As a customer of our craigslist delivery service you could incur 3 types of extra charges: extra miles, extra items and the specialty assembly or disassembly, elevator carry charge/long carry charge/flight charge.
If both of your addresses (pickup and delivery) are within the highlighted area, you will not incur the standard extra miles charge. Small charges per mile will be in place for one address, or both addresses outside the highlighted area.
Boston neighborhoods: Allston, Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown/Leather District, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, Fenway / Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mid Dorchester, Mission Hill, North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, West End, West Roxbury
Boston neighboring towns:
Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, Watertown, Newton, Brookline, Dedham, Milton, Quincy
Any possible extra charges are clearly communicated and agreed upon upfront.
Boston's truck drivers know about the river and the bridges ... it is usually the non-locals. This week, as boston.com and the local news channels have reported, we had yet nother truck stuck under ... (the tough economy shows in the charges against the owner company)
Here's the link to the latest stuck under the bridge accident: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/28680047/detail.html
How far do these accidents go: wel, check out the boston.com archives .... here's a find from 1985
Finally, deal local, ask questions (which will clearly ID your freelance trucker's experience, do your homework)
Oh, and almost forgot, for all of those DIY (do-it yourself) students, please change the settings of your GPS to TRUCK route / or follow the NO TRUCKS signs
We are available only weekends, so here are other unaffiliated ads from the list which might get the job done for you:
Guy With a Truck - Pick Up & Delivery Starting at $50 (Somerville, Cambridge, Boston & Beyond)
Hi! I'm the guy with a truck who can help move your small apartment, large furniture, appliances, or anything else that is too bulky to transport in a car or on a bike. I am reliable and friendly. My rates are also reasonable. During the week, I require only a one hour minimum and charge $50/hour, or $90/hour if the job requires a second mover. There is never a charge for gas or mileage unless we go over 20 miles round trip. My service is a nice value for those of you who just need a few things moved across town. I welcome customers who need to ride-along or need items purchased from a third party to be paid for and delivered. Excellent references available. Same day service when possible. You can also find me on the web at www.theguywithatruck.com, or on Facebook, search term "The Guy With a Truck." Please leave a message if you get my voicemail. I get back to everyone promptly. Let me know how I can help you!
Careful furniture delivery for all your Craigslist furniture/appliance purchases..
Found something that you like online ? Get it home right now before someone else gets it! - Sometimes on short notice ! I have a cargo van which means I'll be able to pack quite a bit of stuff inside rain or shine! Also dolly, handtruck, blankets, tape, and thanks to GPS won't even need your directions! Delicate stuff can be shrink-wrapped before moving!! I've been servicing Craigslist customers for 4 years... Don't want to rent/drive a truck? OK ..For short money you have me to drive around the Boston area and help load your couch, washer dryer, table, armoire etc...Call my cell for scheduling..
FURNITURE PICK UP
Location: Greater Boston Area
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Andrew’s Furniture Delivery – Day/Nite 617-274-8163 (Greater Boston)
Residential/Commercial Delivery of any Craigslist Furniture - 100 Mile Radius
Careful handling of furniture w/Padding /Wrapping /Dollies etc.
Andrew's Furniture Delivery
Location: Greater Boston
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
POWERLIFTER MOVERS Appliance Delivery & Appliance Removal service
(See website for details)
24HR ONLINE ESTIMATES
o• Convenient... Furniture PickUp and Delivery Service• (Delivery)
Pick up and delivery for your craigslist furniture purchase!
Simple, straightforward service designed to get your purchase from seller's place to your home.
Services range from simple curbside delivery to complete moving assistance from seller's room to yours.
You can choose one man labor or two depending on your budget.
Over two years of experience picking up and delivering craigslist items.
I can even pay the seller up front for you - you can just reimburse me upon delivery - easy!
Truck is equipped with padding, blankets, straps and bungees to ensure safe delivery.
Also providing trips to IKEA and other stores for shopping and pickup - please ask.
PickUp for items such as a dresser, chest, ikea wardrobe, table, chair, chairs, queen size bed, full size
mattress, couch, chest, dinner, buffet, bedroom, leather sofa, loveseat, sofabed, crate, bookshelf,
book, bookcase, desk, futon, closet, pottery, stools.
Price depends on your request. Please Email or Call for a quote...
Quote via Email....
1. Item(s) being picked up
2. Link to seller's posting if possible (Or please include picture OR dimensions.)
3. Pickup city / town
4. Your city / town
5. Your floor. With or without elevator?
Please ring 617-429.8223
after a slow start the season is going ... the super tight competition (listed under alternatives) is fun (more free time to write stuff which noone would read)
what did we learn this year ... competition is good ... deals must go on ... and that a couple of guys can have a good impact on the boston craigslist delivery side of the story ... (the whole thing reminds me of the beginning of the '90's - when a bus trip to NY was $80-$90, long before the Fung Wahbus came along and took down the prices to $15) now i feel like we were the Fung Wah of boston's CL
over the last few years we did have an impact to the prices, and it was a good impact. all has chnaged (we have at least 1 competitor matching our $29 curbside to curbside rate), the CL has chnaged (the CL does not seem to filter content as aggressively as it used to, perhaps an early indiaction of a possible decline in relevancy), the web has changed (who knows what's up with the search engines). for a while, the boston craigslist killer was making it impossible to get any traction on the search engine positioning ... luckily, that dark & herrific boston chapter is in the history books, and one good site (not this) could get some results after carefully following all the steps in the big books.
we're working on making our message / ad more clear ... it seems that it still confuses readers into thinking that a 100 mile run would be still $29. did not intend for that to happen, do not know how it happens.
it still very puzzling to me how reasonable, smart people get what they want in 2 short e-mails / text messages (yes, that happens regularly and it is quite amazing), and sometimes, other people just do not get it ... very interesting how this works ... need to read more on the subject.
ultimately, the simple point is this: a deal gets done when both sides agree on the terms, and the expectations of both sides are concrete (that is why the booking module does not allow for payments; if it did that would mean that an offer is accepted) and a deal has to make financial sense for us ... the rest is up to you - the well informed consumer. we sometimes have given quotes that are too high, or too low ... it happens ... we are humans ... all jobs are different, and we try to stay competitive with what we see as the best terms out there...
the bottom line is this - we get it done right, for what we believe is a very reasonable $. do your own homework and checking ... it is possible that one would not nee 2 guys for some light stuff .... or not need a quality shipper for something that is very cheap or free / in those cases we will recommend guys with pick-up trucks - generally 1 guy with a pickup truck will get the job done 20-30% cheaper.
finally got this out of the way ... great day everybody!
i have to do a few lines on the costs involved ... and on communication ... but that is for another day.
Available weekends to help deliver your craigslist purchase of a larger item.
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