Moving Company Cost: Lightning Van Moving
If you don’t have a lot of stuff to move and are looking for one of the highest-rated but lowest cost moving companies in New York City, Lightning Van Moving just might be the perfect fit. Unlike Get There Moving or Shea Moving, Lightning Van Moving utilizes a large van instead of a truck. Even with just a van, however, they can move quite a bit of stuff in two trips and do it all quickly.
Moving Company: Lightning Van Moving
Date Price Quoted: August 2013
Moving Date Quoted For: August 2013 (Friday afternoon)
Number of Movers: 2 Guys
Rate Type: Hourly
Hourly Fee: $80
Restrictions: Minimum 3 Hours
Truck Or Van: Van
Gratuity: 15% (Not mandatory but basically required by social etiquette)
Total Moving Company Cost: $276.00
The Main Point
$276.00 is super cheap, but this price quote is for two guys and three hours, the minimum time required. If you don’t have a lot of items to move, you could even ask for just one guy for three hours. That rate is $50 an hour, which totals to $172.50 after gratuity! I’m not sure you can find a cheaper price elsewhere in New York City, and the reason they can offer such lows prices is because they don’t offer insurance. If your building requires insurance from a moving company, what you can do is tell them you are doing a self move and then pretend the movers from Lightning Van Moving are your friends; buildings generally don’t require insurance for a self move.
In addition to receiving high marks for their pricing, Lightning Van Moving gets a lot of praise, because they also provide speedy, high-quality service. I sent them an email asking about availability and within a few hours, they had responded back. On their website, Lightning Van Moving claims to have moved over 2,000 apartments, and the 100+ positive reviews on Yelp are further proof of customer satisfaction.
We couldn’t use Lightning Van Moving as our mover since we needed to make the move in one trip across town, and we had a moderate number of items to move. If we had less stuff to move, we definitely would have picked Lightning Van Moving due to their low price and high-quality service.
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