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I do not have any experience with Shipping International.
However, to update the list on good or bad experiences
with moving companies:
SWISS MOVING SERVICE AG
- I had a VERY unpleasant experience with them.
- They provided professional service. You pay by m3, and
they do ship boxes.
- Read very carefully the contract.
- If you ship boxes, measure the volume yourself. These boxes
are usually packed into one big box by the moving company after
picked up at your place. The volume used for the price calculation
is the one of the final box. My experience is that the volume
of the stuff gets inflated in some mysterious way as it arrives
at the moving company. Double-check.
- In some cases the stuff you are shipping could be insured under
the Swiss "Hausratsversicherung". Check that, it could save
you some money.
- Generally, think of any moving company as a merchand in a
bazar. It is not easy to get a good deal. First you have to figure
out if this guy is trustworthy and you have to make an effort
to find out the conditions and to get a good price. There
are various ways to ship your stuff, e.g. boxes, containers,
shared containers. It is up to you to find out.
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> 1. moving things back to Switzerland (fnrodondi_at_hotmail.com)
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> Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2004 17:14:01 -0600
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> From: fnrodondi_at_hotmail.com
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> Subject: swiss-list: moving things back to Switzerland
> Hi Everybody,
> After 2 years in San Francisco, we are planning to move back to
> Switzerland (Lausanne).
> The cheapest company we found to ship boxes with peronsal items (not a
> container) on the web is Shipping International (about 300 USD per m3 by
> ship), info_at_shippinginternational.com, San Francisco.
> Has anyone experience (bad or good) with this company, or any other to
> Many companies we contacted, including the one we used when we came,
> stopped to do this kind of shipping due to new customs rules and taxes.
> Thanks for your help
> Nicolas Rodondi
> San Francisco
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Received on Fri Nov 12 2004 - 10:13:32 PST