Quote Reviews: Moving from NYC to Valencia, Spain

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datagov
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Quote Reviews: Moving from NYC to Valencia, Spain

Postby datagov » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:37 pm

Super glad I found this site. My wife and I are moving from Long Island to Valencia, Spain. We contacted many firms who sent us many quotes and looked up bad reviews on Yelp to eliminate many of them.

We sold our house and put everything into a 10x10 storage locker. We estimate about 600cm and have been looking for a 20' container to ship.

We had some conversations with Movage and the sales rep came on hard and was defensive every time I asked him about his services. He sent this quote, which we found expensive.

This is a confirmation letter for your upcoming move. These are the terms and conditions of your contract. Please carefully review all the details listed below along with the inventory list and notify us of any changes. The services and charges apply only to items included on the inventory list. This quote expires in 30 days and until booked it is subject to equipment availability. To schedule your move, please confirm the information below as being correct and electronically signing bottom of the page with your mouse.


Move Date: 12/3/2019 (This quote expires in 30 days, subject to availability) Start Time: 09:00 AM
Move Cost: $7,410.00 for 515 cubic feet.
Deposit: $0.00



Form of Payment: Cash, Credit Card (for deposit only), Certified Check or Wire Transfer


Est. Transit Time Up To: 4 Weeks Shipping Via: Ocean Ship In: 20' Container

Customer Note: HELLO SIR. THE REFERENCED PRICE IS FOR YOUR OWN 20' CONTAINER AND UP TO 4 WEEKS DELIVERY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND IT AS A CONSOLIDATED SHIPMENT, THAN THAT COST WOULD DROP DOWN TO $6534.00 AND THE SAILING TIME IS UP TO 8 WEEKS. PLEASE BE SURE TO AVOID BROKERS IN THIS PROCESS FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. HAVE A NICE DAY.

Scope of Service at Origin:


Scope of Service at Destination:

Basic disassembly and wrapping of furniture


Customs clearance

Packing of TV’s, lamps, large pictures/mirrors are included at no additional cost


Trucking from port to your address in Valencia

Loading and bracing of the cargo


Inside delivery to final address

Preparing the descriptive packing list of your inventory


Same day removal of all wrapping materials and debris

Trucking to/ from port


Basic reassembly of furniture

Export Documentation




Ocean Freight




Terms of Payment: Deposit of 10% is non-refundable and is due upon reservation accepted by credit card or the method of your choice. The balance is due on or before the day of pickup. Method of payment can be Cash, Credit Card (deposit only), Certified Check or Money order (Payable to Movage, Inc.).All shipping costs must be paid in full on or before the move date. Credit cards are not accepted for balance payment.

Insurance: We offer “All-risk” and 'Lump Sum" door-to-door marine cargo insurance at a rate of 3% of the declared value with a $500 deductible. The minimum coverage amount is $5,000. Insurance documents must be submitted to our office at least 72 hours prior to the pickup date.

C.O.I.: Please let us know in advance if the Certificate of Liability Insurance for your building at origin is needed. Certificate of Liability Insurance is at no cost to you, however if you request it in less than 48 hours (2 business days) prior to pick up the rush charge of $75 will apply.
Please Note: Movage reserves the right to select routing options, destination agents and customs brokers at its own discretion. Client must be available to receive your shipment throughout the entire window of arrival. A change in move date may be subject to an adjusted rate. Unless packing service is ordered you are responsible for obtaining and packing your own boxes.

Rate excludes: Marine insurance / Customs duties & taxes / Port Charges / Stair Carry Charge / Waiting time for work stoppage beyond Movage’s control / Storage / Demurrage (storage at destination port due to absence of customer upon arrival) / Elevator Surcharge / Detention Fee / Parking permits or tickets / Shuttle (If truck can't directly access delivery location due to size restriction) / Long carry origin & destination / Piano handling / Crating / Customs examination or X-Rays at origin and destination / Elaborate assembly / Quarantine Inspection Fee / Servicing electrical, mechanical, or unusual items / Extra pick-ups or deliveries.


Transit time may vary due to severe weather conditions, political conditions, labor strikes, steamship line availability, etc. All shippers must have all the required documents for shipping in order prior to pick up date. By signing this agreement you are agreeing that you have read the Terms and Conditions presented here http://international.movage-moving.com/ ... onditions/.

We also got a quote form International Sea & Air and have read mixed things about this one. Some bad reviews on Yelp but also some good ones here.

November - 14 - 2019

Quote Number: 150119

Thank you for allowing "Overseas Moving Specialists dba International Sea & Air Shipping" the
opportunity to present to you our proposal for the shipping of your goods. We offer you sixty five years of
expertise in the International Moving Industry.
Shipping costs are based on either the total volume (measured in cubic feet), or the weight of your
personal belongings. We offer a different methods of shipping services. The most common is LCL (Less
Than Container Load), where your goods will be shipped in our consolidated containers. The other option
is FCL (Full Container Load), for the exclusive use of a 20ft. or 40ft. container for your shipment.
"For containers dimensions and capacity", please click here
We strongly recommend a pre-move FREE survey, to schedule your survey please click on the following
link; https://www.internationalmoving.com/moving-survey.html
With our vast network of agents and affiliates worldwide, we are able to coordinate your shipment and
pave the way for a smooth customs clearance and expeditious service.
Based on the data you provided us with, your prospective shipment details are recorded with us as follow:

Move Date: 11/29/2019
Type of Service: Door-to-Door
Estimate Cost of Services
Services
Qty
Price Each (USD)
Total (USD)
Weight in Lbs.
3535
0
0
Cubic feet
550
8.06
4433
Documentation
1
125
125
20ft Container with household goods
0
0
0
Fuel surcharge
1
297.5
297.5
Estimated Total (USD)
4855.5
Note: All risk door to door marine Insurance is available for 3% of declared value plus $75.00 Insurance
certificate. Subject to a $500 deductible from any claim for loss or damage. For Insurance terms and
conditions, please click on the following link: https://www.internationalmoving.com/mar ... rance.html
Special Notes:
Furniture wrapping
PRICE INCLUDES:
1.
Arrival on the scheduled day/s with a professional packing crew and a truck.
2.
Wrapping your furniture, using the finest material available to Insure maximum protection require for
overseas shipping
3.
Disassembling of furniture, as required
4.
Detailed inventory list of all your belongings done by our movers prior to loading
5.
Loading and securing to a truck or a shipping container at your residence
6.
Up to 30 days of FREE storage at origin for LCL shipments Less than Container Load
7.
Packing to a Lift Van or Palletizing and shrink wrap For LCL shipments
8.
Delivery to the port of exit.
9.
Export Documentation. AES Filing
10. Ocean freight to the port of destination
11. Custom clearance at destination
12. Delivery to residence at destination with normal access.
13. Unloading into your residence up to the second floor
14. Unwrapping of furniture and place all boxes and furniture in designated rooms
15. Assembling of simple furniture that does not require third party handling
16. Same day removal of debris
NOTE: The price includes according to the type of service chosen. Door to Door Includes: Item 1 to 16,
Door to port Includes: Item 1 to 10, Port to port Includes: Item 7 to 10, Port to door Includes: Item 7 to
16
OPTIONAL SERVICES:
Packing of the furniture is Included in this proposal. For packing of boxes and material cost please click on
the link below:
Packing and Material Charges Schedule
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Port charges/ Custom Duties/ Taxes If Applicable/ Custom Inspection/ Fumigation/ Quarantine/
Storage and Demurrage charges
Charges resulting from long distance carry, shuttle service, excessive time spent and labor
disassembling / or reassembling, complicated accesses, Higher floors walk up and walk down. Parking
permit If required
Special crating Unless specified above
Fuel Surcharge

Please Click here for customs Regulations
International Sea & Air Shipping is Licensed by:
FMC: Federal Maritime Commission
As a NON-VESSEL COMMON CARRIER (NVOCC)
License No. 023238N
FMCSA: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
USDOT. (Department of Transportation) No. 2052864
MC No. 718931
International Sea & Air Shipping is a proud member of the following Associations:
IAM: International Association of Movers
AMSA: American Moving and Storage Association
EUROMOVERS: European Mover Partnership International
BBB: Accredited Business A+ Rating
Please let us know if the rate we offered is competitive and if you have any questions or concerns. your
business is important to us and we hope to hear from you soon.
Sincerely Yours,
Hector Cedeno
International Sea & Air Shipping
115 Meacham Avenue
Elmont, NY 11003
Tollfree#866-788-1090
hector@internationalmoving.com
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Are either of these firms reliable and are there any concerns in the quotes?

So grateful for assistance.

JAHaddow
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Location: Mesa, Arizona

Re: Quote Reviews: Moving from NYC to Valencia, Spain

Postby JAHaddow » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:20 pm

I would ask for a clear breakdown of charges. Here is what to expect on an international move. 1. Origin service to pack and load your container. 2 container drayage from the port to your storage unit and back to the port. 3. Filing the AES, 4 Ocean transport to Valencia, 5, Destination port fees and terminal handling. 6 Destination customs clearance and delivery to residence in Valencia. Once you see this then you can compare companies. If they do not want to show the breakdown I would worry a little. The least expensive cost shown is the ocean which the current rate is about $450 from NY to Valencia. the pricing shown, in my opinion is a little low. Now companies do expect to make some profit but with the right information you can really compare the costs. Most forwarder add profit to the ocean rates.
"Having the Right Information Makes for an Informed Decision"

BigLeeCalif
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Location: Escondido, California

Re: Quote Reviews: Moving from NYC to Valencia, Spain

Postby BigLeeCalif » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:51 am

Hey Art. How are you?
Happy Holidays.

Lee Williams
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt" Mark Twain

JAHaddow
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Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:50 pm
Location: Mesa, Arizona

Re: Quote Reviews: Moving from NYC to Valencia, Spain

Postby JAHaddow » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:15 pm

Same to you Big Lee. I am getting over multiple medical issues but surviving. My wife passed away this year so that was hard. I know I retired but I am starting a small agency in AZ again to do pack and hauls between AZ to CA, NV and UT. I am still doing international moving but need to still work to keep from being bored.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all.

Art
"Having the Right Information Makes for an Informed Decision"


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