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From: Eleanor Tyldesley []
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 10:17 PM
To: MovingStar/Gil
Cc: Avner Yonai; David Wiviott; Andrew Tyldesley
Subject: Re: Pictures of the loaded & sealed container to Andorra

Hi Gil,

Thanks so much for the update and the pictures. Good doing business with you guys.

Andrew and Eleanor
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From: Golan Rashty []
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 6:53 AM
To: Mark Lawson
Cc: MovingStar/Gil; MovingStar/Avner
Subject: Re: Golan Rashty container

Thanks Gil

I think you guys did a great job and I hope everything will come in one piece.

We are pleased with the way they treated our stuff and will defiantly recommend to use MovingStar services to our friends in the Bay Area and in the Israeli consulate.

Thanks again

From: Deirdre O'Sullivan []
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 4:00 PM
To: David Wiviott
Subject: Re: Your move to Melbourne - Rainier Overseas Movers

 Dave, thanks for catching up with me.

 It went great, I couldn't have been more pleased. The packing crew in San Francisco were very efficient, and so were the unpacking crew in Melbourne. Communication was great throughout the process.

 Not a single item was damaged.

Thanks for the great service !


From: Mark Findley []
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:04 PM
To: MovingStar/Avner
Subject: Re: Move to Salem , Oregon / delivery arrangements

HI Avner,

Wanted to give you and Gil plus all of the workers some big thanks for the move that you did.
Gil was great and did everything possible to help us out.
The crew that was here in Oregon did a great job too.
Tell Gil again for us THANK YOU!!

Mark and Sundi Findley
From: Shiri []
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 1:40 PM
To: Avner
Subject: Boxes.

Hi Avner,

Move went well. The team were great as usual. I wanted to ask when your guys can come to pick up the empty boxes?

From: Gal Hoffman []
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 1:06 PM
To: MovingStar/Avner; Moving Star/Gil
Cc: Adi Tiberg Hoffman
Subject: Re: FW: Dock Receipt - HOFFMAN / ECAA2649
Avner and Gil,
We received our container yesterday and wanted to thank both of you for the great service we received from you. The teams both in the US and Israel were great and we were very pleased from the entire process. We'd be happy to serve as reference if needed.
Thanks again,
Adi and Gal Hoffman
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 5:27 PM
To: MovingStar/Avner
Cc: Gil Sela
Subject: Re: Any idea on ETA/ Friday delivery s confirmed !!

We received our shipment of 44 boxes today (3/23/12) at 12:30 and it appears everything is in good shape.
Our thanks to everyone who participated in getting our goods moved from Bangkok to the USA !!

Gene and Sirirat
From: Hsu Clement []
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:26 AM
To: MovingStar / Gil; 'David Wiviott'
Cc: 'MovingStar/Avner'
Subject: Re:  Your move to Brisbane - Rainier Overseas Movers, Inc.

Hi Gil,

The pick up has completed and your staff has done a great job. The process is smooth and clean. Really appreciate.

Hi David,

Please advice what I need to do next. Any other paper work?

From: Laura Kumataka []
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:41 PM
To: 'MovingStar/Avner'
Subject: shipment has arrived!

Everything looks great!  Thank you again for ALL your help? we really appreciate your help in navigating through the complexities of international shipping.

Many thanks,


Laura Kumataka
Administrative Coordinator
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund|Goldman Environmental Foundation
From: Debora Eizips-Dreymann []
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 9:59 AM
To: MovingStar/Avner
Subject: Move to Los Altos
Hello Avner,
I would like to thank you for the professional service! The moving crew was wonderful, kind and efficient.
I will certainly recommend your services!
Debora Dreymann
From: Franck Diard []
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3:39 AM
To: Dave Wiviott; Avner Yonai; Jovita Rinkunaite; Jennifer; Franck Diard
Subject: DIARD/container to France
all arrived very well.
thanks for your help.
Let me know on which website I can go to give you an excellent review.
-----Original Message-----
From: Amir Wolf []
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 6:32 AM
To: MovingStar/Avner; Mark Lawson
Subject: The container has arrived
Hi avner and Mark
The container arrived and unloaded everything was great
Thank you very much

Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 7:34 AM
Cc: Shoshi Mor
Subject: letter of appreciation

Dear Avner,
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your moving staff for the exceptional services rendered ,with respect to our move from Sunnyvale, CA to Houston, TX.
Your staff were very professional, efficient and took great care in moving all of our items and furniture to our new place.
Once again, thank you for your services, and we will gladly recommend your services to others.
Shoshi & Giora

From: Assaf Shacham []
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 12:31 AM
To: Mark Lawson
Subject: Re: delivery

Hi Mark,

Everything went well. 
We're still working on unpacking so I can't give you the definitive "everything has arrived" statement, but we haven't noticed anything missing yet.
We're very pleased with the service provided by Moving Star, Sonigo and Ranier.

Assaf Shacham

From: Mary Sansen []
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:27 AM
To: David Wiviott
Subject: RE: Your move to Genoa - Rainier Overseas Movers, Inc.

Hi Dave -

I must say that we were very pleased with this move, every step of the way.  Avner's people were great and very efficient.  The ship came in on time and Davide was great in dealing with customs.  I had hoped that I could avoid paying anything, but because of legal issues too boring to go into, I ended up paying a small amount, less than half of Davide's estimate.  Finally, the movers in Genova were terrific.  Fast, efficient and thoughtful.  I have 5 or 6 more boxes to unpack but at this point I have found nothing broken or damaged.

I would happily, and without reservation, recommend your services.

Thank you,

Mary Sansen
Rains Lucia Stern, PC
2300 Contra Costa Blvd. Suite 230
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Tel: (925) 609-1699 Fax: (925) 609-1690

From: Yoni Silberberg []
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 1:33 AM
To: 'Mark Lawson'
Subject: RE: delivery

Follow Up Flag: Follow up
Flag Status: Red
Hi Mark and Avner,

Thanks for following up.

We did receive our belongings and are currently (slowly) going through everything.

So far everything looks in great shape, I will let you know if we have any issues.

Thanks again for making our return hassle free.


From: Mazi Efendovich []
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 2:41 PM
To: MovingStar/Avner
Subject: Re: Move to Israel / Post move follow up
שנה טובה גם לכם
קבלת המכולה הייתה מרגשת ביותר, חלפו שלושה חודשים מאז שנפרדנו מהחפצים שלנו
הצוות שהביא את המכולה הייה מקצועי, נחמד, ועמד בזמנים
תודה על התמיכה
Mazi Efendovich

From: Arthur Rabinovitz []
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 4:09 AM
To: MovingStar/Avner; Mark Lawson
Subject: Shana Tova
Avner and Mark,

I wanted to take a minute and thank you both for your wonderful service

We are almost finished unpacking, only a few boxes left and we have not yet found anything that was damaged, everything we have opened so far seems to have made its third, yes third, ocean voyage safely and securely.

When we get it all behind us I will let you know.

Thank you for your professional service!!

Shana Tova - Happy New Year

Arthur and Fern Rabinovitz

From: Barun Mukherjee [] on behalf of Barun Mukherjee []
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 2:32 PM
To: David Wiviott; MovingStar/Avner
Subject: Our move to Denmark
Hi David and Avner,

I wanted to let you know that we’ve finally packed up most of our stuff. Thanks to your efforts everything reached it’s destination in excellent condition – nothing broken at all!!

You already know how good and helpful the movers on the US side were, but it was very good to see the same service in Denmark as well. We were notified about the anticipated arrival date and they went and checked the drop off location.
In the end it got delayed a week (which happened to be a very good for our schedule), but they were quite flexible with the new delivery date. They greeted us with a “survival pack” - containing basic thing that are needed from the very first minute + coffee and tea. Not a big thing, but the moment it was presented made it a lot more valuable. They emptied the container the first day and returned the day after to assemble various pieces of furniture for us. As I was still in the US it was a huge help for my wife.

We thank for your companies assistance with our move and will certainly recommend you to other friends with moving needs. Your personal touch makes a big difference.



From: Noa Shein []
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2009 9:21 PM
To: MovingStar/Avner
Subject: Re: Shipping to Noa Shein, Israel / post move follow up..

Follow Up Flag: Follow up
Flag Status: Red
Dear Avner,

I would like to extended my gratitude to you and to everyone involved with the move. Hard to believe I finally have all my things, including my piano, here in Tel Aviv. The crew here was extremely professional--from the administrative people to the movers themselves.

Thank you,
Noa Shein

From: Luis Shein []
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 5:40 AM
To: MovingStar/Avner
Cc: Mark Lawson; Moving Star/Gil; Noa Shein
Subject: Re: Shipping to Noa Shein, Israel / post move follow up..
Dear Avner,

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the efficient work you and your associates did for us.

My daughter Noa is very happy with her things, and above all the piano, sitting in her Tel Aviv apartment. I am sending a copy of this letter to her and I am sure she will send you a few words on how the move went once the things arrived in Israel.

I will not hesitate to use your services in the future.

Please extend my appreciation to all involved.


From: Raya Haramaty []
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2:43 AM
To: Mark Lawson
Cc: yossi tin; Avner Yonai
Subject: Re: delivery

 hello Mark,
we are home, getting situated. we have had a great experience with all of your team members in the US and in Israel !  starting with Avner and the guys who packed our house, through Yossi, Batia, and the great group of guys that moved our stuff to the house! the container was delivered exactly as we planned it and overall you guys have provided us with the best possible service through and through!
we deeply appreciate it and i already gave your number to someone who is planning to move to Israel soon.  Thank you for everything Mark, and although I'm not planning to move anywhere anytime soon, I'll keep your number.  Take care,

From: Amir Blich []
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2009 12:01 PM
To: Avner MovingStar; MovingStar Gil
Subject: Packing our house
Hi Gil and Avner,

Your team just finished packing the contents of our house into the container. We would both like to thank you for an excelent and professional service.
The entire process was well above any standard we've encountered before. Jesus was able to fit everything into the container using every little space available. He is a magician...

Thank you!
Iris and Amir.

From: Jennifer Namba []
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 6:43 PM
To:; Doug Wiviott; MovingStar/Avner
Subject: Move
Hello all,

We have arrived in New Zealand and are finally feeling settled in our new home.  Thank you for all of your help with our recent move.  We appreciated all of your work in making the transition smooth.  We had initially called three moving companies for quotes - all based on positive internet reviews from international moving websites.  One never called us back.  The second set up an appointment for a week later.  Rainer set up an appointment for three days later.  When Avner came to our home for an assessment, he was very explicit with us.  He sat with us and explained the entire process and our various options in great detail.  He was extremely accurate on his initial estimate of square footage we had - even though we had told him we would still be purchasing lots of new furniture to be packed.  I think he was about 20 cubic feet off.  

The second person who came to give us an estimate came through our house very quickly, checked some boxes on her list and was out within about 20 minutes.  She spent no time with us answering questions or explaining much of anything.  

When the two quotes came in, the second company's quote was about $120 more than Rainer's, but their quote included a full-pack, whereas Rainer's quote only included a partial pack.  I really wanted to go with Rainer because of how much time they had spent with us and how detailed they had been in the process. They had been great at communication from the start.  However, a full-pack situation at just $120 more seemed too good to pass up.  So I called Doug and asked if they could make their quote comparable to the other company's for a full-pack situation.  They gladly did, and even beat the other price by a bit.  

The movers came on their scheduled day and did a very thorough job of packing our things.  I had no worries about them being reckless with our stuff - they were very careful.  As for the actual length of the move, it did take a bit longer than predicted.  We were told 6-8 weeks door to door, and about 10 days before our stuff was scheduled to arrive (around the 8 week mark), we were told that the ship was diverted and our stuff would be an extra two weeks.  This was frustrating since now our stuff wouldn't be in until close to 10 weeks after the original packing date.  However, the next week we were told our stuff would be in a week earlier than we were told the week before, so this was encouraging.  From the day the movers arrived to pack our stuff until the day it arrived at our new home, the total length of time was 8 1/2 weeks.  

The only problem with the unloading was that the movers accidentally put a gash in our couch when they used a box cutter to take off some of the wrapping.  But we paid for insurance, and Rainer was quick to get us the info to make a claim when we told them what happened.  Other than that and a crack in a plastic bin, all of our stuff arrived in good order.  

We would definitely recommend Rainer.  Their communication and customer care was great.  Thanks for making this transition much smoother than we could have imagined!

The Nambas
Santa Cruz, CA to Waikanae, New Zealand

Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 3:58 PM
To: David Wiviott
Cc: Avner Yonai
Subject: Re: Your move to Australia - Rainier Overseas Movers

Follow Up Flag: Follow up
Flag Status: Red
HI Dave:

Yes, unfortunately we had a crushed frame on a mirror, but at this point it appears nothing else.  I haven't finished unpacking all the boxes yet!  Unless there is major damage to some of the art or a box of china, I don't anticipate a claim.  I think the crushed mirror was due to the box being opened and resealed with all the protective corners left in the bottom of the box instead of on the corners of the frame.  We will also wait until the piano is finally delievered, but I don't expect any problems.

Overall I was very pleased with the entire move.  The guys from Moving Star were terrific and as I unpack special things that were so carefully wrapped, I bless each and every one of them for their care.  On this end, the John Ryan people kept me well informed each step of the way and their delivery people were very patient and efficient.  This move was the easiest and least painful of any of my many moves.  So, please pass on my thanks to all the folks involved.

Theresa Dyer
Jallukar Ridge Vineyard
Rhymney, (Vic), Australia
Mobile: 0415-573-370
Vineyard Office: (03) 5354-2554


From: Maureen Patrick []
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 6:58 AM
To: Avner Moving Star; David Wiviott
Subject: Shipping - Mountain View to UK
Hello All
Just wanted to let Avner know that his guys did a great job on Monday and Tuesday at our house.  It was good to see the container being loaded at your warehouse too as it may be sometime before we see our belongings again so it was reassuring to see them at least being put on the container.
David, please can you confirm when our shipping will leave Oakland?  By way of updates, when we will know when our container arrives into the UK - who will be our point of contact?  You or Brittania?
Many thanks ...  so far!
Maureen Patrick


From: Jo Wace []
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:02 AM
To: MovingStar/Avner
Subject: Yay!

Dear Avner,

Just to let you know (I expect you already know from Mike) that all my stuff arrived safe and sound on Monday. Mike did a great job hefting all the the heavy boxes up our steps, single-handed and everything seemed to be in good order. I have now been through all but one of the boxes and everything seems to have survived the journey.

So I wanted to thank you for all your assistance in reuniting me with my belongings - it's so nice to see them all again!

Wishing you all the very best,



Hello Avner!

FINALLY, I have found the apartment, and was allowed to move in. The group in Englad was super helpful, they let me store my possessions in England for a very low price while I apartment hunted. And they delivered the materials the exact day I requested.

Unfortunately, my apartment was not fully renovated as the landlords had promised, so I could not have the movers unpack the boxes, I asked them to stock them in one of the rooms. I will unpack next week and let you know if everythings is okay. So far, everything has been amazing. Every box arrived. A testament to your efficiency...just before the movers left our apartment in San Francisco 5 months ago...I put a toilet plunger on top of the boxes that were set to move. The movers must have carried it away with them. It was not numbered, listed nor packed...and today in Paris, there it was, sitting on top of the boxes, my toilet plunger!  That made me laugh. Now that is service!

I am very happy that I chose your company, and will STRONGLY, even aggressively, recommend you to anyone needing to go somewhere.

If there are any damaged goods, I suppose I should contact you about the insurance? Either way, I'll let you know how it goes.

Best regard,

Marco Vignuzzi, PhD
Viral Populations and Pathogenesis Group
Pasteur Institute
PVP-Vignuzzi, Batiment Lwoff
28 rue du Dr Roux
75724 Paris cedex 15

(33) 1 45 68 82 42


From: Michal Jacobi []
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:52 AM
Subject: Thank you

Attachments: _AVG certification_.txt

Mark, Avner, and Yossi,

Although we are not done opening all the boxes yet, so I hope my impression will not change when I am done unpacking :-)

I would like to thank all of you for the excellent work and the prompt response on both ends of the ocean.
In California, Avner's group was very professional and quick, and above all - succeeded to load everything into the 20' container. Also, except 3 screws of the keyboard legs (that we probably threw away with the wrapping paper as we unpacked the stuff), everything, but one picture, landed safely with no damage, and we found all the pieces/screws of all the furniture we needed to re-assemble. As I said, this is a preliminary assessment until we open everything, but so far so good.

In Israel, Yossi & Batya, succeeded to do the unheard of - release the container from the shipper and from customs WITHOUT us!!! all through phone and E-mail, including forms/copy of documents, etc. The only hiccup we had was the requirement to have ORIGINAL packing list from our move from Israel to the US 5 years ago (which I find pretty ridiculous), but Yossi worked it out with a copy. The container was ready to be shipped to our house before we arrived to Israel.
Great work !

As scheduled, the movers arrived with our container at 6:45am, as promised. Again, the team was nice, friendly and professional. They caused a little damage to the walls and ceiling while carrying the furniture to their destination, but nothing significant. It was very helpful that all the items were marked with room number, and all the rooms were marked, so they could put everything in the right place in the first attempt, without moving things around too much. By 11:00am they were done !!!

The only sticky point was the person scheduled to re-assemble the furniture. Roland was scheduled to arrive around noon, and at the end, after several phone calls, he arrived around 5:00pm, and rushed through everything. I've also asked him to assemble some new pieces of furniture, and he totally riped us off. (charged 400NIS for one hour of work, and didn't do a good job). I know it is not part of the deal, but I was counting on your reputation and your choices of professionals, and expected him to be good and reasonable.

-- thank you, Michal


From: rutie parizer []
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:35 PM
To: MovingStar/Avner; Mark Lawson; TL Custom Services Ltd.; Yossi Thein
Cc: Oozie Parizer
Subject: Our shipment to Israel
Hi all,
Yesterday, one day only after arriving to Israel, our container has arrived :)
I'd like to thank everybody who handled our shipment, in the most professional, sufficient, high service manner!
Beginning with Avner, who explained to us in detail the process, was extremely professional, always available for us, replying promptly all our questions, getting us a container (!!), and especially - for recommending the date for the shipment (although I had doubts) - Thank you Avner Very much!!
Mark - Thank you for the service you provided all along the way. I highly appreciate your prompt replies...
Last - but not least - are Batya and Yossi in Israel - who did an incredible job by releasing our container in only a couple of days!! We are grateful!! Both of you have, too, demonstrated high level of professionalism, as well as high service, I know it is very hard to release a container on such short notice, especially, since we were out of the country...Thank you again!!
Regardless of the above - there is one other issue that needs to be handled - one of my daughters "school" desks came broke. It was broke in the legs, and it's made of wood - there were marks of something sharp in the wood surface - on the desk itself. It was not like this before because when we bought the table about 2 years ago - we bought with it a glass - to guard the wood. The only time the heavy glass comes off the table is when moving. The scratches weren't there when we came to the U.S. Also - the table was in perfect condition, but, as I said - came broken in two of its legs, so I assume the moving company in the U.S. put something too heavy (and perhaps with sharp ends - that damaged the wood surface of the table). When the current company took the table off the container, I, personally saw that already the legs were "wiggling", even though it was still wrapped tight (while it was still on the container). I'm not saying this to "protect" the Israeli moving company, whom I can say, was one of the worst we've ever "worked" with before (but that's besides the point).
I've taken a  few pictures of the table, to demonstrate, since school is beginning, I'd like to know the process. I'm not a carpenter, but I doubt it can be fixed, and especially not the surface. The table was bought as part of a bed + table set in an Israeli store - it matches, has the same colors,'s pretty frustrating...
Please let me know the process re compensation for this damage. We haven't opened all of the boxes yet, and will let you know if there is anything else in the next couple of days.
I hope and trust that the handling of this issue will be resolved in the same manner of high quality service we received thus far, as I believe that the service of a company is indeed measured when a problem occurs, and not just when everything goes "smoothly" (Again - I highly appreciate the fact that "smoothly" was what we experienced with you, and that you all made a lot of effort to make it happen!!).
Thank you all again very much!!
(I've recommended you to a few of my friends in the U.S. - I assume that the first one - who plans to leave in December will be contacting you shortly)
I will send the pictures in a separate mail.

From: Nirit Kedem []
To: Avner Yonai []
Sent: January 15, 2008
Subject: Thank you letter

Dear Avner and Moving Star team,

We wanted to deeply thank you for the wonderful move experience we had with Moving Star. After several unpleasant moves we were so happy to find a company that really understand and listen to her customers. Your team led by Ricardo (I hope we got the name right) arrived to our house right on time (even a little earlier) and in a very smooth and professional way, much faster than we expected, packed and loaded all of our furniture (including a big screen TV and a huge and heavy corner shape sofa) to the truck, drove to our new place and unloaded everything according to our instructions in no time including assembling as needed.

Again we are very grateful for companies like yours, we would definitely contact you again on our next move and will be more than happy to serve as a reference and we will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks us for information about a moving company.

Nirit & Liron Kedem

From: EAS
To: David Wiviott []
Sent: Thu, 27 Dec 2007
Subject: Re: Your move to Brussels - Rainier Overseas Movers / Moving Star

Hello David and Avner -

Thanks for the follow up note. Been meaning to send an email regarding the delivery but the holidays seemed to be extra busy this year.

The move went splendid. All sides of it. The quote, the pick up and the delivery. Professional every step of the way and worked as advertised. Quite a relief given some of the horror stories you hear about. I'd be happy to recommend you in the future too anybody I know that is moving.

Thanks for the good work and have a great new year.


----- Original Message -----
From: Orit Granot []
Subject: FW: ISO-market: recommending a moving company
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007

Hi everyone,

We have just moved from California to England, and would like to highly recommend the moving company that we used: Moving Star, who work with Rainier Overseas Inc. Their service is excellent and the people who helped us with the packing were very professional and kind to us. They also have very reasonable prices.

Moving is never easy, and they really helped us in our time of need. We would especially like to thank the partner and general manager Avner Yonai who helped us during our difficult times. He answered all of our questions in a most pleasant and efficient manner. Our belongings arrived on time and with almost no damage.


Orit & Jonathan Granot.

----- Original Message -----
From: Nella Valoris []
Subject: Your Move to Paris / Rainier Overseas Movers, Inc
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007


Je voudrais remrcier Moving star pour leur professionnalisme dans mon déménagement de San Francisco á Paris.Je ne savais pas qui chosir, vu toutes les mesaventures que certains avaient rencontrés avec certaines compagnies .Eux ,ils vous mettent en confiance dés le début et á tous moments vous avez un interlocuteur á qui vous pouvez vous adresser pour vous rassurer. Les délais ont été parfaitement respectés, mes affaires sont arrivés chez moi en bon état et c' était en plus la compagnie qui me proposait le meilleur prix.

Je recommande á tous cette compagnie qui m' a donné entiere satisfaction.

Merci encore
Nella Valoris
Professeur au Lycée Français de San Francisco

Thank you so much ,it was a great experience!

----- Original Message -----
To: MovingStar/Avner []
From: Ellen Mattesi []
Sent: Sun, 14 Oct 2007
Subject: overdue letter

Hello Avner,

I am finally settled in and would like to send you a very late, but very deserved letter of gratitude. My relocation from LA to the Bay area was very sudden and hectic. With so many details involved in moving a family of four on my own, your experience, honesty and professionalism was a huge part of the ease of my move.

My need for simplicity tempted me to go with one of those "big guy" companies. Their fear tactics almost worked. Thankfully, I instead found myself thrilled with your personal attention and suggestions. Plus, I had my life in the hands of your tireless, workhorse of a crew. How they moved boxes and furniture up and down 52 stairs for five hours, I have no idea. And with that, everything was delivered clean, and in perfect condition.

Thank you for everything. Please, feel free to have future clients contact me at any time for some words of confidence. I will always be grateful.


Ellen Mattesi

----- Original Message -----
From: Anastasia Ginzbursky []
Sent: Sat, 15 Dec 2007
Subject: Thank you

Hi Avner,

We never thanked you for helping make our move that much better and more stress free. Your team really did a great job and the overall service left us wanting nothing more. Everything arrived in great condition and everyone was quick and professional.

Thank you very much. We would not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends and family.

Kind regards,


----- Original Message -----
From: Dervilla McKeever []
To: Dave Wiviott [], Avner []
Sent: Wed, 12 Sep 2007
Subject: Re: Your move to Ireland - Rainier Overseas Movers, Inc.

Hello Avner and Dave,

Just wanted to let you know that our container arrived in Ireland as scheduled. We are very pleased with our overall "moving experience" with Moving Star and Rainer Overseas.

Avner is one of the most professional and customer oriented business people I have dealt with in my 12 years in the US. He is always accessible via phone and email, which is very reassuring when one is trusting him with looking after all one's worldly possessions - he even called to our home on July 4th!! His team of packers/movers (Dora,Jesus and team) were very courteous and professional.

All of our belongings were moved into storage by your DA partner in Dublin - this team was also very professional. Our household items are well packaged so hopefully we will find all intact when we move into our new home in a few months time.

I have recommended Moving Star to other friends who are relocating to Ireland.

Many thanks,

Dervilla McKeever

----- Original Message -----
From: Ravit Weissman []
Sent: Sun 9/2/2007 3:52 PM
Subject: Thank you

Dear Avner,

We wanted to take advantage of the upcoming Hebrew New Year and wish you a wonderful year. We also wanted to thank you for the extraordinary way you treated us all along our big move, we wouldn't have made it without you. Starting from our pleasant meeting with you, through your incredible team that packed everything like termites and your amazing involvement and help in the uploading of the container in our new home in Israel.

Happy New Year,
Ravit & Tsachy Weissman

Dear Avner,

I just wanted to thank you again for the excellent service you provided. Dan and the others did an excellent job of unpacking and assembling our furniture.

Joana and I are more than happy with the way your team did their job.

Warm Regards,
Raphael Hermoso


With all the balagan we did not got the chance to thank you, so i am doing it now. I want to thank you about the way you handled everything, every time i called you i felt i am your only and special costumer. What ever i needed you always gave and try to do it as fast as you can. I wish all the Israelis here will give me the same quality of costumer service that we got from you. So THANK YOU!!!!!

We wanted to ask you how much will be to hold the container in Haifa port? When the shop is arriving in Israel? What is the seal number and container number?

Hope to hear from you soon,
Orna& Adoram Rogel

----- Original Message -----
From: randy lang []
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2007 03:01 PM
Subject: Re: Your Move to Palm Springs / Order For Service

Hi Avner. The movers got to the house in Palm Spring on Monday (6:00 a.m.) and the furniture is now in my garage. I was already out of bed so that was fine. The sun wasn't even up when they arrived. They drove all night so I think they were pretty tired. They were very friendly and there was no problem. Thanks for your assistance with getting these items to me.


----- Original Message -----
From: Zafra Cohen []
To: MovingStar/Avner
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 01:20 AM
Subject: Re: Shipment to Israel / Update

Avner Shalom

I got it !!!

I want to thank you a lot for everything

it was very nice to work with you and your stuff.

thank you very much


----- Original Message -----
From: Shahar Payorski
To: MovingStar/Avner
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: Payorski move to israel

Hi Avner,

Thank you for following up.

We have received the container and everything landed in one piece.

As expected, it was a perfect move. Your teams in the U.S and in Israel were very professional! I have only positive comment ....AMAZING JOB ...

Thank You and Happy Passover

Shahar Payorski

----- Original Message -----
From: Yonah Alexandre Bronstein []
Sent: Wed 3/14/2007 4:47 PM
To: ''
Subject: 7 times Thank you!

Hi Folks,

After a mere 7 hours at Ashdod today, which culminated the 7 months since i showed up at the DMV office in California to request a duplicate title, and an altogether $7K shipping&... fees, I DROVE HOME IN MY 81 CAPRI THIS EVENING!!!!!!!

And she handled the curves on the hills to Beit Shemesh just as smoothly as she handled the curves on the hills to the Pacific ocean back there...

It is by far the most insane self-indulgence i've ever allowed myself, but the truth is: i was singing extatically at full voice during most of the drive home! My AZAMRA license plate finally came true! :) Baruch Hashem!

So, to all of you who worked very patiently with me to make this happen: THANK YOU * 7!

Yonah Alexandre

ps: please pass this thx msg to Ofer and his very dedicated staff lady Tzippy: she patiently waited for almost an hour at port security as i was being grilled as to why i'd want to come study in Israel while having a business and a son in America, and later on, she hunted down some gas for me "what? you don't have a gerrycan?" and allowed her car to be used to boost my battery under torrential rains!

----- Original Message -----
From: Eti Ashiri []
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:49 PM
To: ''
Cc: 'Amir Ashiri'
Subject: Thank you

Hi Gill, Hi Avner,

We would like to thank you for the outstanding experience working with you and your moving company. As a family that moved a lot (10 times by now), we can definitely say that your company is the best We ever had. You packed our house efficiently and professionally, giving thought for every little tiny Detail, then moved us to our new place with another great team that did their best to make this busy Day as pleasant and efficient as they could. You yourself showed a lot of care and availability, you Moved us in two days notice, you called several times, appeared at our house to make sure that every thing Goes well, and respond fast afterwards when we had a little problem.

We appreciate your professionalism, and know that we had the best deal working with you

Thank you so much
Amir and Eti Ashiri

----- Original Message -----
From: Andrea Crittenden []
Sent: Sat 2/17/2007 11:27 AM
Subject: Great Job

Dear Avner,

I just wanted to give you some feedback on our move from San Francisco to LA last week. Your guys were wonderful! Your manager, Roberto did a great job and was a pleasure to work with. I was happy that they were right on time both days. Everything was wrapped very well and we didn't have a single item break. In the end the move was far less stressful than we had imagined. Thank you!


Andrea Crittenden

----- Original Message -----
From: David Campbell []
Sent: Mon 12/11/2006 3:17 PM
Subject: RE: Piano and HHG pick up to NZ

Hi Avner

Thanks for your followup interest. I am happy to report that every aspect of the move went smoothly. Even when a couple of our artwork pieces were seized by New Zealand Immigration for pest contamination the matter was handled efficiently by both the local agent and the government people and the goods are back in our hands bug-free.

Moving Star's part of the move went especially well. Your advance attention to the move details was appreciative and paid off on the day of the move. The pick up of our grand piano from Cabrillo College required some special effort, not only in organizing the removal in advance, but working with the school class schedule on the day of the move. On the day of the move a minor glitch required your guys to hold back for a while due to school activities. They were cooperative and pleasant in accommodating this matter. My wife, who was present at the college, commented on how careful and professional your team was in handling this valuable instrument.

Again, the second stop of the move at our residence went just as smoothly. Because everything was crated, the pickup was a quick one. It was the only time I met your moving crew and I wish to echo my wife's comments that they were extremely friendly, hard working, and good representatives for your company.

Finally, the local agent here in NZ who took delivery of the goods and handled the customs clearance was excellent. Like yourself, they made several advance calls to insure all the paperwork and delivery details were in order so that the customs clearance and delivery would go smoothly. All of the goods arrived in perfect condition, not a scratch. In fact, even the shipping crates were in new condition.

All three players in this move worked well as a team, Moving Star and World Moving (NZ) did a great job in handling the goods, and Ranier did everything we could have expected in cordinating the entire process, including the seafreight services. Ranier has a difficult job handing over their responsibilities to a number of other companies worldwide. In our experience, they selected their partners well.


David Campbell

----- Original Message -----
From: []
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: Your Move to Buenos Aires - Rainier Overseas Movers

Hi Dave/ Avner

Just wanted to write a quick email from Argentina to thank Rainier and Moving Star. I truly cannot believe how smoothly the move went. In San Francisco the team that came to pack my belongings were incredibly fast and efficient and polite. And then in Buenos Aires everything arrived on time, as scheduled, and in perfect condition. Truly impressive and vastly different from some of the horror stories I've heard and read about. I would absolutely recommend you wholeheartedly to anyone!

Thanks again for making this huge transition so hassle free.


Sabrina Weyeneth

----- Original Message -----
From: Avraham Yaron []
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 5:23 AM
To: MovingStar/Avner;
Subject: Thanks

Hi Mark and Avner - better late then never.... All my shipment arrived in good condition. It was great to work with your companies from the pick up in Ca to the delivery here in Israel.

Thanks for a great job.

I will be more then happy to be a ref if you need one.


----- Original Message -----
From: []
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 10:13 AM
Subject: Kelley`s Move /Payment instructions


Kelley called Thursday night and indicated all was well. It took longer than expected, but we did get her things moved to her in NY. She stored them last December when she moved to Florida. That lasted until hurricane season and she had an opportunity to move to NY with her roommate from San Francisco. It has turned out to be a good situation for all concerned. Thanks for your help.

Marty McCarthy

----- Original Message -----
From: Kathy Grey []
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 7:50 PM
To: MovingStar/Avner
Cc: Mark Lawson; Larry Spiro
Subject: Spiro

Hello Avner and Mark,

I just wanted to extend my thanks and appreciation for assisting with Larry's move to Israel. Avner, your movers arrived on time, they were not only friendly, but very professional and knowledgeable with their tasks. Let us wish for Larry to meet with the same once his belongings arrive at their destination! Again, thank you!

Kathy Grey

----- Original Message -----
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 5:12 PM
Subject: Piano Delivery & Thank You letter

Hi Avner:

Attached is a copy of the long overdue "thank you" letter from the Church. It is being put on letterhead and will be sent to you in the mail. The Church is unable to use the Piano, and we have decided to donate it to Mercy High School San Francisco, the private, all girls Catholic school my daughter went to. It will be a donation from the Church, and my family in honor of Mr. Johnny Land, who was music director at the Church and at Mercy High School. Johnny died last November. They are very grateful to be receiving it, and would like to have it as soon as possible. Would you still be willing to donate the delivery charge from Detroit, even though its going to the school instead of the Chruch? Let me know if that works for you. I will settle my storage account with you prior to delivery, but I need to check my payment records against the balance on your statement. I think I have paid more than $340 over the last 8 months. Anyway, it will be great to get the piano into the hands of some deserving students who will appreciate it. I'll get back to you by Friday.
Thanks for your patience and cooperation.


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 6:08 PM
To: MovingStar/Avner
Re: Your Move to the UK

Hi Avner:

I wanted to thank you so very much on what MovingStar had provided for us. The move was so great and easy. I find everything from moving to transaction worth raving about.

Thank you again on all the care and attention you have provided, and please pass on my regard on the great job to the team.

best wishes

grace and toby

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ramon Jalipa" <>
To: "MovingStar/Avner" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 12:10 AM
Subject: Shipment to Cebu

Hello Avner,

I wish to commend MovingStar for making my move to the Philippines easy and comfortable. I got all my household stuff delivered as you promised and I commend you and your people for the work they have done in packing up my furniture and personal belongings and making sure that these would be moved overseas to my new home in the most expeditious manner. I would not hesitate to recommend you and Movingstar to other Filipino-Americans who would relocate to the Philippines or some other corners of the world in the future. Thank you very much for your patience, accommodation and understanding to my demands.

Ramon Jalipa

----- Original Message -----
From: Dick Brown []
To: Avner <>
Sent: Wednesday, Wed 5/25/2005 11:52 PM
Subject: Arrival ok

Hi Avner,
I want to tell you everything arrived and nothing was even scratched.
Thanks so much
Dick Brown

To Whomsoever it may Concern

I moved my stuff with MovingStar from Sunnyvale CA to Danbury CT, I really appreciate their professionalism, of first giving me an approx quote looking at the goods personally. During the move noticed professional way of organizing the move. Explaining courteously all the cost involved in the move, not giving you last minute surprises like other do. Clearly stating of what they can do and what they cannot do. Delivery of the goods was commendable too, courteously learned where the goods have to be placed and Organized way of moving the goods is the best part. In whole I think it is very good company to move goods.


Badrinath Kuchibhotla

From: "Kevin Manucal" <>
To: "MovingStar/Avner" <>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: Local Move to Hayward

Hi Avner,
I just wanted to thank you for the great service and pricing for my local move from South San Francisco to Hayward. You were the cheapest company of the 10 companies I got quotes from. And the men you sent did a great job, there was no damage to any of the items moved and there was no damage to either residence. Please tell you guys I said thank you and great job.

Kevin Manucal

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 10:08 AM
Subject: endorsement

I have moved many times, and never experienced a move conducted with such skill, care and professionalism. The movers were on time, courteous, knowledgeable. Having a Foreman dedicated to the inventory sped things along, and the number of men sent for the job sped things along. Watching this team was like watching a work of art. I am deeply grateful.
Paula D'Arcy

----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Riopel
To: MovingStar/Avner
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 11:24 PM
Subject: we've unpacked....


I wanted to express my satisfaction with your excellent moving service for our move to Hawaii from the Bay Area. The packing job was completed on time, and the quality of the packing was fantastic. Everything went smoothly in Hawaii, with the unloading and setup of our furniture first rate. I would certainly recommend your company to anyone planning a long distance move. I especially appreciate your policy of giving a fixed price. I have heard other people complain about extra charges from their mover after the goods have been packed or shipped. It's comforting to know that there are companies that offer honest, capable and professional moving services.

Thanks for everything,


Dan Riopel
Why Wait? Move to EarthLink

From: Kevin Doidge
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 1:02 PM
Subject: Relocation To San Diego

Hi Avner,
I hope you are well. Thanks for everything during our move. The guys who unloaded our things in San Diego did a great job. The driver (his name escapes me) was there early and we had everything unloaded by 11am--much earlier than we anticipated. This was a huge help for us getting a jump start on settling into our new home. The drivers in both San Francisco and San Diego were as courteous and helpful as could be. The pick up and delivery were done efficiently and we received our items without any damage.

This was our first experience with a mover and we were a bit nervous. You always hear the horror stories but Moving Star put our concerns at ease from the beginning. We won't hesitate to call Moving Star the next time we move.
Thanks again for everything.

Kevin and Rebecca Doidge

From: Karin Tessone []
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 10:17 PM
To: iso-market@lists.Stanford.EDU
Cc: MovingStar/Avner
Subject: Recommendation for moving company

I would like to recommend a moving company that I used last week for our home move. The company is named ³Moving Star² and it¹s managed by an Israeli (Avner).
I looked at several moving companies during the past month and found ³Moving Star² (Avner) to provide me with the most reliable estimate for the move (both Hours & Price). Their service was very professional (disassembling & assembling of furniture) and the moving team was very experienced. All our furniture was packed in a very professional way and arrived unharmed to our new home. In addition, we have received in advance all required packing material and when finished unpacking - ³Moving Star² has promptly collected boxes and packing material.

I strongly recommend to check them out if you are considering moving
Avner@movingstarus 800-929-2945 Toll free

- Karin

From: "Stephanie Mertel" []
To: <>
Subject: Testimonial
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 20:51:28 -0800

Hello Avner,

Below is a testimonial for you and MovingStar. You have my permission to publish this as necessary:

I recently used MovingStar for my move across the country and I am delighted to say that my experience was nothing but positive. From start to finish I received excellent customer service and I had every confidence that I (as well as my things) was in good hands. The manager, Avner Yonai, was especially helpful and willing to accommodate my needs by patiently answering questions, making himself available by phone and email at all times, and extending a very reasonable estimate for the move. The movers (on both ends of the country) were also diligent and careful, at the same time, courteous and professional. I will definitely use Moving Star again in the future and highly recommend their services to others. 

Hope this helps! Thanks so much again for the great service, hope you're well.



From: "doris brown" []
To: <>
Subject: Testimonial
Date: Tue 3/14/2006 3:16 AM

Dear Avner;

Thank you for your nice inquiry and your greetings to Germany.
We are indeed back in the "Old World" and our items we shipped through Moving Star have arrived in good condition and make us feel at home here.
To you and your very nice staff a heartfelt "Thank you" for your expert packing, shipping and dealing with customs on both ends. We are very pleased with the professional and expedient way Moving Star handled everything.

Lieber Avner;

Vielen Dank fuer Alles! Solltest Du mal eine Reise nach Deutschland machen, bist Du jederzeit herzlich bei uns willkommen - Du koenntest Dich dann persoenlich ueberzeugen, wie gut unsre Kalifornischen Moebel und persoenliche Sachen auch hier in Deutschland zur Geltung kommen. Dir und Deinen Mitarbeitern nochmals herzlichen Dank fuer die hervorragende Hilfe beim Umzug. Es hat uns tatsaechlich erleichtet - eine weltweite Umsiedlung bringt ja einige Emotionen mit sich.
Herzlichen Dank - und alles Gute fuer die Zukunft; wir sind ueberzeugt dass auch zukuenftige Kunden mit Moving Star service sehr zufrieden sein werden.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Bob und Doris Brown

From: "L Denevan" []
To: <>
Subject: Thanks
Date: Fri 3/3/2006 1:00 PM

Dear Avner,

I must commend you and your company for the professional moving job I received. Moving is a stressful experience but you and your crew put my mind at rest immediately when I saw how well my items were wrapped and boxed and itemized. Your people took great care with my belongings and this meant a lot to me. Thank you.

You and your crew were punctual, efficient, thorough, professional and
polite. I received everything in perfect condition. I will call MovingStar
the next time I need to move and I would and have recommended your company to my friends. This high praise is well deserved.

Linda S. Denevan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Elkin" <>
To: "MovingStar/Avner" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: Move for Eric Elkin

> Dear Avner and the Crew at MovingStar,
> Thank you so much for helping me with my recent move.
> Your staff were courteous and helpful at all times.
> They did such a good job of packing and wrapping all
> my items -- nothing was damaged in the move. I
> especially appreciate that the furniture they had to
> take apart for the move were put back together
> perfectly on the other end.
> Your competative prices, availabilty of short or long
> term storage, and flexibility with my move schedule
> were several of the reasons I went with your company
> for my move.
> I would not hesitate to recommend your services to
> other friends and family.
> Best regards,
> Eric Elkin
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 11:11 AM
Subject: Recomendation for a Moving Company

I would like to share with you a good experience I had with a company that shipped my household goods from US to Israel.
Company name is MovingStar, managed by Avner Yonai.
Avner was very helpful, helped in all the little details, explained all what needed to be explained, was available on his cell all the time, and most important of all, stood behind his promises. The household goods were packed and shipped to my satisfaction and arrived on time - as promised.

Good luck to all
Zohar Lev-Shani
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:47 PM
Subject: SF-DC move

Dear Avner,

I’m writing – belatedly – to thank you for all of your attention to my recent move from San Francisco to Washington.  Everything went extremely smoothly and I enormously appreciated your responsiveness and flexibility.  Your movers in SF were careful, efficient, and friendly, and my friend who received the shipment here reported the same (and added that he felt terrible for the one who carried everything up two flights of stairs in sweltering heat and humidity!).  And with the short notice on which I did the move, and my decision to travel in the middle of it, I particularly appreciated knowing that you were very easy to reach if I had any questions or concerns.  If potential customers are ever looking for a reference, please feel free to pass on my name and email address.  And though I do not relish the idea of packing up all of my stuff again, when I eventually do so I will certainly call you.

Thank you for everything.

Best regards,

Julia Fromholz

----- Original Message -----
From:; on behalf of; Avi Mansura []
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: Your Move to Israel

Shalom Avner,
You beat me to it. I was going to write to you.
I want to thank you so much for your amazing work! NOTHING BROKE! and nothing even came close to being damaged. I know that any move has it's price in broken glass, and I was very impressed by the packing. I was impressed when they did it but even more when we opened the boxes. I was also very happy with the way the crates were packed.

So again thank you very much. I will be happy to reccomend your services to anyone, and you can give people my email to hear about my wonderful experience.

kol tuv,
Avi Mansura

----- Original Message -----

From: Fred Betito []
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 2:52 AM
Subject: Re: Your Move to France

Hello Avi,

Our move went really well, not a single problem, you can count on us to be a reference …

Thanks again

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:20 AM
Subject: Re: shipment tracking/Follow Up

הי אבנר,

מה שלומך?
רציתי לעדכן אותך שהחפצים שלנו הגיעו אלינו אתמול ובכל הסתיים בשלום.

תודה לך על הטיפול והעזרה

אנחנו בקרוב נכתוב המלצה לחברי האיזו, אחרי שנתארגן על הכל.

תודה ובהצלחה


Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:20 AM
Subject: Re: shipment tracking/Follow Up

Thank you for emailing us!  We are settling in just fine.  Our move went excellent.  Everyting arrive and in great condition.  We will be using Moving Star when we move back to California.