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    I know there has been threads about this in the past but I couldn't be bothered to look for them (I leave that up to you MB).

    We have PSS coming on tuesday to give us a quote for shipping our stuff (would be a shared container) and we were also thinking of getting a quote from Allied Pickfords.

    Anyone had experience with either of these companies- they both seem very proffessional to us but nothing like hearing from people who have dealt with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebianca View Post
    I know there has been threads about this in the past but I couldn't be bothered to look for them (I leave that up to you MB).
    Thanks, Beth

    I couldn’t find as many old threads about shipping companies as I thought. Some related to shipping from the US and others were about smaller loads. These are the ones about shipping from the UK.

    A few views on here .

    Deb mentions Bargate in here but things didn’t turn out too well according to this and this . Maggie has a bit to say about her shipping experiences, too.

    And another thread here .

    An older post about shipping companies .
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    Hiya Beth ...

    Not done this yet, but Jon and I were very impressed with the PSS quote. The chap who came out was very knowledgable and realy nice. He also gave us lots of alternatives to consider - shared, sole and a smaller insulated container as we have loads of musical instruments to bring.

    Look forward to hearing how you get on as hopefully we'll be hot on your heels!

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    we chatted to the PSS guys at the NZ Expo in London & they've sent us loads of info through - they seemed like a nice bunch of people

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    Well my quote came through this morning- only 2 days.

    We will be doing a shared container and the quote is less than 2k so really happy with that.

    Won't be shipping stuff for a while though (April/may next year) so good job we have somewhere to store everything because their UK storage quote is very expensive.
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    FWIW, Allied Pickford operates in NZ, so that might be an advantage.

    We recently used Crown Relocations for a local move, and were very happy with them -- they also do international moves. We've also used Allied Van Lines, and were happy with them as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace View Post
    We've also used Allied Van Lines, and were happy with them as well.
    I was just wondering how things are going with the companies that deal with shipments at the NZ end, like NZ Van Lines and a couple of others that caused a lot of upset by double-dipping with the fees. They were charging MAF fees on top of what MAF were charging. I haven't heard any complaints about them for a while, so I wonder if they've been pulled into line at last.
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    Beth we are doing the shared load. We are not planning to ship furniture. Mainly clothes, books, music, household items. I got a quote from these people:
    Removals & Excess Baggage Specialists: International & Overseas Household Removals, Excess & Unaccompanied Baggage Shipping Worldwide for fifteen 4.5 cu ft boxes.
    According to their calculator Packing Information - Excess Baggage that's about 20 suitcases full of stuff.

    The quote came in at 635 pounds (that's UK money units, not weight - where is that pesky symbol on the keyboard?), door to door Houston to Nelson.

    The person I spoke with said the load will go to UK first and be combined there, then to NZ and who knows where else in between. I don't know how this quote lines up as I have only gotten one at this point.

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