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Old Feb 12th 2005, 3:47 pm
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Hi All

About to use these people to move my belongings from London to Connecticut - just found them via the web.

www.shipit.co.uk

They charge £200 per cubic metre. Has anyone heard of or used them?

Thanks!
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Old Feb 12th 2005, 4:29 pm
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blimey...sounds a bit pricey...and I haven't a clue myself, but that sounds like a bit much?
Do a search on the US section, and also have a look in the moving back to UK section, lots of info already there about moval companies...
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Originally Posted by tonrob
Hi All

About to use these people to move my belongings from London to Connecticut - just found them via the web.

www.shipit.co.uk

They charge £200 per cubic metre. Has anyone heard of or used them?

Thanks!

We used "Brittannia" to move from Coventry to upstate New York and while it was a while ago (1998) they were pretty reasonable I think it came to about 2000 quid to move a three bedroom house worth, so adjust for inflation...

http://www.britannia-movers.co.uk/in...onal/index.htm
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Default Re: 1st Move International - any experience?

Originally Posted by tonrob
Hi All

About to use these people to move my belongings from London to Connecticut - just found them via the web.

www.shipit.co.uk

They charge £200 per cubic metre. Has anyone heard of or used them?

Thanks!
We used Allfrieght back in 2001 to move from London. They were really good, packed everything for us (no breakages at the unpacking end ), and I think we paid about £2,000 for 1,100 cuft (approx 30 cu metres). But the real killer is the the insurance!
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
We used Allfrieght back in 2001 to move from London. They were really good, packed everything for us (no breakages at the unpacking end ), and I think we paid about £2,000 for 1,100 cuft (approx 30 cu metres). But the real killer is the the insurance!
Luckily my company is picking up the tab for insurance (it's covered on their own policy, apparently), but it still sounds like 1st Move might be overpriced.

Did you get door-to-door service for the price you mentioned?
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Originally Posted by tonrob
Luckily my company is picking up the tab for insurance (it's covered on their own policy, apparently), but it still sounds like 1st Move might be overpriced.

Did you get door-to-door service for the price you mentioned?
Yes door-to-door service, with wrap/ pack, but not unpack (we didn't need that as our things went into (our own, not theirs) storage on arrival).
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