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Re: Has anyone on here dealt with "On the Spot Movers" out of San

Postby farrah7031 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:10 pm

We're so glad you got your things. I'm sorry you had to wait that long, but at least you got everything. Please let us know if you find a lot of damages - hopefully not.

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Re: Has anyone on here dealt with "On the Spot Movers" out of San

Postby Techsan93 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:20 pm

I was wondering the same thing. Hopefully your belongings arrived safely and it doesnt sound like they tried holding your goods for more money....good thing.

Best of luck in your new home!

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Re: Has anyone on here dealt with "On the Spot Movers" out of San

Postby dmikes » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:40 pm

For future reference, the Texas Attorney General is the state authority that investigates consumer complaints. Tho I'm sure you've learned your lesson, try to avoid Web sites that offer online estimates -- especially from multiple companies. I dealt with one of those Web sites a few years ago and found all of the referred companies to be quite dodgy.
Always check out a moving company first at the USDOT's Protect Your Move Web site:
http://ai.volpe.dot.gov/hhg/Search.asp?ads=#
Even that site is not foolproof. The federal Web site is not always a great source for complaints, becuase consumers rarely know to whom they should complain. I've found that consumeraffairs.com and ripoffreport.com are good places to start.

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Re: Has anyone on here dealt with "On the Spot Movers" out of San

Postby hollandmk » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:19 am

Hi. I just moved with On-the-Spot movers from San Antonio to New York. OTS picked up my stuff on Aug 31st and arrived in New Paltz, NY on September 8th. I chose them because I had a horrible experience with a BIG moving company (Atlas) three years ago when moving from LA to SA. OTS gave a good price, and one of the main guys, Bobby, convinced me I could trust them. I did all my research--including posting on this site and discussing the company with others; you can find those postings here--and finally decided they were legit.

The experience was not terrible: the packers were good, and except for a 1.5-day delay receiving my stuff (much better than the 2.5-week delay from my earlier move), the move was relatively on-time. I was annoyed that the two guys who showed up to move were older and out of shape and not capable of doing the whole move themselves; I and a friend moved at least as much as they did. And because they arrived at 3 pm, we were still moving past midnight (using all of MY lights and equipment to do so, btw--they had nothing to help). They did damage a few things out of sheer laziness, and grumbled about how much they hated what they were doing the whole time. But on the whole, the move was mostly on time and not much was damaged.

BUT--things were damaged, like a $300 rug was ruined, and now I can't get through on any of the phone numbers I was given (including Bobby's). It looks like we will get nothing for damages. We are lucky they didn't break anything big. But still--it does look like this company has disappeared. Just thought I would add my experience to the body of info out there. I'll be happy to answer any questions.

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Re: Has anyone on here dealt with "On the Spot Movers" out of San

Postby farrah7031 » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:24 pm

Click on Active/Pending Insurance and contact them with your claim:
http://li-public.fmcsa.dot.gov/LIVIEW/p ... ath=LIVIEW

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Re: **Has anyone on here dealt with "On the Spot Movers" out of S

Postby Diane » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:23 pm

Thanks for the report, hollandmk. For those interested, here is the runup to your review http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13667

I've listed the company in the Superlist with a Thumbsdown symbol - :thumbsdown: - in front of its name in view of the fact that someone else reported on the above thread that they were unreachable by phone (and they also held his goods for more than a month on a move to VA, giving a flimsy excuse).
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Re: Has anyone on here dealt with "On the Spot Movers" out of San

Postby Diane » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:05 am

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Not only is it of interest that the AMSA has partnered with www.move.com to supply leads to its members, but its media kit features this iffy company :thumbsdown: On the Spot Movers, advertising that it is an agent of Stevens Van Lines even though the relationship has reportedly been severed for months!

On the Spot has three bad reviews on Citysearch at http://sanantonio.citysearch.com/review/36888437


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