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gooner 09.11.2007 14:26

Man with Van
 
I have seen a few requests for a man with a van.

This guy has helped me before and can be hired. He can arrange van transport and able bodies to help carry and move. He is based in Zurich.

Basically, a man with a van.

Selman
0786441927

Guest 09.11.2007 14:27

Re: Man with Van
 
The question is, does he know where they are buried ?

dave


Quote:

Originally Posted by gooner (Post 130235)
He can arrange van transport and bodies to carry and move. He is based in Zurich.


Uncle Max 09.11.2007 14:28

Re: Man with Van
 
Just grabbed this from a Coop notice board:

Man with a van, CHF 60 an hour, all in. No idea of his name:

079 401 4058 (Zurich city and area) :)

Lou 09.11.2007 14:30

Re: Man with Van
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveA (Post 130236)
The question is, does he know where they are buried ?

dave

First name Selman; Surname Burke or is it Hare ;)

hugh_abu 11.01.2008 16:48

Re: Man with Van
 
My reviews of men and their vens.

1. Selman - 0786441927 (Zurich) - didn't answer his phone so no review.

2.
Man with a van, CHF 60 an hour, all in. No idea of his name: 079 401 4058 (Zurich city and area) - Wangled him down to 100CHF an hour for him and his mate to do all the carrying.

3.Herr Kenny ' a man with a van' known in Switzerland as a Bruna -Waren taxi (079 223 80 10) - Costs 180 an hour and doesn't provide a buddy to help carry.

hugh_abu 14.01.2008 13:57

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Ok review time:

His name is MILAN:

Wangled him down to 100CHF an hour for him and his mate to do all the carrying.

Great stuff... secured everything really professionally in the van, took a great deal of care with my furniture. 100% on time and reliable.

Will use him again without hesitation!!

The van is BIG and has plenty of space, I'd say about this size.


http://www.shiretransport.co.uk/imag...0van%20pic.jpg

Toby 18.01.2008 19:54

Re: Man with Van
 
Does anyone know of a Man with a Van near Interlaken?
Thanks
Toby

rettav 21.02.2008 15:09

Man with Van
 
Hello I am seeking help to move a washing machine from Balgrist to Buchegg platz. I am 8.5 months pregnant and on my own, so any help is highly welcome. I will pay for the service of course.

Hope to hear from you soon,
Loretta

RussellQuinn 04.06.2008 10:15

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I have just arranged for Selman to come later this evening at short notice for a 30 minute job across Zürich. He seemed nice on the phone.

RussellQuinn 04.06.2008 12:50

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Update, he cancelled :(

COKid 04.06.2008 13:19

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I highly recommend Gregory:

079 695 21 43

He is Swiss, his English is very good, and he's a good guy. Very reasonable rates, and he owns his own truck. He is very professional, being careful with the inexpensive second-hand stuff I was transporting! In my case, I helped with the moving and he came alone. I suspect he could arrange help depending on what you need.

RussellQuinn 05.06.2008 10:58

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So, we ended up using "Herr Kenny ' a man with a van'"... he was grumpy on the phone, he was grumpy when he turned up and we had 4 boxes, 2 suitcases and 2 rucksacks when I'd only said "4 boxes, 2 suitcases" on the phone, he was grumpy during the 10 minute journey from Cramerstrasse to Konradstrasse and he was grumpy when he just handed us our things from the back of the van without helping to load/unload any further.

I'm not sure why he was so grumpy when he made 100 CHF for exactly 15 minutes work.

Capetonian 06.06.2008 15:46

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The one question I have is can he speak English?

boyInterrupted 06.06.2008 15:52

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Yes, he can speak English. My experience with Herr Kenny wasn't all too great either. We agreed something on the phone and then he raised the prices on spot because he *misunderstood* what I had said. Though, he did help me with loading and unloading. But, for the price I piad, I would have expected loading and unloading help.

Next time I'll just make multiple trips using mobility's Vito. That should work out to be cheaper.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Capetonian (Post 241819)
The one question I have is can he speak English?


Lizard_day 06.06.2008 16:11

Re: Man with Van
 
In answer to Hugh_abu.....

Why has he got a UK van.... has he brought it over from UK to help with moving if so for 100chf an hour they will be happy compared to wages in UK...

RussellQuinn 07.06.2008 11:54

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@boyInterrupted - he did *exactly* the same thing to us, made us feel bad because he 'misunderstood' the order on the phone, increased the price on the spot and was generally not very nice or helpful.

Yesterday we had to move a sofa and called Selman. He was busy but put us in touch with his friend called Thomas. He helped us with the sofa from a 5th floor apartment to our new place. He was very friendly and extremely helpful; a world apart.

In short... call Selman. Do NOT use Herr Kenny. He is a sneaky con man.

Mart_Acquah 12.06.2008 14:24

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Does he do trips to Italy too? I stay outside Zurich, an hour's drive ,and need to transfer back to Italy with furniture. Or does anyone know someone who can do it for a reasonable fee?

gooner 12.06.2008 14:32

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mart_Acquah (Post 246120)
Does he do trips to Italy too? I stay outside Zurich, an hour's drive ,and need to transfer back to Italy with furniture. Or does anyone know someone who can do it for a reasonable fee?

See his phone number on the first post?

dino 03.07.2008 08:55

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gooner (Post 246133)
See his phone number on the first post?


ohhhh gawd ... can't be bothered to scroll awl the way back up to the beginning.. why don't ya just tell him, ya lazy bast'd ?? :msnsarcastic:


seriously, what is it with people on forums?

pramod1_sap 26.08.2008 21:31

Re: Man with Van
 
Check out Europa Car service which gives a van with driver @ 140 CHF for 5 hours & 150 Kms. Phone 0444052305.
I will give review after using this weekend.

shawnie 28.08.2008 07:56

Re: Man with Van
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pramod1_sap (Post 301294)
Check out Europa Car service which gives a van with driver @ 140 CHF for 5 hours & 150 Kms. Phone 0444052305.
I will give review after using this weekend.

Are you sure the 140 CHF includes the driver? I was quoted approximately 150 CHF for a VW T5 Hochraumkasten without a driver for 5 hours and 150 km by the Europcar in Hagenholzstrasse. You might want to call and confirm. 140 doesn't seem enough to cover even 5 hours of a drivers time.

pramod1_sap 30.08.2008 09:31

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End of month being the shifting weekend, all car agencies were booked including europcar. I contacted "Milan - THE man with a van" who offered services @ 120 CHF/Hr which I negotiated to 90 CHF / hour.:)

Even though Milan does not know English, it got compensated by his eagerness to help.

swisspea 04.09.2008 23:22

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can I add here a recommendation for 'priority home services'.

Contact person is Nathan - www.priorityhomeservices.com
079 437 6256

in a nutshell - good sized van, happy to help with lifting, but also keen to do installations of lights, putting Ikea together, installation of satellite, and any other 'handyman' or 'maintenance' jobs.

He's an expat (Brit). We arranged for him to meet us at Ikea after we'd had time to clear all our purchases and line them up at the checkout - and then he packed the van and delivered it to our apartment, and helped unpack and put our light fittings in at the same time...

He was also handy to have to arrange our pickups from various forum members who had stuff for us, and also meet at the brocki's to pick up our second hand stuff...

Phone for a quote - give your approximate number of hours and make sure you check what the 'call out' fee will be (depends on the arrangement)
- it's standard for removals to charge you from their origin point... you can pay cash (and probably get a more flexible price) or he can organise an invoice...

nathan-rahl 12.09.2008 11:57

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Quote:

Originally Posted by swisspea (Post 307003)
can I add here a recommendation for 'priority home services'.

Contact person is Nathan - www.priorityhomeservices.com
079 437 6256

in a nutshell - good sized van, happy to help with lifting, but also keen to do installations of lights, putting Ikea together, installation of satellite, and any other 'handyman' or 'maintenance' jobs.

He's an expat (Brit). We arranged for him to meet us at Ikea after we'd had time to clear all our purchases and line them up at the checkout - and then he packed the van and delivered it to our apartment, and helped unpack and put our light fittings in at the same time...

He was also handy to have to arrange our pickups from various forum members who had stuff for us, and also meet at the brocki's to pick up our second hand stuff...

Phone for a quote - give your approximate number of hours and make sure you check what the 'call out' fee will be (depends on the arrangement)
- it's standard for removals to charge you from their origin point... you can pay cash (and probably get a more flexible price) or he can organise an invoice...

how much did you pay him? and how long did you use his services?

swisspea 12.09.2008 12:08

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Our employer told us that 60chf would be an amateur rate for removals, and for 85 you'd expect a professional. Also, for us it was the convenience of having someone we could organise/negotiate with in English, and who was happy to wherever/whenever to suit our timetable...

Personally, I don't mind paying a bit more for less stress - and to know it's going to be done right the first time...also, legitimate registered business, and could produce an invoice if we wanted to pay direct to bank account, or cash if that suited us better...

I'm sure Nathan's pretty flexible - I basically told him what we wanted done, and he did us a quote via email, and we went from there...

nathan-rahl 12.09.2008 12:11

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thanks, will email them today

audiodruid 07.10.2008 19:31

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Hi Folks,
I have a self drive transit van for hire in zürich , it's a year old low roof 260 ( takes exactly 2 x euro pallets..) you would have to take care of your own insurance....

I have a music equipment rental service here , so we use this kinda thing ..

I also have a van the same as the whit one in the photo on the other post... 1 x long wheel base high roof merc and 1 x short wheelbase version of the same...

We also do UK runs but now we are kinda off season (( rock tours are over untill Nov )) so not much going on

Cheers
Simon

P.S formerly from West Sussex....
www.backliner.ch

Bobby.Buchi 16.12.2008 13:13

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We used Gregory (as recommended by COKid) to move around 15 boxes from Zurich Airport Freight section to Menzingen (canton Zug), and what a great guy!! Punctual, helpful, cheerful, careful while being fast, and the best prices! We would recommend him and will also certainly use him again.

Tiabelle 16.12.2008 14:14

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby.Buchi (Post 367287)
We used Gregory (as recommended by COKid) to move around 15 boxes from Zurich Airport Freight section to Menzingen (canton Zug), and what a great guy!! Punctual, helpful, cheerful, careful while being fast, and the best prices! We would recommend him and will also certainly use him again.

Yep will vouch for this guy Gregory. We used him this Saturday just gone and couldn't have asked for anyone better. Very nice chap and will use him again in the future should we need too. Would recommend him to anyone.

depeche 19.12.2008 10:22

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I can also highly reccomend Gregory. Very reasonable rates and a professional job.

J_Zurich 16.02.2009 13:39

Re: Man with Van
 
Hello!
I need to move in two weeks an need to transport a bed, think a van is enough.How do i get a hold of this person? Does he/she speak english?
BR
Jose

pappu 16.02.2009 13:54

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Mostly they speak English, just you have to book them in advance may be at least 2 weeks in advance should be good and also try to bargain .

Bobby.Buchi 17.02.2009 10:09

Re: Man with Van
 
Gregory speaks great English. His No is 079 695 2143. Best you phone him soonest, he is quite busy I think.

Fox 18.02.2009 17:05

Re: Man with Van
 
any recommendations for man with van in Basel area??

thanks
Fox

nta 04.03.2009 18:16

Re: Man with Van
 
Thanks for suggesting the Gregory. He is very helpful and understand english very well

regards
Nitin

2CH 20.03.2009 23:50

Re: Man with Van
 
I too would suggest Gregory for moving. I just hired him to move and really recommend him. The price is very fair considering labor, van maintenance, insurance for company and gas. I had my household items all packed up for the most part but he had some boxes and crates to use. He has all the necessary things to make the move easy, dollys, moving pads, ropes, and bungies to secure things....nothing was broken. He is a hard worker and doesn't waste time.

His number is : 079 695 21 43

Divegurl 22.03.2009 10:01

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hugh_abu (Post 155865)
Ok review time:

His name is MILAN:

Wangled him down to 100CHF an hour for him and his mate to do all the carrying.

Great stuff... secured everything really professionally in the van, took a great deal of care with my furniture. 100% on time and reliable.

Will use him again without hesitation!!

Just wanted to give our review on this guy. Unfortunately for us, it isn't a glowing one like hugh_abu's :(

It started well enough...called him Friday to ask if he was available to move a sofa from Uster to Schlieren area the following day (Saturday). We agreed to his rate of 100CHF/hr and he told us to meet him at Uster station from 4:00-4:30pm.

Yesterday (day of appointment), we arrive a few mins early just in case. SMS him at 4pm to advise him we were there and he replied to just wait for him. 4:40pm no van, no SMS from him. We again SMS him to follow-up on ETA and he SMS-ed back saying he's on his way and we should just wait. By 5:00pm we call him this time and this guy says he was just leaving Zurich (what the...?!?!)...no explanation/excuses whatsoever...adding insult to injury this guy even asks my hubby to buy him a loaf of bread at the nearby COOP while we waited for him (:eek: the nerve!!!)...it seems he was more concerned about getting his groceries done before the supermarket closes-- professionalism at its finest :(.

Since we already committed to picking up the sofa, we got him his bread and waited. He finally arrived 5:35pm...no apologies or thank you, instead mumbles about wishing he got meat as well (:mad:!!!). Then he says that since he had to drive from Zurich to Uster, we had to pay him from the time he started driving to our pick-up point. Discussion erupts as my husband explains that since his services are for transport within Zurich and surrounding areas, and he told us to meet him at Uster then the understanding is his services begin when we meet...also, how do we know where he had come from (how much time he took) driving to Uster?!?

After wasting more time arguing ...and since there seemed to be no reasoning with him... AND since we were already on a delayed appointment to get the sofa, we finally agreed to his fee. I of course insisted my husband not give him the bread for free...petty for sure :D, but he really didn't deserve anything more.

That's our unfortunate experience with this guy :mad:

DeeBee 01.05.2009 15:25

Re: Man with Van
 
Gregory seems highly recommended. How much does he charge per hour?

Bobby.Buchi 02.05.2009 18:46

Re: Man with Van
 
He gives special discounts for English FOrum users, so be sure to mention that. If I remember right, its CHF 90 per hour for him alone, or CHF 130 if someone helps, but dont hold him to my failing memory.

DeeBee 03.05.2009 10:45

Re: Man with Van
 
I moved apartments this weekend and contacted Nathan from Priority Home Services. He came on short notice and was very helpful. He has a good sized transit van to move things. He is a Brit expat so great to be able to talk to him in English and be understood! I also discovered that he does other handy jobs around the house so I will definitely be calling him back. Would highly recommend him for any moving or handy man jobs.


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