Rating: , Posted by bec on Jan 20, 2012
Wow, this was the single worst experience of my life and I have dealt with some serious blows. I was quoted $1,800 for a one bedroom apt move (no dining room) - so a master bedroom and living room.
They picked up my stuff and brought it to my new home state and told me the balance was almost $4,000 (after paying the initial $1,000 down). I explained I don't have that; I had budgeted for the quoted amount. Stephanie said then they would auction my stuff to pay the balance. I asked what would happen to the remainder of the sales since I have a big a$$ tv and electronics in there, after she pays the balance with the auction. She said "we keep it. Everything belongs to us if you don't pay within 30 days". I said "you are asking for 3x the quoted price; I need time to get the money together!" She said no. I noticed the cords to my tv were gone and the surround sound (later after I unpacked). Thank God it wasn't too costly to replace.
In addition to the cost, they charged me $600 for a broker fee bc when I filled out the form online, Brad from Budget Van Lines called me and forwarded our call to Statewide. For that 20 second transaction, Brad was paid $600 BY ME. Which I never agreed to and was never explained to me. OMG this was terrible. Please do not use this company. They were so nice at first, I chose them because of this. Don't fall for it like I did. I took out a line of credit to pay them so I could keep my stuff; that's another thing - they only take cash or certified money order....seems a little shady to me...BEWARE
Quote or Order ID:
Movers Cost: 4500.00 USD
Origin pickup Country: USA
Origin pickup State: Florida
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Picked up: On time
Destination drop off Country: USA
Destination drop off State: Illinois
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Primary contact person (Salesman): Brad - Budget (Broker ?)
Secondary contact person: Stephanie - Statewide Relocation
Dirty Items: No
Stolen Items: Yes
Damaged Items: Yes
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