"I am a student and needed to move some furniture into my new accommodation. I informed the guy I spoke to at AnyVan that I would be moving some items from my current address and some items from another address (namely the neighbour’s garage as some was being stored there). I paid £200 for this service. I then called the company back again a few days later to ask if they could give me a more precise window of time for pick up as I needed to vacate the property by a certain time. Another £30 for this.
Moving day came around and the driver turned up late in a bashed in van with so much other stuff in it that he couldn’t possibly have fitted all mine in it too. He claimed he hadn’t been told about the other addresses, ‘didn’t have time to drive around the vicinity picking other things up’ as he was already late, and if I had a problem with this I should ‘take it up with the boss’. Charming.
I called AnyVan who were completely unapologetic and said they would ‘investigate’ the matter and call back. They didn’t, so I called back and they didn’t pick up. I called from another telephone line and they mysteriously managed to answer my call. Again, no word of apology and instead the person on the other end of the phone tried to argue with me, saying that I hadn’t given them the other address. I pointed out I couldn’t possibly have known that I needed to give them the other address (which was literally 4 doors down the road anyway) unless they had asked me to. Which they had not.
She said she would call me back in a few hours and eventually called me back about 5/6 hours later making me the generous offer of a £30 refund. The driver then arrived at my new address late.
All in all, AnyVan cost me £200 (that I had spent hours earning and have no prospect of earning back in the near future due to being a student). They turned up late at both ends with only 1/4 of my furniture and tried to argue with me when I complained. I am now in my new property without any chairs and sleeping on the floor (as my bed is still in my neighbour’s garage), and having to find some money to somehow pay another company to complete the move."
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