Florida to Costa Rica

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Florida to Costa Rica

Postby Jonesnessl » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:13 pm

After narrowly avoiding accepting a quote to move my belongings from Unitrans/Globex (phew, thanks!) I now have to find a new mover in less than a week....anyone have a recommendation?

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Re: Florida to Costa Rica

Postby Noone » Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:10 am

Read the sticky on the top pf the international moves forum on how to find a international mover. Florida has alot of "less than desirable" companies, so be prepared for an actual price from a legitimate freight forwarder.

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Re: Florida to Costa Rica

Postby MusicMom » Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:01 am

Also, any agent of a major van line can do it. They pick up your load, the van line itself ships it, and gets a company in the new country to deliver it. Diane has a list of well-reviewed movers in FL, I think all of them are van line agents.

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Re: Florida to Costa Rica

Postby intlmover » Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:21 pm

Jonesnessl wrote:After narrowly avoiding accepting a quote to move my belongings from Unitrans/Globex (phew, thanks!) I now have to find a new mover in less than a week....anyone have a recommendation?


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Re: Florida to Costa Rica

Postby Jonesnessl » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:24 pm

After what felt like a billion quotes, and having all but 4 (out of what was really 37) turn up negative ratings here...(well I do live in Florida after all!!) I went with Ranier. Cesar Castro was fantastic. He knew the company i work for and had moved a bunch of our high level execs (several times each) and so I felt very reassured. Ranier used local company LTV International out of Miami (FIDI member), and the movers were courteous, efficient and quite honestly a pleasure to do business with.

Will keep posting as my belongings make their way to Costa Rica :D

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Re: Florida to Costa Rica

Postby Diane » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:52 pm

Thanks so much for posting this. Please also post your final costs as I've heard that going with FIDI members can be expensive. Is your company paying for this move?

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Re: Florida to Costa Rica

Postby Jonesnessl » Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:06 pm

It is a company paid move, however one that I have to foot the bill for first, then be reimbursed. I really wanted to keep the cost down for that reason alone! The cost on the move was $3075, with $25 per $1000 value for insurance. Seeing I am mostly moving clothing, kitchen wares, and a bed and sofa (about 1250 lbs) ...not too much needed. I also got a quote from Suddath International (also FIDI) out of Jacksonville, who were only slightly higher, but had problems getting timely responses for their quote from their Costa Rican agent....made me nervous! I also have to say that Stevens International gave me a great quote too, and their customer service from Alan Fuchs was top notch - I was just under too many time constraints to work around their schedule. I fly out tomorrow!


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