FastGood4Cheap Moving Servies - Thrifty Movers
Better Business Bureau Rating: A+ (bbb file opened: 10/17/2011 Company start date: 01/01/06)
plus 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 as of December 31st, 2019:
Our Columbus branch has had a total of 4 factual and/or partially factual complaints in the last 13 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
If you see this message, then live chat is available (average response time: under 1 minute)
LIVE CHAT IS AVAILABLE (bottom right of screen).
Check AVAILABILITY for a move, get a QUOTE
or for questions and help with any of the branches/businesses.
TO GET A QUOTE AND/OR MAKE A RESERVATION: SELECT "CONTACT US & QUOTES" (2nd tab from the top left of the page) and answer the few moving questions, takes about 4 minutes (or use the LIVE CHAT feature when available). You'll receive a reply back locking in a rate and available scheduling information. No deposit or credit card information needed. You will be given the maximum amount of discounts for the lowest possible rate that we can give for you move. In order keep our rates low, we require that the discounts act as a deductible for any damage or other issues as well as keeping all communication in writing in order to give both parties a reference point if needed.
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.
Payment methods accepted: Cash or debit/credit - 3.89% surcharge
No deposit required for most moves. Payment due upon arrival at the 2nd address, prior to unloading, for flat rates moves. Payment due upon arrival at the 1st address for hourly rates moves for the 3 hour minimum, over 3 hours, requires prepayment for each hour.
***Use the online chat to check availability for the date of your move or for any questions.
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:
12 ft box truck: $160 450 cubic feet - studio apartment
13 ft Sprinter extended van: $170 494 cubic feet - small 1 bedroom apartment
14 ft box truck: $190 669 cubic feet - regular 1 bedroom apartment
16 ft box truck: $220 800 cubic feet - large 1 bedroom to small 2 bedroom apartment
20 ft box truck: $300 1200 cubic feet - reg 2 bedroom to small 3 bedroom apartment
26 ft box truck: $460 1611 cubic feet - reg 3 bedroom apartment or small house
40 ft (20ft box truck for 2 trips): $600 2400+ cubic feet - large 3/4+ bedroom house
Add a 3rd mover: $60
***heavily scheduled dates surcharges/price difference/scheduling fee for FLAT RATES for the next 30 days:
Dates in black: $40 scheduling fee
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 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.
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
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 $20 to $80 depending on the distance.
Dates in red: $80 scheduling fee
DATES IN GREEN: $0 scheduling fee
February 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th
March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th
HOURLY RATES - for moves under 3 hours (includes 2 movers):
13FT Sprinter high top extended Cargo Van: $59 per hour
16FT BOX TRUCK: $65 per hour
20FT BOX TRUCK: $70 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 $63 for the 13ft, $65 for the 16ft, $70 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.
(examples: the first 3 hours with a 13ft is $240, with a 16ft is $260, with a 20ft is $280... 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
February 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th
March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th
***NO OTHER SURCHARGES OF ANY KIND ON HOURLY RATES
PICKUP AND DELIVERY OF 5 ITEMS OR LESS (residential only): $160 - includes all fees for up to 2 hours with a box truck and 2 movers. Over 2 hours, add $70 per hour. Some dates have a demand fee depending on scheduling, see the list above under the hourly rate section to check the date. Max weight of 200 pounds per item.
LABOR ONLY for ONE address (no truck required) Very limited availability, please use the chat feature to see if this service is available for the date of your move: $240 for up to 3 hours. Over 3 hours, add $60 per hour (max weight of 200 pounds per item) Some dates have a demand fee depending on scheduling, see the list above under the hourly rate section to check the date.
For only 50% above the cost of doing it yourself with UHAUL (renting the truck, mileage, labor and gas), get the truck, mileage and gas, plus a driver that will assist with loading and unloading! For 85% above the cost of UHAUL, add a 2nd mover! Insurance coverage is released value protection insurance at .60 per pound.
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 total 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 or doorframe is not covered.
Damage caused by unhooking a washer by the normal turning force with a wrench is not 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.
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.