You finally decided to make a move to a bigger, brighter, larger apartment or a house, and suddenly dollar signs along with big moving bills start showing up inside your head. You may feel overwhelmed and intuitively might be tempted to go ahead with a moving company that provides the lowest quote.

Unfortunately around 50% of all the moving companies represented on largest platforms such as Google and Yelp are not licensed or insured, that simply means that if things go wrong then you that so-called “Moving company” would take 0 liability over your belongings, most of those scam companies offer prices way lower than a market price because they do not have expenses of maintaining their licenses, insurance. The easiest way to figure whether a moving company is licensed or not on YELP is just look for a Verified License badge on their profile, if it’s not there then that company is a scam artist.

At LA Moving Star, we’ll make sure you’re not playing a guessing game about all the expected charges or whether our moving experts live up to their reputation as professionals with the appropriate certifications and insurance.



So What are the 3 Biggest Risks When Choosing to Work with a Cheap Moving company?

  • Hidden costs: Perhaps you got an extremely low-cost quote for your upcoming move which may sound too good to be true. That should be a big sign that you should be expecting additional fees towards the end of the move. The last thing you wanna think about while you are relocating is having to come up with more money than you expected to pay off your movers. Further, it wouldn’t be unheard of for movers who don’t have a track record of being transparent to hold your belongings until you pay up more, because they simply do not care about their reputation.
  • Never on time: Shady movers may not be the most punctual or on-time at all. Having your move canceled last minute or possibly even on the move day itself – can be one big issue with cheap movers who aren’t serious about providing quality service, do not care about online reputation and obviously not here for a long-term quality service. Let’s suggest they never showed up, so what now? Imagine considering what it’ll cost you (in time, stress, and money) to take a day off of work, roll up your sleeves, and get the job done on your own with your friends and family’s help. It’s also very possible that once they leave your pick up location to get to your drop-off address they don’t arrive when expected to deliver your items. Responsible, licensed and insured moving companies will never let this happen. For instance, they’ll make sure that if a mover can’t make it on the day of your relocation, because of flu, Covid-19 or any other reason then another mover can be there so you don’t lose any money (or time) getting to your next destination.
  • Missing and damaged items: What would be another reason why that moving company provided a quote with significantly lower price than other movers? Lack of experience. They may not have the expertise necessary to handle your electronics, furnishings antiques, valuables, and especially fragile items — cause all of which require different types of care to ensure everything will be delivered in perfect condition. On top of putting your personal belongings at risk, this may also result in scrapes, scuffs, dents on the walls to the place you’re moving from or your new location or maybe both. Lack of experience may also mean that those cheap movers don’t have the proper security measures in place. Low-cost quote for your move also equals the point that cheap movers are never insured. If they don’t have the proper insurance in place that means that any damage to your belongings that they handle during your move may be your responsibility and not them.

Sounds Too Good to be True – May be the Turning Point When Hiring Cheap Movers

In order to avoid surprise or unanticipated add-on fees, make sure you’re taking a close look at professional moving companies rather than at terrific offers from too-good-to-be-true moving companies, with way lower than market average prices. Ask questions!

When comparing professional licensed and insured moving companies, you’ll be glad you checked out LA Moving Star to help you with your move. Call us today at 213-866-9988 to get your moving questions answered and get a quote you can rely on!

Ready to make a move? Get in touch today for an obligation-free guaranteed price moving quote.

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Jay LoganJay Logan
21:39 24 Oct 23
Andrew, Mike and Sergei did a fantastic job and were very careful with all the furniture and boxes.
Elvira GendlerElvira Gendler
02:22 21 Oct 23
Andrew, Mike and Sergei did an amazing job. Such a professional team. Moved me and my husband in a super friendly and smooth way. We moved 3-4 times but this is was the best experience I have ever had. Thank you guys!!!! Impressive!!!!
Zhiyuan XuZhiyuan Xu
18:57 19 Oct 23
Alex and Sergei is very responsible and helpful
Brandon ShahnianiBrandon Shahniani
18:40 18 Oct 23
HOLY MOLY! Where do I even begin. First of all, in the last 6 years, I've moved probably 3-4 times. I've hired through task rabbit, asked for recs through friends, and have even hired those amazing parking lot patrons you see at every Home Depot. Long story short, it's always been a nightmare. Half of my things end up broken, my walls get scuffed, I end up needing to help lift things and spend hours afterwards cleaning up what the movers messed up. When planning my current move, I knew I had some really tricky pieces that were going to be an absolute beast to move to my new condo. I decided to dish out a couple extra bucks and work with an actual moving company this time after my best friend Lauren raved about LA Moving Star for months.When I tell you I'm astonished. First of all, the price was very reasonable and the movers that showed up were actual professionals. I would call them moving artists to say the least. They strategically have so many tricks up their sleeves in getting massive items through very cramped and small spaces. Everything was wrapped beautifully and not a single thing was damaged. Not only that but they were SO efficient. They were hustling, moving fast, and getting it all done in a timely manner. Usually when companies charge by the hour, I tend to notice workers taking their sweet time in certain areas... But this company values integrity and you can tell. They actually care about their customers and it's SO apparent. My specific movers were Alex, Max, and Serg and the 3 boys were spectacular. This move was definitely not an easy one and they even had to completely disassemble and rebuild my three massive closet pieces by hand.I cannot reccomend this company enough and will be reffering everybody I know to use them. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Víctor MendezVíctor Mendez
20:44 14 Oct 23
Guys did an amazing job. Moved my heavy furniture. I’d like to recommend them. Thank you Andrew and Mike!
Otiniel RibeiroOtiniel Ribeiro
18:34 12 Oct 23
Extremely professional and customer service second to none. Highly recommend!
Andres Holguin-FloresAndres Holguin-Flores
00:53 12 Oct 23
Two great workers helped with moving my entire apartment. It was a big move with a fridge, desk, tv and bed. Fast, friendly, and would absolutely hire again. They handled the move up a flight of stairs as well
Sar HossepianSar Hossepian
23:22 11 Oct 23
Androo Ara and mike are the best you can get to move your stuff 5 star from me
Mark Stephen FructuosoMark Stephen Fructuoso
19:43 11 Oct 23
Alex and Serg were extremely professional, quick, and efficient with my move. Would definitely recommend this company for friends and family!
Al RosalesAl Rosales
23:57 08 Oct 23
Alex, Peter, and Serg were excellent. They did the move in a timely matter and were all very nice. Not disappointed at all.
22:00 06 Oct 23
Max and Serge have been very helpful for my move out. Both are very strong, quick, and concise. Absolutely a great moving experience and I highly recommend! A++++
18:40 06 Oct 23
Max and Serg were excellent Movers, extremely helpful, going above and beyond. They were the best.
Crystal J. BlackCrystal J. Black
00:06 06 Oct 23
I thought that all the 5 star reviews must be fake. But nope, LA Moving Star is the real deal. Max, Mike and Serge did an amazing job and they stayed within the quoted time right down to the hour. I was so stressed about not having packed everything but they did in 2 hours what would have taken me 3 days. The only thing I will say is that they don't wrap/break down eeeevvverryytthiing. there were some things put in the truck unwrapped (not the big important stuff, but small tables, artwork) that made me nervous. so if you want everything wrapped, ask them. but nothing was damaged so no harm no foul. trust the experts!
Ella MoshtagElla Moshtag
23:30 03 Oct 23
Alex and Max were great. We had a nice moving despite of all the situations we had in our complex apartment. They were testing the alarms and access was limited. I definitely suggest them and refer them to my family and friends.