Cable company will help you move for just $1. But of course there's a catch.
Moving out of your old place and moving into a new apartment or house is exciting and painful at the same time. If you decide to get professional movers, it can cost quite a lot of money. However, in Japan, a 100 yen coin can now get you movers from an efficient moving company--with a catch.
Imagine only having to pay professional movers a dollar to move all your belongings, furniture and everything else into your new apartment. Seems like a no-brainer. A Japanese internet service provider has come up with a brilliant business plan, and people are taking full advantage. The going rate for professional moving assistance is about 30,000 - 50,000 yen, depending on location and how much work they have to do. During the peak moving season of March and April, rates go up to 70,000 yen (680 USD). But if you agree to hook your new place up with internet service from BellTechnos and sign a contract, they will provide the movers for you.
BellTechnos at first provided 0 yen moving, but customers were a little suspicious of such a deal, so they raised the price to 100 yen just as a formality. Everyone needs to get an internet provider for their new living quarters. So why not sign up with the company that's going to get you professional movers for pretty much nothing, AND get fast internet? BellTechnos hires reputable movers and pays them through the profits they make with the new contracts.
The service started in 2011, and consistently averages about 500 customers a month. Not only do you get to relax a little while the movers do all the work, but it has the added benefit of not having to go through all the trouble of setting up your internet service once you move in. You move into an apartment that already has high speed internet.
Take notes internet providers of the world!