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  1. Hello! I'm just going through the arduous process of having the shipping companies around the house to carry out a survey of the goods we plan to take to oz with us. Would be very interested to hear: What sort of things did you compare shipping company quotes on? Do you have a list you might be able to share with me?:wacko: I've only seen Pickfords and John Mason so far, but they're already quoting different volume sizes for exactly the same stuff! Many thanks in advance for your replies! Laulau
  2. Hi guys, we thougth we'd ask. We've got 3 removal companies coming to quote, PSS today, John Mason tomorrow, and Doree Bonner Friday. Selected these because I didnt see too many bad reports on them on here. So, whats your thoughts? PSS have a good tick in the box already, cos although he's running late he rang ahead and apologised, the missus likes that. So, any thoughts or comments???
  3. Hi all We have sold our house today!!!!!!:jiggy:so its all systems go for us. We had quotes from shipping companies a couple of months ago and decided on Pickfords (cheapest!). We were just wondering if anyone has had a quote then when the day came for packing had their quote increase due to underestimation?? We are going sole use container and most of em said 90% full.
  4. peeka

    Medical Quotes

    I thought it would be useful to post the quotes we have been given for our medicals. York Helpful with information, conduct medicals on a Wednesday morning and need a couple of weeks notice. Medical @ £125 each X-ray @ £100 each Bloods @ £26 each Hull Very helpful, lovely to speak with the lady, explained bloods are for over 16's only and cost includes postage of medicals to Australia. Medicals @ £130 each X-ray @ £90 each Bloods @ £77 each Huddersfield Good feedback on PIO and wasnt disappointed with initial contact. Explained medical cost for a child is £74.75 and £20.00 additional cost for postage of medicals to Australia. Medicals @ £109.25 each X-ray @ £56.00 each Bloods @ £15.00 each Leeds Not much to say other than RUDE! The lady I spoke to told me the cost of the medical was £235.00 each - I nearly passed out! When I told her that was way steeper than the others I had been quoted she rather rudely said 'well we aren't in competition' She phoned me back some 10 minutes later and apologised as she had a thought that she hadnt explained that the cost was for all 3 things! Medicals, X-ray and bloods @ £235.00 each Paul (39), Cheryl (35), James (18) & Francis (13) Submitted to AIM by post - 19 Dec 08 AIM acknowledged receipt by email - 5 Jan 09 Further info requested by email - 21 Jan 09 Submitted further information via email - 23 Jan 09 AIM acknowledged receipt - 27 Jan 09 Email received from AIM with positive result – 9 Feb 09 (letter dated 4th) State sponsorship form posted to Queensland Government – 9 Feb 09 Email from QG confirming receipt and aim to give result in 3 weeks – 18 Feb 09 (agents advise 6 week)
  5. Hi Guys Well we have decided whom we are going to ship with and today got the insurance quote and nearly fell of my chair !! Ok we have a 20ft container and tried to make our insurance list as small as possible but the value was approx £22,000.00 We have just been quoted by our shippers £594.00 for the insurance. Have you used the insurance given to you by your shippers or has anyone else gone to a marine broker and got a better quote? If so can you please give me the details so that I can phone around. Thank you for any help
  6. Cob

    Removal quotes

    hi everyone we are off to the Mornington Peninsula, hopefuly by the end of jan 09. can anyone recommend the names of reliable removal companies so we can get some quotes on containers etc. It will be a large household move, no pets to worry about though. Also are there any airlines that are helpful on excess baggage? cath
  7. emmaroo

    How Many Quotes??

    How many quotes do think you should get for shipping?? I am not sure if 3 is enough or too many What's your thoughts? Thanx:wubclub: Emma
  8. duckec01

    Shipping Groupage quotes

    I have had a number of quotes for groupage shipping which I thought would be useful to post here. We have had quotes for between 350 and 470 cu ft, so I have broken it down into price per cu. ft. Robinsons 5.16 Dorre Bonner 4.66 Brittania 6.12 Simpsons 4.48 Anglo Pacific 5.45 PSS 5.22 So Simpsons are the cheapest and Brittania the most expensive.
  9. Guest

    Interesting Quotes

    Here is a quote by Mark Twain, I love this and when i am feeling confused and wonder if i am doing the right thing taking my family to the other side of the world, i read this quote and i am all excited again..................life is what you make it. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream and Discover :wubclub: XX
  10. waynecaz

    migration quotes

    hi guys just got a few quotes for migration costs and just want to check we are not getting ripped off . we are a family of 4 oh is a chippy (we are an easy case ) and got quoted £4,850 .thats for everything ,:huh:skilled test,police check,meds,ect .£1,800 of this is for agents fee . what do you think cheers carolyn .
  11. Guest

    Quotes for shipping

    Does anyone have any quotes for 20 ft and 40 ft shipping containers please and who with. I want to compare it to the removal company we had decided to use but are currently having probs with to see if it's worth switching to someone else if there's time. Thanks Jen
  12. Guest

    Shipping quotes - GULP!!

    hiya just got my quote through today from curtiss removals which are part of whites as they are down south and happily came over to the isle of wight but GULP!! for 1/2 a 20ft container with a motorbike (which cost about £800 to ship on its own) it was £2800 i couldnt believe it i'd thought that a whole 20 footer was £3000 but to spend that on 1/2 i was shocked. Called PSS and they said roughly the same cost. Robinsons said they would fone me back but that was 7hrs ago so i doubt i'll hear from them. i have someone coming to quote that on the island so we'll see how much it is for just my stuff and not my brothers bike. i look at my stuff and i think do i really need it all but i've got rid of so much stuff already this is stuff i'll need when i get a house, i mean theres only 2 small items of furniture and 3 tool boxes. i'm like blimey what would i be like if it wasnt just me!!! so tell me does this cost seem right? i think they have added bout £200 to come over here on the ferry etc. look forward to your advise thanks ali
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