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# 94679 16-Dec-2011 09:44
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Anyone have any experience (good or bad) with household removal companies?

We have quotes from 3 companies and there is quite a large difference in the prices.  Dearest is ~30% more than the cheapest (>5,800).  Not that any are cheap, but there is a large amount to shift.

The three companies are Conroys, NZ Vanlines, and The Moving Company.  Would be very interested to know of experiences with these companies before making a decision.

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  # 558594 16-Dec-2011 09:51
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  # 558603 16-Dec-2011 10:09
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I've used both Nz Van lines and Conroys to move stuff and both have worked fine. It turned out for the Conroy's move, I had one of the bosses handle the job personally and did a fine job. NZ Van lines dealt with spanners I threw in the works as well so credit to them too.




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  # 558611 16-Dec-2011 10:21
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I have used Conroys for the last 6 moves, and they are still storing stuff for me that already packed for International. Good points and bad points. Cannot fault them on service and their packing crews. They are always on time for my south island moves.

Are you packing for yourself or they doing it for you? If its seriously fragile ie: refrigerator doors and large antiques.. oversee the packing and get insurance on it. (that goes for any company you use)

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  # 558654 16-Dec-2011 11:58
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Had a bad experience with the moving company going from Wellington to Auckland a few years ago.

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  # 558786 16-Dec-2011 18:30
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Many thanks for the replies.  Have decided to go with Conroy on cost and the generally positive / 'OK' comments here and several others we asked.  Can find negative comments for almost every firm.  There were a couple of companies (not the ones I listed above) that we did get consistently negative comments about though!

Decided to insure independently.  Insurance offered by Conroy was the cheapest offered by the carriers, but ezimove rate was less than half that of Conroy and also 100 instead 500 excess.

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