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Hello, we are moving back to the US from Canton Bern after 4.5 years in Switzerland. I contacted the company that I used to move to Switzerland to organize a quote to go back. They sent their local affiliate who went through the house to make an inventory. I was shocked that the quote is twice what I originally paid! We have not accumulated much stuff here, so I'm baffled by the quote. Are there any suggestions for reasonably priced companies? Thanks in advance.
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Sell or junk your stuf, problem solved!

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The Brocki will be your best friend. That said, get other quotes at least 2-3 more and leverage one against the other
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Re: Moving costs - back to the US

Not too surprised.. I did similar recently, I contacted the company who moved me from the UK 6-7 years ago, a local Swiss company..
One truck, UK-CH + 3 months storage while i was in temp accommodation.
Back then that move cost 5k.

Last month they quoted me for a move, 15km along the road, no storage. 7k chf.
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Sell or junk your stuf, problem solved!

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Yeah, we thought of that and haven't discounted the idea (yet). Of course we will never get the value of what we paid for the stuff, and it will be a financial hardship for us to replace it. I'll look for other companies, I thought maybe someone had one they could recommend.

I enjoyed my time here in Switzerland, for the most part. I liked the job I had, and I really enjoy the nature here. Financially the move here may turn out to have been a big mistake though.
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Re: Moving costs - back to the US

In early 2015, it was approximately $6,000 or Francs for me to move my stuff here from Midwest America to Switzerland and delivered to the driveway. The box was about the size of a large double closet cabinet one would get from Ikea. Had to wait about 2 months to receive it as well. I used Crown Moving Services.

https://www.crownrelo.com/intl/en-ch/
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Thanks for reminding me about Crown. I used them before when we lived in Scotland. I sent inquires to a bunch of different companies, let's see how the quotes look. I fear that we will be paying a lot for the Swiss labor rates, however...
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