(Closed) Moving! What a rip off!

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

that’s ridiculous. who boxes up a bed?

keep calling and demand a refund (wait until after they deliver though). threaten to report them to the BBB.

Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee

That is so crappy.  Do you have any documentation about what you were supposed to pay?  I’d talk to someone higher up.  That is so disgusting and unreasonable that they did that!

Post # 5
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@bestbuddies: If it makes you feel better, we got an estimate for $5800 for a cross country move from Boston to the Bay area. God only knows what it’d really end up being!

Since the only non-IKEA funiture we have is our Pottery Barn couch, and obviously $5800 is too much to pay for a $3500 couch and a lot of crappu particle board, we are selling everything and only shipoing essentials – should give us a good bump to be able to buy “real” furniture for our next place!

Post # 7
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s crazy!  You would think they would tell you that there are things that would add to the price that much!  Did you get some type of contract from them that says anything?

Post # 8
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow… that’s crazy.  I hope it’s somewhere in writing that you didn’t authorize that…

Post # 9
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had estimates for everything from those Pods to moving companies to rental trucks and everything was insanely expensive.  We ended up renting a Budget 24ft truck and tow jack for one car, then packing and driving it ourselves.  It still cost us about $750 with gas and all and that was after using a 10% discount. 

Then we had to deal with all the other moving expenses, like pet fees, ridiculous car tag/title prices ($440 here in FL), $40 per license, new parking permits, the list goes on.  I hate moving with a passion.

Post # 13
46670 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It is a common problem with movers. Look at your local Better Business Bureau complaints board

 All that paper, tape, packing material and boxes add up to extra weight and the bill is determined by the weight.

I had a mover try to pull that with me on my last move, only the estimator had come to my apartment so they couldn’t say I had given them incorrect info about the amount of stuff I had.

They threatened not to unload the truck after they gave me the bill and I just told them to go right ahead. I wasn’t going to pay that inflated bill. These guys were local movers from the town I used to live in. They were now 5 hours away from home and would have had to drive 5 hours back and store all my stuff.

They caved and unloaded the truck and said I could speak with their boss.

I wrote them a cheque for the estimate and the boss never called .


Post # 15
46670 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Be nice but assertive. Ask to speak with someone in charge, not the delivery guys. They don;t have any authority.

Tell them you will file a complaint with the BBB in your area due to the huge discrepancy between the estimate and the bill as presented.

If you have a local TV station that does a consumer help segment don’t hesitate to use that either.

Post # 16
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@julies1949: That was awesome!!! Definitely keeping that in mind when i move.

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