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Old Feb 24th 2007, 9:01 am
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Question Moving advice

Hi, I just got directed to this site as a possible source of help. I'm (hopefully, assuming my visa is sorted sometime this century) moving to be with my fiance in the States sometime this year, and I'm trying to find someone to ship my stuff fairly cheaply. I really don't have that much stuff to take, but I've recieved some ridiculous quotes (£1595?? ) and I'd really appreciate it if someone could direct me somewhere cheap. I'm moving from Leeds to Michigan.
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Old Feb 24th 2007, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by tally27 View Post
Hi, I just got directed to this site as a possible source of help. I'm (hopefully, assuming my visa is sorted sometime this century) moving to be with my fiance in the States sometime this year, and I'm trying to find someone to ship my stuff fairly cheaply. I really don't have that much stuff to take, but I've recieved some ridiculous quotes (£1595?? ) and I'd really appreciate it if someone could direct me somewhere cheap. I'm moving from Leeds to Michigan.
Thanks in advance
I'd recommend Wheaton International: http://www.wheatonworldwide.com/lwp/...atonWorldWide/ (unfortunately, there seems to be a problem with the site right now).

They moved me TN to Glasgow and then Glasgow to NC. Very good both times, reasonable prices. In 2000, they charged me something like $3,000 (dollars) for a pretty big partial load (no large furniture or appliances, but two bikes, loads of boxes, etc.)

Was the quote you were given for a 20 ft container, a partial load, or what? Partial loads (where they put your stuff on a pallet, shrink wrap it, and put in a container with other loads) are often not much cheaper than having a complete container to yourself (20ft container from UK to US would be about 3,000 pounds).

If you really don't have much (say, half a dozen boxes), there are chreaper ways to ship besides removal companies. A search of the site should reveal earlier posts - search for "boxes" on the USA site, for example.

Some people on here recommend Rinkens, but I had a bad experience with them (local company in the US was absolute cr*p)

[later edit]:

Here are one or two previous threads (I didn't read them, so take them as you find them):

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ighlight=boxes

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ighlight=boxes

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Old Feb 24th 2007, 12:01 pm
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Default Re: Moving advice

I've just had a quote to move 10 cu m from our place in Germany to our place in Fl; packed, shipped, paperwork, through customs etc. and unpacked for £2900.00.

What makes your quote ridiculous?

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I've just had a quote to move 10 cu m from our place in Germany to our place in Fl; packed, shipped, paperwork, through customs etc. and unpacked for £2900.00.

What makes your quote ridiculous?

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It is ridiculous considering I could just ditch everything and replace it for less than £1500!
Thanks for the advice, Dunroving, I'm checking them out now
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Hi, I just got directed to this site as a possible source of help. I'm (hopefully, assuming my visa is sorted sometime this century) moving to be with my fiance in the States sometime this year, and I'm trying to find someone to ship my stuff fairly cheaply. I really don't have that much stuff to take, but I've recieved some ridiculous quotes (£1595?? ) and I'd really appreciate it if someone could direct me somewhere cheap. I'm moving from Leeds to Michigan.
Thanks in advance
Looking for the cheapest quote may come and bite you on the arse in the end. Caveat emptor!


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What are you shipping? If it's just misc stuff you would probably be better just using royal mail. If you have furniture and other stuff like that then your quote isn't unreasonable. You may want to consider flogging it all and buying new when you get here.
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Old Feb 24th 2007, 10:22 pm
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box it up, ship in via sea with the mail, cheap as chips if it's small crate of stuff like books, clothes....it'll take a while, 10 weeks to 6 months.
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