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Good relocation companies

Postby Victoria7780 » Thu, 21 Nov 2013 9:27 am

Hi,
Unfortunatly we are having to move back to the uk in the next couple of months (at our own cost) due to my husband being made redundant on a local package.

because we are paying ourselves can anyone reccomend a cheap relocation company ?
we have had a few quotes on a 20ft container and they are just too expensive as we also have to pay around $8k for our dog to travel too, and with having no job as yet to go back to we need to save as much of our redundancy as possible.

also if anyone knows of any good pet Movers that would be a great help
thank you

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Postby Fortan » Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:31 am

Victoria7780 wrote:Hi,
Unfortunatly we are having to move back to the uk in the next couple of months (at our own cost) due to my husband being made redundant on a local package.

because we are paying ourselves can anyone reccomend a cheap relocation company ?
we have had a few quotes on a 20ft container and they are just too expensive as we also have to pay around $8k for our dog to travel too, and with having no job as yet to go back to we need to save as much of our redundancy as possible.

also if anyone knows of any good pet Movers that would be a great help
thank you


Having moved a number of times over the past decade, I can say that you usually get what you pay for. I have chosen the cheapest option and got a load of broken items that were poorly packed arriving at the other end. I have chosen the expensive solution and all arrived well preserved and as it was before it was packed. You get what you pay for I reckon. Cheapest option is to pack it all down in boxes yourself and get someone to pick it up.

I would personally choose Links Moving or Crown Relocation if I had to choose again.

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Postby Hannieroo » Thu, 21 Nov 2013 4:46 pm

Peter's pets. But I don't think it cost 8k to bring my dog in.

Also let me look. I have shipped dogs myself to the UK and I am sure I have an online checklist. It's not hard and a fraction of the price.

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Postby Hannieroo » Thu, 21 Nov 2013 4:53 pm

Go to the defra site. They have a checklist of vaccinations, timescales and the size of crate. Check their routes, you can only use approved airlines and airports. Prepare dig, book flight, take dog to changi, pick up at other end.

You're looking at $2k doing it alone.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 2:00 am

I moved from Singapore to Houston in December last year and used Allied Pickfords. With the exception of a broken plate, tea pot, and a cheap piece of IKEA furniture, everything arrived undamaged.

Their quote for a 20 foot container was about SGD 9000 which would have been packed about 2/3 full... a 20 foot has about 1150 cubic ft available.

Just make sure you have an exact quote, in writing, with them. After packing the container, they wanted to charge me more. I prevailed.

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Postby beppi » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 3:29 pm

We also used Allied Pickford for a move from Singapore to Europe two years ago for the same amount of stuff at a similar price.
They did not try to charge more afterwards, but we had some problems with their European partner company (also called Allied Something) claiming they have nothing to do with the Singapore entity and thus cannot help dealing with them - and we specifically selected this company over a cheaper quote because they claimed both sides are the same company and thus such problems would't occur. They lied!


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