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Skinny Wimp Moving Co. is a full service licensed moving company serving residential and commercial customers in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Employess are uniformed and professionally trained. In addition to complete moving services, they also offer packing and unpacking before and after moves. They can also move large items like pianos.
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Factors that raised the rating for Skinny Wimp Moving Co. include:
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- Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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320 West 4th Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles CA 90013
Phone Number: (213) 576-7000
Fax Number: (213) 576-7007
The number is 190997.
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Lance Clauson, Owner
Industry TipsMoving Companies
Simi Valley, CA 93063 Directions
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: On 8/8/2014 I used Skinny Wimp movers. When I contracted with them, I was told that damages were covered for the contents of BOXES for $0.60 per pound. I packed the boxes myself and was careful not to make them too heavy. It took them 12 hours to move a two bedroom apartment and when we got to my new address (less than 4 miles away) there was damage to furniture and a framed photograph. The based of my dining table was completely broken and unusable. The bookshelf had serious damage and the picture was not savable. I was told by Kendall that he was sorry and my items would be replaced. He also told me that he had filed the claim that same night.When I called to check on the claim, Megan told me they didn't have it on file. I then received an email today saying they are only going to insure my furniture for the $0.60 cents per pound. How can I replace my dining table for that, a bookshelf and a signed photo. I told them this was unacceptable and that I would be contacting the BBB. Please don't let them get away with being careless and then throwing pennies on the dollar to replace my items.
Desired Settlement: I can replace the shelf for $39.00.I can not find just the bottom of my glass top table so I am not sure how to put a price on it. The table is from Z Gallerie and not a cheap piece of furniture.The picture was a gift from my son. It was from a gallery in New York. It cost me $300 to frame and mat only. I can find out what he paid for it.
As stated by the Business.
Hi, I am not familiar with this case but if a customer does not opt to purchase additional insurance all the state of California makes us pay is 60 cents per pound. This is California law not ours. We do about 300 moves a month and rarely have any damages at all. 60 cents is normal even if he does not like it we did not do anything wrong.
Thanks for you time
4 Z GAllerie dining chairs,
They misrepresented the 60 cents per pound by telling me it was for the items in the boxes. They said it was because they hadn't packed them. Not one item in the boxes that I PACKED were damaged. Only the furniture the movers handled.
I will take this to small claims court if need be. All I was asking for was a reasonable replacement value for my dining table, bookshelf and picture. After paying $1350 (plus tip) for a 2 bedroom move, I think it is the least Skinny Wimp would offer to do.
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Complaint: I contracted moving services and paid 100 dollars as deposit in advance by credit card (processed 3/22/14). On the day of service (3/24/14) I paid full in cash and have a receipt as proof. I have was not refunded the deposit. I have repeatedly requested the return of my deposit and supplied proof of my entitlement to the refund but have been delayed and denied. I am contacting the Better Business Bureau as a last recourse.
Desired Settlement: refund of the 100 dollar deposit