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Recommendation for a good moving company within Singapore

Post by Jennie » Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:30 am

Hello.
After living in a condo for 4 years, we have decided to move into a house next month.
However, I have never moved within Singapore and not sure what Moving Company to use.
I used Crown before when moving from Shanghai to here, but that is an international Mover, isn't it?

Does anyone know of a good and responsible(we have a lot of furniture) moving company to recommend please?? Once again, this is a local move and not an international one.

Will appreciate any response. Thank you!

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Post by cbavasi » Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:02 pm

We've used Collins 2x locally. Both moves were full service and came in quite a bit under the other firms I called. I had a bit of an issue the first time we moved - they said it would be 2 days and it was 3. The second time I knew this may happen and was prepared for it. Having said that - nothing was broken or went missing either time. The teams we had were very professional - it's not their fault if the office schedules 2 moves the same day/same team.

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thank you

Post by Jennie » Sat, 29 Aug 2009 10:56 am

Thank you for your recommendation. I am going to call for a free quotation now.
But is there a way to prevent the scheduling of 2 moves on the same day/same team?
I've heard that has happened to a few families I know and they were all so tired and furious.

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Post by cbavasi » Sat, 29 Aug 2009 11:55 am

Just be very firm with the sales guy who comes over to estimate. You must be very clear on your expectations. Depending on your amount of stuff they usually do it like this: 1/2 - full pack day one... complete pack & move day 2... complete unpack day 3. If they tell you they are going to move you in 2 days - best in your head to allow for 3 so you are not freaking out when they are not complete. We could only book the elevator in our new building for one day so it was imperative they do the move-in part in one day. But they still ended up coming back on the 3 day to complete the job - but like I mentioned I was prepared. Also, don't bother complaining to the guys on the team - they are simply given a roster of where they need to be and when. Deal directly with the office if you run into any problems. We had an excellent team both times and like I said it was just they promised some unrealistic timings and that part was upsetting.

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Post by jshin » Wed, 02 Sep 2009 4:21 pm

maybe it's the impatient new yorker in me, but 3 days for a move within a city-state?!? are you f-ing kidding me?!?

it should be one day. if they can't do that, they shouldn't be in business.

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Post by jshin » Wed, 02 Sep 2009 4:21 pm

maybe it's the impatient new yorker in me, but 3 days for a move within a city-state?!? are you f-ing kidding me?!?

it should be one day. if they can't do that, they shouldn't be in business.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 02 Sep 2009 5:48 pm

jshin wrote:maybe it's the impatient new yorker in me, but 3 days for a move within a city-state?!? are you f-ing kidding me?!?

it should be one day. if they can't do that, they shouldn't be in business.
Ya know... if I just had a black light, a bean bag chair, a couple of posters, and a bowl of doobies... never mind, I'll carry the doobies myself... I think one day would be sufficient.

But if you are talking about properly packing full china sets, disassembling and properly boxing furniture, etc then a day of packing and unpacking, plus the move is not at all unreasonable.

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Post by cbavasi » Wed, 02 Sep 2009 6:16 pm

jshin wrote:maybe it's the impatient new yorker in me, but 3 days for a move within a city-state?!? are you f-ing kidding me?!?

it should be one day. if they can't do that, they shouldn't be in business.
In New York I would just ask 5 of my biggest guy friends to help me out and pay them in pizza and beer. Somehow that wouldn't go over so well here... 8-)

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 02 Sep 2009 6:36 pm

cbavasi wrote:
jshin wrote:maybe it's the impatient new yorker in me, but 3 days for a move within a city-state?!? are you f-ing kidding me?!?

it should be one day. if they can't do that, they shouldn't be in business.
In New York I would just ask 5 of my biggest guy friends to help me out and pay them in pizza and beer. Somehow that wouldn't go over so well here... 8-)
That's when everything sitting on the coffee table goes into one box (sweep of arm), everything in the kitchen drawers poured into another box, ya?

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Post by cbavasi » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 7:58 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
cbavasi wrote:
jshin wrote:maybe it's the impatient new yorker in me, but 3 days for a move within a city-state?!? are you f-ing kidding me?!?

it should be one day. if they can't do that, they shouldn't be in business.
In New York I would just ask 5 of my biggest guy friends to help me out and pay them in pizza and beer. Somehow that wouldn't go over so well here... 8-)
That's when everything sitting on the coffee table goes into one box (sweep of arm), everything in the kitchen drawers poured into another box, ya?
Provided at that time I was lucky enough to have a coffee table in my 2x2 studio apt that ate up my entire paycheck! :D

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Great Moving Company within Singapore

Post by nance22 » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 1:33 pm

HI,

We have just moved locally and I would highly recommend Tony from Speedy Movers.

He beat every other quote that I received and not only was his price great, but his men were extremely professional - Not a thing broken!!!

Tony also provided a fantastic handyman service which included the removal of LCD tvs from the wall and then patching those holes as well as all the holes left from our paintings.

He then hung all the paintings again at our next property (and offered to re-attach the TVs to the wall, but we did not require that service.)

His mobile number is: 8382 2828 and his email address is: speedymover2004@yahoo.com.sg


Best of luck with your move!!!

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Re: Great Moving Company within Singapore

Post by jpatokal » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 1:45 pm

nance22 wrote:We have just moved locally and I would highly recommend Tony from Speedy Movers.
You were so impressed that you felt the need to post this twice? How much exactly was this "great price" then?
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