Thomas G Kkl

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Property stolen during custody; claims ignored

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Jack and Jeff Transfer - Property stolen during custody; claims ignored
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As background: my wife and I relocated from Central California to India for a work assignment in July, 2015. We employed Jack and Jeff Transfer Co of Visalia, CA ("JJT") to move our household goods from our Exeter, CA home and to enter them into storage, anticipating a duration of several years. We returned to the United States in 2018 later relocating to Cave Creek, AZ in April, 2020. During the nearly 5 years when our material was in storage, we paid JJT in full, regularly, by direct payment. Not all our belongings were properly received in Arizona, however. Three landscaping tools of significant value were stolen while are things were in the care of JJT. Two of these are clearly shown (by JJTs own documentation) to be missing, even at the point of entry into their warehouse! The third piece which was essentially the base component for all three was actually replaced by an inferior, non-operative tool; clearly, this was a deliberate attempt to hide the fact that the tool was stolen. Nevertheless, in addition to JJTs documentation, I have clear documentation of all three tools and their original purchase. I calmly called JJT to explain the situation. I have dealt exclusively with Ms. Monica Adame of JJT in this matter. Ms. Adame was initially very cooperative and promptly provided me with a claim form template. I provided JJT with all the requested details, including the discrepancy in the documentation, the evidence of what was previously owned by me, and the picture of what we received. (In addition, it was clear from JJTs warehouse documentation itself that the other two tool items were completely missing.) Based on fair market value of replacing these tools, I fully and properly documented the loss claim and requested reimbursement from JJT in the amount of $367 - submitted electronically to JJT on May 29, 2020. All requested backup information was also submitted at the same time. Ms. Adame confirmed receipt in full of these materials a few days later, and that everything needed had been properly included and submitted. She stated that everything was in order and would be properly processed expeditiously. Four weeks then passed without receiving or hearing anything; I again wrote to Ms. Adame. She assured me that full reimbursement had been sent out much earlier, and that there must be a problem with the mail. (We live in greater Phoenix and have had absolutely no problem with the US Mail otherwise.) Ms. Adame further indicated that she would personally issue the new one [check] tomorrow on July 2, 2020. I am quoting directly from the archive of emails that I have retained (available if needed). Obviously, these three assurances were misleading and insincere. Now a full 100 days after the incomplete shipment arrived, and two months after the claim was fully submitted and acknowledged, and after three email assurances by Ms. Adame, nothing has been received. I wrote to JJT one more time to plead for fair handling on July 14, 2020 two weeks after the statement that a check was being sent out the next day but this time it was ignored. Clearly, JJT is not only deceptive in its practices, but also insincere and misleading in their business communications. Although it shouldnt matter, the other frustrating component is the very small size of our legitimate claim relative to what we have paid JJT over the years well over $10,000, always in full and on time. We paid for the moves immediately and in full, treating the movers on both ends generously as well. They could not have asked for a better customer. Nevertheless, they refuse to take responsibility for the theft of our tools in their custody, and in essence have bilked us out of $367. On top of their dishonesty, this is simply bad business. I respectfully ask that you help resolve this matter. It is immensely frustrating to be treated in this way. Thank you.
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  • Lost property
  • Deceitful communications
  • Non-accountability

Preferred solution: Full refund

User's recommendation: Do not trust Jack & Jeff Transfer of Visalia with your property!

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