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What started out as a good experience ended up being less than acceptable .
Although this is not a short review, I think itÃ¢ÂÂs important to give the background and be fair. We moved twice, the first experience was AMAZING. Ambrea was very helpful and always on top of everything and answered my many questions.
A month later they were going to move our items from their storage to the new house. The day before they were supposed to come, they asked if it was ok to deliver our tractor a day later than the other stuff, (Saturday instead of Friday ) they didn't have a truck available?? I reluctantly agreed although we were hoping to have the Tractor delivered the same day as the rest of the stuff, so we could start a project early Saturday. We had contractors lined up to do work based on us being able to use the tractor Saturday.
Friday morning comes and around 730 am (they were supposed to be there around 9 am ). We were told they had problems with the truck, the lights weren't working and they couldn't drive it that way. I asked if it could get fixed so we could still get our stuff. We had made arrangements for my husband to take time off work and rearrange things. He said they would do their best to try to get it fixed but it may not happen.
As it turns off they didn't get it fixed. Saturday they showed up, in a semi truck with our stuff. After many attempts they determined they couldnÃ¢ÂÂt drive it down the lane. We asked if they could call someone to bring another truck so they could move the stuff. Or someone could call Uhaul to rent a truck. The staff responded that wasnÃ¢ÂÂt an option, they would have to move our stuff by hand truckÃ¢ÂÂ¦they said this isnÃ¢ÂÂt the first time management didnÃ¢ÂÂt look up the location prior to realize a semi wasnÃ¢ÂÂt going to fit. We were in disbelief this was Ã¢ÂÂthe planÃ¢ÂÂ. My husband and I couldnÃ¢ÂÂt stand by and watch them try to move our 7 crates of items with a hand truckÃ¢ÂÂ¦ They would be there all night. As a result, we offered to use our truck and trailer and ranger to load up and help them move the items. Although the movers did most of the packing and unpacking we helped and used our vehicles.We truly feel not only is this unacceptable to us as the customer but it sets the employees up for failure not to mention the safety risk is increased by unloading items off the semi to the vehicles then moving it again. At one point our neighbor had to wait to get out.
We contacted management asking for some sort of a discount because we had to use our vehicles and help them unload. We were basically told they already gave us a discount because we actually booked the move in their off season and itÃ¢ÂÂs cheaper, now itÃ¢ÂÂs the prime season and it costs more. In the email response they sent explained in detail their moving process, how they are held by strict guidelines because they move military and in fact they are called out last minute all over the country to accommodate changes with the military move regardless of whatÃ¢ÂÂs scheduled so thatÃ¢ÂÂs why they sent a semi truck instead of a truck that would have been able to drive down the road. She also reminded us that they took our roll top desk that wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt fit through the door of our office to discard and normally they charge $169.00 for that but she didnÃ¢ÂÂt.(. BTW, we asked the movers if they wanted it, could they take it. He said yes.. He did not say, yes however we have to charge or we would of said donÃ¢ÂÂt take it we will get rid of it.) Not once in the final email did she apo...
Allwest moved staff from our offices in Tacoma to Seattle over the weeked 1st and the 2nd of Oct. it was as efficient as it could be. The crew shoed up on time all three days, they were clean, polite and knew what they were doing. Tim the Rep. was most professional, we highly recommend this company.
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