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Title: It appears I'm not brewing for a while.
Post by: weazletoe on August 26, 2010, 05:46:14 AM
 The movers finally made it here to Idaho with our stuff. What a fiasco. It's a long story, but the Cliff Notes are this.....They were 2 days late picking up in Ohio, and 2 days late dropping off in Idaho. We were quoted 2200$, And ended up paying 5800$. All of our boxes look like accordions, and a lot of stuff is broke. Washer and dryer, that are rather new, and were very expensive are scratched and dented, and the control panel was knocked off the washer. My computer  / work desk is smashed beyond use, and our furniture is cover in chips, scratches and gouges. My mattress was strapped to the back of the trailer, and we ended up with a few things that do not belong to us.
 I found out from the dude I worked for in the sheet metal shop, where our stuff was stored, that they were not going to take 90% of my stuff, as there was no room on the truck for it. He insisted they take it, so, to make room, he wathched them take others peoples boxes off the truck, and THROW THEM IN THE DUMPSTER!!!!!! We were also charged 800$ for packing, and materials, when we had everything packed.
   They were not able to get all our stuff on the truck, so they left our 16', 1000 gallon swimming pool, a coffe table, about half a dozen boxes, and....here goes....all 5 of my cornies, my 15.5 gal keg, both my propane tanks, and both my CO2 tanks.
     You can all bet, there is hell to be paid. THey will experience the wrath of the Weaze!!!  >:(
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Post by: euge on August 26, 2010, 06:26:19 AM
That is outrageous! I assume they're just scamming everyone they come into contact with. Holding their possessions hostage. Was it a well known moving company? I'd be suing some butt. Writing letters and making phone calls.
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Post by: tschmidlin on August 26, 2010, 06:36:32 AM
That's seriously messed up!  I wonder if your stuff is coming later or if it ended up in the dumpster too.  Unbelievable.  I definitely want to read updates as you visit the wrath of the Weaze upon them.

So the stuff that didn't belong to you . . . anything good? :)
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Post by: bluesman on August 26, 2010, 10:59:34 AM
That is completely unacceptable.  Is this a franchise or independent moving company.  Did you submit a complaint and claim for damage.  What was their excuse for all of this nonsense???
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Post by: akr71 on August 26, 2010, 11:37:24 AM
I guess they don't rely on repeat business do they... or they're reputation for new business.  Very uncool!
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Post by: dhacker on August 26, 2010, 11:51:55 AM
That's seriously messed up!  I wonder if your stuff is coming later or if it ended up in the dumpster too.  Unbelievable.  I definitely want to read updates as you visit the wrath of the Weaze upon them.



Or the brew stuff ended up at some other person's home where a big ol' batch of beer is being made while Weaze is being screwed!
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Post by: majorvices on August 26, 2010, 12:57:57 PM
Did you get any pictures of your stuff before the move?
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Post by: dj99 on August 26, 2010, 01:33:02 PM
Yikes!

If it makes you feel any better (probably not), the moving van can not legally haul propane tanks.  When we moved cross country, I hauled those myself.  Our only mishap was that I had included a small lead-acid battery in one of the garage boxes, which was unintentionally illegal.  The bonehead movers put that box on its side, and the battery leaked.  Why would you assume you can put square boxes any side up?

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Post by: MrNate on August 26, 2010, 02:21:14 PM
That's unbelievable. No, I take that back... I believe it, but it's ridiculous. We had stuff moved across country with no big mishaps other than the industry standard last-minute price gouging.

If I had it to do over again, I'd get a POD and hire day labor on each end.
Title: Re: It appears I'm not brewing for a while.
Post by: weazletoe on August 26, 2010, 02:46:12 PM
We went through Budget Vanlines, who leased to North American Transport. We have pictures of all the damage, have filed a complaint with the D.O.T., and budget vanlines, as well as a damage report. I think we are also going to get ahold of the Atty. General.
 I know for a fact that my stuff was not dumped. Like I said, everything was inthe sheet meatal shop where I worked in Ohio. My old boss and his wife watched it go down.
  As for the propane tanks, and CO2 tanks, yes it's againt D.O.T. regulations to carry them full, but not empty, like mine were. These clowns didn't even check. I'll keep you updated in the days to come.
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Post by: rabid_dingo on August 26, 2010, 09:26:44 PM
      They will experience the wrath of the Weaze!!!  >:(

Time to break out that old pirate outfit. Time to kick some a$$ and chew some bubblegum...
And I'm all out of bubblegum.  >:(
Title: Re: It appears I'm not brewing for a while.
Post by: weazletoe on August 27, 2010, 12:57:08 AM
I don't even like bubblegum!!!  >:(
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Post by: bluesman on August 27, 2010, 01:16:40 AM
Weaz...I noticed your location is poca-hell-hole,  Idaho.

I'm afraid to ask where exactly that might be.  :-\
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Post by: beerocd on August 27, 2010, 01:21:07 AM
Anything you packed - is called PBO (packed by owner) and it's pretty much as if it didn't exist. The packing they did for you should have come with an inventory slip and all that stuff is claimable. Good luck, been there - done that - lost my T-shirt.

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Post by: weazletoe on August 27, 2010, 02:30:10 AM
Weaz...I noticed your location is poca-hell-hole,  Idaho.

I'm afraid to ask where exactly that might be.  :-\

Southeast corner. It's actually Pocatello. Poca-hell-hole is my affecionate nickname for it. Spend a day here. I need say no more.
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Post by: ryan6458 on August 27, 2010, 06:10:49 AM
Weaz...I noticed your location is poca-hell-hole,  Idaho.

I'm afraid to ask where exactly that might be.  :-\

It's in the crappy part of the state. By "crappy" I mean hot desert. J/K  :) Man, you've definitely had a run of bad luck. No wonder you haven't stopped by for a beer. My kegerator might blow up in your face or something.  :o Invitation is always open. Just bring your pants and not the wrath.  :)
Title: Re: It appears I'm not brewing for a while.
Post by: weazletoe on August 27, 2010, 07:48:10 PM
Hoping I get out that way real soon. but, I thought it was originally a pants optional invite. I really should lay low for a while though. Like you say, way my life has been lately, god only knows what might happen.
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Post by: ryan6458 on August 27, 2010, 08:24:11 PM
I thought it was pants optional, too. Until I talked to my Wife.  :) Apparently young children are quite impressionable.....
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Post by: chumley on August 30, 2010, 03:02:10 AM
Oh, Pocatello ain't that bad.....think of how close you are to Montana!  8)
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Post by: sienabrewer on September 01, 2010, 03:05:01 PM
Damn.  Sue them and do it soon.  Also, get a notarized affidavit from your buddy who saw them throw things in the dumpster.  The sooner the better as it is still fresh in his mind.  Personally, that is too much money invested in expensive things and I'd have been in contact with an attorney already.