Information on Moving and Storage Company Quotes

The purpose of this page will be to detail and explicate the varying forms of moving quotes commonly available. We are offering this information because we realize not all companies make it easily accessible. It is our hope that by explaining the pertinent features of moving and storage quotes that you will be better able to choose the company which fits your needs. We will first begin by explaining the purpose served by moving quotes. We will then detail the three most common quotes given. We’ll then conclude with what is common to all moving company quotes.

1) What is the reason quotes are given by companies to begin with? The purpose of a moving quote is to inform you of the estimated charges for your upcoming interstate or local move. Whether you are moving locally, or internationally, the company should provide you with a written quote before you consider signing with them. The quote should include not only the final charges, but also how the figure has been arrived at. Your cost will almost always be calculated based upon either expected weight or expected volume (how much space it will take up in the van). Be sure to ask the company which model they used, especially if you sign a non-binding quote as this can matter a great deal later on in the process. That concludes this section.

2) What types of moving quotes are most commonly provided to potential clients? Binding Relocation Quotes: A binding moving quote cannot be changed by either party. This means that the price you and the moving company agree to is final and neither party can alter the contract no matter what. This type of moving quote offers protection against unjust or unexpected price increases or hidden surcharges because the price is agreed upon ahead of time. A binding quote is almost always preferable to a non-binding quote, except for a few notable situations covered below. You shouldn’t gamble with your family’s possessions. If the moving company you have contracted is in fact professional then they should have no problem providing accurate moving quotes that they are happy to stand behind. This form of quote is sometimes alternatively referred to as a flat-rate or a flat-price quote. This is one of the moving quote types we most often recommend to potential clients.

Guaranteed-Not-To-Exceed Moving Quotes: This form of moving quote very nearly offers the client the best of all possible situations. This form has all the benefits commonly associated with a binding quote. For example, the price of the move cannot go up, and the company cannot hide any charges. Also, if your shipment weighs less than estimated, then the price of your move will go down! This means you have all the protections associated with a binding quote, and you may ultimately pay less than initially agreed upon. This should be the moving quote you ask the moving company to provide. If the company is unwilling to provide you with this form of quote you should ask them why. Most reputable firms are confident enough in their abilities to provide this guaranteed not to exceed quote.

Non-Binding Quotes: This form of contract fails to offer a guaranteed price for the services it is estimating. This means that the company may unilaterally increase the price of the move without your consent for any reason they see fit. As is obvious, this type of contract leaves the customer open to potential manipulation by unscrupulous movers. While there is always the possibility of the price going down, many less than savory moving companies are known for providing non-binding quotes to unsuspecting customers. You should only enter into this contract if you completely trust the company in question.

3) What is common across all available moving company quotes? If you are moving long distance then you will be forced to pay taxes at the state and local level. These taxes cannot be avoided, no matter what moving company you end up with. Often, these moving taxes are referred to as, or are included in, the origin and destination fees on the contract. These should be explicitly detailed on the contract so that you know they have been taken account of. Also, all long-distance moving quotes should include a fuel surcharge. The price of the charge is determined by Congress, and cannot be waived for, or by, any moving company. This charge will be separately detailed as well.

Here are a few more things to look out for when you receive your next moving quote. Regardless of whether you are moving locally or interstate, the cost of packing and the cost of transportation should be broken down separately. The packing section should also include the cost per box packed. Having this information more transparent will make your decision between moving companies easier. You will be more fully competent to compare the moving companies rates and charges this way. No matter the moving quote, both local and long distance, should explicitly state the form of moving insurance the customer has chosen. (For further information on moving insurance feel free to visit our other articles) If you paid for the full value replacement insurance then the contract should say this. Choosing a moving company, no matter whether you are relocating locally or long distance, requires diligence. We hope this information has been useful and you are able to better decide between potential moving companies. Have a great day.

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The Origin Of The World Series Of Poker – 5 Rules In The Gambling Extravaganza

Then how did it become so famous and prestigious? It all started in 1949 when Nicholas “Nick the Greek” Dandalos approached Benny Binion with an offer he couldn’t refuse: he wanted to organize a high-stakes poker marathon. The marathon would be available to the public for viewing, and the duration would last for days, or months if necessary.

Binion set up the game between Johnny Moss and Dandalos – a marathon that would last for five months and only break for sleep and meals. The two men played their hearts out – and they played every form of poker they knew how. However, Moss eventually won the game and brought home approximately $2 million.

It was then, that the famous Greek quote was uttered: “Mr. Moss, I have to let you go.”

Binion saw that each day the poker marathon went on, crowds grew – people were actually interested in watching “The Greek” and Moss compete in the game. It was this poker marathon that was the inspiration behind the World Series Of Poker. The first World Series Of Poker was held in 1970. The aim of the 1970 tournament was to decide who the best poker player in the world was – Binion gathered together as many highly skilled poker players that he could find, and held the tournament at Binion’s Horseshoe in Nevada. That year, the winner was decided by vote, however, the following year, the winner was determined by the same means as today’s World Series Of Poker: everyone will play until one player has won all the chips. Interestingly enough, Moss won again in 1971.

In 1972, Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston took home the winning spot. This was also the year that interest in the World Series Of Poker began to increase. Amarillo Slim is credited by developing awareness of the tournament by making appearances on popular talk shows like Johnny Carson.

Another item that has led to an increase in the World Series Of Poker entries is the increase in the popularity of online poker and televised poker. Online satellites have made it easier for amateur players to win spots in the World Series Of Poker, while televised poker has inspired millions to learn the game of poker.

Five World Series Of Poker rules

Hold ’em

The flop is 3 cards laid face up in the center of the table. These cards serve as common cards. Another round of betting ensues, with the first remaining player to the left of the button starting the action.

A single card is laid face up, next to the flop, for a total of 4 cards face up. Another betting round occurs, starting with the first player remaining to the left of the button.

A final card is turned face up, bringing the total number of common cards faces up on the board to 5. A final round of betting occurs, starting with the first player remaining to the left of the button.

After betting is complete and if more than two players remain, a showdown occurs in which the winner is determined by the best five card hand possible using the 5 common cards and each players’ pocket cards.


In Razz, the highest up card on third street has to make the forced bring in bet. This starts the action. On all subsequent rounds, the lowest hand showing acts first. If there is a tie for low hand showing, the first active player clockwise from the dealer begins the round’s action. Another difference is the fact that if a player pairs his door card, there is no double bet option like there would be in standard 7 card stud.

Seven card stud

Most 7 card stud tables require an ante of every player before being dealt any cards. After everyone has “ante’d up”, each player is dealt 3 cards, 2 face down and one face up. This is called third street. The face up card is called your doorcard. Unlike Hold ’em, there is no button, rather, the player with the lowest doorcard posts what is referred to as the bring in. If two or more players have the same value card, the bring in is determined by suit value. Suit values from lowest to highest are: clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades. Players to the left of the bring in then have the option of folding, calling or raising the bring in bet.


In Omaha hi/lo, the pot can be a split pot if there is a qualifying low hand. To qualify as a low hand, the player must have five unpaired cards that are 8 or lower. An ace counts as the lowest card in a qualifying low hand, and flushes and straights do not affect the low value. The best “low” hand would be an ace through five straight (A2345). This hand is commonly called the “Bicycle.” It is entirely possible for a player to have the best low and best high hand.


– Ace-to-five low: The lowest possible hand is 5-4-3-2-A, called a wheel. Aces are low and straights and flushes are ignored. This is the most common method.

– Ace-to-six low: Also called 6-4 low, since the lowest possible hand is 6-4-3-2-A. Aces are low and straights and flushes count as high hands.

– Deuce-to-seven low: Also called 7-5 low, since the lowest possible hand is 7-5-4-3-2. Almost the direct inverse of traditional “high hand” poker. Aces are high and straights and flushes count as high hands. Since aces are high, A-5-4-3-2 is not a straight, but just ace-high no pair.

– Deuce-to-six low: The other, mostly unused, possibility would be 6-5 low. Aces are high, straights and flushes are ignored.

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