Before picking the type of estimate you want to receive, though, you will want to know the different types and how they will affect the final price of your move. Non-binding estimates are based on the actual weight of your items rather than a speculation of your weight. So, on moving day what the movers predicated may be lower than this amount or higher – there is no way of actually knowing the cost until moving day. That’s because if a mover gives you a low-ball, non-binding estimate, but your final bill ends up being higher, you’ll have to pay the original estimated price plus an additional 10 percent on top at the time of delivery.
A binding estimate simply means that the price quoted in the estimate is the amount you pay, even if your shipment weighs more than the estimated amount or less than the estimated amount. Keep in mind that for most binding estimates only the transportation part of the estimate is binding (the bulk of the estimate, which is based on the shipment’s weight). If your move requires any additional services at your new home or old home, this estimate may increase based on the services performed.
Despite the fact that a written binding moving estimate will not usually be offered for free, this is the type of moving estimate that you should always request from your Jacksonville FL moving company simply because it will give you a much more precise idea of how much your interstate move will cost.