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Old 05.06.2007, 10:10
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Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

Hello All:

I am moving to Geneva hopefully in July. My organization will probably get me a temp place for the first month or two until I find a place in Geneva. I am planing to stay close to downtown area and use public transportation and bike for commuting.

I was planning to birng my stuff from Istanbul but I got quotations went up to 6000 Euros for door to door transport. So I figured that it would be much easier to go to IKEA (there is one over there, no??) or something and spend less and decorate the place. Well at least make it livable. Now I just want to check if that is a right thing to do? Or should I just opt for moving all from Istanbul and bring the stuff in once get the place? To me 5000 Euro is a lot of money to move just a sofa, table, chairs, bed and kitchen stuff. It does not even include house appliances... I think with same price I can get some form of furniture in there with that and save myself the hassle of customs, paperwork, etc. etc...

All advises are appreciated..
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Old 05.06.2007, 10:37
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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

It sounds like you've answered your own question!
You can check out the prices of IKEA here:
http://www.ikea.com/ms/fr_CH/local_home/iny_078.html
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Old 05.06.2007, 10:47
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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

If it means a lot to you bring it with.
Otherwise leave it or sell it at home. IKEA is cheap, or you can get better quality stuff in other places and not have to pay a huge amount more.

In our case it would have cost us an extra 500 quid to move our old chest of drawers out here, we bought a new one for a lot less.
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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

Hi:
Thanks for the replies. I feel much better about my plan. I also decided to take with me my must have items shipped by cargo. Like clothing, CDs, my favorite books, etc. Then it looks like I can go and indulge myself with IKEA shopping which I always enjoyed anyway. A retail therapy should not hurt, given the fact that I have been living in teh rural Northern Pakistan in the past 1,5 years. It is exactly what I need . PERFECT! Thanks again.
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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

One handy tip: it can take up to three weeks for the furniture shops to deliver, so a good idea is to hire what they call Frauen Taxi, which is basically a taxi driver who will transport the heavy furniture and help you take it into your flat or house.

Some of the furniture shops can give you the name of the frauen taxi who they work with, I used the one from Ikea, he was very helpful.

This really saved my bacon!
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Old 28.10.2007, 00:26
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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

You can also rent vans cheaply at Ikea itself, search this forum for IKEA and Mobility and you will find the details, and you get 50% off if you can show them a public transport ticket.

The Ikea is in Aubonne, quite close to you between Geneva and Lausanne.
I agree by the way, don't drag over your furniture, it is so not worth it (as I found out myself).
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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

Hi,

I am leaving Geneva, so I have a lots of furniture in case do you want to buy second hand and earn more money, instead buy new one in Ikea.
If do you want to take a look on my website, don't hesitate

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24452823@N04/

Thanks
Tatiane

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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

Hi,

I'm planning to visit Geneva for a week to help my son re-decorate his flat. So I will have a full lounge set , curtains, sofa bed stools etc for anyone who can make use of these. Please contact me by email for further information.
All the items have to be removed from the flat in the old town in Geneva in the first five days of July.

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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

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The Ikea is in Aubonne, quite close to you between Geneva and Lausanne.
Yes, there is one in Aubonne, but the new one in Vernier (Geneva) will open this summer. So depending on when OP arrives, this one will likely be more convenient, and probably bigger and more modern. This new Ikea is finally opening after 15 years of planning/authorisation/approvals/etc. I kid you not, it has been the joke of Geneva real estate for 15 years.
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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

I can't wait for the new Ikea to open! My kids are addicted to several of the Ikea food items. lol
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I can't wait for the new Ikea to open! My kids are addicted to several of the Ikea food items. lol

your kids?... I'm just hoping that that have the Chf. 1.--hot dogs when Vernier opens... and no I don't have any kids.



and just as p.s.. a friend of mine lives in Vernier village, about a mile from where IKEA will be and she is dreading the store opening.. traffic snarls etc.
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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

Yeah, well all of us (blush). The meatballs, the jams, the cookies. sigh.

But if I lived near it, I'd be dreading it too! I'm quite happy living in my quiet little village with that only recently even has an Úpicerie.
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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

I can't believe the traffic will be that much worse, it's already rubbish . IKEA is right on a corner, 5 minutes from the airport & 2 minutes from the motorway. Most folk will come on the big roads & then go away. The good citizens of Vernier are unlikely to be bothered, IMHO. Presumably, it'll have it's own underground carpark?
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Re: Moving to Geneva - Bring my furniture or buy new?

Theres also usually quite a lot of second hand ikea furniture advertised on the market-place part of this forum.
I know from experience here in CH its hard to get rid of furniture when you move out and often sellers discount just to get someone to take it away so they can vacate the apartment
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I can't believe the traffic will be that much worse, it's already rubbish . IKEA is right on a corner, 5 minutes from the airport & 2 minutes from the motorway. Most folk will come on the big roads & then go away. The good citizens of Vernier are unlikely to be bothered, IMHO. Presumably, it'll have it's own underground carpark?

tell ya what.... lets meet in the middle of the nant d'avril some saturday after IKEA opens and we can discuss your theory. ( the road is nearly a parking lot now on saturdays.. just wait.. IMHO. )
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Yes, there is one in Aubonne, but the new one in Vernier (Geneva) will open this summer. So depending on when OP arrives, this one will likely be more convenient, and probably bigger and more modern. This new Ikea is finally opening after 15 years of planning/authorisation/approvals/etc. I kid you not, it has been the joke of Geneva real estate for 15 years.
All of us that live near the Aubonne Ikea will be so happy. Not me, cause it won't affect my life as I am moving this August. But it will be nice to see a reduction in traffic with F and GE license plates at the Aubonne exit on the weekends. Right now it is a nightmare.
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