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California New York Express Movers

Founded 1995 • With Angi since October 2009

3.8

(20) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number

Address

408 N Canal St

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Description

Full service long distance movers, Highly competitive rates. NO subcontractors are used in any way, the job is being handled by us solely from start to finish. US DOT #795816.

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A few reviews for this pro...
1.0

11/09/2021


Diego S.

Don’t book CA-NY Express before reading this If you’re looking for a reliable moving company that does a good job, but also does right by its customers when they mess up, I sincerely recommend you keep looking. I am sure that sometimes CA-NY Express (also known as California New York Express Movers, and MoveEast) completes a move smoothly. That was not our experience, and chances are it won’t be yours. Things go wrong. And if they do on your move, please know that CA-NY Express will not hold itself accountable and will not make it right. Our move was understaffed — a clear misjudgment on the part of the mover, as we were very up front about our belongings and time frame. CA-NY Express assured us numerous times that their team would be able to pack and move us out by 4pm, which was our co-op regulated end time for all moves. Around 1pm, it became very clear to us that there was no way the job would be completed in time. We started to assist with the packing and were thankfully able to secure an extension on elevator use until 6pm. Even so, the movers ran out of time, and were not able to get our couch out before 6pm. The movers tried to call the main office, but no one picked up. We were offered zero alternatives or solutions (like sending a truck the next day, etc). We left NYC that night and had to pay someone to remove the couch (which they were able to do no problem) and dispose of it. So we lost our couch. We liked it a lot. It was an expensive ($XXXX), long-term purchase, the priciest piece of furniture we owned. CA-NY Express told us to 'try' to get it covered by insurance, and if that didn’t work, that they would make it right. Insurance said no because it didn’t get damaged or lost in actual transit, so we asked CA-NY Express to cover the original cost of the couch (even though the same couch now costs about $1,000 more and has a one-year waitlist). CA-NY Express refused. We couldn’t believe it. We chose a reputable mover, a mover that charges more than many others, because we believed we were paying for a better service, for expertise, reliability, and accountability. Don’t be fooled like we were. An honest company steps up and does the right thing when they make a mistake. CA-NY Express says they will, and then they don’t follow through. They did offer us some compensation for the loss — less than half the value of the couch at purchase, but not an insignificant sum. It felt like hush money. We decided to decline it, and share our experience with you, so you can choose a better moving company, one that will actually move all your stuff. And if that’s not enough to scare you away, many of the items that did make it to our new home in California, arrived damaged, including our elliptical, media storage unit, two desks, two tables, and several kitchen items. Almost 3 months later, we are still waiting for the insurance to come through to cover the damage. And to add insult to injury, we practically had to beg the movers on the California end to rebuild our furniture (they seemed to think it wasn’t part of the job and did a sloppy, slapdash job of it). Moves are stressful enough. Don’t trust CA-NY Express with yours. They will say all the right things up front, but they won’t keep their word. Not a company worth your business or your good faith.

Description of Work
Move from NYC to SF Bay Area

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5.0

03/30/2016


Jane S.

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Moved from ca to ny. They were on time, professional and affordable

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5.0

03/28/2016


Amy M.

I recommended to a friend.

Description of Work
They were great, everything came quickly and nothing broke. They did a better job moving us across the country than our last movers did moving us two miles in LA.

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5.0

12/22/2014


Carolyn K.

They were really good to work with. I had one contact person the whole time. I didn't have to deal with dispatchers and deal with separate people for quotes. That was really helpful for me.

Description of Work
They moved me from California to New York.

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5.0

07/02/2014


SUSAN H.

Couldn't have been better! Crew was fast and professional on both ends, Estimate was right on and everything arrived in great shape, right when promised! communication prior to the move was terrfic- every question cheerfully and quickly answered.

Description of Work
packed up a 700 sq ft apartment in NYC and unpacked in LA

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5.0

05/07/2014


Charles B.

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They did everything that they agreed to. On time. No push fir additional dollars. The labor was excellent on both the NY and CA parts of the project.

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5.0

02/27/2014


Judith R.

I was impressed by the efficiency of their estimator and the speed and carefulness of the movers. Estimate and final charges were identical.

Description of Work
They moved contents of my NY apartment - many many books, some antique furniture, dishes and housewares - to a storage locker in San Francisco (Daly City).

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1.0

02/07/2014


Lezette Y.

After one month on the east coast, I found an apartment and requested my delivery. That is when I discovered it was still in CA. The truck left San Francisco and stopped in Los Angeles where it was unloaded and reloaded for its journey to NYC. Once in NYC the truck was unloaded and repacked on a smaller truck. When my delivery finally arrived, the back half of my sweeper was gone - just missing. Three boxes were missing; they included bedding, cookware, glassware, pictures, blankets and clothing. I called and they insisted all the boxes were delivered even though I had NOT checked three rows. After searching San Francisco and finding nothing, I assume the search was halted and I was chalked up as a misfortune. I called numerous times thinking that my boxes would be discovered in another delivery or at one of the numerous warehouses. As of 02/07/14 I have received absolutely no word from them. I would definitely NOT recommend this service.

Description of Work
Picked up my shipment of boxes, ironing board, vacuum cleaner and cat condo in Santa Rosa for shipment from San Francisco to NYC. The shipment was to be stored in NYC for a month or until I found a place to live.

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2.0

11/18/2013


Steve D.

We paid for CA-NY Express to pack and unpack our things, and paid them to crate our TVs, chandelier, paintings, etc. The only good thing about this moving company is they showed up on time on both ends. That's where it ends. We had broken TVs, damaged paintings, a damaged chandelier, a missing wardrobe box and countless other broken or damaged items, including an expensive oriental rug that had chemicals poured on it. CA-NY Express (or MoveEast, as they're also known) took no responsibility. They pretended like they cared, but in the end, there was only a meek apology. No compensation. These movers were not cheap - we spent over $13,000 on this move - and had well over $10,000 in damage (from a conservative viewpoint). It made no economic sense to use these movers. I would definitely warn you away from this company. They talk a good game during the sales process. Then kiss your valuables goodbye and don't expect them to care. I really don't know how they stay in business.

Description of Work
They packed and unpacked our stuff and moved us from Brooklyn to CA.

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2.0

09/30/2013


Aaron G.

Terribly. First the actual cost was about 30% more than the quoted amount. I described all of the furniture that I had and the boxes. However, what they didn't tell me was that they charge for the moving blankets to wrap the furniture, and a gratuitous number of boxes. For example, to move two stools, rather than just moving as is, they insisted on putting them in a box, and charging $15 for the box and $20 to pack it. However, the extra charges ended up being the least of my concerns. The sales representative told me that my items would be shipped to California and stored in the warehouse there, and would be ready for delivery a few days after I called. A few days before moving in, I called to arrange a time, and was informed that my things were still in New York. I had planned to move in and then leave shortly there after to go an a research trip, so the delay was unacceptable. I talked to the customer support agent and given the situation, she said that she would be able to have them unpack everything for me while I was away. This would have been an acceptable solution, allowing me to go on my trip and be unpacked when I got back. But given my previous experience, I made sure to get it in writing. When I tried to nail down the details though, she called and denied that she had agreed to that. So I had to cancel my trip to deal with the move in. Overall, a lousy experience with California New York Express. If you have to deal with them, absolutely make sure to get everything that they say confirmed in writing, as they will tell you anything on the phone to get the sale. Though I would recommend finding any other company to do the move.

Description of Work
I hired California New York Express to move my things from New York to California. They wrapped up my furniture, and shipped it to California.

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5.0

04/25/2013


Susan S.

They were incredibly good about being prompt and punctual and they friendly. I got a month of free storage, as well. They sent an email every day to let me know the progress of my belongings across the country. They were very polite and nice. Unfortunately, 2 items were damaged, despite their best efforts at wrapping the items. I am currently working with my insurance company to get the damages cared for. It turned out to be much less expensive than I expected, too.

Description of Work
They moved me from NJ to San Francisco.

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1.0

04/09/2013


Adrianna C.

I used this company to move me from Los Angeles to NY. I had talked to several different groups and considered several different things, including, using a POD. Given the location we were coming from, there was no where to put the PODs, so we had to go with a moving company. Reviewing many we chose California NY Express -- it was a huge mistake. At first we thought we had done well. The team in LA that came to pick up the stuff was great and took real care with the items (500 pieces) and packed and numbered everything efficiently and professionally. The truck drove off. In this stage of the process -- be sure to have at least one other person to help here as you have to make sure that each box is labled and numbered and loaded. You need help. What happens next is part of the problem: apparently your items go to a facility and are put somewhere while they wait for an out bound 18 wheeler. I told them I wanted it to come out straight away, but they acted like there was something wrong with the paperwork and held off shipment. Truth was they didn't have a truck. So finally it's on the way -- that means the items (500 pieces) were moved out of my location, onto a truck, and than into a holding area and than back onto an 18 wheeler. Finally, somewhere close to NY it gets moved again onto a smaller truck -- even thought I told them there was plenty of room for the 18 wheeler to unload -- and delivered to you. So, now the 500 pieces were moved onto one truck, off of one truck, into a holding area, onto another truck and than transferred to a fourth truck. Five times (minimally -- who knows what else happened in-between) the items were handled. Needless to say a great deal of the boxes were damaged and several items looked like the gorilla in the old Samsonite commercials won. They were literally crushed and the things the first group made sure to put on the top because they were fragile, were on the bottom of a pile of many heavy boxes. But that wasn't the worst of it. The truck comes on the day. The driver insists that I sign for receipt of everything before it's unloaded. I do. They begin the unload -- Here you need at least one other person to help because you are the one who has to tick off every box and make sure every thing has arrived and another to make sure they are putting things away nicely is critical. So, being preoccupied with ticking every box and making sure all 500 pieces arrived, I did not have the opportunity to examine the boxes as they came off. This was a mistake. You need to examine everything in real time. This is where the tragedy occurred: I had a very lovely antique card table. Not very heavy. Nicely wrapped. It came off the truck fine. I finished ticking off everything and the head guy was no where to be found. Everyone was back at the truck and relaxing and he was still upstairs. So I went looking for him. He was in one of the rooms trying to GLUE the table back together. He didn't come to me and tell me it was broken. He was trying to GLUE IT!!!. I told him to stop. He told me it happened on the way. It didn't. I saw it come off the truck and clearly since he had all the pieces, his guys broke it. Than finally, when I wouldn't allow him to try and fix it, and asked what the process was to file a claim, was I given back the paperwork and crossing out the signatures that said I received everything and indicating the damage. NEVER sign until they are done. They were a very clever bunch. They unloaded in a way that they would pile the damaged boxes in rows and put the damaged ones in the back. All of which were not discovered until they were gone and I unpacked. Finally, the process of filing a claim with these people is a bigger disaster than the people who dropped off. After dealing with a very rude unhelpful person in their customer service (which should say everything about the company) They offered a hundred dollars for the table and damaged boxes. I asked to speak to a manager and they wouldn't give me their email. I was told to send the email to her and she would forward it. Given her disposition and the way she handled the situation to that point, it was very clear that she would not forward it, and lie about the outcome. Needless to say -- DO NOT USE THESE GUYS. I have moved many times in my life and this is by far the worst. Look else where. You will be doing your self a favor.

Description of Work
I used this company to move me from Los Angeles to NY. I had talked to several different groups and considered several different things, including, using a POD. Given the location we were coming from, there was no where to put the PODs, so we had to go with a moving company. Reviewing many we chose California NY Express -- it was a huge mistake. At first we thought we had done well. The team in LA that came to pick up the stuff was great and took real care with the items (500 pieces) and packed and numbered everything efficiently and professionally. The truck drove off. In this stage of the process -- be sure to have at least one other person to help here as you have to make sure that each box is labled and numbered and loaded. You need help. What happens next is part of the problem: apparently your items go to a facility and are put somewhere while they wait for an out bound 18 wheeler. I told them I wanted it to come out straight away, but they acted like there was something wrong with the paperwork and held off shipment. Truth was they didn't have a truck. So finally it's on the way -- that means the items (500 pieces) were moved out of my location, onto a truck, and than into a holding area and than back onto an 18 wheeler. Finally, somewhere close to NY it gets moved again onto a smaller truck -- even thought I told them there was plenty of room for the 18 wheeler to unload -- and delivered to you. So, now the 500 pieces were moved onto one truck, off of one truck, into a holding area, onto another truck and than transferred to a fourth truck. Five times (minimally -- who knows what else happened in-between) the items were handled. Needless to say a great deal of the boxes were damaged and several items looked like the gorilla in the old Samsonite commercials won. They were literally crushed and the things the first group made sure to put on the top because they were fragile, were on the bottom of a pile of many heavy boxes. But that wasn't the worst of it. The truck comes on the day. The driver insists that I sign for receipt of everything before it's unloaded. I do. They begin the unload -- Here you need at least one other person to help because you are the one who has to tick off every box and make sure every thing has arrived and another to make sure they are putting things away nicely is critical. So, being preoccupied with ticking every box and making sure all 500 pieces arrived, I did not have the opportunity to examine the boxes as they came off. This was a mistake. You need to examine everything in real time. This is where the tragedy occurred: I had a very lovely antique card table. Not very heavy. Nicely wrapped. It came off the truck fine. I finished ticking off everything and the head guy was no where to be found. Everyone was back at the truck and relaxing and he was still upstairs. So I went looking for him. He was in one of the rooms trying to GLUE the table back together. He didn't come to me and tell me it was broken. He was trying to GLUE IT!!!. I told him to stop. He told me it happened on the way. It didn't. I saw it come off the truck and clearly since he had all the pieces, his guys broke it. Than finally, when I wouldn't allow him to try and fix it, and asked what the process was to file a claim, was I given back the paperwork and crossing out the signatures that said I received everything and indicating the damage. NEVER sign until they are done. They were a very clever bunch. They unloaded in a way that they would pile the damaged boxes in rows and put the damaged ones in the back. All of which were not discovered until they were gone and I unpacked. Finally, the process of filing a claim with these people is a bigger disaster than the people who dropped off. After dealing with a very rude unhelpful person in their customer service (which should say everything about the company) They offered a hundred dollars for the table and damaged boxes. I asked to speak to a manager and they wouldn't give me their email. I was told to send the email to her and she would forward it. Given her disposition and the way she handled the situation to that point, it was very clear that she would not forward it, and lie about the outcome. Needless to say -- DO NOT USE THESE GUYS. I have moved many times in my life and this is by far the worst. Look else where. You will be doing your self a favor.

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5.0

11/09/2012


William S.

They were the best movers I have ever used. The movers were considerate, cooperative and even gave me more reccomdendations for safety of the items. Everything went great and nothing broke. They came to my house and looked at the items and gave an estimate that they stuck to. There were no surprise charges.

Description of Work
They moved from us from New York to Sonoma, Ca.

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4.0

07/21/2011


janette B.

They were great and had a professional pick up. But when the furniture was delivered to my son's apartment, the movers didn't set up the bed as promised.

Description of Work
They picked up furniture from Mill Valley, California to Manhattan, New York.

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1.0

07/20/2011


Galen H.

They did not provide a quote because they do not provide service, which is completely reasonable. However, because they could not provide me the service they emailed my information to a bunch of other companies without warning me or asking my permission. I have been bombarded by emails and phone calls since they gave out my information without their permission. By the time I was able to get through to customer support and get my information removed the damage was done. I have now spent a good deal of time fielding calls and emails, attempting to get off of their lists. Many of the emails did not even come with the option to unsubscribe so I was forced to call and do it. This is a terrible business practice and now not only am I never going to use their services I am going to avoid their allied companies.

Description of Work
I asked for a quote.

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2.0

04/04/2011


Eurie C.

This was the worst moving experience we've ever had. I do not fault the company for the estimate not meeting the actual paid price. We added 2 rugs and 4 vases/planters to the actual cross-country load. However, the packing job was lazy at best, and unprofessional at worst. First, the packers left SEVERAL items at unpacked. One was a stepping stool that they left in the middle of our bedroom, another was a mirror that they left in a closet (and they packed everything else in the closet), and then lots of smaller items, like a soap dish, a small mirror, a few glasses, two dog beds, and some spices -- they said they weren't allowed to pack spices, but they packed some and left others. To top it all off, one of the movers BROKE OUR TOILET SEAT, and no one from the company would take any responsibility for it. They accused us of lying, and said their guys didn't do it. Well, the toilet is in my 18 month old daughter's bathroom, and she's not potty trained yet and we don't use it, nor have we had any guests in the past 2 weeks. We called and told the company that "their" crew broke our toilet seat and left several unpacked items. Again, we were accused of lying, and the guy said "well my guys say they packed everything". "Ok, I'm staring at the items as we speak." The dispatcher sent the crew back out the next day. They didn't call before they arrived and they showed up an hour after the dispatcher said they "might" come around 7pm. The company also charged us for their mistake -- and did nothing to compensate us for a broken toilet. Once our items arrived at their destination SEVERAL items were broken due to terrible packing. The movers arrived to deliver our belongings at 8pm and didn't finish until around 12am or later. Two of our large planters were literally thrown in a box with no protective padding! The guy who delivered our things said he'd never seen such poor packing, and asked us to take pictures to show the company. He also didn't want to get in trouble for breaking them. Many of our kitchen items were also simply thrown into boxes, which they taped and taped and taped (because they charge you for the tape), but for some reason didn't put any bubble wrap or paper in or around our items. At least two of our cups and saucers were COMPLETELY BROKEN, and more vases. I called to file a claim and was bounced around from person-to-person, and then sent to a random voicemail. I have yet to hear back from the company, and quite frankly don't expect to hear anything from them. Stay FAR AWAY from this moving company. I wish I had done more research before hiring them.

Description of Work
Rafia from CA/NY moving company contacted us and sent David to do an onsite estimate. David itemized everything in our house and said that the estimate was guaranteed. His estimate came in at just around $6,000. He also assured us that their company did not use any subcontractors or other companies to help them move our belongings across the country. This claim, however, is suspect, as the people who came to pack our house said they were a "local" company that IS SUBCONTRACTED. The man who delivered our belongings also told us that he uses a "local" crew, and pays them out of his own pocket. In short, CA/NY is no better than any other long distance moving company, perhaps worse because they purposely mislead their customers.

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5.0

02/06/2011


nancy P.

Movers were punctual, competent, organized and pleasant. Price would have been lower if we hadn't kept adding things at the last minute. Office staff very responsive and accessible.

Description of Work
Moved household from San Francisco to Washington D.C.

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5.0

03/30/2010


Taryn M.

We chose CA-NY Express because we liked the idea of our stuff going straight to CA from NY, rather than making a million stops along the way. CA-NY Express only does moves between metro areas of New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. We packed most of our possessions, but CA-NY Express packed up all of our furniture and heavy items. I've never seen movers work are efficiently as these guys. They cleared out our apartment (a 5th-floor walk-up!) in a few hours. When our stuff was delievered, the guys actually fought over (in a friendly way) who would get to do the stairs! On both ends, the forman was very organized. They labeled each box with our name and a tracking number. We stored everything with CA-NY Express for about 5 months while we looked for a home. They have very reasonable storage rates: typically $14/day, but we got it for $7/day since we knew it would be so long. Everything was delivered in excellent condition - we did not loose a single glass or plate!

Description of Work
Moved all of our posessions from a 5th-floor walk-up in Brooklyn, to a house in the Bay Area. Kept our boxes in storage for 5 months while we looked for a new home.

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5.0

12/27/2005


REE M.

HE DID A WONDERFUL JOB.

Description of Work
New home.

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4.0

10/10/2005


TREVOR B.

VERY THOROUGH AND PROFESSIONAL AT THE PICK-UP, BUT A LITTLE SLOPPY AT DELIVERY. SOME ITEMS WERE BROKEN WHEN THEY WERE TAKEN OFF THE TRUCK AND THE HELP WAS CARELESS AT TIMES WHEN BRINGING IN FURNITURE, SCUFFING WALLS AND FLOORS.

Description of Work
MOVED OUR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS FROM CALIFORNIA TO TENNESSEE IN ADDITION TO KEEPING OUR ITEMS IN STORAGE FOR 30 DAYS.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about California New York Express Movers

    How is California New York Express Movers overall rated?

    California New York Express Movers is currently rated 3.8 overall out of 5.

    What payment options does California New York Express Movers provide

    California New York Express Movers accepts the following forms of payment: MasterCard, American Express, Discover

    Does California New York Express Movers offer free estimates?

    Yes, California New York Express Movers offers free project estimates.

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    No, California New York Express Movers does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does California New York Express Movers offer a senior discount?

    No, California New York Express Movers does not offer a senior discount.

    Does California New York Express Movers offer emergency services?

    Yes, California New York Express Movers offers emergency services.

    Are warranties offered by California New York Express Movers?

    Yes, California New York Express Movers offers warranties.

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