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Topic # 201488 21-Aug-2016 07:50
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I'm moving in a week, selling off all my furniture to do so, and to date have had great success, however i have some wooden drawers which i was sure would be the first to sell, are nearly the last thing left. I have no idea their value, but i love them, so i listed at a high price and gradually lowered it and I'm now at a price where I'd rather keep them, IF getting them transported is feasible.

Probably the first issue is that there will be 10 days between when they can collect and when I'll be available to accept delivery, and no there isn't anyone else who could help at either end.

I'm wondering if anyone here has transported a single small furniture item between islands and can shed some light on potential cost? It's a tallboy very approximately 1.5m high by 60 square. It's solid wood and very heavy. Wanganui to timaru.


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  Reply # 1614983 21-Aug-2016 08:00
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~$450 inc GST: http://www.mainfreight.com/nz/en/nz-home/nationwide-freight/Estimate-Where.aspx

 

If you can get the thing secured onto a pallet and shrink wrapped you could probably halve that or more with a provider like http://www.mainstream.co.nz/

 

 


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  Reply # 1615013 21-Aug-2016 10:47
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I got a 37kg reptile cage sent down from Wanganui, $170 and I picked up at this end (ChCh), no storage. Is there a rail service with Kiwirail that might be cheaper? Any Timaru GZ'ers here who can help?

 

 


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  Reply # 1615014 21-Aug-2016 10:54
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I see these guys move from your location to Timaru (wednesday pick up and they have an online quote system).

 

http://www.harristransport.co.nz/collection-timetable-xidc57811.html

 

 

 

Or

 

http://www.streamlinefreight.co.nz/About%20Us

 

 

 

OR see if you can arrange a "back load"

 

http://www.backload4u.co.nz

 

 


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  Reply # 1615017 21-Aug-2016 10:55
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You most likley need to figure out the net weight somehow. Could you weigh one of the draws on a bathroom scale and from that get a ball park which you can use to get a quote. I think most carriers have a tier system for weight/size. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1615018 21-Aug-2016 10:59
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You could also try farmers/stock type general carriers as they may have spare capacity in covered trucks moving other stuff between NI and SI locations. 

 

 

 

e.g.  http://www.stllinehaul.com/quotes.htm

 

or http://www.farmerstransport.co.nz

 

 


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  Reply # 1615035 21-Aug-2016 11:36
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Goosey:

You most likley need to figure out the net weight somehow. Could you weigh one of the draws on a bathroom scale and from that get a ball park which you can use to get a quote. I think most carriers have a tier system for weight/size. 


 



Exact weight doesn't really matter based on the size as long as it's under around 250kg (which it will be) as freight is charged volumetrically.

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  Reply # 1615215 21-Aug-2016 19:01
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Use Mainstream. It doesn't have to be palleted, but it does help. I move stuff with them all the time.


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  Reply # 1615456 22-Aug-2016 08:40
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See if you can find someone moving house that has spare space in the container or car. We had tons of space left but couldn't find any way to get the word out. There might be a Facebook group for it by now.

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