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by johnckret
Thu May 28, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Moving from Raleigh NC to the South of France
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

Re: Moving from Raleigh NC to the South of France

Hello all... I'm John Kretschmer, owner of John's Moving & Storage. tjspluo, you have picked 3 good companies! Armstrong is a BIG agent for United and United is a very good Van Line. I was a salesman for a United agent years ago. Before that, I was a sales manager for a Global Van Lines agent. H...
by johnckret
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: The Rise and Fall of the Professional Mover, by Archie White
Replies: 81
Views: 23703

Re: The Rise and Fall of the Professional Mover, by Archie White

I agree that movers are often their own worst enemies. Here's my take on the self destructive behavior exhibited by many movers: Most movers tend to spend an absurd amount of money on Yellow Page advertising; I don't know if that is driven by ego, fear or greed but they all seem to do it at some poi...
by johnckret
Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: **Wilmington, NC to Raleigh, NC
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

Re: Wilmington, NC to Raleigh, NC

So how did your move go?
by johnckret
Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: Tipping Your Loaders/Full-Service Movers
Replies: 44
Views: 69135

Re: Tipping Your Loaders/Full-Service Movers

Moving furniture is a tough way to earn a living and generally the guys doing the work don't make a fortune. The only job I know of that is more physically demanding is being a mason's helper. If the crew is hardworking, friendly, pleasant and accommodating and you've got a house full of fine furnit...
by johnckret
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: insurance claim and arbitration, what should I know?
Replies: 13
Views: 6720

Re: insurance claim and arbitration, what should I know?

I'm a mover and a member of AMSA. Here's a little info that might be helpful: In arbitration, the consumer wins most of the time (I believe around 60%). If you mark items as received on the inventory, that does not automatically mean that a claim for a missing item is disallowed. It shouldn't be har...
by johnckret
Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Moving from NC to MA - John's Moving?
Replies: 27
Views: 11837

Re: Moving from NC to MA - John's Moving?

I'm not sure how or why posting 4 months after the last entry causes suspicion. I just found out about your site and did a search for my company name. Ideally, I would have responded 4 months ago while I still had a shot at the move in question. My relationship with Stevens Van Lines is certainly un...
by johnckret
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Moving from NC to MA - John's Moving?
Replies: 27
Views: 11837

Re: Help: moving from NC to MA

Hello All! It may be a little late to be relevant however I'd like to clarify some of the inaccuracies/questions listed in this thread about my company, John's Moving & Storage. John's Moving & Storage is a d/b/a name owned by Outstanding Service Corp. We've been in business since 1997 and ...

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