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Thread: I hate movers!

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    cjk
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    I just looked at some of my boxes of fabric and they are nasty dirty and some are even ripped!!! I knew my boxes looked like an elephant had stepped on them but my goodness I didn't know they destroyed some! I even had some in a plastic tote and the tote is busted all the pieces and all thats holding it together is the miles of tape they used. Not sure if I'm up to looking in it right now. I just want to set down and cry!

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    I'm so sorry to hear this! Be sure to write down all that's broken so you get reimbursed.
    The first time we were moved by movers they broke everything breakable, I swear! I got reimbursed but some items were wedding gifts that I felt really bad about :(

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    TAKE PICTURES!!!!! Include a newspaper in the photo and keep the newspaper for proof of the date. Dates on the camera can be altered but that is proof positive for anyone.

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    I would definitely call the moving company and complain. Take pictures of all the damage/dirt. Maybe you can get someone higher up in the moving company out to see what happened in person. This happening was just wrong, maybe they can replace things. I thought movers were insured for this. If not at least maybe it will keep it from happening to someone else.

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    This moving company is a pain to deal with. They broke so much stuff and we had to wait a week for them to deliver so in that week our stuff went 100's of miles on a truck being shifted from the middle to the front, then they charged us double the estimate. I will file a claim but I don't look for much reimbursment. And even then it will take months. What makes me so depressed is that now I don't have the money to replace the fabric they destroyed. I don't have a big stash so I don't have a lot to fall back on.

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    yeah they broke some of my mothers china that I can't replace.

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    I'll send a little! Anyone else????

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    That is so not right. Besure to report everything that they broke or ripped. Don't let them get away with it.

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    Tell everyone you know, in the most public way possible, what the name of the company is and what happened.

    This is why I advise everyone, family and friends, to get a video camera and take CLOSE pictures of every man who carries stuff out of your house. Take close ups of them, and take close pictures of all the stuff coming out. If possible, have 2 cameras working all the time. Then have someone hold up that newspaper with the date on it, revolve around them and take pictures of each room you left. This is because, sadly, most houses left empty are immediately invaded by the homeless and neighborhood thugs that live way too near.

    Then take the same pictures of your stuff coming OUT of the truck, with the same closeness of movers and possessions.
    Plus pictures of the house you are moving into. Should it be rented, this will prove, by the newspaper, that the house had this or that flaw in it. Be sure to highlight each thing you want fixed or changed in the pictures.

    And be sure to change the locks on the new house, every one of them.

    I suspect that the best way to get reimbursed for this is a glare of publicity. Tell your friends in the old neighborhood and in the new one, tell what the name of the company is and what happened. Tell us...some of us might live near you, or have friends or family there, and remember, word of mouth is powerful.

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    cjk did you pack the boxes or did they? If they did the packing then they are responsible. If they are reluctant to work with you then I would file a claim in small claims court or tell them that you will do that. Maybe it will scare them enough to pay for the damages. If they refuse to pay tell them "see you in court" and "I plan to file a report with the better business bureau" then do it!! I don't think it's too expensive to file. I am sure you will win your case against them. What state are you are in? Call the city hall or the local chamber of commerce in your town and ask them if there is a legal aid society there. Most counties have a legal aid society. They will help you with a case if you can't afford to pay a lawyer. Sometimes they are lawyers just starting out kinda like going to the beauty college to get a hair cut. Costs about 1/4 of the regular price or sometimes free depending on your income. Like the others said, take lots of photos and keep all the packaging materials. Sorry this happened to you...
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