(Closed) Anyone hired a moving company and they broke a piece of furniture?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 4
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Pretty much every person I know that’s ever hired movers had a piece of furniture broken.

They should give you insurance $ for repairs. If it truly was a clean break, and only a leg, it should be fairly easy to fix.

Post # 6
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, it happens.  It depends what insurance you got – insurance based on weight or based replacement cost for how much they will give you to repair/replace (although if it’s really that heavy, you probably want what is usually the cheaper one, the weight replacement).  Check reviews online for the company and follow up aggressively.

Post # 7
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve got a friend whose dad was in the Air Force. They moved every 2-3 years. And EVERY time, the movers damaged something. It would take a lot to convince me to use movers…

Also, make sure you document the damage. It would have been nice to have photographed your belongings before they moved, so they can’t say the leg was already broken. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 9
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve had furniture damaged twice by movers.  Both times I called them and they sent someone out to fix the damage.

Post # 10
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Janaic88:  It’s okay, I forgot to photograph damage when we moved into our current apartment. *fingers crossed* I hope they don’t ding us too much when we move out.

Since it’s an antique, I’d talk to them about getting it fixed by someone who specializes in antique repair, and not just some handyman. It’s not like they can give you a couple hundred dollars and you can go to Ikea and replace it.

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