Long story short, the moving company I used to move from California to South Carolina quoted me one price, but then added another $1600 to the price.
When they came to the house and loaded up everything they quoted me at one price. I payed $1000 of it then, and was supposed to pay the other $1500 when they unloaded the truck in South Carolina. Once I found a storage place, I called them to give them the address. I was then told I was over weight and it was going to cost another $1600 on top of the $1500 I still owed them. I was quoted the price on how many square feet my belongings were, not weight. Even the contract says sq ft.
They then offered me storage for $99 a month until I could come up with the extra money. I knew it was going to take some time because I was also having to come up with the money for deposit on a place to live. So I had everything put in storage.
It was going to be put into storage here anyway, so I wasn't concerned. Paid the $99 every month for storage. Then 2 weeks ago I get something in the mail stating that I owe A LOT of money on storage. Why? Because they have been charging me $275 a month PLUS $15 a month for not paying the full price. I called in every month to make a payment. Never once was I told anything about the $275. Never once was I told that I wasn't paying the correct amount.
Now they are threatening to auction off all of my belongings. Most of it is just things. BUT I have what we have left of Tin Man in there. Pictures. Quilt. Letters.
I have contacted a lawyer, but he told me the best route would be to pay off, get my belongings in my possession, and then contact someone about going after them.
These are what I am trying to save. Pictures of my kids with their dad. Our wedding pictures. Family pictures.