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Does anyone have experience of moving with the SMC (the Swiss Moving Company) for a move within Switzerland (from Lausanne to Zurich)?
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Be careful. For my international move they made an estimate of the volume (themselves). Eventually the volume was a bit higher an now they ask for a payment of an additional 15.% of the original price....
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Be careful. For my international move they made an estimate of the volume (themselves). Eventually the volume was a bit higher an now they ask for a payment of an additional 15.% of the original price....
Did they make this estimate after an inspection or online?
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THEY came to our house to make the estimate. Also interesting to know, as per their general conditions 1. They want cash in advance, prior to delivery 2. They can charge additional cost .(fe elevator) without your prior approval and 3. On non payment they can sell your goods or even have them destroyed....
As you can see the combination of these elements leaves the client -you- completely defenseless and possibly without any furniture.
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THEY came to our house to make the estimate. Also interesting to know, as per their general conditions 1. They want cash in advance, prior to delivery 2. They can charge additional cost .(fe elevator) without your prior approval and 3. On non payment they can sell your goods or even have them destroyed....
As you can see the combination of these elements leaves the client -you- completely defenseless and possibly without any furniture.
That's strange. Sounds more like a scam. I think movers tend to overestimate, because customers tend to underestimate. I understand cash in advance because expenses put into a move, but I agree with you. If they actually saw your items first hand, and you didn't go on a spending spree after the consultation, they are in the wrong.
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I did my move with the "Swiss Moving Company" so I like to share the good experience that I had with this company. We moved from Lausanne to Zurich so this was an INSIDE Switzerland move.

1. The SMC is not a moving company itself but hires professional movers to do the job. They organize everything from parking permit to storage (if needed), etc.

2. We asked for a volumn estimation, and that was free of charge. the agent was very nice and helpful, and this was the case until the conclusion of our move.

3. The team who did the job in Lausanne were very professional. Although we had done all the packing ourselves before their arrival, they still made sure that fragile items were well wrapped, and spent time to do extra wrapping.

4. We had to use a storage for 5 weeks as we did not move immidiately into our new apartment in Zurich. This was arranged by SMC, and they did not charge us for the extra week over the one month (4 weeks).

5. The movers in Zurich part were "just" OK, but thankfully they only had to bring in the stuff. I am happy that they were not the ones to do the wrapping in Lausanne as they seemed to be a little bit lazy!

6. The only damage that happened was to the corner of one of the wooden boards of the bed. I reported this damage within the 3-day limit that I had and the insurance refunded the full price for a new bed.
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Does anyone have experience of moving with the SMC (the Swiss Moving Company) for a move within Switzerland (from Lausanne to Zurich)?
Avoid Swiss Moving Company at all costs, it's an absolute pain in the ass to work with them
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Details or it didn't happen.
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Re: the Swiss Moving Company experience

We have recently had a good experience (moving within Geneva) with Luis Moving (luismoving.ch) . Honest and professional. Maybe worth asking them if they would be ready to do larger distances.
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Dear Willy, are you talking about Swiss Moving Service or th Swiss Moving Company? I see that you are in Urdorf, the same place where Swiss Moving Service is. Thanks for clarifying. Jimmy
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Dear Willy, are you talking about Swiss Moving Service or th Swiss Moving Company? I see that you are in Urdorf, the same place where Swiss Moving Service is. Thanks for clarifying. Jimmy
Are they not the same company?

https://tel.search.ch/urdorf/in-der-...company-2.html
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Re: the Swiss Moving Company experience

Hi Willy, I better understand now... Swiss Moving Service is using The Swiss Moving Company trade name which is completely prohibited. I know that Swiss Moving Service has been illegaly using their name in the past and they have been prosecuted. Apparently, it seems that they are continuing I can guarantee that the Swiss Moving Company is a reliable company with internally experts in the moving industry for more than 25 years.
I can only recommend the Swiss Moving Company

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Hi Willy, I better understand now... Swiss Moving Service is using The Swiss Moving Company trade name which is completely prohibited. I know that Swiss Moving Service has been illegaly using their name in the past and they have been prosecuted. Apparently, it seems that they are continuing I can guarantee that the Swiss Moving Company is a reliable company with internally experts in the moving industry for more than 25 years.
I can only recommend the Swiss Moving Company
thats because you work for them.

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Re: the Swiss Moving Company experience

It is not only because I work for them. I launched this company and I'm more than confident with the services I provide. We are not only moving furniture from A to B but families and we try to provide the best service possible taking care of each detail of a relocation that the more often is very stressful.
Depending on the country or the customs, the removal can be a nightmare to manage. We try, at al stages, to manage this with care and also try the impossbile for our customers.
I just don't like being mixed with a company that uses our reputation for personal interest as this put ourselves in a position where we have to jusitify for things that we've not done.
Thanks for your understanding.
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very clear and yes - not good to be mixed with the other company by the sounds of it.

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