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PlantHead 01.03.2007 16:12

Relocation costs London to Zurich
 
OK.
I've just a had a quote for moving my stuff from London to Zurich.
2200 pounds.
This to me sounds massively expensive, especially as I could hire a lorry and do the lot myself for substantially less.
Its not as if I am really moving a lot either, bed, chest of drawers, and some books and clothes.

Is this price reasonable or am I going to have to go and hire myself a van and do the long drive there and back myself.

mark 01.03.2007 16:15

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I'd ask for a couple more quotes... There's plenty of info about that on this forum.

Music Mole 01.03.2007 16:15

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It was about that much to move our stuff recently. That sounds about right to me but when in doubt, I would suggest getting quotes from several companies and then you will have a good idea of the going rate.

AbFab 01.03.2007 16:31

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Depends on how much clobber you've got, but 2200 seem OK to me. What would a removal company charge to n move you to the next town?

What's a van going to cost you? Who's going to drive it back and what would you and your assistant(s) hourly rate be for a minimum of 3 days' work? And what would the overnight stop cost? What would you change to do the paperwork?

ptuxford 01.03.2007 17:26

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I have just had quotes from Edinburgh to Zurich for about 3500 for just under 20 cubic meters. One quote was 3 times this ... I am not sure if they intended to send it via private jet but I was surprised at the variation to say the least !

NicktheGreek 01.03.2007 18:04

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Quote:

Originally Posted by PlantHead
OK.
I've just a had a quote for moving my stuff from London to Zurich.
2200 pounds.
This to me sounds massively expensive, especially as I could hire a lorry and do the lot myself for substantially less.
Its not as if I am really moving a lot either, bed, chest of drawers, and some books and clothes.

Is this price reasonable or am I going to have to go and hire myself a van and do the long drive there and back myself.

My dad used to own a removal company and my uncle still runs one.

If you want a cheaper price let me know I will put you in touch with my dad and he will do it for you.

Nick

Richard Street 01.03.2007 20:40

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have you tried Luker Bros ? they have a weekly truck service between Banbury and Zurich and it would cost about 1000 I would suggest

Jazz 01.03.2007 22:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard Street
have you tried Luker Bros ? they have a weekly truck service between Banbury and Zurich and it would cost about 1000 I would suggest

Might be a little more than that, but still 2200 sounds expensive. I just did a move with Lukerbros with some rather heavy items and far too many books, and it was less than 2000. I had quotes for ranging from 1800 up to 5000 and that was checking the same load with multiple companies.

I had a go at costing the private move, and it came out at about 600 - 700 and taking the best part of 5 days (including all loading and unloading). Would have done it all myself except I ended up needing to bring a piano.

PlantHead 02.03.2007 13:56

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Ahh thats good I was hoping it would cost around the 1200 pound mark.
I am currently doing the quote meri-go-round, and have had an offer at 1500.


NicktheGreek I would love to get a quote from your Uncle if you can provide details for the company I will give him a ring.

Apchat 17.08.2016 10:15

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Hi

Could any one please give me an idea of a cheap removal company who could take my household items and clothes to Zurich from London...there are no furniture to be taken..
Thanks

Paquito 17.08.2016 10:40

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Hi, back in 2011 I used France Removals when moved from London. In my case like you with no furniture, just some clothes and small appliances. In total around 22 small boxes and the quote was for 450 + VAT. I was happy with the service.

Apchat 17.08.2016 10:43

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Hi Paquito,
Thanks for the reply...let me try with them if they still do it...

energyale 21.08.2016 22:34

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Have you contacted Luker Brothers for a quote?

Apchat 22.08.2016 12:02

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Not yet..do u suggest they r reasonable?

Dheeraj123 22.08.2016 16:24

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You can try contact following companies for relocation.

1. SANTA FERELO
http://www.santaferelo.com/de/relocating-myself/home

2. WELTI FURRER
http://www.welti-furrer.ch/en/privat...-international

3. TEAM ALLIED
http://www.teamalliedgroup.com/

4. PACKIMPEX
http://www.packimpex.ch/

6) Voerman
http://www.voerman.com/nl-nl/zakelijk.aspx

6) Gosselin
http://www.gosselingroup.eu/

AMDG 22.08.2016 19:13

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We used Simpsons in February, for our move from London to Zurich: http://www.simpsons-uk.com

I think we moved about 420cuft/3000lbs of home contents, roughly equates to a large 1-bed flat, furniture plus 30 large boxes. In total it cost around 1400, they did the packing and created special boxes for fragile and valuable items.

They do smaller moves and if you have to leave your stuff in storage with them, it's also pretty cheap.

I would recommend them for cost, communication & the fact that they have shipments to Switzerland in a weekly basis.

Aenimal 26.08.2016 15:15

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Quote:

Originally Posted by energyale (Post 2642952)
Have you contacted Luker Brothers for a quote?

I would also recommend Luker Brothers - they are UK to Switzerland specialists. I moved with them, and also stored some items with them in UK for a couple of years afterwards. All of the staff were polite and friendly, they were efficient and significantly cheaper than most of the other quotes I got.

zuzi666 30.08.2016 09:06

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do they open the trucks?
I would like to bring one plan that has sentimental value for me and I'm not sure if its allowed?
and I would like to use an opportunity to buy new furniture here at home since it's much cheaper and move it together with the old furniture without paying for swiss tax. :D

roegner 30.08.2016 09:20

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Quote:

Originally Posted by zuzi666 (Post 2647979)
do they open the trucks?
I would like to bring one plan that has sentimental value for me and I'm not sure if its allowed?
and I would like to use an opportunity to buy new furniture here at home since it's much cheaper and move it together with the old furniture without paying for swiss tax. :D



What is a plan with sentimental value?


As to new furniture, make sure it is unpacked and assembled, or at least make that it looks like used

Glup1980 30.08.2016 09:34

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Hi,
even 1500 pounds seems quite expensive but of course it depends on the ammount of stuff you want to relocate.
I contracted company to move my stuff from Lisbon to Zurich (about 10 m3) and it costed me (2 years ago) about 700 euro.

Best and good luck!


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