Why movers have such a bad reputation

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I have recently moved and I for the first time used a moving company.  Prior to this move I have moved 14 times as an adult ... not including the 9 different moves while my father was in the Air Force.  So I know about moving.  I researched and got quotes from several movers, I did not go with the cheapest nor most expensive. 

Let's start with the beginning:

Salesperson makes promises that I have in writing about the cost ... I received a Binding Quote which means they could not charge me any more.

I packed all my lose items and the movers were to use pads for the furniture and load it on the truck.  This is the first place that the nickle and diming started ... although the pads were included in the price the "foreman" told me I had to pay for all the tape used to secure the pads ... here was the first call to the salesperson to get this cleared up.  They used 19 rolls of tape and wanted to charge me $4 per roll.

I do not have enough to fill an entire truck so I was to be put onto another truck and then shipped out, you would think that this would be arranged days in advance ... no the moving company will not give you a timeframe until all your items are on the truck and then they will tell you that someone will call in the next few days with a delivery range.  Seems that it would be pre-arranged through the scheduling department.

When all my items were on the truck my agreed upon price had a clause that said if I was under weight and volumn that I would be refunded up to $250 ... once they had my items that clause was "not valid" any more.  The "foreman" of the loading crew speaks poor English and makes it difficult to ask questions.  When I asked to supervisor I was told that if I didn't like the price he would unload my items on the dock and I could come and get them myself and find another way to move.

Upon delivery the driver said that the stairs were to many and that he would charge another fee for the stairs, this is not what the salesperson says.  All the items that I packed came through just fine ... the items the movers packed had several broken items ... know let's see how long it takes to get reimbursed from the moving company.

Why do moving companies have ... and deserve such a bad reputation:

1) BECAUSE THEY WILL PROMISE ANYTHING TO GET YOU TO SIGN A CONTRACT

2) BECAUSE ONCE THEY HAVE YOUR ITEMS YOU ARE AT THEIR MERCY

3) BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T GIVE IN TO THEM YOU WILL HAVE NO FURNITURE UNTIL THE ISSUE IS RESOLVED

Call me directly and I will tell you the name of the company I used.

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Anonymous
Peter

I used a great company moving from UK to US.  They were Removals Bristol.  The website is http://www.removalsbristol.org.uk.   They have six branches around the area.  I'll find them out and let you know.

The guys helped me with all aspects of home removals making moving home easy as pie. The article above is about one company and I understand that you can have a bad service from some companies but ther are some good ones!

Jan 24, 2011 12:15 PM #7
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Peter

The company branches are below for anyone moving house from the relevant area.  Hope this helps anyone trying to find a good company!  Email me if you need any extra info.

<a href="http://www.removalsbristol.org.uk"> Removals Bristol<br /></a>
<a href="http://www.removalsbournemouth.org.uk"> Removals Bournemouth<br /></a>
<a href="http://www.removalssouthampton.org.uk"> Removals Southampton<br /></a>
<a href="http://www.removalsnorthampton.org.uk"> Removals Northampton<br /></a>
<a href="http://www.removalsoxford.org.uk"> Removals Oxford<br /></a>
<a href="http://www.removalsplymouth.org.uk"> Removals Plymouth<br /></a>

Jan 24, 2011 12:25 PM #8
Anonymous
Peter

<a href="http://www.removalsbristol.org.uk" rel="nofollow"> Removals Bristol<br /></a>

<a href=http://www.removalsbristol.org.uk rel="nofollow"> Removals Bristol<br /></a>

Jan 24, 2011 12:56 PM #9
Anonymous
Peter

trying one more time

<a href="http://www.removalsbristol.org.uk" rel="nofollow">Removals Bristol</a>

 <a href="http://www.removalsbristol.org.uk" rel="nofollow">Removals Bristol</a>Household Removals

<a href="http://www.removalsbristol.org.uk/" rel="no follow">Removals in Bristol</a>

&lt;a href="http://www.removalsbristol.org.uk/" rel="no follow"&gt;Removals in Bristol&lt;/a&gt; 

Jan 24, 2011 01:55 PM #10
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Peter

Hello administrator.  Sorry but I can't write my comment with a link in it.  Could you please email me and let me know how?  I've been through a ton of webpages and tried different things but it doesn't work.  Help!! I'll try to come on tomorrow and leave details for reader

www.removalsbristol.org.uk

Jan 24, 2011 02:15 PM #11
Anonymous
George Sandford

Hi guys, sorry i'm not the best with computers, here are the websites I was trying to place above but I can't. Company info below.  The owner is George.  if you need to move from these locations get in contact!

Removals Bournemouth

Pine Grange, Bath Road,
Bournemouth, Doset, BH1 2PJ
0871 704 2803

Removals Bristol

Nelson House, Rupert Street
Bristol, Avon, BS1 2PZ
0871 704 2801

Removals Northampton

Wellington Street,
Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 3ND
0871 704 2806

Removals Oxford

122 Marlborough Road,
Grandpont,
Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4FR
0871 704 2804

 Removals Plymouth

33 Notte Street,
Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2AZ
08717042805

Removals Southampton

Atlantic Mansions, Albert Road South,
Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3FR
0871 704 2802

Jan 25, 2011 01:39 PM #12
Anonymous
Gerry

If you wanted one of the best moving companies in Canada, then you should have chosen movers like our company. Ferguson Moving and Storage. There is a reason we've been around for 95 years. If we're not <a href="http://www.fergusonmoving.com">movers</a> in you're area, then contact us for advise on movers you can find near you that are <a href="http://www.fergusonmoving.com">Reputable movers</a>

Feb 13, 2011 06:49 PM #13
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gerry

If you wanted one of the best moving companies in Canada, then you should have chosen movers like our company. Ferguson Moving and Storage. There is a reason we've been around for 95 years. If we're not <<a href=http://www.fergusonmoving.com title="movers"> in you're area, then contact us for advise on movers you can find near you that are <a href=http://www.fergusonmoving.com title="reputable movers">

Feb 13, 2011 06:56 PM #14
Anonymous
gerry

If you wanted one of the best moving companies in Canada, then you should have chosen movers like our company. Ferguson Moving and Storage. There is a reason we've been around for 95 years. If we're not a href=http://www.fergusonmoving.com>movers</a> in you're area, then contact us for advise on movers you can find near you that are a href=http://www.fergusonmoving.com>reputable movers</a>

last try to get these links working promise!

Feb 13, 2011 07:01 PM #15
Anonymous
Alexis Gonzalez

I had a great experience with Visual CAPTCHA it'a a matter of finding a moving company with references and/or reviews.

Hope that helps if you are searching for one.

 

Alex Gonzalez

Jun 23, 2011 01:17 PM #16
Anonymous
Matt

The <a href="http://www.greenwaymove.com">Chicago Movers</a> we had move us out of state were remarkable.

Dec 02, 2011 05:36 PM #17
Anonymous
George

MOVERS In Vancouver BC http://www.ellismoving.com

Whether you need to move locally or long distance, Ellis Movers provides a professional and reliable service. Local service area includes Vanvouver, the Lower Mainland, Squamish, Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Gulf Islands. Accurate estimates and superior customer service: BBB A+ accredited service.

Jan 17, 2012 09:02 AM #18
Anonymous
Daniel

To be honest a lot of people think moving is easy and bd house can be moved in 3-4h. In reality this will take  more time and this where the disappointment is coming from along with the bad name. There are bad movers, not all moving companies are created equal greetings from http://www.localmoversdc.com

Apr 12, 2012 07:32 AM #19
Anonymous
Daniel

To be honest a lot of people think moving is easy and bd house can be moved in 3-4h. In reality this will take  more time and this where the disappointment is coming from along with the bad name. There are bad movers, not all moving companies are created equal greetings from <a href="http://www.localmoversdc.com">Movers DC</a>

Apr 12, 2012 07:33 AM #20
Anonymous
Susan

I had a great experience with <a href="http://www.noahsarkinc.com/long-distance-moving.php" >Long Distance Moving</a>   the moving crew  did a wonderful job moving all our belongings, they were very professional and a very reliable company.

Jul 02, 2012 04:56 AM #21
Anonymous
moving company

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visit us:

http://www.packingserviceinc.com/professional_moving_services_company.php
Sep 12, 2012 09:23 PM #22
Anonymous
Chicago Moving Company

 Professional Chicago Moving Company & Affordable Movers Specializing in Local Moving & Long distance Moving & Commercial Moving, Packing Services, with Moving Boxes & Packing Supplies and interstate moving services,

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