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Has anyone used Asia One Movers for moving within Singapore?

Postby disco55 » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 4:06 pm

Hello,

We are moving condos in Singapore and I am looking for a reasonably priced, reliable removalist. Has anyone used Asia One Movers here in Singapore or know about their reputation here? On face value they seem to offer a good service and are reasonably priced. But not sure if they are good or not.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 4:21 pm

Nope, I used Shalom and they were excellent!
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Postby disco55 » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 4:30 pm

Thanks for your feedback. I hear great things about Shalom, they do seem very expensive compared to others in the market. But perhaps you pay for what you get?

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 4:31 pm

That's what we based it on, they broke nothing, were very respectful and did an excellent job. Good service.
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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 5:02 pm

I had a good experience with Shalom. Some friends left the country and gave us some furniture, so we used them to move it.

The caveat I have though is that they came out the "source" location to do an estimate. They accounted for all of the stairs and size of the furniture. They didn't go to the destination. They knew it was an HDB, which specific one, and what floor. I just assumed they would "know" that the building had shared elevator and thus the few steps were factored in the (not inexpensive) quote. They were not. I also assumed they would know the rough size of a said HDB elevator (aren't they all the same?). They didn't. So I had to spring an extra $120 for these surprises. It's OK for me, as I planned to tip them about $100. I even told the "crew chief" guy I'll either tip you the $120, or you can call the office and charge it. He chose to call it in :P I'd still use them again though.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 9:54 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I had a good experience with Shalom. Some friends left the country and gave us some furniture, so we used them to move it.

The caveat I have though is that they came out the "source" location to do an estimate. They accounted for all of the stairs and size of the furniture. They didn't go to the destination. They knew it was an HDB, which specific one, and what floor. I just assumed they would "know" that the building had shared elevator and thus the few steps were factored in the (not inexpensive) quote. They were not. I also assumed they would know the rough size of a said HDB elevator (aren't they all the same?). They didn't. So I had to spring an extra $120 for these surprises. It's OK for me, as I planned to tip them about $100. I even told the "crew chief" guy I'll either tip you the $120, or you can call the office and charge it. He chose to call it in :P I'd still use them again though.


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Postby Hidy Ho » Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:30 pm

I used some guy named Nigel based on what I read on the forum. His phone number is on SMS's link

In my case, it's very simple move. I had about 10-15 boxes that were already packed and brought over from US and we had to pack another 4 boxes or so (my clothes and stuff I was using at svc apt). So I didn't have any furniture or heavy stuff. Also my move was pretty short ... it was about two blocks from my service apt to my not-so-new apt.

I booked him about a week in advance. Nigel quoted me $120 per hour and showed up with 3 young guys and a big truck/lorry. He helped me to pack while the young guys loaded up the pre-packed boxes. I think we spent more time waiting for and arguing with my not-so-new apt security people about which elevators to use than actual moving.

In the end, he only charged me for one hour. I was expecting at least 1 1/2 or 2 hrs charge. I gave him $150 in front of the boys and told him to buy them lunch on my behalf since it was such a small job. Not sure what the smile he had on his face but it might have been "you overpaying fool" smile :D

I'd use him again. He's very personable .. and he can understand my English and I can understand his!!!


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