Van Removals: Spine Tingling, Nightmare Tales

We’ve become known for our van and man service in York for all the right reasons – yet others aren’t always quite so lucky when they choose a removals firm.

Over the course of history we’ve come across plenty of nightmare tales such as these – and all of them come down to one of two types of situations – either the man and van is no man and van at all, or the person has dealt with a disreputable, cowboy removals firm.

Here’s what goes wrong when you encounter either one…

The man and van fraud

Seen a deal that’s too good to be true on Facebook or Gumtree? A man with a van who’s offering a seriously cheap deal? Then you may want to think carefully before using his services.

Increasingly fraudsters are using these sites to trick people into handing over all of their worldly goods, only for them to be never seen again. One recent example that was in the media was that of a young family in Walsall. You can read their spine tingling tale here.

The removals company with a fishy reputation

Broken items, lost boxes, rude staff and late arrivals and departures are sadly sometimes par for the course when due diligence isn’t undertaken, and reputations aren’t researched.

If the van and man firm you’re considering has a poor online reputation – then take heed that their service likely won’t live up to much either.

Don’t face a moving day nightmare – entrust Van Man York with your move

Avoiding a nightmare come move day is simple – choose a removals company with a great reputation (you can read about what our past customers have to say about us here).

Phone the man and van York team on 07931 849 112 or 01904 375 995; email on, or visit our van removal quote page for a free, absolutely no obligation quote.

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