As I said, there is no harm in looking, but just bear in mind if you get a price before you have firm dates, or an idea of how much you’re moving, the price could differ hugely so make sure you include this information.

Author: Julie Coburn