AC Thrifty Movers & FastGood4Cheap Moving Residential Assisted Moving Services plus Full Service Storage Services
Website addresses: www.FastGood4cheap.com www.ACThrift.com www.614MOVE.com
THRIFTY MOVERS & FASTGOOD4CHEAP of Columbus Ohio offers moving assistance & storage services. Our rates include the truck, at least 2 movers, dolly, padding for the movers to use while loading, 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 May 31st, 2018:
Our Columbus branch has had a total of 4 complaints in the last 12 years out of 4860+ 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, 12 claims for a 99.75% rating
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. 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. The customer or a representative must be at the both the pickup and dropoff addresses. Failure to meet the guidlelines before, during or after the move will result in the discount being canceled and the regular price becoming due. Any issue reported after the move is not subject to further monetary discounts or an insurance claim.
No deposit required. However, the moving contact us form, quote and your final confirmation email act as a contract between you and Thrifty Movers. Over a 48 hour cancelation notice, no fee required. 24-48 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 - payment due upon arrival at the final address of the move.
debit/credit - 3.89% surcharge added to the cost of your move. Payment due upon arrival at the final address of the move.
***Use the online chat to check availability for the date of your move or for any questions.
TRUCK/TRIP FEE FOR ALL RATES: $80 FOR THE TRUCK AND $80 FOR THE TRIP (to/from our warehouse). THE FEES ARE WAIVED FOR 1 FLAT RATE QUOTE WHEN YOU USE OUR ONLINE QUOTE AND EMAIL CONFIRMATION SYSTEM TO KEEP EVERYTHING IN WRITING AND REDUCED TO $40 FOR THE TRUCK AND $0 FOR THE TRIP FOR 1 HOURLY RATE QUOTE.
CHOOSE FROM FLAT OR HOURLY RATES!
Flat rates are preferred. Hourly rates should only be used for moves that will take less than 3 hours.
Labor only moves are currently NOT available.
Flat rate moves are given preference over hourly rates. Hourly rate moves are only scheduled on very low volume days.
Some of the reasons:
Flat rates have nothing to do with time, thus the movers can pay more attention to the movement of the items versus hourly rates where the cost of the move is based on time with the movers moving as quickly as possible.
Less chance of injury on a flat rate.
Flat rate moves have a less likely chance of a damage issue.
Movers prefer servicing a flat rate move over an hourly rate move.
Flat rate customers show a higher rate of satisfaction then hourly rate customers.
Some customers that choose hourly rates have an unreasonable expectation of the amount of time the move should take.
FLAT RATES (no time tracking):
2 MOVERS & BOX TRUCK FLAT RATES:
12 ft box truck: $160 450 cubic feet - studio apartment
13 ft Sprinter extended van: $170 494 cubic feet - small 1 bedroom
14 ft box truck: $190 669 cubic feet - regular 1 bedroom
16 ft box truck: $220 800 cubic feet - large 1 bedroom to reg 2 bedroom
20 ft box truck: $300 1015 cubic feet - large 2 bedroom to small 3 bedroom
24 ft box truck: $350 1418 cubic feet - reg 3 bedroom to small 4 bedroom
26 ft box truck: $400 1611 cubic feet - lg 3/4+ bedroom
Add a 3rd mover: $60
***heavily scheduled dates surcharges/price difference/scheduling fee for FLAT RATES:
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 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
Longer than average (up to 25ft included) loading/unloading distances: 25 to 50ft - $20, 51 to 100ft - $40, 101 to 150ft - $60, 151ft to 200ft $80, over 200ft - $100
If a 2nd trip is required, it is NOT part of your flat rate and charged at the hourly rate of 2 movers and the truck for $60 per hour.
If a larger truck is sent than ordered, you may use the extra space at $15 per foot.
Dates in red: $60 scheduling fee
If a date is not listed, there is no scheduling fee.
JULY 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
August 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 18th, 25th, 31st
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: $79 per hour
***2 to 3 hour minimum depending on the date, time and locations of the move.
***Mileage: $1.89 per mile calculated between your 1st and 2nd address (not from our warehouse) On 2 trip moves, mileage is only calculated on the 1st trip.
***Truck and Trip Charge (reg price $80 each): $40 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.
***heavily scheduled dates surcharges/price difference/scheduling fee for HOURLY RATES:
Dates in black: $40 scheduling fee
Dates in Red: $80 scheduling fee
JULY 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
***NO OTHER SURCHARGES OF ANY KIND ON HOURLY RATES
For only 50% above the cost of doing it yourself with UHAUL (renting the truck, mileage 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!
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 (drop off prior to the move at the store and the clerk will give you a discount card for your move or we can pick the merchandise up the day of your move) and get up to a 15% discount off of the moving service charge! DISCOUNTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON OUR AVERAGE OR DEMAND RATES - NOT ALREADY DISCOUNTED RATES.
INSURANCE/BREAKAGE/DAMAGE/OTHER ISSUES for our moving and pickup/delivery services
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 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 have a minimum of 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 or decline to move the item that 2 movers and a dolly can't comfortably move such as a piano or hot tub.
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.
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.
***Labor only moves do not include free released value protection insurance.
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 TAB TO GET A QUOTE AND TO SCHEDULE YOUR STORAGE.