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Old Dec 15th 2010, 4:49 pm
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I've booked Pickfords to get our stuff out to Rotorua on 29 December. However, we are gobsmacked by the cost of insurance. Has anyone brought their gear without insurance? £40 per cubic foot!! Our stuff isn't worth that much, but it sentimentally precious.
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Old Dec 15th 2010, 5:07 pm
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uh-oh..misread the document...suggested valueof £40 per c.f. Idiot.
Still interested in your experiences, though.
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would you like me to change the URGENT title to summat else?
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Hey!!
Another bound for Rotorua, we get into CHCH on the 27th dec for about a week then road trip to Rotorua, .....dont know if you heard but theres a meet up by the lake (?) on 22 jan! might see you there?
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Originally Posted by polly.glot View Post
uh-oh..misread the document...suggested valueof £40 per c.f. Idiot.
Still interested in your experiences, though.
Thank you!
We went with http://www.lettonpercival.co.uk/insu...or-emigrating/ for our insurance... MUCH easier to actually take the policy out (than the policy our shipping company offered) and MUCH cheaper too. The guy I dealt with was called Brian and I highly recommend him/them.

Be warned though if Pickfords are anything like the company we used (PSS), as soon as you inform them that you're not taking their policy they step up the pressure repeatedly informing you of disaster scenarios involving other insurance companies that 'never' paid up.

Although I never had cause to claim on the policy I have no doubt that it would have been handled very efficiently and without hiccup - I run an insurance company for a living so I like to think that I know what I'm doing in this respect... I checked Letton Percival out thoroughly before putting my business with them!

Give them a try and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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Originally Posted by polly.glot View Post
uh-oh..misread the document...suggested valueof £40 per c.f. Idiot.
Still interested in your experiences, though.
Thank you!
hi we had insurance when we went to nz , but when we came back to uk we never, and i packed container myself, every thing was okay,
and if we do it again i wont insure next time,
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Yes, we too went with Letton Percival and have no complaints. The removal company didn't like it one little bit though and basically tried to cancel our move on the day it was due, we had to call BAR and get them to call removal company. We got it sorted in the end and reckon it saved us heaps.
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Thanks very much, folks. Have decided to go with the letton percival option after checking out their prices and conditions! Cheers for the ££ savings, and I owe you a cold beer in a week's time when we arrive....yay!!!
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Letton Percival were fine when we had a claim on our stuff.

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Originally Posted by mwhite1962 View Post
Hey!!
Another bound for Rotorua, we get into CHCH on the 27th dec for about a week then road trip to Rotorua, .....dont know if you heard but theres a meet up by the lake (?) on 22 jan! might see you there?
Just bought a house on lake Rotorua, my wife are back there from the UK on the 17th Jan, whats the meet up about and where, we're really interested in any info and are just at the start of the visa process, Regards

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Just bought a house on lake Rotorua, my wife are back there from the UK on the 17th Jan, whats the meet up about and where, we're really interested in any info and are just at the start of the visa process, Regards

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Hi Steve, this is the thread with info about the meet http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=694853
We've changed the date to Jan 23rd but we're still meeting at the lake front in town, hope to see you there and if you need any more help/info just give a shout
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Hi Steve, this is the thread with info about the meet http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=694853
We've changed the date to Jan 23rd but we're still meeting at the lake front in town, hope to see you there and if you need any more help/info just give a shout
Thanks for that

I'll keep an eye on it and we hope to see you guys there !

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Steve and Tory ( victoria )
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