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Old 05-09-2017, 09:42 AM   #1
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When to stop asking friends to help you move?

I'm 30. My coworker/friend is 34. He got divorced about a year ago and has been living in an apartment while house shopping.

He purchased a home last week and is now fishing for people to come help him move this weekend.

We are professionals and make good money. He is easily in the mid 6 figure range. For perspective, his house brick ranch was $230k and he put 20% down, so he isn't broke or in hard times.

He wants us to come spend Saturday helping him move his 2 bedroom apartment across town. When I asked him why he isn't just hiring a couple of guys, he said "I don't have that much stuff."

I'm in the process of getting moving quotes for my own home move. I've been quoted $500 for a full day of movers with their own truck for a 2000 sq ft home.

Am I being petty, or are we at a point in our lives where spending $300 have a couple of guys break their backs on a Saturday is money well spent?
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:45 AM   #2
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:46 AM   #3
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When to stop asking friends to help you move?

That being said, I definitely help my way friends more than I ask for help. Yeet.


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Old 05-09-2017, 09:46 AM   #4
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Hire 2 day laborer at home depot for the whole day at $50 each. Tell that fcuker of a friend to stop being cheap.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:52 AM   #6
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Hire 2 day laborer at home depot for the whole day at $50 each. Tell that fcuker of a friend to stop being cheap.


Yeah when was the last time you used a day laborer? No way they're working for $50 for the day. Try $120-150, and you have to buy them lunch. And a pizza won't cut it, latinos want the deli sandwich for $10.


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But OPs friend is definitely el cheapo. I hired movers recently, and although they weren't cheap (~$830CDN taxes incl.), they were awesome. I'd never ask friends to help me move after hiring pros. The pros just do it better, disassemble / reassembly dressers, beds, etc. Plus they're on the hook if they fvck things up. If your friend tears a hole in your drywall, it's on you. Pro movers FTW.
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I hate moving. Tell him your back is a little out of the whack, you'll help, but he needs to hire a day laborer or college kid for the $50, or bring one with you.

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But OPs friend is definitely el cheapo. I hired movers recently, and although they weren't cheap (~$830CDN taxes incl.), they were awesome. I'd never ask friends to help me move after hiring pros. The pros just do it better, disassemble / reassembly dressers, beds, etc. Plus they're on the hook if they fvck things up. If your friend tears a hole in your drywall, it's on you. Pro movers FTW.
I'm a cheap guy, but when you are going on mountaineering adventures and buying brand new cars, I feel like you can afford to not abuse your friend's backs removing a used couch from your 2nd floor apartment.
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Someone sippin on that haterade. This is exactly why I don't ask **** from my friends. Yeet.


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Yeah when was the last time you used a day laborer? No way they're working for $50 for the day. Try $120-150, and you have to buy them lunch. And a pizza won't cut it, latinos want the deli sandwich for $10.


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Last year and for a big house too. They usually congregate around my local Autozone and I bargained for $40 each and they agreed. But felt bad at the end of the day and gave them $100 each cuz they worked from 9am-8pm. Btw, I just bought them Chinese for lunch.
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Helping friends out is helping friends out, period. I don't ask WHY they are asking for help. I just do. That's what you are friends for...to be there for each other in times of need and shyte like that. Dammit now you have me writing like a pussy.
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If you have no plans, and If everything is packed and all he needs is some hands to move it into the truck then into the next house, I say you're obligated if you're friends.
Now if you get there and nothing is packed or in boxes and he expects help there, he can pound sand.

Now if this is just a work acquaintance then feel free to make up an excuse although for a few hours you can get an IOU to cash in later.
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If you have no plans, and If everything is packed and all he needs is some hands to move it into the truck then into the next house, I say you're obligated if you're friends.
Now if you get there and nothing is packed or in boxes and he expects help there, he can pound sand.

Now if this is just a work acquaintance then feel free to make up an excuse although for a few hours you can get an IOU to cash in later.
Oh, everything has to be boxed and ready to be moved. There is no negotiation there. Also, has to be a good friend.
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Go help the guy move. One of the biggest asks as a friend is to help your bro move. I don't care how much one makes, I'd still go help.
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I go help people move several times a year. Usually it's coordinated through church. The last time we moved, though (11 years ago) we hired some movers because we had some fragile antiques and I would hate to have to hate someone forever for breaking my great-great-great-etc-grandpa's roll-top desk.
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I'd hate to be the friend that asks for favors when I can pay someone to do it for me. I'd ask family members first before I inconvenience my friends. That's just how I roll.
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