Fixed Price Moving?

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MusicMom
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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby MusicMom » Mon May 03, 2004 3:46 pm

Eddo, assuming the info below is the same company that has given you an estimate, they are planning illegal moves.

Victory Moving & Storage, Brooklyn, NY. Authority revoked on March 31st. Click here. Website is www.allvictorymoving.com but I had to call their 888-3-MOVE-ME number to get their DOT number.

I hope you saw their bad rep and crossed them off your list.

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby Diane » Mon May 03, 2004 4:22 pm

eddo713 wrote:Are there any companies that can be recommended for a move from NYC to Maryland? Even a few companies that I can have come and give me an estimate?

You should read the article Tyrone mentioned and ask friends and neighbors for recommendations. Don't go with any company that you've never heard of that contacts you as a result of information that you posted on the Internet. That's how the scammers get their victims.

DSM27
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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby DSM27 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:21 pm

My business dealings with Fixed Price Moving was a total nightmare for the last 2 months. I'll keep a long story short...just this week I finally filed a lawsuit against them in small claims court. Today I called their phone numbers and nobody answers and the website is down as well. I'm assuming they closed down.

They still have half of my belongings that were never delivered the first time- which I already paid for! Over the last 2 months I spoke to 5 different people who as of last week all no longer work there. This place was a total scam!!! I lost my money and my items as well. What happens with the law suit if they just closed down??? My guess is I'm probably scre**d .... any help or advice would be appreciated. :cry:

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby farrah7031 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:31 pm

Where did you move to/from? Did you try to contact Move Rescue at www.moverescue.com or the FMCSA at www.protectyourmove.gov ?

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby farrah7031 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:32 pm

OH CRAP! They've lost their interstate license on 8/20/07:

http://li-public.fmcsa.dot.gov/LIVIEW/p ... ath=LIVIEW

Definitely contact BOTH Move Rescue and the FMCSA!!!

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby farrah7031 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:07 pm

Here's the insurance information for Fixed Price. I would contact them directly:

TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY CO. OF AMERICA
Attn: BRENDA MANTEI
Address: 1 TOWER SQUARE, 5GS
HARTFORD, CT US 06183
Telephone: (860) 277 - 2682
Fax: (800) 797 - 8945
Policy/Surety # QT-660-7653B152-TIL-05
Effective: 05/16/2005 to 08/31/2007

You might have to go through a couple of levels of people to find the one you need, so be prepared.

DSM27
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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby DSM27 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:03 pm

Wow! This just gets worse by the minute! Thanks for all the information- I really appreciate it! I put a claim in with Anthem as they told me to do, and today I filed a suit in small claims court. I'll definitely be calling the insurance company you listed.

If I had to explain all of the things that happened with this place your head would spin. Being in business myself, I'm just astonished that someone could run a business like this. I'm totally disgusted! I just hope that I can discourage others from using this company-- if they somehow stay in business.

Thanks again! :-)

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby farrah7031 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:19 pm

Trust me, I'm sure it's something we've either experienced ourselves, or we've heard before. Sorry you have to go through this.

Don't expect too much from Anthem. Unless you purchased additional insurance, you'll probably only get $.60/pound for your lost/broken things.

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby MusicMom » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:38 am

Well, their incorporation is still active, so they can't really hide from this lawsuit so easily. Their Cargo insurance wasn't cancelled until August 31st, after your move, and their BIPD insurance is still active.

However, they are avoiding a DOT fine from 2006 as well.

Selected Entity Name: FIXED PRICE, CORP.

Selected Entity Status Information Current Entity Name: FIXED PRICE, CORP.
Initial DOS Filing Date: SEPTEMBER 01, 1999
County: NEW YORK
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: ACTIVE

Selected Entity Address Information DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
SHAI S. VHABA
141 SPENCER ST.
#208
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11205
Chairman or Chief Executive Officer
SHAI S. VHABA
141 SPENCER ST.
#208
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11205
Principal Executive Office
FIXED PRICE, CORP.
141 SPENCER ST.
#208
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11205
Registered Agent
NONE


Amend your lawsuit to include Shai Vhaba personally, so he can't escape by closing down.

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby MusicMom » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:41 am

Also, try these phone numbers (from their website registration)
Administrative Contact :
Karidis, Rita
rkaridis@YAHOO.COM
141 Spencer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11205
US
Phone: (212) 267-5053
Fax: (212) 267-7242

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby DSM27 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:34 pm

After speaking to Anthem about my claim they said that small claims court doesn't have any jurisdiaction over an interstate move because it is Federal, not state. Does anyone know if this is true. I'm trying to see if my chances are better in court or if I should accept their offer. Their offer does cover the .60 per pound that I agreed to and the cost to move the items I never received.

They made me an offer which I am considering. Chances are the moving co. won't show up on the court date and if I win by default I still have to try and collect. Thinking maybe I should just accept the claim amount and be done with it. Any thoughts??

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby MusicMom » Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:44 pm

Never come up in anyone else's Small Claims suit. In fact, many contracts stipulate a venue for court cases, usually the town the mover is in. Check your contract. I can think of a few Small Claims Court cases that went through without a single person bringing up federal coverage.

I just LOVE that Anthem is playing legal council for all the movers now, too. A few people reported that Anthem argued their arbitration cases or similar circumstances.

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby MusicMom » Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:52 pm

So what are you being offered by Anthem, and what are you asking for in court?

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby DSM27 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:26 pm

I'm suing for the max $5000 in small claims- which I know I won't get. I know I'm bound by the .60 per pound that I signed for, and there's nothing I can do about that. Besides the items that I never received , I'm really angry about the fact of driving over 8 hours out of state to meet the movers, because they called me the day before to let me know.
So I drive to the new house and the next day no calls and no movers. I called them everyday and they gave me story after story. Bottom line after wasting 7 days sitting there w/o a fridge, bed etc I came back to NY. Weeks later when they finally delivered I had to have someone else meet them. So I lost a week's pay etc.
Last edited by DSM27 on Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Fixed Price Moving?

Postby DSM27 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:29 pm

My other concern is the amt recommended by Anthem has to be paid by Fixed Price (not their insurance co.)- no guarantees that they will come through with that check either... It's all very stressful.


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