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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

Today John delivered my sofa to Lugano and he did a great job!

He did everything he promised and all on time.

I can recommend his services.

Thanks John!
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Old 12.11.2011, 17:49
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

Employed John to do a round trip Basel to Colmar and lug a load of furniture today.
Great service, on time, nice bloke.
He knows how to pack that van as well.
I can highly recommend him.
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Old 28.11.2011, 14:46
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

John, do you still have your van? Need help with a move.

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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

Thanks so much for your help with my move over the weekend, John. You were immense. I really appreciated your service, and I'll be sure to spread the word.

All the best,
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Old 16.01.2012, 16:42
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

Cheers for your help with moving apartment last week John.

Would very much recommend to anyone who needs help with a move.

Thanks
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Old 16.01.2012, 18:24
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

Last week John collected a shelf and kitchen island for me and paid the seller so I didn't even have to leave the house. When he arrived, we unloaded the goods and I reimbursed him the cost of goods plus his (reasonable) fee. I can't imagine how that could be improved upon.
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

We used John yesterday for moving flats and we can highly recommend him He was very hard working, a good laugh and made what can be such a tedious day alot easier.

Yes, his van is old but perfect for moving stuff. He had a duvet and a carpet on the floor of the van to protect furniture which was perfect.

Thanks John!
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Old 06.02.2012, 08:58
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

Also DIY work undertaken incl light fitting, furniture assembly, plastering, painting, tiling, picture/shelf hanging etc etc

2nd man available if required too

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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

John helped me move to a new apartment within Luzern and I can honestly give the strongest recommendation! He was punctual and worked until late in the evening carrying and loading all the furniture along with my brother. He helped take it apart and put it back together. He was professional and friendly even carrying some of the horribly uncomfortable heavy stuff that I have! I could only move late in the evening on a Friday night so I couldn't find a company that would agree to work these hours and either way John's price is obviously way better Would definitely use again for any moving/transport needs.
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Old 04.04.2012, 22:10
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

John has hauled off the remains of a large, disassembled wooden shipping crate, and picked up the wife and me at Ikea Rothenburg (along with a modest load of purchases), and carried most of it up two flights of stairs by himself, all for very reasonable fees.
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

Hi John,
I've dropped you an Email, will appreciate if you could call me back.
Cheers !
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

Johnny more than helped me on Monday in IKEA the man was an asset to my house move!

A friend of mine on EF suggested him and I do not regret my decision at all. He was extremely helpful, friendly and he kept his word on price, etc. All in all I am very happy with his service and will be using him again whenever I get the chance! Fantastic service!
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

I used John in April and although he was efficient etc, he wasn't reliable on the price. The quote was 90 chf per hour for two men but his van broke down on route to me so after hiring another van he expected me to contribute to the additional cost.
What I expected to be 5 or 6 hours work at 90 chf/hr turned out at a bill of 600 chf.

So I would say he's ok to use but be careful if the van breaks down.


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Johnny more than helped me on Monday in IKEA the man was an asset to my house move!

A friend of mine on EF suggested him and I do not regret my decision at all. He was extremely helpful, friendly and he kept his word on price, etc. All in all I am very happy with his service and will be using him again whenever I get the chance! Fantastic service!
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

Absolutely, fantastic service, I cannnot thank/recommend Johnny enough. I have used his services three times this year.

To move from Zurich to Zug and more recently to Transport my Yamaha Virago Motorcycle from the seller in St Gallen safe to me in Zug ( Awesomme!! Biker chicks rule!), where he handled the testing also received and signed for the invoice on my behalf.

Ever polite and cheerful and going above and beyond his fee for a damsel in distress, I cannot thank him enough.

Johnny, you are a star .
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Old 21.05.2012, 11:20
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I used John in April and although he was efficient etc, he wasn't reliable on the price. The quote was 90 chf per hour for two men but his van broke down on route to me so after hiring another van he expected me to contribute to the additional cost.
What I expected to be 5 or 6 hours work at 90 chf/hr turned out at a bill of 600 chf.

So I would say he's ok to use but be careful if the van breaks down.
im sorry to read that you are not 100% happy with the service ricky and myself provided for your move recently. i would like to point out that i asked you to contribute towards the cost of the hire vehicle only if it was a silly price that was asked for. it was however a reasonable 70chf for the afternoon which came out of my costs. the 500chf deposit that i paid was returned to me upon return of the vehicle unscathed, which it was.
i looked back over the emails we sent and you are correct, 90chf was the price agreed ph for 2 men. that was my mistake and i apologise for that. you paid me 550chf for 6hrs work so if you private message me your bank details i will send you your 10chf back.
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Old 21.05.2012, 18:18
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

I could see why Mr John from Manc'land would be miffed if you actually charged him for the van rental on top of the labour, as it's not his fault your van broke down, but it seems you didn't actually charge him for it sooooo?

And as for a CHF 10 over-charge on a 6 hour job, maybe that would be lost in the actual time over estimated time, who knows, but surely not enough to warrant a "not reliable on the price" comment or a groan for someone who had a good experience

CHF 90 for 2 men and a van, is a damn good rate... providing it's all kosher.
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

I would like to confirm that John is very reliable and I am very satisfied with his service. He helped me move last weekend, was very friendly, polite and I could see he was willing to go an extra mile if needed to make a move an enjoyable experience. I would not hesitate to call him again.
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

I am also adding to the list of compliments and putting in a good word for Johnny. Although I had a small pickup a few months back (a sofa and a bureau), Johnny did the job efficiently and professionally.
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

I too will put in a good word for Johnny. Not that I've ever met him or paid him to do any work, but going by his avatar, he's alright in my book.

Maybe that's why manchesterjohn had a gripe?
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Old 30.05.2012, 22:30
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Re: Man with a van for hire: CHF50 per hour, Luzern area

haha very possibly mr grumpy, that thought hadn't entered my head until your post
i would just like to say that mr manc has infact sent me his bank details for his 10 chuffs back but i would rather give it to ope whom he groaned at for the good experience he had with me or a homeless guy here in luzern just for the hell of it!
i'm open to suggestions xx

seriously though!!
many many thanks to everyone i have met/not met yet/worked with, will work with and for, on this truely amazing site over the last 2 yrs.

I can honestly say that without the english forum, my life here in switzerland would've been short lived and ended months ago with me heading back to the uk with my tail between my legs..... so for that i thank you all. bless you.

I now have a 4yr old swiss plated fiat ducato to replace the trusty toyota that has served me well for the last 2yrs here in luzern and 11yrs altogether. she's bigger, taller, longer and totally insured for transportation of goods against damage etc etc
there is a website which will be up by the end of the week to make quotes much easier and instantly accessible.

the only downside to this is that after 2yrs, i have to put up my prices

i now have to charge 60chf per hour to english forum members or anyone that mentions the english forum when looking for a quote. i have tried to keep it down as long as possible and hope that this is not unreasonable.

see you all somewhere

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