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Old Sep 1st 2010, 3:10 pm
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Been quoted £3.5k for a forty footer, cheap as!!

One catch, I have to do everything myself. I load it, do my own itemised lists, my own insurance and transport from Auckland down to Hamilton.

Is it worth the hassle of saving £1500 or is it pretty simple?

Any advice from people who've done it would be great!

What's MAF's opinions of people who don't use the usual shippers?

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Been quoted £3.5k for a forty footer, cheap as!!

One catch, I have to do everything myself. I load it, do my own itemised lists, my own insurance and transport from Auckland down to Hamilton.

Is it worth the hassle of saving £1500 or is it pretty simple?

Any advice from people who've done it would be great!

What's MAF's opinions of people who don't use the usual shippers?

Thanks
TN
Our shipment went last week from Grangemouth with Anglo Pacific, approx 600 cubic feet in a partial 20 foot container, it took 5 guys from 9.30am-8pm to pack and load into the vans, so I'd be inclined to say get help, it must be a pretty mammoth task to take on doing all the packing. We did a lot, had everything organised and a load of stuff packed in drawers & boxes etc and it still took a lot of time, on the other hand enrol your mates and it could be ok!!
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Old Sep 1st 2010, 7:41 pm
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I've looked at it again in the cold light of day and it's probably madness on my behalf.

For the sake of a few guys sorting everything out for us, me having to sort out transport to Teesport, transport from Auckland to Hamilton and added to that the hassle factor I'm just gonna pay them, not sure what I was thinking to be honest?
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I've looked at it again in the cold light of day and it's probably madness on my behalf.
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It was just one of those things when you have a "Baldrick" moment and you think you've come up with the most cunning plan since Basil the fox had just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University!
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