If you’re considering a moving company, let me suggest that you do all that you can to avoid Magnum Moving: this story isn’t over yet, but we’ve experienced nothing but poor service, misrepresentation and over-charging by the company. At the moment, Heather has been charged over $700 for a move that was quoted to cost $177 + GST. If things aren’t cleared up, there’s no doubt we’ll be going to small claims court. Fun!
Based on personal experience, if you’re in the process of looking for a moving company, here are some red flags that should act as a warning.
Early warning signs:
1. No one answers a phone call
2. No one returns phone messages
3. No address provided in the Yellow Pages Ad (or elsewhere)
“It’s hopefully not too late to bail” warning signs:
1. No call the preceeding week by the company confirming moving date and time
“You’re already fucked, but here you go anyways” warning signs:
1. No company logo or name on side of truck
2. You don’t get a copy of the contract that you’ve signed
3. Moving company workers dressed in “street clothes”; no uniforms
4. Moving company mover asks for tip in cash