Mountain Moving Systems

Moving & Storage
1062 Nelson Street Oshawa ON
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michael in Oshawa
michael in Oshawa
1 review , ON
10/10

Large Household Move

Never had a single issue with these guys. Very professional, contentious and polite. Very happy and would like to recommend them to anyone thinking of hiring a top notch Company. They are also the old fashioned Family run business for over 30 yrs.

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Private User
Private User
1 review Oshawa, ON
1/10

Substandard moving company

I decided to use Mountain Movers after reading reviews here and I really wish that I hadn't.

I was moving from a condo in Cobourg (second floor walk-up, one flight of stairs) to a townhouse in Oshawa (2 story, plus a few things in the basement) and the crew showed up relatively on time so I thought that was a good start when they had a long trek to get to where I was. That was where things started to go downhill.

I had stacked and arranged the boxes (about 50) in order of what floor they were going to in my townhouse. I let the crew know and they just started taking boxes randomly anyway. One crew member (nobody ever told me their names) complained about the weight of the boxes and said to me "You should try picking these up". I HAD picked them up when I was packing them, and in fact I ended up taking some of the boxes to the truck myself. In addition, I had worked as a packer for AMJ Campbell for a summer about 10 years ago and I had packed according to the standards I had learned there. One of the crew members told me that "AMJ uses dollies" and I should have packed my boxes lighter - well perhaps you should start using dollies then, I assumed all moving companies did.

There were a few cigarette breaks which I wasn't too happy about. They were also smoking on the truck around my items (fortunately nothing came in smelling of smoke but I found that very unprofessional).

When they arrived in Oshawa at the townhouse, they were met by my boyfriend and he told me that they again complained about the weight of the boxes. I arrived back in town as they were finishing and I immediately went down to their office to make a payment. I had inquired with the driver when he arrived in the morning and asked if I could pay at the office. He said that would be no problem.

I got to the office and tried to find the entrance, walking around the building. I saw a man standing outside smoking and told him that I was there to pay for my move to which he replied "OK?" as though he didn't work there and I apologized and told him that I thought he worked for Mountain. He advised me that he did indeed work for them, and then asked me why I hadn't paid them on site. I said that I had asked the driver and he told me I could pay in the office as I didn't have cash and they don't take cheques. He asked how I wanted to pay and I said debit at which point I was told that they don't take debit, only credit card. I told him that I have a Visa Debit and asked to try it. He walked into the office, STILL SMOKING INSIDE, and tried the machine. As I waited, I noticed an 'Interac accepted here' sign in the window... It turned out that my Visa Debit did not work and I had to take an hour trying to get to a bank to get cash for them in rush hour traffic. When I returned, they were smoking inside again and I had to walk through a haze of cigarette smoke to get a 'receipt' which didn't even indicate the number of hours worked, just said that I had paid them $1,100.

After the move, I noticed a lot of scratches and broken furniture. Yes, my furniture may not be expensive, but that doesn't mean it should be broken by movers. In addition, my notes on each box as to whether it was fragile or should be placed on top were completely ignored - whether due to ignorance or because they were angry at the weight I don't know.

This company was extremely unprofessional and I would highly recommend looking elsewhere for your move. They were less expensive but obviously you get what you pay for.

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David in Oshawa
David in Oshawa
1 review Simcoe County, ON
10/10

Top Tier Family Business

My Family have been using this Company for over 25 years now and have told anyone we know who are moving to give them a call and have never heard a single complaint. Old fashioned Family run business did move us again in Dec under horrible weather conditions and the crew was great and very professional. Thankyou once again to the Mountain Family on a job well done.

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Patti in Toronto
Patti in Toronto
1 review Courtice, ON
0/10

Horrible moving experience

Very old Truck leaked damaging furniture and when I called the management office I was told it was not their fault it rained. They were very rude and refused to do anything about it. Movers kept stopping as the did did not want to move items in the rain. . I started carrying boxes to get them working.Move took 4 extra hours because of there continuous stopping . The men were not careful with boxes and as a result I had china and dishes broken.Men were constantly looking for items I wanted to give away. It was v very unprofessional and uncomfortable.

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Janine in Vaughan
Janine in Vaughan
8 reviews Vaughan, ON
8/10

Moving a few pieces of furniture

I needed only a few pieces of furniture moved. My friend used this company without any damage to the bookcase/unit and the price was really good. I used them to move a few pieces of furniture as well. I have to say that they were not gentle with the furniture and there was some damage from scraping the furniture on the asphalt on the road. They do not wrap any of the furniture but they will work for a few hours ( no minimum) and the price was right.

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Heather from Whitby
Heather from Whitby
1 review Newcastle, ON
10/10

Three Bedroom Move

We moved our 3 bedroom home with Mountain Moving Systems in April 2014. The move distance was approximately 45 km and we were pleasantly surprised how well the day went. There were no issues! I spent hours researching moving companies because this was our first real move. We obtained quotes from 5 other moving companies within Durham Region and Mountain had one of the more reasonable rates (they even offered a spring rate - which ends at the end of April). We had packed all our boxes in advance and stored them in our garage, but left all the bigger items as is for the moving crew, which consisted of 3 men (Lonny, Richard and ??). The crew was careful with our stuff, friendly and worked efficiently together. The entire move cost less than what we had budgeted. I would recommend this moving company to others.

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Chris from Backsplashes R Us
Chris from Backsplashes R Us
1 review Oshawa, ON
0/10

Residential move

This was the worst moving experience I have ever had! The crew of 3 were totally unprofessional, had negative attitudes and were even threatening. Even the owner, Mike, did not have the courtesy to field my calls after this unbelievable experience! I would strongly suggest consumers never use their services!!

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