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Old Nov 13th 2013, 7:40 pm
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Hi,

Can anyone give me a clue on a budgetary cost estimate to ship an average 4-bed house to US? Our stuff would easily fit in 40ft container with space to spare.

Would be going to GA.

Thanks.
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Old Nov 13th 2013, 8:35 pm
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$2-20K seems to be the numbers that folks quote.

All depends on if it's a shared container or not, if it's door to door packing, loading, storage, delivery and unload/packing and taking waste away, or not.
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$2-20K seems to be the numbers that folks quote.

All depends on if it's a shared container or not, if it's door to door packing, loading, storage, delivery and unload/packing and taking waste away, or not.
Agreed. The cost is not in the mere shipping of the container, it is in all the add-on services, especially those that are labor intensive or relate to fees such as insurance or for customs inspection. For a full 40ft container you'll be lucky to get door to door service for less than £10k. Get several quotes, because you shouldn't be paying much more than £12k either, IMO.
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We had a 4 bed house and surprisingly fit into a 20foot with tinned if room to spare. Cost was £5000 to San Francisco, but had a customs disaster so with x ray and demuage there was another $1300 at this end x
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Agreed. The cost is not in the mere shipping of the container, it is in all the add-on services, especially those that are labor intensive or relate to fees such as insurance or for customs inspection. For a full 40ft container you'll be lucky to get door to door service for less than £10k. Get several quotes, because you shouldn't be paying much more than £12k either, IMO.
I had a 400 sq feet container with GB Liners. From SE England to Boston cost £2k I think. They did want to charge me closer to 3k when they realised they had mis-quoted (originally put 250 rather than 400) but i'd have sued them in a heartbeat to recover the monies and gone with the rival offer from Pickfords. So, they matched it.

In the end the service was _superb_. Apart from the under quote, the service was exemplary.
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I had a 400 sq feet container with GB Liners. .....
Containers are cubic feet, with a 20ft container at about 1,100cuft and a 40ft twice that. The prices you quote of £2,000-£3,000 are consistent with what I'd expect for shipping of 400cuft, and therefore with £10,000-£12,000 or a little more for 2,200 cuft.
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Containers are cubic feet, with a 20ft container at about 1,100cuft and a 40ft twice that. The prices you quote of £2,000-£3,000 are consistent with what I'd expect for shipping of 400cuft, and therefore with £10,000-£12,000 or a little more for 2,200 cuft.
Knew I'd got the measurement wrong, doh.
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If it helps, i'm going through it now and have spoken with Anglo Pacific, Pickfords and Brittania and all are about £100 from each other - £5,500 for a full 20ft container from South West UK to South Carolina.

Does anyone know anything about insurance 3rd parties? Just trying to work out of there is money to be saved by not using he shippers to insure and going external...
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