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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by Big Boy » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:53 am

As an update. We had a phone call yesterday. Our goods cleared customs yesterday, and will be delivered to our house on Tuesday. No suggestion of any tea money yet.
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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by PeteC » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:08 am

Needless to say but will anyway :D . Any boxes opened and re-sealed with Customs tape, inspect contents closely to assure matches your packing lists. It will be nice thought to be surrounded by familiar things again. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by Big Boy » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:19 am

It will be nice to be re-associated with some things, but I fear I'm going to be re-united with a lot of clutter that we don't need.

There's also the things that we've had to buy again because we couldn't wait the 3 months (7 weeks advertised) time for the goods to get here.
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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by Big Boy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:15 am

Our effects arrived unscathed yesterday afternoon - not one of the 30 boxes had been opened by customs. Most things were in tact, although there were a couple of casualties - nothing important. Not even a hint of tea money.

Delivery was not good. I paid for a door to door service, but the guys delivering (driver and his mate) hardly did a thing. The driver stayed in his seat until everything was unloaded, then eventually moved his arse off his seat to take a photograph. His mate, despite putting on a weightlifter's belt, would only move the boxes to the edge of the lorry. I had to do all of the work - despite having earlier discussed what tip we would give the driver, he didn't get one Baht.

Apart from a sore back today, and a house full of clutter, it was quite a painless process.
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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:23 am

Big Boy wrote: I paid for a door to door service, but the guys delivering (driver and his mate) hardly did a thing. The driver stayed in his seat until everything was unloaded, then eventually moved his arse off his seat to take a photograph. His mate, despite putting on a weightlifter's belt, would only move the boxes to the edge of the lorry. I had to do all of the work - despite having earlier discussed what tip we would give the driver, he didn't get one Baht.
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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by Big Boy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:16 pm

I am old, and I've got a very sore back now. :cuss:

I've written to complain, but probably water of a ducks back. They certainly won't get any recommendation from me.
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Post by Vinny » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:43 pm

Just as a matter interest,what is an average price for shipping from Europe ?. I got a quote today for sole use of a 20 foot container and it'll cost me 4500 euros (door to door)..My mate shipped over last year for less than 1000 euros although he had to pick the stuff up himself from Bangkok port.Has me thinking if it's all worth it :shock:

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Post by phartley58 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:43 pm

Vinny wrote:Just as a matter interest,what is an average price for shipping from Europe ?. I got a quote today for sole use of a 20 foot container and it'll cost me 4500 euros (door to door)..My mate shipped over last year for less than 1000 euros although he had to pick the stuff up himself from Bangkok port.Has me thinking if it's all worth it :shock:

That's around what we paid and they were by far the cheapest opyion in the UK Vinny. However, that price included quite good insurance cover.

Regarding your mate and the less than 1000 euros, I'm really struggling to believe that...!!!
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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by Vinny » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:29 pm

phartley58 wrote: That's around what we paid and they were by far the cheapest opyion in the UK Vinny. However, that price included quite good insurance cover.

Regarding your mate and the less than 1000 euros, I'm really struggling to believe that...!!!
Well that's what he told me before he left but I'm beginning to think he was winding me up :? .The quote I got was without 7% vat and insurance.I told the other half what it's gonna cost and she's decided that she want's to sell everything and buy new stuff over there.Bloody woman still thiks that money grows on trees :P

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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by SunandFun » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:21 am

Vinny wrote:
phartley58 wrote: That's around what we paid and they were by far the cheapest opyion in the UK Vinny. However, that price included quite good insurance cover.

Regarding your mate and the less than 1000 euros, I'm really struggling to believe that...!!!
Well that's what he told me before he left but I'm beginning to think he was winding me up :? .The quote I got was without 7% vat and insurance.I told the other half what it's gonna cost and she's decided that she want's to sell everything and buy new stuff over there.Bloody woman still thiks that money grows on trees :P

Not a bad idea Vinny. Do the math at your local rates/costs. Compare the results. You will find it the same or cheaper here. May be less than 4-5k. And you may make an equal amount at auction there. Also nice way to clean up the collection of "stuff" we acquire over time. ANy way, good luck on your move.

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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by Nereus » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:43 am

Vinny wrote:Just as a matter interest,what is an average price for shipping from Europe ?. I got a quote today for sole use of a 20 foot container and it'll cost me 4500 euros (door to door)..My mate shipped over last year for less than 1000 euros although he had to pick the stuff up himself from Bangkok port.Has me thinking if it's all worth it :shock:
It might be that his shipment was sent as "consolidated freight". That is where your goods are shipped together with other freight in the same container. You are then only paying for the cubic space that your goods occupy. As he also had to pick up the goods in Bangkok himself, it seems even more likely that this was the case. :cheers:
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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by Big Boy » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:06 am

:agree: With my recent shipment from the UK, I could have saved 33% if I had opted to pick it up from Bangkok. It didn't seem worth it when my shipment company were going to do everything, and all I had to worry about was being home when it was delivered.
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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by phartley58 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:40 am

Vinny wrote:
phartley58 wrote: That's around what we paid and they were by far the cheapest opyion in the UK Vinny. However, that price included quite good insurance cover.

Regarding your mate and the less than 1000 euros, I'm really struggling to believe that...!!!
Well that's what he told me before he left but I'm beginning to think he was winding me up :? .The quote I got was without 7% vat and insurance.I told the other half what it's gonna cost and she's decided that she want's to sell everything and buy new stuff over there.Bloody woman still thiks that money grows on trees :P

To be quite honest Vinny, now I've actually gone through the whole process, I have to agree with SunandFun. If you are coming across for a visit before you intend moving here, start pricing things up. You might be pleasantly surprised.
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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by Big Boy » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:28 am

I'd totally agree with that. We didn't consider moving anything that wouldn't fit into a tea chest sized carton, and even then only considered things that would not be easier to obtain or cheaper to obtain in Thailand. It cost £40 to move each carton, so the contents had to equate to more than 2,000 Baht in Thailand. If it didn't, it didn't come.
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Re: Moving from Holland

Post by Vinny » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:05 am

phartley58 wrote: To be quite honest Vinny, now I've actually gone through the whole process, I have to agree with SunandFun. If you are coming across for a visit before you intend moving here, start pricing things up. You might be pleasantly surprised.
We're moving over at the end of September.She spoke with her brother the other day and he said that for that price we could get everything in Thailand cheaper.He's somebody who always seems to know all the places where you get good bargains :P .My brother works for one of the big courier companies so I reckon I'll get him to fly over a few boxes for me and just sell the rest of the stuff from the house.

@ Nereus I think that might indeed of been what he did :wink:

It looks like a lot of you only brought the bare essentials and left furniture and the like at home ?

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