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Collegian Movers, Inc. offers complete moving, packing and full service storage. Residential, Commercial and Industrial. Serving the East Coast and shipping to any where. Climate controlled storage. We also offer long distance and international services.
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Factors that raised the rating for Collegian Movers, Inc. include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 7 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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|Problems with Product/Service||5|
|Total Closed Complaints||7|
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Business ManagementMr. Matthew Fernschild, President Ms. Marian Battista, Office Manager Mr. George Desrosiers, V.P. Sales
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Service AreaConnecticut, metro New York, New England, Eastern Seabord
Alternate Business NamesA Collegian Movers
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- (203) 359-8889(Phone)
- (203) 366-8882(Phone)
- (203) 869-7450(Phone)
- (800) 966-6838(Phone)
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Complaint: We contacted Collegian Movers 2 months prior to our move for a quote. The actual cost was double the quote. Horrible sales practices. Awful business but crafty when it comes to inflating the cost and man hours.
Desired Settlement: We contacted Collegian mover 2 months prior to our 10 mile move of our 2 bedroom home. I was given a detailed quote based upon our belongings. The movers showed up with a vehicle that was too small. A second vehicle was sent for and showed up 3 hours behind schedule. The move in to the new home was a disaster. Both vehicles did not show up to unload at the scheduled time. The second vehicle was 6 hours late to extend the overtime hours. IN short the move bill was double the quoted price.
Business Response: Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2013/05/14) */ Consumer's Original Complaint : We contacted Collegian Movers 2 months prior to our move for a quote. - Original contact 3.8.13 at 10:48:47 AM The actual cost was double the quote. - Our detailed estimate emailed on 3.26.13 at 12:48:40 PM was to include - 1111 cubic feet of items, our trucks hold 1950 cubic feet to allow for some additional items not listed - the customer had a 20' trailer and was to move some of the items not listed himself - when the movers arrived they found this was not the case - after loading all of the original listed items the customer requested they move everything, at which time the foreman call to have another truck dispatched to complete the move. The second truck was only charged for at regular rates and only for the time it was used. Original estimate was for 2,143.95 which is very accurate given the customer provided list - final cost was $3,379.28 which includes all the additional items not in the estimate. Horrible sales practices. - in addition to the detailed list of items by room our estimates included this language "Estimate is provided based on your description of the items moving ... Please read the items list for accuracy and confirm that we have included all the items that you are moving, including the correct number of boxes to be moved. All charges are hourly, ..." Awful business but crafty when it comes to inflating the cost and man hours. - Customer never complained to us about any service issues. Consumer's Desired Resolution: We contacted Collegian mover 2 months prior to our 10 mile move of our 2 bedroom home. I was given a detailed quote based upon our belongings. The movers showed up with a vehicle that was too small. - estimate of detailed listed items provided for by the customer was for 1111 cubic feet - truck capacity is 1950 cubic feet? A second vehicle was sent for and showed up 3 hours behind schedule. - Second vehicle was not needed in original estimate and only sent at the customer's request to move additional items that he was originally going to move himself. Additional items were mostly in the 2 car garage, yard and the shed. The move in to the new home was a disaster. ?? Both vehicles did not show up to unload at the scheduled time. - scheduled unload was between 12:00 noon and 2:00 PM - truck was signed in at 1:15 PM The second vehicle was 6 hours late to extend the overtime hours. - no overtime was charged - all charges are at regular rates - 2nd truck was sent later so the customer would not be charged for the truck sitting and waiting to be unloaded. IN short the move bill was double the quoted price. - Again the estimate for what was listed by the customer was accurate - it's the additional items not included in the estimate (the items customer was going to move with his 20' trailer) that resulted in additional costs. In summary the cost of the move was over the estimate price due to additional items not included in the estimate that the customer was intending to move on his own. The attic was estimated at 50 boxes but had 150 boxes and items, garage was to have a refrigerator only - but we moved everything in a full 2 car garage, the shed was not to have anything but was full and we moved that also. In short the price charged was very fair giving the items originally contracted for and all of the additional items moved and work provided. Thank you in advance for your help in resolving this matter. Sincerely ****** ****** Collegian Movers Inc
BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved
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