Why Moving sucks

I mentioned we were moving a few posts ago, and was looking for recommendations on movers. We went with one of those recommendations and now have no fridge.

Moving for us, seems to always be a series of unfortunate events. When we moved to CO from CA, our moving truck was 2 days late and finally arrived on a tow truck… yeah a moving truck pulled in by a tow truck, that’s fun, certainly gave the neighbors something to talk about.

We shoulda known better than to think that was the worst it could be.

Long unfinished story short… We get a call the day of the move, “our guys forgot to plug the trucks in, so since last night was really cold, neither of them start now. Can we move you tomorrow?”

The answer was no. no because we already had Cable coming, Already had phone transfer orders, already had everything packed. And most importantly, were traveling Monday of the upcoming week, so moving Sunday, would suck.

So they borrowed a truck from a sister company, arrived two hours late. Didn’t have an appliance dolly, or the promised wardrobe boxes…. Joy.

So the good part, using some sort of Shirpa like straps they man handle the fridge out the front door, where it get’s dropped down two concrete steps before tilting sideways to a foot and some change into gravel and fallen leaves. The doors flew open, the shelves all fly out, it was like a cool slow motion action scene, except it was my 2 year old, rather nice fridge.

So now we have a fridge that can’t be connected to water since it leaks, the doors don’t close well (thankfully the seals seem to work), the side has a huge dent in it, no telling if the insulation is intact or not. Gashes across the front, and the bottom facia is pretty much just sitting there since it’s bashed off.

And of course, being two hours late, they rushed us through signing the paperwork, our bad, and neglected to point out the option for additional insurance that didn’t require a written inventory. Oh well live and learn.

moving sucks… We’ve decided that come what may, we’re going to grow old and die, in our townhome… maybe we’ll even haunt it….

4 Comments so far

  1. Valerie (unregistered) on January 17th, 2008 @ 8:49 am

    Call the PUC – they owe you at least some amount based on weight. Also let the BBB know.


  2. John W (unregistered) on January 17th, 2008 @ 9:29 am

    @Valerie,

    Yeah the BBB complaint has already been filed, PUC?

    They’re cutting (haven’t gotten it yet) a check for the weight of the fridge, we’ll put the 4.87 towards a new fridge :( but they’re definitely getting a black mark


  3. Nick (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

    there are a few companies that take old appliances instead of them and their chemicals going to landfills. they sell then off cheap, maybe check that out. I lost the info, but look it up. i’ll try to find the number and post..


  4. john w (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

    @Nick,

    Definitely post the number, I’m totally cool with not adding more chemicals to the landfills, and such.



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