One tactic is to quote you a temptingly low price. Once the movers get your stuff onto the truck and weighed at an off-site center, they tell you that the move is actually going to cost much more. When I was moving from house to house in Cincinnati Ohio one time, I ended up paying almost two times as much as the gentleman on the phone told me the move would cost.
I didn’t put up much of a fight, but they say that if you don’t agree to pay, the movers might refuse to deliver your things or threaten to sell them to make up for the loss in income.
One way to begin finding a trustworthy mover is to ask friends, family, online email groups, or your local real estate agent for recommendations. So, just remember
1) Research your mover
2) Get your quote in writing
3) At the initial booking call - ask questions. such as, How do you charge? - by mileage?, weight?, hourly?
Please don't get caught up in the low low price temptation by a fly by night company. Protect yourself & your precious belonging's.