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  • Serving: Brooklyn and surrounding area
  • Phone: (347) 455-5913
  • Site: primemoversnyc.tumblr.com
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Prime Movers

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Specialties

Greenpoint based moving company specializing in  hassle free,low cost, professional, expedient  moves & relocations for  local & long distance domestic moves and deliveries. No hidden fees. We deliver the professionalism & care and expertise you would expect from larger moving companies but for half the cost & half the time.Sprinter van rates-80/hr for 2 men 95/hr for 3 men 3hr min plus drive feetruck rates-85/hr for 2 men  -100/hr for 3 men-3 hr minAll moves where buildings require COI- 120$/hr for 3 men 3 hr min plus drive feeDeposits are required for all bookiings (via paypal or venmo). Please read our guidelines & terms and conditions at the tumblr address listed above that clarify our standard policies .It is customer's responsibility to provide an actual description of services needed &details of the move, last minute  changes to moving list can't always be accommodated. We  waive any liabilty for any  damage that occurs to items that requires being moved in limited,compromised areas (i.e small elevators,tight stairwells or doorways)  (note: in the very rare occurrence of damage ,a claim must be made within 72 hours of move's completion). We reserve the right to cancel any job within 4 working days and refund deposit if any situation that arises that would interfere or jeopardize our services being performed in a safe manner ..i.e.construction on site ,streets shut down, unsafe moving settings that could cause a liabilty

History

Established in 2008. The movers here have at least 1 year experience while some have well over 10 years experience working in the industry for larger  moving companies. My partner and I each have 10+ experience and are present on most jobs. We have worked on both coasts at companies in San Francisco such as Corrib Moving, Jack Trux, and Emerald  Moving, and in Philly based companies like Tonka moving and Masmbo movers and NYC based companies Luke Rainbow movers and Arthur Werner. We now have taken all our experience and expertise and started our own own small moving operation geared towards 1 bedroom and studio apt moves for a very low fixed rate and reasonable hourly rates.

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Reviews of Prime Movers

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10 october 2017, 17:38

Great service provided by Prime Movers. A great all round attitude. Really the stress out of moving day. This is the 2nd time I have used these guys and will definitely use them again.

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10 october 2017, 17:38

I used Prime Movers to move pretty local in Brooklyn and they were prompt, friendly and extremely helpful! Bobby was very easy to communicate with and the prices were super reasonable. They were careful to tell me what items might be too fragile to go in the truck without being boxed and even though I had much more than I had expected to move there wasn't any problem. I would recommend them to anyone for sure!

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10 october 2017, 17:38

They responded quickly and were able to deliver the heavy piece of furniture we needed picked up from a store and delivered to us within hours. The price was good and the guys were really nice. We're happy customers!

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10 october 2017, 17:38

I used Prime Movers for my Brooklyn to Staten Island move and everything went very well. I originally messaged them for a quote and was contacted about an hour later and given a reasonable price for my move. On moving day, Bobby showed up on time with the truck and crew and had everything out of my two bedroom apartment in about an hour and a half and we were on the road! Once at the new place, they had all my items unloaded in about an hour. I'd definitely recommend these guys for your apartment moving needs.

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10 october 2017, 17:38

**Since I expect the owner to question the veracity of this review, I have posted evidence of our communication: goo.gl/kxMij7 The numbers (e.g. [1]) correspond to the screenshot titles**After I signed my new apartment's lease two days prior to the move in date, I called over a dozen companies looking for someone to accommodate me on such a short notice. I initially left a voicemail with this company and immediately received a text reply asking me how I can be helped. After realizing that the owner/manager, Robert, hadn't listened to my voicemail, I didn't appreciate him not paying complete attention to the person on the phone quote [1]. We agreed on a date/time and I sent an email with the pertinent information, including a "list of items" as he requested (more on this soon). Thirty minutes had passed since the first confirmation and he was already trying to change the date [2]! At this point, I assumed that he had overbooked that Friday and realized that I had a lot more stuff than expected. I voiced my doubt about him being able to finish the job, but he assured me that "we're good" [3].My main source of misery stemmed from the "list of items" I had emailed him initially (notice the qualifiers "big" and "approximately") [7]. Every moving company I've ever used in the past had sent out a representative to perform a walkthrough and provide an estimate; however, this company did not do that. I mistakenly assumed that an hourly rate implied a walkthrough was unnecessary. After all, the concept of hourly labor is based on total time spent performing work, not on how much work is to be done. I was VERY wrong! Come moving day, Robert berated me for not mentioning I had two vacuums, a workout bench, two weights, two lights, and other miscellaneous items not included in the email. He frantically paced through my living room asking me why I didn't tell him about these "extra" items. I calmly explained that my initial email covered what I subjectively considered were the "big" items. If he expected a full account of every item in my apartment, then why not simply ask for it? Didn't he read the parts of my email that clearly stated "big" and "approximately"? I had assumed that his truck can handle a one bedroom apartment move and that the list was just for time estimation purposes. Since the list of items I provided come in all shapes and sizes, it would have been wise if he had asked for rough dimensions or a photo to help plan out the space/time needed. Since he didn't ask for that degree of specificity, my assumption was quite rational. To be fair, I forgot to include the bench in my initial "big items" list; however, I was also 30% below the box count approximation. Who would expect to provide a complete inventory of their apartment to a moving "professional"?Once again, he quoted me an hourly rate! Expecting the customer to do all the planning is extremely unprofessional. Even worse is blaming the customer for your shortcomings, which he did not hesitate to do with his go to phrase, "You didn't tell me!" After I unnecessarily apologized for not "telling" him about the "extra" items on what we agreed would be a time-based job, I realized that his intent all along was to pressure me into accepting surcharges! Once I suggested that I would pay him extra money to complete the move, he immediately changed his tune and quickly quoted an extra $150. Even though I was seething at his disrespectful attitude, I eagerly accepted because I had to turn in the keys that day and I didn't have time to find another company or do it myself. He also required me to stand out by his truck while they were working because he parked in front of a fire hydrant. I didn't mind helping out, but to use his favorite phrase: he "didn't tell me!" I could've had a friend there to help watch his van [8].Had this terrible experience ended at this point, I still wouldn't have written this review. The kicker was that he DID NOT move all of my stuff!!! Reviews such as Laura's [9], with her 10-15 box overage including a bicycle and a giant futon frame, were the complete opposite of my experience. You could probably imagine my reaction when he said that he couldn't help me finish moving out because he had to "respect his customer's time" - I don't think he realized the blatant irony in those words.Another point to consider is Robert's lack of communication etiquette. If you're going to use a personal phone for business after hours, don't get upset at the customer! Please read the exchange [3-6].Both of Robert's assistants were great workers. I still tipped them and provided cold bottled water during the move because they were very courteous and tried their best despite Robert's apathy.Still planning on using Prime Movers because no one else is available? Record everything in your place and share that video instead of complying with Robert's vague "list of items" requirement.

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