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Old May 5th 2023, 4:09 pm
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Which moving company did you go with?

What do you wish you knew that you didn't know when it came to the big move?

Did you incur any UNEXPECTED fees other than what was quoted or estimated for the move?

I am looking for a company for my parents big move next year. Mostly clothes, picture frames, pots and pans, 2 single beds and 1 king size bed including mattresses. 1 dining table with 4 chairs - as far as furniture goes.

Looking for STRESS FREE service.
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It's always a different company doing the delivery and unpack from the one that packed and collected, so you're always rolling the dice a bit.

The nature of international shipping is that there is always the possibility of "unexpected" inspection and handling charges if, on arrival, customs decide to open and inspect your shipment. The reality is that a customs inspection causes additional labour and handling, and it always falls on the owner of the goods to meet those costs, that's how international shipping works, and has done ever since international shipping started around 500 years ago - the ship owner recovers additional expenses from the owners of the cargo. I guess the advice is to "always expect them", even though typically most people don't get their shipment inspected, and therefore don't get charge.

The company we used is no longer in business, but I'd just look for quotes from local companys that offer international shipping. It wouldn't hurt to ask who would handle your shipment once it arrives in <US city, US state>, but the likelihood is that it will go to whichever local moving company has the capacity to receive, deliver, and unload the things when the time comes for delivery i.e. they won't give you a guarantee up front of who will be used for delivery, or at least not one worth the paper its printed on.

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Originally Posted by whatadiva
Which moving company did you go with?

What do you wish you knew that you didn't know when it came to the big move?

Did you incur any UNEXPECTED fees other than what was quoted or estimated for the move?

I am looking for a company for my parents big move next year. Mostly clothes, picture frames, pots and pans, 2 single beds and 1 king size bed including mattresses. 1 dining table with 4 chairs - as far as furniture goes.

Looking for STRESS FREE service.
Please note that you have posted to a forum partner section - Bournes International.

If you do not want their response, and are after general recommendations, maybe ask in the country section you are leaving / moving to.
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Default Re: Moving company UK to USA`

Originally Posted by whatadiva

What do you wish you knew that you didn't know when it came to the big move?

Did you incur any UNEXPECTED fees other than what was quoted or estimated for the move?.
Hi,

We have a couple of guides that might help you with this early stage research:

International Removals Guide

A guide to international removals costs
(Including unexpected costs to be aware of)

These should give you some tips in relation to your questions alongside some of the personal experiences the lovely BE members can share.

hope that helps?

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