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FastGood4Cheap Moving Services  
Thrifty Movers
America's Choice Full Service Storage Services
Website addresses:  www.FastGood4cheap.com www.ACThrift.com www.614MOVE.com

Moving assistance & storage services.  Rates include the truck, at least 2 movers, dolly, padding for the movers to use for stacking the truck for transportation, fuel, released value protection insurance.  You do the packing/wrapping, we do the loading, hauling and unloading into the appropriate roooms....You save money!!!

Columbus Branch Statistics:
Our Columbus branch has had a total of 4 factual and/or partially factual complaints in the last 14 years out of 5000+ moves for a rating of 99.99%! Arrival within the estimated arrival time block, a rating of 95.60%  Insurance claim above $300, 1 claim for a 99.99% rating.  Minor damage discount under $300, 14 claims for a 99.71% rating

Better Business Bureau Rating:  A+ (bbb file opened:  10/17/2011  Company start date:  01/01/06)
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LIVE CHAT IS AVAILABLE FROM 9AM to 9PM
 (bottom right of screen, average response time is under a minute).
Use chat to Check AVAILABILITY for a move or for questions and help with any of the branches/businesses. 
To get the COST of a move, please complete the CONTACT US - QUOTES form, 2nd in the list at the left of the page.  The form is detailed enough to get the EXACT cost instead of an estimate (takes about 4 minutes by computer or 8 minutes by phone to complete)
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No deposit required.  The moving contact us form, quote and your final confirmation email act as a contract.  Over a 72 hour cancelation notice prior to the date/time of the move, no fee required.  24-72 hour notice, a $40 fee will be required.  4 hour to 24 hour notice, $80 fee.  Under 4 hours, the minimum cost of the move will be required. 

FLAT OR HOURLY RATES!  
Frequent question:  which is better, flat or hourly?  Generally a flat rate quote is better since it is the exact cost of your move while on hourly rates, the final cost is not known since the cost is measured by time.  However, for moves that will take under 3 hours, hourly rates are available but flat rates are still recommended.  For moves over 3 hours or if you are unsure, flat rates only.  

FLAT RATES  (quote will be for the exact cost of your move regardless of how long the move actually takes):
2 MOVERS & BOX TRUCK FLAT RATES for 1 load:
12ft box truck: 
$160 450 cubic feet - less then 1 room - few items
13ft Sprinter extended van:  
$190 494 cubic feet - basic 1 room
14ft box truck: 
$220 669 cubic feet - small 1 bedroom apartment
16ft box truck: 
$260 800 cubic feet - regular 1 bedroom apartment
20ft box truck: 
$340 1160 cubic feet - large 1 bedroom to regular 2 bedroom apartment
26ft box truck:  
$600 1611 cubic feet - large 2 bedroom apartment to reg 3 bedroom apartment or small house  
20ft box truck and 16ft box truck:  
$680 (1960 cubic feet) - Standard house)
26ft box truck and 16ft box truck: 
$860 (2400 cubic feet) - Large house 
26ft box truck and 20ft box truck: 
$940 (2760 cubic feet) - XL House
 

Add a 3rd mover:  $60

For the flat rates, we ask that you be ready for the movers when they arrive.  All small items boxed or bagged and ALL items ready for loading in order for the flat rate to apply. 
SURCHARGES:  some of the surcharges listed below may be reduced or waived by the quote manager based on the size of the move, date of the move, and scheduling needs (some days we are lightly scheduled and need more moves so the fees may be reduced or waived in order to get your reservation).  YOUR QUOTE WILL BE EXACT AND THE LOWEST POSSIBLE RATE.  The quote you receive is final and non-negotiable.  

***Truck and Trip (from/to our warehouse) Charge (reg price $80 each): $0 for the truck, $0 for the trip, provided that both addresses are within 30 miles of downtown and that you use the Contact Us - Quote page to submit your information and keep all communication online in order to give both parties something to refer to if needed.  The fee will be reduced for 1 quote per address only.   Columbus, over 30 miles, add $1.89 per mile.
Mileage surcharge between your addresses:  $1.89 per mile calculated from your current address to your new address using google maps. 
***Stairs inside your home:  $20 per flight.  If at least half of the items are not on the 1st floor, add $20 per flight.  If a basement or upper floor is being used for storage add $80 per flight.
Stairs outside your home:  $40 per full flight, $20 per partial flight.
Elevator, add $40. 
Disassembly $15 per item
Assembly:  $15 per item 
Shared entrance:  $20
Add a 3rd address:  $80
Box Count:  High box count (usually caused by a room or garage being used as storage):  $40 for moves 16ft and under, $80 for 20ft, $160 for 26ft or mulitple truck move.  
Longer than average (up to 50ft included) loading/unloading distances:   typically applies in a shared entrance building when walking past other apartments is required to get to yours... price range from $40 to $80 depending on the distance.

***heavily scheduled dates surcharges/price difference/scheduling fee for FLAT RATES for the next 30 days:
Dates in black:  $40 scheduling fee
Dates in red:  $80 scheduling fee

DATES IN GREEN:  $0 scheduling fee
August 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st   
September
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

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HOURLY RATES - for moves under 3 hours (includes 2 movers): 
13FT Sprinter high top extended Cargo Van:  $69 per hour
16FT BOX TRUCK:  $80 per hour
20FT BOX TRUCK:  $90 per hour
26FT BOX TRUCK:  flat rates only.  See pricing above in the flat rate portion of the page.  


***Time starts upon arrival at your 1st address and ends when the last item is unload: 3 hour minimum.
***Truck and Trip fee (covers time to/from our warehouse, all local mileage, fuel, truck: reg rate $160): reduced to 
$33 for the 13ft, $60 for the 16ft, $90 for the 20ft. provided that you use the Contact Us - Quote page (2nd link listed at the left of the page) to submit your information and keep all communication online in order to give both parties something to refer to if needed.  The fee will be reduced for 1 quote per address only.   Both addresses must be local.
The first 3 hours with a 13ft is $240, with a 16ft is $300, with a 20ft is $360... the only fee not included is if there is a price difference fee, based on scheduling, for the date chosen.  The dates and the associated fees are listed below:  

***heavily scheduled dates surcharges/price difference/scheduling fee for HOURLY RATES for the next 30 days:
Dates in black:  $40 scheduling fee
Dates in Red:  $80 scheduling fee

Dates in Green:  $0 scheduling fee
August 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st 
September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

**NO OTHER SURCHARGES OF ANY KIND ON HOURLY RATES
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LABOR ONLY AND PICKUP AND DELIVERY SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO A HIGH VOLUME OF FULL RESIDENTIAL MOVES.  

ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS ON OUR MOVING/PICKUP/DELIVERY SERVICE:
Have merchandise you need to get rid of before or during your move? 
Send unwanted merchandise to our thrift store and get up to a 15% discount off of the moving service base charge!  DISCOUNTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON ALREADY DISCOUNTED RATES.

INSURANCE/BREAKAGE/DAMAGE/OTHER ISSUES for our moving and pickup/delivery services for local moves

100% Cargo insurance is included for wrecks for breakage/damage during transportation.  

The industry standard for insurance is .60 cents per pound.  So if your LED tv is broken by a company that provides the industry standard and the weight is 30 pounds, you will receive $18 with most other moving companies.  Our transportation insurance covers 100 percent to the replace the item if the item is damaged while in transit and 50% of the base cost of the move for non-transportation.  Our insurance is well above industry standards.  

Non transportation damages:  DAMAGE/BREAKAGE AND ANY ISSUES MUST BE REPORTED BEFORE THE MOVERS LEAVING, NO EXCEPTIONS!  This policy is enforced in order to eliminate false claims in order to keep our rates low.
ANY discount given in the flat rate quote or any additional discounts given by the movers is equal to the amount of the customer deductible against any claims/complaints. The discount will be applied against the amount of the claim.  HOURLY RATE MOVES, PICKUP/DELIVERY MOVES AND LABOR ONLY MOVES have a $200 deductible.
Insurance claims for transportation major damage (such as a wreck) is 100%.
Insurance claims for non-transportation major damage is limited to 50% of the base cost of the move.  
Minor damage (scratching and minor breaks) is 10%.

Any damage issue must be positively identified as a result of the move and reported prior to the movers leaving.  The insurance agent can not take a customer at his "word" in order to file a claim, there can be no doubt that the damage was caused during the course of the move.  
Since we do not offer packing services, damage from poor packing or the bottom of a box falling out or over filled is not covered.  
Insurance does not cover items that 2 movers and a dolly are not able to move comfortably.  For this reason, we will usually decline a move that involves an item over 200 pounds such as a piano, pool table, commercial equipment, safe, hot tub, large marble.....   
Scratching or damage caused by trying to get an item that is too large into a hallway/space/doorway that even if careful handling will come in contact with a wall/doorframe/floor is not covered.  
Damage caused by unhooking a washer by the normal turning force with a wrench is not covered. 
Floor protection is the customer's responsibility.  
Only items listed on the contact form to get a quote or follow up emails are covered.
Items made out of particle board/pressboard are not covered.
Customers are required to wrap all "expensive" merchandise that are breakable or easily scratched in order for a major damage claim to apply.  If an item is damaged that is not wrapped by the customer, only a minor damage discount will apply. The trucks do come equipped with padding for the movers to use while loading for stacking the truck for transportation.  


State required insurance coverage (same coverage as all moving companies are required to carry including 2 men and a truck) is not subject to a deductible or packing/wrapping requirements and will be used if major damage requirements were not met or the .60 cents per pound is greater than 50% of the base case of the move.  
  

COLUMBUS OH:
FULL SERVICE STORAGE RENTAL SERVICE:  
LOWER THAN SELF STORAGE RATES!  
(this is not pod storage, we will come and load the truck and unload at our warehouse)!  

FOR STORAGE PICING, SELECT THE STORAGE TAB from the selections at the left.  

USE THE CONTACT US & QUOTES TAB (2nd in the list at the left of the page) TO GET A QUOTE AND TO SCHEDULE YOUR STORAGE.  

 

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