Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another Moving Fiasco: Part 3

Phew! I finally made some headway in MovingGate 2009-2010. It took bombarding Moving 1 with voice mails and emails for a few days before Rob would actually accept a call from me (I was really getting sick of the receptionist whispering to him that I was on the phone, thinking she'd placed the call on hold). After reviewing the emailed quotes I'd sent from other moving companies, (and sternly warning him with some legal mumbo-jumbo suggested from my buddy in law school,) Rob finally agreed to removed the $2/CF surcharge on the "extra" 190 CF. That brought down the price $360. Not terribly significant, but he said it was the best he could offer outside of court. Since I didn't want to wait for my belongings through a lengthy multi-state court process, I accepted the arrangement. It's still $1075 more than the binding estimate, but I don't think I could have been any more successful without paying for a lawyer. I never heard back from Gephardt, but if he does contact me, I'll see if he has any additional tips for me. I've reported the company to the BBB and American Moving and Storage Association. In the words of Mr. T: "I pity the fool who uses Moving 1!"One other bright spot: We negotiated with Taylor's company to give us additional reimbursement towards our moving costs. They'll cover the $450 in packing supplies. With the "discount" from Moving 1 and extra money from the airline, we are scheduled to have our stuff arrive in Spanish Fork sometime between January 16-22. We'll have to do some mad pawning, Ebaying, and selling to get enough cash this week (since the reimbursement will take a while). I've got a ton of Rosie's baby clothes (newborn to 4T) if you're interested....



Quixotic Healer said...

Good to hear! Good luck getting the cash together!

Lori said...

It sounds like you gave it your best shot, $360.00 isn't a lot unless YOUR paying it. Glad Taylors company will be helping some more than expected. Good luck selling what you can.

Gina said...

I've got some catching up to do. Sounds like you just recently moved and got burned.

Reading your post brings out the PTSD in me (and my apologies to anyone that actually has post-traumatic stress disorder). Moving and relocating...ugh! We've moved 8 times. I save all of my boxes. It's a good thing I joined the church and gave up booze; I'd be a raging alcoholic by now dealing with all of the moves.

Instead, I'm just fat, emotionally eating my way through the stress.

I hope you get this worked out really soon.

Gina said...

Okay, I think I'm caught up with the moving fiasco. I'm glad this is wrapping up for you. Sometimes cutting our losses hurts but may be worth it for our sanity. The only other consolation is the learning experience gained (and the ability to warn everyone about Moving 1).

I'm looking forward to part 4: the finale.

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