Well I got my bike, cage, and stuff yesterday morning. I was so stoked, been driving a POS Chevy Malibu rental cage and was sick of the piece.
Anyway, so they backout my cage from the 18 wheeler and lo and behold some nice new scratches on the hood from the load the mover picked up after mine. He admitted it was his fault but blamed it on the guys that loaded the truck in Wichita, KS. But the deal is that it's his truck and his responsibility. An argument ensued.
"How in the f*ck did you let that happen?"
"Well the guys that loaded the truck in Wichita must have done that. They shouldn't have tied down the piano so close to your car."
I say, "You should have been supervising this affair. It's your truck and your responsibility."
He says, "I know. We'll have to phone it in, in just a minute to the company."
I say, "damn right"
In Dallas, this guy assured me that my car and stuff would be taken care of professionally, it wasn't. They also broke my desk and forgot to give me my portable dolly, phucking bastards. More $ I'll have to spend. I paid them $4k to move my cage, bike, and stuff, damnit I'm pissed. I paid to have the car transported because I didn't want to put 2k miles of straight driving on it, IE wear and tear, rock chips and the like. Only to have some twits phuck my **** up. I even told him I'd tip him pretty well if everything got there safe. The morning they showed up, I pulled 2 c-notes out of the ATM but I didn't give him a dime. All he keps saying was that a little paint would fix "her up", not what the phuck I wanted to hear. He just went on and on acting like it was nothing. Maybe he likes dealing with insurance adjusters and the headache of arranging rent a cars etc. I feel like I wrecked my cage or something and I didn't.
I went and got an estimate on the damage, $572. But the mover says they have to dispatch their own adjuster to inspect and rate the damage. What bullshit
The driver tried to tell me that the desk was still useable. Where it broke is one of the vertical supports, that supports my dual 20" monitors. It's one of those Office Max type desks. He told me to just put some more nails in it to hold it together. I made the mover send me forms for claim.
If you ever transport a cage, you might want to get someone to do it that is specific, IE they only transport cages. Probably wouldn't have this problem. Now I get to deal with insurance adjusters and a bodywork place, like I didn't have enough to do. I just got TV working after over a week.
to Seattle, my ass