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andyandsand


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17/04/2008 00:43

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I am wondering if it would be more cost effective to buy usual large items of furniture in UK and have them shipped over to our new house in Karsiyaka - from what I have seen so far, modern tasteful furniture is very expensive to buy in the TRNC - they need a DFS and MFI!! - Has anyone done a part house move and if so who have they used?



Jo Valentine


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17/04/2008 01:59

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Hello Andy

I am Emailing you off-forum

Kind regards

Jo

valentineremovals@hotmail.com



ive@karsiyaka



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17/04/2008 08:40

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Hi when are you thinking of moving furniture to the Trnc as I am about to furnish my propertty might be able to share the cost with you were abouts are you in the uk?



My house is in Karsiyaka.



Kantara


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17/04/2008 08:50

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Hello Jo,



do you have as well prices from Germany to Cyprus?



Kind regards

Monika



p4aul


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17/04/2008 09:16

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http://www.cyprus44.com/forums/1204.asp





I used Olaytrans. Tel 0392 3653430 olaytrans@olaytrans.com



simply the best, imo



http://trncvillaowners.phpbb3now.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2430&st=0&sk=t&sd=a



watty


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17/04/2008 11:20

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Hi p4aul



Do you know if you can bring furniture over from uk if you are only using the villa for holidays, or is it allowed for just people taking residence.





Watty



kibrissibel


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17/04/2008 12:52

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We used Olaytrans. Hurmus and Olay are very helpful and deal with all paperwork etc when you arrive. They were also the cheapest qoute. Very good service



watty


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17/04/2008 13:33

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Lo kibrissibel



Do you have the address if olaytrans in trnc, i will be over next month and would like to visit there office,



Do you know the cost for a 20 ft container self load.



kibrissibel


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17/04/2008 13:39

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Sorry not sure of their address, their office is in Famagusta. P4aul has posted their email and tel no



watty


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17/04/2008 13:58

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Cheers



There site is under construction, but i have found there email address.



orangekazzie



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17/04/2008 18:28

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Watty

Yes you can bring furniture over. When you import a container/crate the Customs will stamp your passport to say you have imported goods.

Karen



watty


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17/04/2008 18:48

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Many thanx Kazzie



Blackie


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17/04/2008 19:18

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Gday

We moved into our villa one of the sugarcube villas near Talisu last November the firm we used was Aspins based in Liverpool. Tel No 01512079991 or brian@aspinfreight.co.uk they were very good and very efficient and they were much cheaper than anyone else we asked it cost us 2400 for a 20 ft container although you can also get a part container. Their agent on this side provides one of their people to escort you around the various agencys which you require to visit very helpfull indeed. The service is door to door when your container turns up it turns up with a small gang of labourers, it took them about half an hour to unload our container.

We decided a year out from our completion date that we were using a container this meant that we couple wait and by all our kit at the various sales during the course of the year. In my opinion it was a worthwhile exercise. Use you own house as a template and go from room to room and make a list of everthing in your house not just the big items the little items as well also stuff like washing powder dishwasher tabs cleaning materials which can be expensive. Your container will get inspected by customs and you will pay duty on electronic items particularily television sets and white goods if they look used you may get away with it. Also new furniture if you have any flat packs assemble them before you send them out they are obviously new and you will be taxed on them. We had to pay 600 import duty, one of our neighbours who had 5 television sets in their container had to pay 45 it largley depends on what mood the customs officer is in. Anyone who requires some more advice drop me you telephone number or e mail address.



brian24001


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18/04/2008 07:21

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We, and some relatived used Bonners - don't touch them, for the full story email and i'll send it to you.



Kitty1


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18/04/2008 17:29

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Another vote here for Olaytrans.



All in all, very good service. We were told it would take at least 8 weeks to come across from UK but it arrived in 6. We are just sorting out the final bits of paperwork (or should I say Olaytrans are and we are just tagging along!), so we should have the stuff at our house next week.



Offices are in Famagusta, very easy to find when you need to go there. Price was the best too. Email Ozan for info on:



shipping@olaytrans.com



K



Kitty1


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18/04/2008 17:32

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Oh by the way...useful info...if you have been in the coutry less than 365 days, you will be exempt from duty on anything not used (or that doesn't look used). If you have been here longer than that, you almost certainly will pay duty. How long you have been here is a very big factor.



helot



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18/04/2008 17:45

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I will be shipping all my furniture via Dolphins as I booked them at short nictice last year when I was supposed to be comming over then my UK Property sale fell through,They have been holding my Deposit but have been in constant touch and very understanding they will be dealing with everything for me as they have an office in Kyrenia,They can transport our goods in 7 days door to door. Can someone advise though i heard that if you are over 65 you will not get taxed on electricals is this true and also we have a couple of coffee tables flat packed we have had them for a couple of years in the garage they were part of a set we didn't need but will find use for now will we have to unbox them and look as though they have been used - throw a bit of dust on them



li n lee


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18/04/2008 19:34

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we used olaytrans in famagustu too to sweeten them its worth going in to the very reputable cake shop a short walk from their office and buying them a box of goodies

they are fantastic people and extremley competitve prices



andyandsand


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20/04/2008 13:37

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Hi - our house will not complete until end May but we cant get out there for any length of time until August - in the process of getting some quotes to see if its worth shipping or buying new over there - it will only be a holiday home for now - our house is in Karsiyaka - have you had your snagging done yet ? who have you use?



andyandsand


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20/04/2008 13:37

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Thank you - we have received this and will be in touch



Daisy


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20/04/2008 23:20

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We used Olaytrans last Autumn and they were excellent. Cost then for a 20ft self load container was just under 2000. They took care of all the paperwork. Highly recommended.



tonykyte


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21/04/2008 15:50

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Used Foxes Removals, packing was brilliant and then the container was taken across by Euromed. All on time and the agents in Famagusta were very helpful and kept us upto date on everyhing.

As far as I know they part loads as well.

Probably not the cheapest but you get what you pay for.

I did contact Euro Med in London direct who were the cheapest quote, they arrange someone else to do the packing if you do not want to do it yourselves



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