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I joined Angie's List to find the best of the best movers in town. Unfortunately, that was not my experience. Parts from my china hutch (which was damaged in the move) were left behind by the movers. I packed them up and brought them with me (I'm sure they would have lost them anyway). Told my Sleep Number beds would be deflated and all pieces boxed up (not put in mattress box), when I said that to the men actually packing my stuff, they said no it will be fine in the mattress box. Well, one of my two split king mattresses did not get to the other side without a hole worn through the box and then through the mattress pad as well as the mattress on a corner and worn on the end of the mattress as well. One of the tubes was yanked out and this broke my clamp. I suggested taking my lamps apart and they said no they will be fine marked top load so nothing would be put on top, well that didn't happen and thus both lamps were damaged. Something I didn't understand at the time they inventoried my belongings...they write numbers and letters to describe condition of items (wood, metal, fabric). Well next to my BRAND NEW couch, they wrote "soiled" arm, bottom, corner, front, left, legs, "rubbed" seat soiled. on BRAND NEW chair/ottoman they wrote "soiled" and legs "rubbed". This was all brand new furniture- they were just covering their backsides. There was no mention of the now 7-8 places damaged on my couch on your inventory sheet. Nor the mud, wet and worn through hole on my mattress. When delivered, the driver actually asked me if it could have been there or happened when they loaded. Uh NO! It was a sunny day and this was still wet, 26 days after they picked it up (the fact it was 26 days later, will be described shortly). How do things wind up missing when all my belongings were tagged and loaded? Yet one of the items tagged was missing and another the driver of the original truck had in his cab and forgot to transfer it to the truck. He said he would mail it to me...will wait and see if that happens. The driver said I would be paid for the other missing item. don't know who that will come from...will wait and see if that actually happens. So my contract that I signed with
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was that my belongings would be moved from WA to VA. Picked up
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. 24 and delivered around between Feb. 1 and Feb. 3 but no later than Feb. 13. Driver called and confirmed with date of Feb. 3 on Thursday,
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. 30. Feb. 3 comes and I heard nothing. Called Mt. Moving & Storage and they tell me to call
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Worldwide Van Lines. Told by
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that the truck broke down on
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. 31 in Missouri and would update me. They told me several times over that they have until Feb. 13 to get my stuff to me. Heard nothing and on Feb. 13, called
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again. Told the truck was still broke down and they would try to get another truck there in two days!! So what happened to having until Feb. 13 to get my stuff to me?? Informed my shipment was too small for an inconvience fee.
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told so many
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during the conversations I had with them. Also, I had to initiate every one of those calls. Not once did they call me to update me on the status. They finally said they would work with Mt. Moving & Storage to get me an inconvenience fee check. Told me that they spoke with the man I contracted with. When I talked with Mt. Moving & Storage, they said they didn't even know I didn't have my belongings yet. When the new truck picked up my belongings, they didn't just pick up the trailer. They actually moved my belongings from one truck trailer to another! In the end my belongins were moved from my apartment to a shuttle truck and then brought to the warehouse where they were loaded on the truck. Then in Missouri, moved from one truck to the other. Finally at my new apartment in Virginia, moved from the truck inside. I think this is way too much handling out of sight of the owner. In the end,
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paid the convenience fee to me and said that it was the amount that they would have made on this contract and that they actually didn't even owe it to me. I really don't care who owes me or doesn't. The facts here are that you contracted with me on behalf of
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Worldwide Van Lines and they blew it big time!! If they don't care enough to be stand up and make this right for the people you contract with, why in the heck would you continue to do business with this type of company that treats people absolutely horrible in a very stressful time already? I think communication on the part of both companies is lacking. The woman I had contact with at
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Worldwide Van Lines has to be the worst person I have ever dealt with on the phone in my entire life! She lacks any professionalism, tact, sensitivity, compassion, and respect. On the otherhand, the woman I spoke with at
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was very compassionate, professional, and respectful. This had to be one of the worst experiences I have ever had moving and we were in the military for 20 years, I know about moves! I have shared this opinion with all my friends on Facebook, my employer (who also called
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Worldwide Van Lines and got the same disrespect) and they wanted to use the company for other employees (which won't be happening!!), all my friends and family, as well as anyone I come in contact with and say I just moved here. My rating overall is a D and only because of the woman I spoke to on the phone at
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and the owner agreeing to a small inconvience fee. The price was a great price (not a too good to be true price) but in the end, the price wasn't worth it when I had to put out so much money waiting on my belongings with no work cloths, towel, bed, etc. as well as having to get my belongings fixed or replaced. I think the quality of the overall experience was atrocious. No one in a higher up position from either company has called and apologized to me or even discussed this horrible experience with me. The owner of
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(while I didn't speak with him directly) was responsive to my situation in sending the inconvience check right away. Punctuality??? Seriously, it took way too long to go across the US and not have this be weather related. I got my belongings faster when I moved to Guam from Florida!! Again, the only person who I had interaction with that was professional was the person I spoke with on the phone at
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at the conclusion of this move. In conclusion, I understand that while
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did not do the direct moving, they do contract with someone who does. The companies they contract with should be a highly skilled, professional, and trustworthy company and
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Worldwide Van Lines in this situation was very far from that description on all fronts. I would be ashamed to be in business with
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Worldwide Van Lines. When I contracted with
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, I did so thinking that they worked with the best of the best and again, in this situation, it was not the case. When I searched movers on Angie's List,
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is the company I went with and not
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's Worldwide Van Lines so I believe that this all reflects poorly on
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as well as
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's Worldwide Van Lines.
- AnnaLee G.
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, the owner, arrived promptly at our appointment time to go over all the items we wanted moved. He was friendly and professional as he walked through the house and outbuildings. He noted that several items were antiques and explained the company's insurance coverage options thoroughly. The estimate was provided within 24 hours of his visit.



On moving day the truck arrived right on time. We went over the list
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had provided to his staff to be sure we were all in agreement on what they were moving and sign off on the paperwork. This group of three young men went to work immediately and with efficiency. They didn't hesitate to ask if there was any question in their minds. They all were very personable and friendly -- the pack up time flew by. After the truck was loaded, we were given their estimated arrival time at our new house and we were assured they had the directions.



They arrived at our new home at the time they estimated. The unloading and placement of furniture was accomplished in the same efficient manner with no problems -- no breakage or scratches. Would we use
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again? Absolutely! They were everything we hoped for -- fast, efficient, on time, friendly and showed great care in the moving/placement of our furniture.
- Margaret C.
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It was a reasonably good experience, but I called them and told them I needed moving guys on a Saturday for a disabled woman. The guys helped more than usual, but a bit less than what I expected for what I needed them to do. I was very disappointed in them for the communication, and the loading phase of the move was a disaster because of this.
- David F.
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State regulators today ordered an illegal Seattle residential moving company to cease operations and assessed the company a $10,000 penalty. The
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Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) ordered
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Co., Inc. to stop operating as a residential moving company in the state without a valid permit. The UTC penalized the company $10,000 for continuing to publicize the illegal business despite a new law effective this year that forbids such advertising. The UTC went to court earlier this year to obtain a permanent injunction against
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Co. and its owner,
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, who had been operating residential moving businesses without a permit for a number of years. Mr.
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subsequently applied for an operating permit with the UTC on March 16, but asked to withdraw the incomplete application on
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10. At the time of Mr.
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? request to withdraw his pending permit application and up until the time of the UTC hearing on Nov. 20, he continued to advertise his illegal moving services. The UTC is the state agency in charge of enforcing consumer protection and safety regulations for more than 200 residential moving companies operating within the state. Movers are required to get a permit from the UTC, charge proper rates, carry proper insurance and keep their vehicles safely maintained. The commission does not regulate interstate moving companies.
- Barry Z.
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Wonderful. The three men that moved our belongings were excellent. All three were friendly and organized. They moved our belongings swiftly, never dawdling. I highly recommend Mountain Movers. They are professional, timely, and work to suit your needs!
- Joseph and Janna W.
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This company is not permitted as a residential moving company in
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state. Moving companies must have a permit from the
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Utilities and Transportation Commission. Always verify that the company you choose has a permit at www.utc.wa.gov.
- Consumer P.
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My move kept getting postponed and they were excellent at working with me until there was a firm date.
3 movers and 2 trucks arrived on time. Loaded all packed boxes and furniture on vans. Unloaded everything from both trucks into house, garage and shed.
I was exhausted and they were more than kind to me. Cheerfully put everything where I wanted .Very careful not to damage either of the houses and my belongings!! Everyone I dealt with was professional and I felt like a valued customer.
- Pam P.
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All Movers in Olympia, WA

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1 DAY CHANGE

327 4TH AVE
Kirkland, WA

3rd Generation Movers

2103 Kent Rd
Des Moines, WA

3rd Generation Movers

P.O. Box 611
Bellevue, WA

3rd Generation Movers

240 110th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA

3rd Generation Movers

2918 S Austin St
Seattle, WA

5 Star Movers And Delivery LLC

3410 160th Ave E
Bonney Lake, WA

A & D Movers

2930 Olympia Avenue
Bremerton,

A A THOSE INCREDIBLE MOVERS

Mill Creek , Wa
Bothell, WA

A Clean Sweep

19915 Tahoma Circle SW
Rochester, Wa

A Jill of All Trades LLC

2118 S Ainsworth Ave
Tacoma, WA

A&E Relocation Services

2604 Willamette Dr NE
Olympia, WA

A&N Re-locaters

12905 se 158th pl
Renton, WA

A+ Always Moving, Inc

P.O. Box 86849
Portland, OR

A-1 Piano Sales & Rentals

7020 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA

A2B Moving

8622 S 222nd St
Kent, WA

AA Eagle Moving Services

Sheridan Rd.
Bremerton, WA

AAA Budget Moving, Hauling & Demolition

10508 SE 250th Place
Kent, WA

Aaron Glide Self Mover Service

1122 E Pike St
Seattle, WA

ABF Freight

P O Box 971
Kent, WA
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