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Do I Need To Pay A Deposit To A Moving Company?


Is this your first major move across town or across the state of Colorado? If so, there are a few things you need to know about before you select a mover, and one of the most important considerations is whether or not you’re required to pay a deposit to “secure” your moving day. The short answer is, “Absolutely not!” No legitimate mover will ask you for a deposit to secure your moving date.


If a mover is asking for a deposit, this is what will most likely happen: if a mover asks for a deposit, they will show up on the right day and time to pack your belongings into their truck. But more times than not, they will hold your shipment hostage while claiming you have more items to move than you informed them about. In order to get your initial belongings back, they’ll want you to pay them significantly more than their original low-ball estimate. It is a common scam among unscrupulous moving companies so beware!


How To Choose A Reputable Mover In Denver


A reputable mover in Denver (or any city) will never request a deposit. They will provide a free, accurate estimate as well. It’s wise to get at least three different estimates, but the reality is, they should all be fairly similar. Beware if one is significantly more or less than the others.


You want to choose a mover than has been in business for a long time, with a great reputation. Be sure to check out online review sites like ReviewBuzz and Google. You also want to be sure that your mover has an actual brick-and-mortar location and not just a P.O. Box or storefront. Most reputable movers have warehouses and even short-term storage available on the premises. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to see if the mover is in good standing.


Get Your Estimate By Phone Or In Person


When you work with a reputable mover like Cowboy Moving & Storage, you can usually provide information over the phone in order to get an estimate. However, you may also request a personal visit from a reputable mover in order to get an estimate.


Talk To An Expert


The moving experts at Cowboy Moving & Storage have been helping Coloradans with their residential and commercial moving needs since 1968. Every employee is a valued team member who is fully vetted and drug and alcohol tested. You won’t have any day laborers or contract movers handling your valuable possessions! To find out more, call 303-789-2200.


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