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Topic # 26618 28-Sep-2008 11:35
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Hi everyone,

I am moving house in a few weeks, and I have around 2 bedrooms and one living rooms worth of furniture.

Can anyone recommend a removal company, we are only going from Johnsonville to Whitby.


Problems I have seen so far are, the distance is not long enough for some companies, some charge by the room (even though we are only moving two rooms, as we are boarding atm) and one we have used in the past were pretty rough.

So any experienced based recommendations would be good to hear!

Thanks

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Reply # 167570 28-Sep-2008 13:56
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Get some boxes from head trolley boy sbiddle, and rope some mates in to give you a hand.  Repay them with a BBQ at the end.

A lot cheaper than a moving company, plust a good way to call in all those favours over the years.  I'm in Auckland, bugger sorry can't help out Cool

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  Reply # 167572 28-Sep-2008 14:19
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Yes that is an option, but we do have something that is too delicate to be moved by mates with a trailor. It's over 2m tall has leaves and around 30KG of soil and pot attached.

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  Reply # 167585 28-Sep-2008 16:34
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Snap, we've just moved out of our house in Churton Park and it looks like we've just bought a house in Whitby (conditions pending).  We used Conroys to pick up our stuff and out it into storage for the time being, then they've move the stuff to the new house in a few weeks.  We've found them to be pretty good and professional so we'd recommend them (thus far).

Whichever company you use, make sure your boxes are padded full and important boxes are marked TWU (this way up).  I almost kacked myself when my box of home theatre gear was tipped onto its side.  Yell




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  Reply # 167684 29-Sep-2008 10:28
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I recommend A Active. I just recently used them and they were inexpensive, quick and good.

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  Reply # 167705 29-Sep-2008 11:32
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We've always used Cool Moves for small local moves after some not-so-good experiences with other companies. They've been great for us.




 

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  Reply # 167710 29-Sep-2008 11:45
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TinyTim: We've always used Cool Moves for small local moves after some not-so-good experiences with other companies. They've been great for us.


+1 Cool Moves.  Friendly guys, good prices, and they know their way around Wellington which is crucial.  We used Crown once and they went to a street in Petone instead of a street in the city!  I'm moving house in a few weeks too so will be using Cool Moves if i can get hold of them.

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  Reply # 167774 29-Sep-2008 15:55
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I can recommend AGAINST World Wide Movers. We used them at the beginning of this year. It started off really well with promises of items being individually wrapped etc, everything would be unpacked and the rubbish taken away.

We weren't due to move into the new house until Friday, got a call on the Tuesday night before saying that that everything would be dropped off the next day! After we informed them we wouldn't be at the new house until Friday they said they'd take care of it. You guessed it, come Friday nobody turns up! Some frantic phone calls we eventually found out the truck was still out of town (we were moving from Wellington to Auckland) and the driver was nowhere to be found!

When they finally turned up, they unloaded the truck and took off! We started unpacking ourselves to find that a lot of the items were damaged! Had a $9k insurance claim which the assessor said was the biggest claim he'd seen in a while for transit insurance!

 


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  Reply # 173392 24-Oct-2008 16:34
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kool, just ran in to this via google while doing SEO for A Active Removals, I did their new website www.aactiveremovals.co.nz  good professional and cheap movers really they service lowerhutt and wellington. Anyway staying on topic which movers did u end up using? *curious*



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  Reply # 173394 24-Oct-2008 16:38
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We went with A Active, they were by far the cheapest and despite them turning up an hour late (they did call us about an hour before the booked due time) they got the job done really quickly.

I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone else!!!

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Reply # 173397 24-Oct-2008 16:55
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wow cool! thanks for an instant reply :D If you got a minute kindly have a quick look at their new site i jsut made. Im not affiliated with them in anyway apart from doing their new site Cool Also where did you hear about them?



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  Reply # 173399 24-Oct-2008 17:02
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On here, one of the replies recommends them. TBH we did go and email everyone in the yellowpages, but we did ignore those that never replied to our queries a few years ago, and those that were rude in their replies.

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  Reply # 173403 24-Oct-2008 18:02
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rscole86: On here, one of the replies recommends them. TBH we did go and email everyone in the yellowpages, but we did ignore those that never replied to our queries a few years ago, and those that were rude in their replies.


This never ceases to amaze me.  This is a lead that falls into their lap, yet they can't reply and turn it into business.  They haven't had to go out and work for it, it's given to them on a silver platter. Amazing!

Also A Active turning up an hour late? Why do trades people do this and not call?

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  Reply # 173405 24-Oct-2008 18:13
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Nate, they did call us about an hour from their due time to say they would be late, I will update previous post to state that.

We even got some replies within a week of us moving, despite the emails being sent 4 weeks in advance, and the request for a quote did have the required moving date on it.

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  Reply # 173408 24-Oct-2008 18:29
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yeah I beleive response time to any inquiry in any business is criticle. As they say "time is money".

If your not prompt and pro active with your business your not getting anywhere. Speaking of time I reduced their quote form litrally in half compared to other quote forms. I myself hate filling in forms!

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  Reply # 173416 24-Oct-2008 19:02
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Mr Cole, Piggy Back rentals next to Porirua Train station. about $100 for a small truck (or was it $200). You could get your mates to help and pay them in beer but I have found its cheaper to hire Harlem Globe Trotters to move you than pay for all that beer Frown

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