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Piano Movers: Bekins Van Lines
By Bill Chapman

My experience with Bekins (a big name on the West Coast) was less
than satisfactory.  The driver/operator nearly broke the stack by
cinching down a strap, left the piano in the rain, opened the pizza
box on top of the piano.  He was loaded on cocaine most of the day.
I guess I'm qualified to say that as, among my duties as a social
services supervisor, I was coordinating treatment for drug users.

Curiously, the Bekins ad in the phone book states "expert piano
movers".  After a law suit most of the damages were recovered.  There
was almost no contest from their lawyer.  After some initial protest,
they opted to pay rather than send a lawyer to court.

Bill Chapman, older, wiser
AMICA Membership Secretary

 [ Bekins Van Lines, LCC, is an operating company of
 [ GeoLogistics Corp.
 [ 330 S. Mannheim Road
 [ Hillside, IL 60162
 [ (tel.) 708-547-2419 (FAX) 708-649-7263
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Fri 6 Jul 2001, 15:47:36 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Bekins, Lines, Movers, Piano, Van

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