Can any one recommend any good removal/ shipping firms there are so many to choose from and I'd much rather get my own recommendation than trust their testimonials. Just as important are there any firms we should avoid!
Thanks Jen & Ian.
Can't help too much as haven't made the move yet.
We have contacted Whites, Anglo Pacific, John Mason and Doree Bonner for quotes and will see how we get on. They all seem to have good reputations. Although there are always some horror stories.
Had Doree Bonner to quote already and Bishops Move are coming tomorrow - I'll let you know what the quotes were like
Hi we used white and Co . very proffessional. Door to Door in 8 weeks
Has anyone used Migrate Global? (We were recommended them by our agent.)
we received out last removal quote today and I have to say the prices really vary :? we had 5 quotes (I think I was bored that day :shock: ) unfortunatly I cannot get it down to a 20ft container we have about 1600-1800cuft they say BUT I think we could probably flat pack a few things anyway the quotes varied from £4900 (Overs International) to £7300 (Allied Pickfords) with PSS around £5300 and the rest Robinson, Bishops being around £6400. From what I can make out this desnt include insurance...
After thinking about this I am going to try to get it down to a 20Ft container as its sooooo much money and really regarding furniture do you think it will be cheaper down there??? well it might be fun shopping for it anyway :D
Hope this helps
We've had PSS out today, got Pickfords coming tommorrow, need to get in touch with a couple more. John Masons are supposed to be reasonable, might give them a go. We've decided not to bother bringing most of our large furniture as its all only cheap and cheerful stuff anyway. Currently agonising over whether to bring our restored 1972 Bettle (I love that car :( ).
Jen & Ian
Yes we have been thinking about our car we had a look on auto trader in SA and it seems most cars are quite a lot more expensive down under for the same make and year??? I dont know why this is but in our case it looks about £2k more expensive so we may think about this one... :? Im told they last longer down there than here and this may be the reason.
If you love it just put it in the container is my motto :shock:
We've had a company out called IRC Ltd (no charge) Tel 01452 714932 they have contacted all shipping companies and come back with several options for us to choose. They also advise the one they recommend (not the most expensive)
One of the stipulations they have is that you have not already recieved any quotes. They seemed very good and the prices were reasonable.
We have just booked our shippers, We had quite a few in for quotes and these are the prices we had -
John Masons £4200 (by phone would not come out for survey)
Dorree Bonner £4400
White & Co £3800
Bishops Move £3700
Allied Pickfords £4331
The prices as you can see vary a lot and for some reason our quotes were always more than the same companies quoted friends further north :shock: . The prices are for full use of 20ft container with approx 1100 cu ft.
Allied Pickfords came across the best and dropped their quote down to £3700 to match Bishops Move so as they have offices both here and Adelaide and seem to come across well on forums we are going with them.
For anyone having shippers in there is a list of companies to contact and a list of questions you can print (shippers questions download) to ask here - http://www.adelaidebound.com/migrating.htm
All booked for 16th April :?