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Reverse relocation - from Singapore to New York - mover rec?

Postby roryn » Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:37 am

Hi

I'm looking for some Mover recommendations for a move from Singapore to New York. Searched the forums but most results were for moves to Singapore.

I'm looking to send 2 large suitcases worth of stuff - so something like 4 - 5 boxes I guess? It's all personal effects - some clothes, linen, kitchen items etc. No furniture, no expensive appliances. And sea shipping is fine too.

I'd prefer to ship my stuff over than buy new in NY, as I don't want to throw away a lot of perfectly usable things. Unless the cost of shipping is too prohibitive.

Does anyone have any recommendations re: Movers that they've used?

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:52 am

Have you considered contacting the airline you intend to depart with and ask them what they might charge for unaccompanied freight?

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Re: Reverse relocation - from Singapore to New York - mover

Postby vishalgupta2 » Wed, 09 Jan 2013 7:48 am

roryn wrote:Hi

I'm looking for some Mover recommendations for a move from Singapore to New York. Searched the forums but most results were for moves to Singapore.

I'm looking to send 2 large suitcases worth of stuff - so something like 4 - 5 boxes I guess? It's all personal effects - some clothes, linen, kitchen items etc. No furniture, no expensive appliances. And sea shipping is fine too.

I'd prefer to ship my stuff over than buy new in NY, as I don't want to throw away a lot of perfectly usable things. Unless the cost of shipping is too prohibitive.

Does anyone have any recommendations re: Movers that they've used?


Air freight is not ridiculously expensive for 4-5 boxes. What will hurt you most is the charges levied by the US agent for clearing your stuff at the US customs and delivering it to wherever in NY. This charge may very well get to like 1500$ or so.

This also comes with major export regulation issues.

Assuming that you are moving to NY, IMHO, your best bet may be to take them with you and most airlines charge about 100$ (US) per extra checked in bag.

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Postby beppi » Wed, 09 Jan 2013 5:00 pm

Also try the post office - sea mail is pretty affordable.
There is no point contacting moving companies unless you have enough to send a whole container.

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Postby roryn » Wed, 09 Jan 2013 5:58 pm

All, thanks very much for your recommendations!


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