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Recommendations for a moving company - has upright piano

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Recommendations for a moving company - has upright piano

We're looking to move from north Richmond Hill to south Richmond Hill in a month or so. We don't have a crazy amount of stuff as some of the furniture will be left in the old house. However, we also have an upright piano that needs to be moved and dropped off in the opposite direction, in south Aurora. Looking for some recommendations for a moving company, as most I've found on Google has outrageous prices if a piano is included (like $500 extra).
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Aug 29, 2011
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Moving a piano is nothing like moving other furniture. $500 doesn’t seem that unreasonable to me.
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Moving extremely heavy furniture is almost a specialty among moving companies.

We recently purchased some custom made furniture and the delivery was done by a company that specializes in very heavy pieces of furniture.

They weren't cheap but we learned you get what you pay for. They navigated their way through some very tight spaces and cramped staircases and left zero damage along the way.

The owner, Jeff, is a great guy.

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mrweather wrote: Moving a piano is nothing like moving other furniture. $500 doesn’t seem that unreasonable to me.

And if you truly love your piano … or it’s a family heirloom
You might want to consider using a Piano Moving Co for it alone

People who actually know what they are doing
How to prep an upright properly for the move
Have the right equipment for the job etc

Pianos weigh a ton
Regular Movers don’t like to move them
And most … honestly … do a p!ss poor job

Pay the extra … and get it done by the pros
Not some hacks that are just tacking $ 500 onto your bill
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Dec 12, 2009
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I paid $150 separately to have a piano moved in 2006. So $500 in today's dollar seems reasonable. It is not easy moving 600 lbs of awkward mass.
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I paid $150/end (so $300 total) to move my family piano from Ancaster to Paris at least 10 years ago. It’s about a 25 min drive.

$500 from a piano moving company for the in and out sounds about right in today dollars. Our upright has a cast music box and weighed about 865 pounds.
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Oct 23, 2008
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Unless you want your piano dropped, or a leg busted off, I would just pay for a proper piano moving company who knows how to handle, strap, and move it correctly.
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