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Old Oct 13th 2002, 10:42 pm
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Hi, we are moving from london to hawaii and would greatly appreciate any recommendations on a company to ship/move our belongings over - quality more important than cost at this point. Thanks in advance.
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Hi there:

I used a company called Interdean, tel# 0208 961 4141.

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Originally posted by cwtseng:
Hi, we are moving from london to hawaii and would greatly appreciate any recommendations on a company to ship/move our belongings over - quality more important than cost at this point. Thanks in advance.
In November 2001 I shipped a small house worth of things, mostly clothes, books, records, CDs, kitchen utensils, plus three beds, two wardrobes, two chests of drawers, and a dining table and six chairs. In all it was about 930 cuft, just short of a 20' container full.

I shipped it with Allfreight International (www.allfreight.co.uk , 01932 853344, e-mail: [email protected]) and I can't recommend then highly enough - the sevice was excellent. They are based in Weybridge and their base price assumes packing and collection within the M25.


They sent a team to pack, inventory and load the household contents, and everything was paid for through to delivery to an address of my chosing in New York.

They also took care of the airfreighting of two trunks of clothes and basic kitchen utensils until the sea shiptment arrived.

I think we paid around £2,000 for the main surface shipment, and about £120 for the two trunks airfreighted. Plus insurance in both cases.

If you take no other advice from here, SHOP AROUND. Shipping companies set a price based on the resources they have available - you need to find a shipper with few bookings on the day you want to move.

Good luck!
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Thanks for the suggestions - Interestingly, both comapanies practically refused to give me a quote on shipping cars to the US on the basis that it's hard/unpredictable to get it to meet standards and they recommended not shipping cars.
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Thanks for the suggestions - Interestingly, both comapanies practically refused to give me a quote on shipping cars to the US on the basis that it's hard/unpredictable to get it to meet standards and they recommended not shipping cars.
I'd agree, unless your car is a treasured classic, and therefore worth the expense and effort.

Cars in the US are much cheaper. I'd never had a new car in the UK but came here and bought a brand new Mustang 4.6 GT for £17,000 ($25K) made to order, leather seats and all the toys, NY tax included.
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"cwtseng" wrote in message
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    > Thanks for the suggestions - Interestingly, both comapanies practically
    > refused to give me a quote on shipping cars to the US on the basis that
    > it's hard/unpredictable to get it to meet standards and they recommended
    > not shipping cars.
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Again this is a bad idea.

You'll do MUCH better to sell it in the UK and buy another
in the USA. Even cars that superficially appear to be the same
model such as Honda Civics and some Ford and GM models
have sufficient differences to be almost unmaintanable, then there's
the whole problem of the steering wheel being on the wrong side
which not only makes driving a royal pain but may affect your
insurability.

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Old Oct 14th 2002, 7:48 pm
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On Mon, 14 Oct 2002 20:25:46 +0100, "Keith Willshaw"
wrote:

    >"cwtseng" wrote in message
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    >> Thanks for the suggestions - Interestingly, both comapanies practically
    >> refused to give me a quote on shipping cars to the US on the basis that
    >> it's hard/unpredictable to get it to meet standards and they recommended
    >> not shipping cars.

    >Again this is a bad idea.
    >You'll do MUCH better to sell it in the UK and buy another
    >in the USA. Even cars that superficially appear to be the same
    >model such as Honda Civics and some Ford and GM models
    >have sufficient differences to be almost unmaintanable, then there's
    >the whole problem of the steering wheel being on the wrong side
    >which not only makes driving a royal pain but may affect your
    >insurability.

I think the whole question of importabiltiy is the big problem. A car
won't be importable if it doesn't meet American standards and you
could end up with it stuck in a customs bondhouse paying storage
charges or paying to send it back.

Did Bill Gates finally ever able do something about the Lamborghini he
brought into the USA and never got out of customs?


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