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by decro
Mon May 12, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: UK to NYC - Robinsons or Simpsons?
Replies: 31
Views: 8228

Re: UK to NYC - Robinsons or Simpsons?

We used Robinsons last April to move from Birmingham UK to Colorado and were very happy with every aspect of that move. They packed, loaded and took the 20ft container to the train. The train moved our container to Southhampton and was placed on a ship. We were able to watch the movement online whic...
by decro
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: search unsuccessful sterlite
Replies: 5
Views: 3669

Re: search unsuccessful sterlite

The containers usually get cracked and damaged, but the craft stuff usually also falls out of the drawers and all over the place as well. I have made many moves with craft/sewing stuff and always put all of it into ziplock storage bags and then it stays together and isn't all over the box, container...
by decro
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Moving from Texas to UK
Replies: 6
Views: 2283

Re: Moving from Texas to UK

I know that Graebel is in Texas and they do international moves. We used them coming back from the UK with Robinsons as our UK packer/shipper. Graebel took over once it hit the US. And we were very happy with everything and everyone. So contact Graebel and see what kind of quote they give. And as su...
by decro
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Beware if Illegals are part of your moving crew
Replies: 18
Views: 6059

Re: Beware if Illegals are part of your moving crew

And just how many people really check credentials before having a service performed? Being in the military and making many moves over the years, they would set up all of our move for us. When the packers arrived, most of them did not speak english and some were most likely "illegals". There was alwa...
by decro
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Moving New US Washer, Electric Dryer and Fridge to Germany ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

Re: Moving New US Washer, Electric Dryer and Fridge to Germany ?

I can only advise from my 10 years of living in Germany, that you really don't want to take your appliances over with you. The houses in Germany are not always large enough to handle american sized appliances. Usually the only place to put a washer/dryer is in a small bathroom and that is why they u...
by decro
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Not getting in contact with recommended moving companies??
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

Re: Not getting in contact with recommended moving companies??

Same thing happened with me using just the internet with some of the companies that I had tried to contact. When I didn't hear from them after a couple of days, I called them. Sometimes emails just get held up in cyberspace or go to junk boxes. So it doesn't hurt to follow up with a phone call.
by decro
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Quotes neogitable?
Replies: 3
Views: 2293

Re: Quotes neogitable?

I was able to negotiate with my shippers from England. I had gotten 7 quotes (reps actually visited my home) and they all differed. Some had quoted a price for a shared container and some for a sole container. The prices from lowest to highest were about £2500 apart. So I let the company that I real...
by decro
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: Tipping Your Loaders/Full-Service Movers
Replies: 44
Views: 59833

Re: Tipping Your Loaders/Full-Service Movers

Our "tip" if you want to call it that has always been to feed the packers as well as have soft drinks, coffee and tea available at all times. Some of our moves have turned into feeding them lunch as well as dinner as they have worked late into the evenings - even some breakfast burritos or hot rolls...
by decro
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: From New York to London
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

Re: From New York to London

Don't have a direct answer to your question, but we recently moved back from Birmingham England and I have a good website/forum for you to check out and perhaps can get more answers. It's www.uk-yankee.com and it's a great forum for anyone relocating to the UK. There are lots of "voices of experienc...
by decro
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: MOVING BOXES & PACKING MATERIALS
Replies: 13
Views: 9024

Re: MOVING BOXES & PACKING MATERIALS

Another place to get good clean moving boxes is ... if you live near a military base. Placing an ad in the local paper that you will take moving boxes from anyone that needs to get rid of them. We have made so many military moves and the movers always tell us they will come back for the boxes when t...
by decro
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: Advice on preparing for packers
Replies: 7
Views: 4368

Re: Advice on preparing for packers

I'll add my 2 cents - first of all I would not be removing pictures off the walls to prep for movers. It is so much easier for them to be left on the walls and allow the packers to remove them as they pack. Otherwise, they will be laying around, standing up in places that could really be in the way ...
by decro
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Move from UK back to USA
Replies: 11
Views: 4361

Re: Move from UK back to USA

We recently moved back to the US from the Uk and had purchased quite a few antiques and wanted a good mover/shipper to handle our things. We talked to the antique dealers at the auction house where we did most of our purchasing. These guys shipped a lot of antiques to america and all agreed that Rob...
by decro
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Robinsons International - UK agent/fowarder
Replies: 11
Views: 6272

Re: Robinsons International - UK agent/fowarder

Hey Jaybo, Sorry things didn't go so well with the couch. I'm one of the people that recommended them to you. We just finished unpacking our shipment with Robinsons and were VERY pleased with everything. All of our items were well packed and all arrived in perfect order. The packers did a great job ...
by decro
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: Moving in two cars...
Replies: 15
Views: 6852

Re: Moving in two cars...

You could also consider placing an ad and seeking someone that would drive one of your cars for you. There are times that people are seeking a cheaper way to travel to another state for a short vacation and you could provide them with the means (transportation) to get there. They would just have to ...
by decro
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: large Rubbermaid-ish containers?
Replies: 4
Views: 3444

Re: large Rubbermaid-ish containers?

We actually moved from the US to the UK with everything in suitcases and rubbermaid containers all taken with us on the airplane. We just paid the excess luggage price for the 4 large rubbermaids - the price was @ $120 for up to 75 lbs. That was a few years ago. But when we moved back to the US from...

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