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Subject:  Tis the Season Date:  10/14/2008  7:33 PM
Author:  zathrus1 Number:  36 of 65

Moving is a very seasonal business. We make most of our money during the summer, and spend the fall and winter hoping the phone will ring.
In short, it is a buyer's market when it comes to moving right now.

So - if you plan to move this winter, remember that YOU are going to have a lot of leverage with your mover regarding price.

As an example, consider a small (2 Man) move. In the summer, it is typical for a company to charge anywhere from $90 to $105 per hour. During the winter, you can probably negotiate a much lower price. Typically, the winter price might range from $75 to $85 per hour.
I spoke with a mover in Denver the other day who is down to $65 for a two man team. In the winter, it is in the movers interest to keep his guys employed, and to bring in enough money to pay for the trucks and facilities. Summer is about making money. Winter is about NOT LOSING MONEY.

As always though, ask several movers in your area about prices, and try to get something in the middle. If you pay much more than average, you're probably getting ripped off. If you pay much less, you're probably hiring a bunch of pirates.

Just use your common sense, and check those references!

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