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Off topic: Relocation referrals/advice needed

Post by Kyle » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:49 am

Hi All,

I didn't spot an off topic forum, so I guess here is as good as any? :oops:

Hope you've had good holidays, had fun bringing in 2011 and a good start to the new year! 8)

We're relocating Ireland->Germany, to be complete by end of Q1 (March).

I know there is a good mix of expats and members living around the EU... so I thought I'd chance my arm in asking for contact referrals and testimonials which could help us with our relocation.

This time around its a personal affair, not a corp thing. So we're looking to make it as cost effective as possible, while still having some assurance that things will work out!

Your shares would be really appreciated! Picking someone to move your stuff always seems to feel like gambling... so any personal insights and recommendations would be awesome!

No holds barred, we'll consider anything on our speadsheet of options! :!:

So far the feedback we've had from companies has been shocking! One of them even got the pickup and drop off point switch with another enquiry in their first correspondence... :shock: :evil:

Cheers

Kyle

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Post by Kyle » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:31 pm

*bump*

Any shares?

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Post by ade and liz flint » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:34 pm

Our removal guy is truly excellent...but he is over here in wildest West Wales.....
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Post by Kyle » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:04 am

Bummer...

Anyone else got shares?

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Post by Tinker » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:40 am

Go with an reputed international removal company (eg Pickfords) - I'd also take the option of them packing and unpacking fragile stuff, you then have complete piece of mind.
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Post by Kyle » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:59 pm

Tinker wrote:Go with an reputed international removal company (eg Pickfords) - I'd also take the option of them packing and unpacking fragile stuff, you then have complete piece of mind.
Thx we did check with pickfords and they were fairly competitive but more than we wanted to spend, looks like we'll be self-relocating

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Post by Kyle » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:40 am

Thanks to 007, I've found the Shiply and uShip web services, I will report how things go using these services.
007 wrote:You could check out www.shiply.com and register.
Please do check out my "Does anyone need anything from Buchloe?" thread!

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