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Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

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So we are moving (eventually? Finally?) next week, still in the same village outside Geneva. This guy from a known removal company came to us, looked at the place we're moving from and the one we're moving to, with 300 meters in between. We only want them to take the heavy furniture and our books, already in boxes. He gives me an estimate and quotes 30 m3, which seems a bit excessive to me, as we're leaving a lot of stuff behind and we came with just 35 m3.
Anyway, he gives me a figure which I find reasonable, then three days later sends a "devis" with almost 5 times this figure. I found his explanation very unconvincing and I wish to know if anyone has recommendations to make for a reliable, honest and efficient removal company, as we are at D-Day - 9 and a bit caught up in this last minute nasty surprise!
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Old 07.11.2016, 19:58
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Re: Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

Tried any of the men with vans that advertise here on the forum?
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Re: Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

2 men & a van, Lausanne, http://www.tutti.ch/vaud/emploi-cour...s_12414861.htm
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Re: Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

Can't you get an Ikea van & some friends to help?
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Re: Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

Maybe contact member "V" and see if he might be able to lend a hand. He helped us a lot when we moved, got a Mobility van a couple of times for shifting the heavier stuff we couldn't fit in our car.
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Re: Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

Yeah, but the friends can do the lifting while you yodel - oops mean conduct.
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Re: Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

For 300m in the same village you probably don't even need a van. How about those wood things on wheels and just roll it down the street. A neighbor had a short move, the local farmer let them borrow the tractor wagon, maybe something similar could work.
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Re: Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

Have a look on Glocals, there are quite a few men with vans on there.
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For 300m in the same village you probably don't even need a van. How about those wood things on wheels and just roll it down the street. A neighbor had a short move, the local farmer let them borrow the tractor wagon, maybe something similar could work.


I'm not sure the Welsh dresser with fragile stained glass fronts would take the bumpy (short distance, but at least 4 speed bumps on the way!) ride across the village on a tractor trailer very well!
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Re: Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

we moved ourselves with a few friends .....but the tail lift helps alot with the no bad back thing!
http://www.patricklocation.ch/en/fleet/vans
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Re: Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

Have you not got it sorted out yet
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Old 09.11.2016, 16:21
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Re: Urgent help required with move Geneva-Geneva!

I used SafeMoving .. Based in GE..

I moved approx 300m too. Guy came, guy measured, guy quoted..
They came on time, finished on time, nothing brokened. No extra charge. No surprises -- Except for just how easy it was.

Edit : I was 900chf .. 3 men, 2 vans, half day (six hours approx)
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