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We are moving to Perth at the end of the year.

Can anyone recommend a good moving company for us .

We estimate we need a 20 ft container. 

Any help will be much appreciated 

Lee & Elly

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations!  PSS were fine for us, and the company they used this end, the Key Moving Solutions were helpful with storage etc and splitting the delivery.  It is usually recommended to use letton Percival for insurance.

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Been a while but we used John Masons who were brilliant and we had no issues.


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Hey Lee and Elly. How exciting! We’ve just used John Mason for our move to Adelaide from the UK. Our container is currently on route so I can’t comment on the whole experience just yet but the communication and packing side of things were brilliant. The team that packed up our house were great! 


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Thanks guy's

We moved back from Brisbane after 16 year's but can not settle back in the uk afted a year of being back so unfortunately have to send our stuff back again. 

This time we fancy Perth and the west coast.

We moved international packers & Shippers on our trip back to the uk and they were horrendous  !!

We has stuff stolen , packed terribly etc.

So need a good company this time..

Thanks for the help.

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On 24/03/2023 at 10:46, JZT said:

Hey Lee and Elly. How exciting! We’ve just used John Mason for our move to Adelaide from the UK. Our container is currently on route so I can’t comment on the whole experience just yet but the communication and packing side of things were brilliant. The team that packed up our house were great! 

Thank you for that.

How much did they charge please  ?

Enjoy Adelaide guy's 

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On 24/03/2023 at 10:46, JZT said:

Hey Lee and Elly. How exciting! We’ve just used John Mason for our move to Adelaide from the UK. Our container is currently on route so I can’t comment on the whole experience just yet but the communication and packing side of things were brilliant. The team that packed up our house were great! 

Thank you

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On 26/03/2023 at 10:21, Lee Edward Blowers said:

Thank you for that.

How much did they charge please  ?

Enjoy Adelaide guy's 

Thank you! I hope Perth is amazing for you guys. 
We paid around £8500 for the shipment with John Mason. 


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I cant comment on quality of companies yet as we are on the other side of the move but I can tell you that prices have come right down. A company that quoted for us last year got back in touch to say that shipping rates are back down to prepandemic levels so they revised their rate from 9.5k to 6.5k and I got back in touch with another who confirned this and quoted under 6k! This is also UK to Perth for 20 ft container.

Out of interest as an aside do you mind me asking why you didnt settle back in the UK?

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Hi Guys,

Interested in finding out which companies you have gone with and your experience. We are in final stages of visa process and started to plan ahead around what we want to take.

Any advice on suburbs?

 

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We moved from Cambridgeshire to Perth in 2020 and paid £4250 for a 20 ft container . It took exactly three months door to door . We used Pretloves of Saffron Walden & Epping after getting a recommendation on here after having many quotes from the bigger movers . There was only very minor damage and no extra charges at this end . We only took out minimal insurance to cover specific items .


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It's a while ago now but I used PSS. They were great and the agent they used over here was excellent too, and gave a us a very generous discount on extended storage.


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We used Solaris from Nottingham to Perth. Keys handled the stuff Aus end. The service was excellent and packing was very good. 

It was about 8000GBP for about 800 cubic feet.

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On 05/04/2023 at 07:13, Ruth1 said:

I cant comment on quality of companies yet as we are on the other side of the move but I can tell you that prices have come right down. A company that quoted for us last year got back in touch to say that shipping rates are back down to prepandemic levels so they revised their rate from 9.5k to 6.5k and I got back in touch with another who confirned this and quoted under 6k! This is also UK to Perth for 20 ft container.

Out of interest as an aside do you mind me asking why you didnt settle back in the UK?

Please may I ask how the company was please 

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On 06/04/2023 at 18:59, InnerVoice said:

It's a while ago now but I used PSS. They were great and the agent they used over here was excellent too, and gave a us a very generous discount on extended storage.

Interesting.  We used them as they're heavily promoted on this site but had a very bad experience. The Sydney storage company they use doesn't give any discounts for extended storage, just told me it's likely to go up!

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4 hours ago, jicms said:

Interesting.  We used them as they're heavily promoted on this site but had a very bad experience. The Sydney storage company they use doesn't give any discounts for extended storage, just told me it's likely to go up!

Sorry to hear that. Our overall experience with PSS was good from start to finish, and I would've paid the full rate for storage but their agent in Brisbane gave us a discount (without even asking) on account of how circumstances had become protracted due to covid, so we needed extended storage. Sydneysiders tend to be a lot more business-like, so don't expect any freebies down there.


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