|Location||216 F Street|
|Hours||Every Day 7am-8pm|
|Contact||<MoveMe AT DavisMovers DOT org>|
|Owner||Jason Scott Lee|
|Payment Method||Cash, check and credit cards|
Davis Movers is a moving company staffed by current and former university students. They use blankets, shrink wrap, and can disassemble stuff so your stuff gets moved wherever without damage. They have lots of experience with moving things into apartments, so if you don't want to haul your desk up two flights of stairs, these guys might be worth a call.
1 Student mover, $25.00 per hour
2 Student movers, $60.00 per hour
1 Full size cargo van - $45 flat
1 16ft moving truck - $50 (within Davis) flat
1 26ft moving truck - $45 per hour
2 hour minimum. $15 gas fee for travel outside of Davis.
Small dorm moves (5 items or less) = $60 flat.
Getting a quote
If you answer a few questions beforehand, they can quote you a flat rate for the move.
What date and time would you like to move (include 2nd date/time)?
What are the addresses, cross streets, city/town/borough + state, zip code? Are there any move in/out time restrictions at either building? Are there any parking restrictions near the front of your building (no standing/parking anytime, bustop or bike lane?)
Are there elevators or stairs (list # of flights of stairs (16 steps are a standard flight)) at each location? Include # of stairs to get to the building entrance or stairs inside apt, narrow stairways or hall; any unusual conditions in getting the elevator like a long distance to get to it, switching elevators within building or stairs to get to service elevator, etc...
What are you moving? List EVERYTHING you can think of; (estimate the # of boxes (sizes?) + bags, include furniture dimensions, please don't be vague).
Are there any conditions worth noting; (very heavy items, oversized items, very fragile or expensive items, etc...)? Does anything need to be disassembled/reassembled? Does anything contain glass or marble?
Do you need 1, 2, 3 or more movers and/or will you provide assistance? All moves performed on the peak days of month (end/beginning of month) require a crew of 2 movers during this period.
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2008-07-08 14:08:06 If Jason Scott Lee, who played Bruce Lee back in the 90's, is the owner this place has to rock! —JamesSchwab
2009-09-02 21:38:27 The phone number on this page is actually for University Student Movers, a company NOT situated in Davis. http://universitystudentmovers.com Unlike what the website says, however, the service is not quick or employing university students. It started with the weird way my phone calls to the number (on this page) went, fyi I had all of the measurements of my furniture and the addresses of where I was moving from and to. First call, I tell my name and when I want to move and the person on the other line says… uh let me get the paperwork and I’ll call you back BYE. And no call back, so I called again but the person on the other line [whoever it was] continued to act like I was pulling teeth to even make him stay on the line [I had real difficulty even giving essential information, they didn’t even know my apartment numbers until the day I moved]. I felt embarrassed when I had to call back to confirm the booking, because the person on the other line was so rude.
Then the day came when the furniture was to be moved, they changed the move time to be 4 hours before the time we had agreed upon (and actually wanted to start 5 hours earlier, But I was still organizing my apartment for the move). When they arrived, they lurked around looking at the furniture complaining that they were all so big for a good 10 minutes [it's furniture in a one bedroom apartment...] and complained about getting a trailer even though I had asked for one over the phone and told the measurements of the biggest pieces as well.
Then Shawn/Rashawn (the owner of the company) was rude to me about my decisions about what to do with my furniture (regarding I didn’t want to keep a table, and where I was positioning my furniture in my new apartment). Not to mention, he carried very little from the vans to my apartment. He would just tell his employee to carry everything with a huge attitude and stayed in the parking lot talking on the phone. Making the move last a lot longer, and I paid for 2 movers by the hour not one.
Then I thought it was all over, I gave Rashawn my email so I could get the invoice to pay for the service [which I received a few days later, no biggie]. But then I see this at the bottom of email:
“P.S. You have some big boobs, what's up with that?
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences. I don't consider myself a civilian. I consider myself a soldier.”
I’m not kidding. That is real.
So please PLEASE do not call these guys. They’re absolutely horrible!
2009-09-03 21:35:33 First off, this person (alyssap) is very unstable. A class III schizoid with little to no interest in the world around her. He mind creates feigned delusions and her cognitive development seems to have stopped around 12 years old. She also has a fixed-interval schedule meaning she redirects frustration and act aggressively toward others characterized by disruptive patterns of thought and functioning. She also seems to have a serious narcissistic personality disorder. As she called us to move her in the middle of busiest moving week of the year… with a two days notice. Then repeatedly calls “to check ” that we still remember her address and furniture measurements.
Now let me address some of her distorted thoughts, one- by-one.
1. Davis movers is part of the universitystudentmovers.com network. A Berkeley student run website. We connect people with a reliable movers in any area. From Boston to Palo Alto.
2. Phone calls are forwarded to local movers in your area. We do not have a call center where people sit around taking orders. Movers/students are busy people. And sometimes cannot take orders while working and get irritated when you keep calling back with furniture measurements.
3. During the busiest moving week of the year (Aug), we sometime ask customers if we can change a scheduled move time. As many people do not have to be out of their rentals until late or the next day. As the only moving service in Davis with vehicles, we get a lot of people calling in crying and begging us to move them last min. So naturally, we try to accommodate them.
4. This person was so disorganized; we laterally had to tell her where to put things in her apartment. As we had four other moves to complete that day and did not time to play musical chairs with her dressers. So of course she found this rude. We even went back to her old apartment to pick up six chairs we could have taken the first time because she didn’t know if she wanted to keep the table or not. Unbelievable.
Anyway Alyssa P, you should really get some medical help.. and a sense of humor. This company has served thousands of Davis residents and businesses. We work around the clock to continually perfect the company creed and I am very proud of the job we did over the weekend. 34 moves in 72 hours. We kicked ass! —Shawn650
2009-09-04 00:18:08 I've used these guys twice before. Once to move from a house to a storage unit. Then again to move from the storage unit to an apartment. I had nothing but very positive experiences with them. They were on time, got right to work, and the price was awesome. I paid $130 for two guys to spend three hours moving my entire house. Well worth it. And I had a chance to chat with Shawn for a while. He's very intelligent and is one of the nicest guys I've ever met. The person who wrote the first review, it's obvious to me, had unreasonable expectations and decided to voice a concern that I'm sure others would and will not agree with. I highly recommend Shawn and his moving crew. —RyanSanchez
Seriously? I think it is very reasonable to be concerned because of talking about someones boobs in a business correspondence with them. I also don't see how somebody in that position would have any idea of the mental health of their customer. In my opinion, shawn650's reply here is far crazier, and consistent with the quoted part of the email. —NickSchmalenberger
The unpinning of Nick's comment is evident from this line: "I also don't see how somebody in that position would have any idea of the mental health of their customer" Any other words: I don't see how some dumb mover would know anything beside how to move things. How dare them! Obviously, you thought wrong Nick, just like you did in your high school maths exam when asked to produce the correct answer for two plus two. (S)he doesn't feel that we should be intellectual at all. If we were actually smart, we would be in some lab running rats on wheels or sitting around being pretentious, passive leeches. Moreover, (s)he doesn't like that we blur that proverbial line between "muscles" and "brains", making these two different worlds merge. So much so in fact that (s)he feel the need to type slanderous comments. This would seem to make it obvious that Nick is not objective at all. This being so, it inspires great doubt as to whether or not this site is objective at all. It seems to be full of people with nothing better to do. — shawn650
I think this last description of Davis Wiki is very good, the site is certainly not objective and nobody who really participates has claimed that it is. Unless you are also the persons doctor I really doubt your views of her mental health regardless of how smart you claim to be. —NickSchmalenberger
I agree... it would be horrible if we were objective here on the wiki. It would certainly make it less useful and interesting. I think commenting on a client's chest during a business transaction makes you a bad person to do business with. That's probably going to be a common opinion among most people, and there's no reason to shy away from stating that. Rather than apologizing or explaining, you engaged in a long diatribe against the character of the person. The numbered points are helpful in presenting your side of things, but your antagonism in the opening and closing of your response is off-putting and ugly. -jw
Making a passing comment to a single girl you have known half the day doesn't make you a bad (whatever that means) person. When you have talk to someone for over 3 hours about everything from their dad's work to their workout routine, I find that far from a formal business transaction. The fact is you never collect enough information about this situation before jumping up like some overweight cowardly lion in a cocked hat making actuations. The real reason she posted here is because she didn't like hearing that she was boring. —Shawn650
The sexual comment during a business transaction is quoted specifically and not refuted. It's pretty much a clear "don't use them or let friends use them" to me. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards
Yet more hollow conjecture, only serving to make your argument look even weaker than your "muscles".
Also, I should note that the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences does not have any affiliates with the names Rashawn Alahah, Shawn Alahah, or Shawn Banks, nor does UC Berkeley in general. —WilliamLewis
Yeah, because UC Berkeley has the only Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences. If you keep posting baseless conjecture, I'm going to sue the site owner for slender. I've done it before and it cost the guy almost 10k. I learnt that trick from Donald trump http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16304661/
2009-09-05 18:54:46 I didn’t want to have to post again about this because it’s getting really immature [which is why I deleted this same post last night, I thought the weird attacks would stop]. But they’re not, so I figure some of the comments should have a response.
However, I’m not going to respond to the unfounded assumptions about my character, because we met during a business transaction for 3 hours - and then shawn hit on me (or whatever that was). So whatever comments he has about my ‘schizoid personality’ seems to me like a backlash because I posted part of his email on this site. Analyze whatever you want about me, it really just sounds pretentious and is getting ridiculous. [at no point did we have a lengthy conversation about anything, you asked questions and I answered them - it wasn’t a psychotherapy session]
Now for your arguments:
“2. Phone calls are forwarded to local movers in your area. We do not have a call center where people sit around taking orders. Movers/students are busy people. And sometimes cannot take orders while working and get irritated when you keep calling back with furniture measurements.”
At no time during my first phone call did anyone state that they were busy moving or driving. All I heard was that they needed to find the schedule paperwork and that they would call me back, which was odd because I hadn’t given my name or phone number (yeah I know caller ID exists) or any important information about the move at all. So I call back more than an hour later, and tried to make the booking but the person on the other line was still rude and vague and ended the conversation before I had even given my addresses. Note: I called to make the appointment a week before the move, not 2 days. And I didn’t keep calling back about furniture measurements, I mentioned furniture in one phone call I made a few days later to make sure it could fit in the trailer. Which this site suggests I do btw, and no one on the other line even asked me about what my furniture was or their sizes; I had to keep them from hanging up to even check my couch would fit. Seems disorganized.
“4. This person was so disorganized; we laterally had to tell her where to put things in her apartment. As we had four other moves to complete that day and did not time to play musical chairs with her dressers. So of course she found this rude. We even went back to her old apartment to pick up six chairs we could have taken the first time because she didn’t know if she wanted to keep the table or not. Unbelievable.”
I knew exactly where I wanted my furniture. I asked you to set down my desk where I wanted it when you carried it in, and you scoffed at where I chose to place it. You set down my couch facing the wall, so I asked if you could turn it around (sorry?). I did not have you two move the furniture around to different areas of the apartment to see how it looked, just to make you move it somewhere else later. I knew where I wanted it, and asked for it to be set down at that point - instead of sprawled across the living room.
At no point did you say that you had somewhere to be that day. And if I’m paying you guys by the hour, why should it be a problem if we take 2 trips between apartments? [It is only a five minute ride between the two] It would have taken less time anyway if both persons were carrying things into my new apartment instead of just your employee. You never refuted that you were talking on your phone half the time in the parking lot.
I found found most of this unfortunate, but originally I really didn't care enough to post about it on here. That is, until the email, so I figured I'd mention the other things that I found problematic as well. I'm not lying about anything here, so judge for yourself if you want give to hire this guy for your business.
2009-09-05 21:36:07 And also, is it really slander for someone to say that you're not part of an organization that you're actually not a part of? He posted a link to the Berkeley institute of cognitive sciences, and said you’re not affiliated with it. If you're not affiliated there’s nothing really to argue about, right? Except to say what institute you ARE a part of, if any. How is this relevant to the moving company again? —alyssap
I actually slept with him... he will stalk you later. He is absolutely psycho, and the biggest narcissist I have ever ever ever met.