Moving from Perth Australia, to Auckland New Zealand...

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mkperformance
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Moving from Perth Australia, to Auckland New Zealand...

Postby mkperformance » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:09 pm

We have used this service before and have found it to be of great help when we moved from San Diego to Perth, Australia using Southern Winds International.

We are now moving from Perth, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. We have received a quote from Southern Winds however we were wondering if there are any companies that are local to this region that would be recommneded given their reasonable price and good service?

Thanks for your time and energy.

Diane
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Re: Moving from Perth Australia, to Auckland New Zealand...

Postby Diane » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:40 pm

mkperformance,

My understanding is that freight forwarders can operate successfully anywhere in the world as long as they have good companies to rely on in those locations. Presumably Southern Winds has good contacts in your area so I don't really think it's absolutely necessary to get additional quotes from local companies. However, maybe somebody reading this will have other suggestions.

Also, you said that you used Southern Winds to move from San Diego to Australia. Could you elaborate a little bit on that experience - when it was, who did the packing, what it cost, transit time - so I can add your review to the International Moves sticky? We are trying to build up our database. Thank you so much!

mkperformance
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Re: Moving from Perth Australia, to Auckland New Zealand...

Postby mkperformance » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:19 pm

In December of last year we moved from San Diego to Perth Australia using Southern Winds. The cost was roughly $6500 for a 20ft container. It took about four weeks for the shipment to arrive and clear customs. We were very pleased with promptness, professionalism and price of the Southern Winds company.

However, the quote from Southernwinds now to move from Perth to Auckland is $6900. That seems a bit steep considering we have had other quotes for around $5300. The reason for the email was to see if the quotes we got were from reputable companies.

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Re: Moving from Perth Australia, to Auckland New Zealand...

Postby Diane » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:31 pm

What companies did you get quotes from and what services did the quotes cover? Maybe somebody reading this will know about those companies (I myself know very little about international moves). If you give us more information we can probably help you better.

mkperformance
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Re: Moving from Perth Australia, to Auckland New Zealand...

Postby mkperformance » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:35 pm

The companies were Allied Pickford and Wridgways. The quotes were for a 20ft container with packing and wrapping and upacking and wrapping services.

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Re: Moving from Perth Australia, to Auckland New Zealand...

Postby Diane » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:22 am

With regard to the quotes, can you see any difference between the services that each quote covers and the services that Southern Winds would provide for the price they quoted?

mkperformance
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Re: Moving from Perth Australia, to Auckland New Zealand...

Postby mkperformance » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:36 am

No...all services are similar...all include packing and unpacking, the quotes do not include insurance.

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Re: Moving from Perth Australia, to Auckland New Zealand...

Postby hardatwork » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:57 am

Has everyone done an in house estimate for you?

Have you checked each survey to be sure each movers has included all items within your shipment?

Double check to be sure each of your quotations have included the port / terminals charges at both origin and destination. It must say they are included to actual be included.

mr mover
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Re: Moving from Perth Australia, to Auckland New Zealand...

Postby mr mover » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:37 pm

mkperformance wrote:We have used this service before and have found it to be of great help when we moved from San Diego to Perth, Australia using Southern Winds International.

We are now moving from Perth, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. We have received a quote from Southern Winds however we were wondering if there are any companies that are local to this region that would be recommneded given their reasonable price and good service?

Thanks for your time and energy.

Try using Grace Removals they have offices in capital cities in Australia and NewZealand.
www.grace.com.au
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