Every company has a different strategy when making a sale.
One strategy that many removal services use is the free, in person, no-obligation quote. This is a great customer service, but make sure you do not feel pressured to buy from the first company just because they show up! Items like sofas, mattresses and appliances have fairly straight forward dimensions. If you have a couch, most companies should be able to give you a price or price range. If they push for an in person quote right out of the gate, they might favour a high pressure sales strategy.
Try to gather at least 3 quotes if you have the time. Prices can vary based on who you talk to or how busy a company is at a given time.
Our price list on the back of every business card!