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Aussiebird

Which shipping company??

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Having just read reviews on John Masons and PSS, both have had some terrible, recent reviews, now I don't know who to get a quote from with any company.  Our entire life is packed into a container and the thought of our belongings getting damaged, lost etc fills me with dread!!

Yet the 2 companies mentioned also have some excellent reviews!

Havent even enquired about insurance-does anyone have any recommendations please??

Many thanks for any replies. Xx

 

 

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Get at least three quotes from different companies and tell each one, another company offered less. Most will then start dropping their price.

Also, they will offer insurance, so get a quote from a company that specialises in shipping insurance.

If you mention that you are getting your insurance elsewhere, they will probably match it or better it.

When I moved about 5 years ago, most were a similar price except Crown (more expensive).

You should also check which company they use when it gets to Australia, as some companies don't have their own offices etc. here but use others such as Grace.

Another thing to consider or ask, is where they deliver to for the cost quoted. Some companies will only deliver to a certain distance outside main cities before adding on costs (which may not be explained properly until too late).

As with a lot of things, it is pot luck how the shipping goes. You could use the best company but still have a bad experience or go with the cheapest and it all go brilliantly.

Also, unless you are initially staying with friends or relatives, don't bother shipping over irons, toasters, kettles etc. (unless you've got really expensive fancy ones) as you will need these almost straight away and are relatively inexpensive here anyway (plus you would still need to change the plugs or use adapters).

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I think every single shipping company will have positive and negative reviews. I would say PSS and Masons are the two most popular with our members. 
 


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We have got John Mason's coming round on Thursday, will post details of the price etc if anyone is thinking of using them in the very near future.

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Still waiting for the quote, we wasnt told there was a delay due to the CoronaVirus and would assume administration staff would be able to work from home?

Not impressed so far.

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31 minutes ago, Aussiebird said:

Still waiting for the quote, we wasnt told there was a delay due to the CoronaVirus and would assume administration staff would be able to work from home?

Not impressed so far.

Not all companies have the capability to allow staff to work from home.  They would need more than a pen and paper, 

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7 hours ago, Aussiebird said:

Still waiting for the quote, we wasnt told there was a delay due to the CoronaVirus and would assume administration staff would be able to work from home?

 

 

6 hours ago, AJ said:

Not all companies have the capability to allow staff to work from home.  They would need more than a pen and paper, 

 

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7 hours ago, Aussiebird said:

Still waiting for the quote, we wasnt told there was a delay due to the CoronaVirus and would assume administration staff would be able to work from home?

 

 

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