• Report: #1042351

Complaint Review: Budget Movers

  • Submitted: Wed, April 10, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, October 17, 2014

  • Reported By: anonymous — Palm Harbor Florida
Budget Movers
1592 or 1602 Cumberland court east Palm Harbor, Florida United States of America

Budget Movers Anthony Magazu, tony Magazu, Turbo, Chad Moving, unlicensed and uninsured moving company whose owner is a recently released convict with a criminal record consisting of dealing in stolen property, multiple counts of possession of crack cocaine, and Palm Harbor, Florida

*Consumer Comment: Budget Movers Palm Harbor"

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Professional Mover Besmerched By Jealous Ex EmployeeRipoff Report sets the record straight!  All users of Ripoff Report have an opportunity to tell their side of the story! Do your research!

*General Comment: Love to hear from this anonymous complainant

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I would go into how horrible the move went even with the owner working, but given all that I have found out about the owner and his illegal moving company, I find it is more important to expose this fraudulent company and its criminal owner for what it is. so let me begin......

Budget movers in Palm Harbor Florida is not only an illegal moving company that is not licensed or insured. The owner Anthony J. Magazu a.k.a Tony Magazu is a recently released convicted felon with a record for multiple counts of possession of crack cocaine, and dealing in stolen property which probably came from the customer homes he moved. His record is much longer but I will get to that shortly

There is a legal "budget movers" but it is located in sarasota not in palm harbor. The estimate given to me showed a license number that came up expired and the moving company name was a different name altogether. [continued below]....
..... When asked where his office is located the owner said he does not have an office he works from home. That would be all well and good except I found out later that in Florida all moving companies are required to have an office.

Now back to the owners criminal record. Under Anthony j Magazu a.k.a Tony magazu you will find a criminal record that spans from New York to Florida. but since his record is to extensive to go into and all I am dealing with is Florida, I am placing a link to the criminal records site which shows his Florida record more in detail. (copy link below and paste in address bar) http://mugshots.com/search.html?q=Anthony%20J%20Magazu

My advice to anyone looking for a moving company. Do not use this company unless you do not care about your family or your personal information. One of his own workers who I happened to talk to at a store weeks later said he had to quit because of some of the things the owner was saying about young woman and some of the things he was asking him to do on the moves. This was horrifying to me especially given he is around peoples families all the time.

I did try and ask the ex-worker about what type of things but the worker did not want to come out and say anything specific. He did say that the owner Anthony J Magazu has been recently opening up a lot of new credit cards which should not be possible. I asked, ''what does that mean" and he said for me to take a guess.

Although this is a huge concern, since I have no real evidence for the criminal acts I can only caution those to not use him because he is not licensed or insured in the state of florida to provide moving services. This you can look up yourself at (www.800helpfla.com) click on (business/complaint lookup) then type in his info. You will see that no info will match up.

I have tried to notify the proper authorities about him and his company but there is not much they can do because they need a specific address to nab an unlicensed moving company. I know that sounds crazy but thats what the department of agriculture and consumer services said. I guess that is why there is so many of these illegal moving companies around Florida. All you have to do is not have an address. Can they make it any easier.

My advice is to not use this company at all. In fact if you know of anyone moving in the palm harbor area warn them about this company. Also, do your homework before booking with any moving company. Don't believe any company when they say they are licensed and insured. Check it yourself. Also look up the owners name. Make sure the people coming into your home are good people not drug addicts or convicted criminals who have just been released.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/10/2013 09:40 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Budget-Movers/Palm-Harbor-Florida-/Budget-Movers-Anthony-Magazu-tony-Magazu-Turbo-Chad-Moving-unlicensed-and-uninsured-m-1042351. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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Budget Movers Palm Harbor"


Unlike the person who wrote the Ripoff Report, I will use my name. I am Barbara Neiger and we used Tony and Budget Movers when we moved from Palm Harbor to The Villages in May 2012. Tony came to give us his price...a FIRM price, not an estimate...and explained all the procedures to us as I was also having him do all the packing too.

When the time for the move came, he arrived at the appointed time and he worked quickly and efficiently along with one other guy. They completely wrapped every piece of furniture and large wall prints, mirrors and such and did a great job of box-packing. They left us with our bed in tact for sleeping and then returned the next morning to load the truck.

He slightly underestimated the amount of space needed for all our stuff and had the other guy go get a small add-on trailor for the remaining items. He did this at HIS expense as he had given us a firm number for moving and said it was his mistake.

At The Villages they unloaded everything quickly and efficiently. I had NOT ONE broken or missing item. If i have any complaint at all...maybe I found him to be a little arrogant. There was a little dispute about the directions on how to find our new house...he was sure it was my fault and had given him wrong information, which I hadn't! But he was just being a typical guy. I know this because I am married and have had similar "disputes" with my husband! (And I'm ALWAYS right!)

Last March we had to move back to Palm Harbor because of my husband's failing health and I needed to get back to the "good doctors" which we had had previously. Now, we are preparing to move out of state to be closer to family. While we will be using a rental truck I need Tony to help us pack up and load and now I can't find him.

I don't care if a person has an office. Why does a mover need an office anyway? They pay more overhead and charge more to make up for it. I didn't verify any arrest record so I don't know if he does or doesn't. Does it REALLY matter if someone has an arrest record if they have done their time and "paid their debt to society?" Are they never supposed to be able to work again? That's a pretty arrogant and "holier than thou" attitude!

And anyone who submits an anonymous report AND offers 2nd hand information from a disgruntled employee should, in my opinion, pretty much be disregarded.

And just because a company is licensed/bonded/whatever and has an office, it doesn't mean you're going to get good service. When we moved back to Palm Harbor I hired a quite well-known moving company from this area...with all those good credentials and a couple offices. AND I am out approximately $2,000 from unpacked kitchen items that were stolen out of our empty house before we got back up to close...their estimate was a joke both in time and dollars. I haven't written it yet but I WILL be writing a Ripoff Report on Big Boys Moving Company after nearly a year of trying to get some restitution with zero results. I'll take Tony and his efficiency (and arrogance!) and firm price quote and no mumbo-jumbo contract any day over what I went through with Big Boys.

Barbara Neiger


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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Professional Mover Besmerched By Jealous Ex Employee

Ripoff Report sets the record straight!  All users of Ripoff Report have an opportunity to tell their side of the story! Do your research!

AUTHOR: Anthony J Magazu - ()

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My name is Anthony J magazu there's an ex employee that I fired because he was on drugs and so to get even with me he went ahead and filed this false report.The entire report is false and Ripoff Report won't remove it. There's no one to substantiate the report and report was filed by an anonymous person. if a company such as Ripoff Report is going to file false claims or claims that can cause a company to close down they should at least have a sources name and address posted up there a telephone number that you can get in touch with so this rebuttal is not only directed at the person who lied about me but it's also directed at Ripoff Report


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Love to hear from this anonymous complainant

AUTHOR: Mary Jo - ()

 Dear Mr. Anonymous,

I'd love to hear about your contact / experience with this business owner.  Call me at 727-562-4726 if you're interested. 

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