I am creating this report to create awareness and hopefully save someone a great deal of money and headache. I used a company to move my belongings called Globe Moving and Storage, located at 1373 Spruce Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. If you are planning a move and requiring assistance...DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!! There are so many "hidden fees" that they do not inform you of. For example: $25.00 to have someone open your storage locker for you, no assistance provided. They have quoted us the following for the monthly storage costs...the first time it was $65.00 a month. Once they had my belongings, suddenly the price was now $85.00 a month. 2 weeks ago, the price changed yet again to a whopping $109.00 a month. WTF is that? There is also a "warehouse handling fee" that started out as being $25.00 and then magically turned into $65.00. At the end of the day, what was supposed to cost around $300 wound up costing almost $1000.00!!! We had NO CHOICE but to pay this atrocious cost or our items would not be released and the costs would go up and up and up. We did not even have any furniture or overly heavy items there. Just some boxes and children's toys. Now, after being totally and completely ripped off and taken advantage of, low and behold 2 of my boxes are now missing in their warehouse. We went to pick our stuff up on October 5th to find this out. We have called every single day since, and still no one returns phone calls, no one knows where the hell our stuff is, we get passed around from person to person, etc.
Please, take my advice and DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!! Make sure you do your research on what you are getting into when you use any moving and storage facility, period. These guys are crooks, irresponsible with your items, change their "fee" amounts constantly, they just rip you off over and over again. If I had gone with, for example U-Haul self storage, it would have cost me around $200 including the truck costs. They offer you really low costs to begin with to get your business and get your personal items...then watch out. Anyone who wants to dispute this, be my guest. This is simply what I have dealt with through them and am now continuing to deal with and I really hope that this group will spare someone the stress and financial loss that I have experienced.
Also, a quick note...they use Atlas Van Lines to transport your goods...as an eyewitness on Highway number 1 (Transcanada) between Portage La Prairie, Manitoba and Austin, Manitoba, they had strapped a customer's bar-b-que on the OUTSIDE of the truck at the back just hovering above the bumper. Would you trust these guys to move expensive items such as this? This truck was moving at 120km per hour. I was shocked and in disbelief when seeing this. I am sure that customer was none the wiser at the abuse and total disregard for his personal belongings.
Oh, and allow me to quote their motto...."Quality service when it really counts"