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Moving? Movers or me

In about two to three months I will be moving about 150 miles away. In the meantime, we need to do a number of things like buy a house. The company I am going to work for is moving us as I qualify for a relocation package. The package includes moving our belongings with 100% replacement value insurance. I will be making weekly, if not daily trips to the area once I start in June with a pickup. Should I have the movers move the egg, or should I just do it? LBE in a 6' stainless table on casters. I would just leave the egg in the hole in the table, but I am unsure if the shelf it is sitting on would hold up to the trip.
LBGE

South Dakota

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  • RebellabRebellab Posts: 43
    Oh, and Kempy of you see this you can call or text for details.
    LBGE

    South Dakota
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 12,827
    You or mover is fine but I would remove Egg from table.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini....

  • So your choice is movers with 100% replacement value insurance or do it yourself with no insurance? I'd say that, unless you want your egg in your new place before you've "officially" moved, let the movers do it.
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  • KempyKempy Posts: 163
    @rebellab wtf? I find out on this forum you are leaving? I suggest you leave the BGE here in town. You can store it on my deck next to mine.
    I'm going to miss you hosting the fantasy football party every year, but wish you the best of luck.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 25,575
    I would clean the egg, dissemble it with the movers doing all the lifting, have them wrap everything in furniture pads and tape them up really well. Get them to help you put it together at the other end.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 4,843
    edited April 2013
    Unless the moving company is staffed by complete morons, they will handle it no problems, and if there is a problem you appear to be covered. Having moved a number of times, it is best to oversee the load and unload and take the time to inspect everything before you sign off.
    I'd advise them that the internals are fragile ceramics that need to be removed and packed. I'd leave the dome attached and have them secure it and pack as one unit out of the table, a LBGE is not too heavy for a mover. It is their responsibility, the less you do the better. Once it is set up at the new home in pristine condition, you can fine tune it. 
    Delta B.C., Canuckistan - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    Let your stomach decide.

    The question you must ask yourself is what should arrive first? You or your egg? or Is it best that you arrive together?
  • FockerFocker Posts: 1,124
    edited April 2013

    Knowing how movers and insurance companies move, I'd get a buddy, buy him lunch and a few beers at the bar, and move it myself completely disassembled and separate from the table.  It doesn't take long to break down an egg.  Removing the innards also helps with weight and makes the move easier.  Wrap in old towels or blankets.  

    Not worth the possible long-term headache filing claims, and being without your egg in your new home for an extended period of time.  You've got enough on your plate getting settled in new home and job.       

    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "The most important ingredient in cooking is restraint."--Chris Bianco

  • caneggercanegger Posts: 490
    If you do like @Focker said and "get a budy and buy him some beers" make sure that is after the egg is moved :D
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 4,843
    @Focker brings up a good point, regarding the speed or lack thereof, at which movers and insurance claims process. If I understood you correctly this is a corporate move, meaning claims are typically handled very quickly, at least in my experience. If you haven't already, I suggest you ask HR how fast you can expect claim resolution if there should happen to be any damage. Good luck. 
    I love my egg, but it is far from the most treasured of my possessions. 
    Delta B.C., Canuckistan - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • On the other hand... asking HR in advance about claims resolution might give them the idea that something is not "quite right".
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 25,575
    I honestly think that if you are using a mover that is associated with a van line, especially United or Mayflower that a $1000.00 claim on a corporate move would be handled immediately out of the agent's office. I was somewhat involved with that business for 25 years.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • RebellabRebellab Posts: 43
    Thanks for the feedback. I still need to do some thinking on this. There are a number of things that my wife and I consider priceless that we will take ourselves. Good point on the claims process. I have never moved more than up the street since college, so this is all new, and yes it is a corporate move, and I am a new hire so I can play dumb with HR.
    LBGE

    South Dakota
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