Money is one of the major considerations that determine the choice of the moving company and it is the main reason many people opt for self-moving. Moving service in Boston are divided in three basic pricing structures and these are flat rate, hourly rate and by the load. Each of these pricing structures has merits and demerits for both the moving company and the client that should be carefully looked into before making a choice.
Hourly rates are the best for local move in Boston and in the surrounding regions. The track moving the piano will start to charge the moment it is parked in your residence and the clock will be stopped the moment it leaves your new home. In most cases, a traveling charge is also included in the final bill. Travel time is basically the transit between the moving company’s office and the site of the job. In most cases, if this time is less than 30 minutes, the fee is usually waived.
If you book mid month or any time piano moving companies are not too busy, you will get a discount on such things as traveling charges. With most piano moving companies in Boston, the hourly rates today vary between 75 dollars and 150 dollars per hour – this is dependent on the size of the truck, the number of men used in the move, the time of month and the value of the piano. When moving the piano, note that the end of the month is the most expensive and in such cases, it is usually a first come first serve scenario.
The flat rate pricing structure operates more or less like a normal contract where the client and customer agree on a flat fee before the move can be done. This structure of pricing is based an estimated move execution time at an hourly rate. However, this method is not suitable for expensive pianos because on a flat move, the movers tend to accelerate the move and this undoubtedly leads to risks.
Even though the piano might be insured, it may be irreplaceable and all care should be taken. For valuable pianos, it is best to have the movers take their time, regardless of the extra amount you will be required to pay per hours.
Paying per load is similar to the flat rate pricing structure; the only difference is that this is better suited for long distance moves. Those moving across states should use this method, but it has the same disadvantages as those found in flat rate pricing such as movers rushing things through and drivers driving fast so that they can finish and move to the next job.
With the hourly rate pricing structure, the problem is that movers may work slowly so that they can claim more money whereas in the flat rate and the per load pricing structures, the problem is movers working too fast. It is up to you to choose between the lesser of the two evils.