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ilovemydogs



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30/04/2008 20:54

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we have had a quote for moving our stuff out for, 3250.00 and all our furnature will be flat pack except the sofa and chairs . it seems ALOT on the high side to me. all the listing about moving are all old now has anyone had a recent quote.



orangekazzie



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30/04/2008 21:11

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Hi ilovemydogs

Will the furniture still be flat packed on arrival? I ask because this will incur import duty. I'd suggest you make all of it up and ship it that way. So long as it doesn't look new you shouldn't be charged too much import duty.

Karen



ilovemydogs



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30/04/2008 21:37

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conflicting oppinions here, we have been told that we are allowed one import of new stuff. but, if this is not the case we can easily put things together. but the beds being metal frame will still be flat . it is all getting a bit confusing.



KARY44



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30/04/2008 22:32

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We had a quote for 20 Ft container with door to door service, all packing documentation Etc

Just under 4k

You get what you pay for



KARY44



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30/04/2008 22:33

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Hi ilovemydogs

We just received a quote 20Ft Container for a full door to door service, all packing / Unpacking and documentation at both endsjus under 4k

You get what you pay for

Even though this may seem a bit excessive we beleive we have a brilliant package for the price



lippylush


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30/04/2008 23:48

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we paid 2k for a 20Ft container, we had to load the container our end and do an inventory but all documentation and unpacking at other end was included and they were brilliant liased with customs etc.

sue and dave



Kitty1


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01/05/2008 09:41

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We have just paid 2,200 pounds for our container, and we got a full packing pick up and loading service in the UK, the shipping, the delivery and unloading this end and all the paperwork done for that price (it also included 10,000 pounds of insurance).



We made 1 trip to Famagusta to actually pay the company, and just one short trip into Lefkosa with the shipping agent to get our duty exemption papers.



It was so easy, nothing went wrong, I am chuffed to bits with the service.



Olaytrans!



cruggs


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01/05/2008 09:58

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hi kitty could you please tell me when you had your container shipped, out

was it this year!!! thanks,



KARY44



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01/05/2008 11:05

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I am absolutley amazed at prices being Quoted, As i posted earlier my Qoute was for just under 4K that is using Olaytrans for the shipping and Valentines for the packing, May have to review in light of what you guys are posting



Kitty1


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01/05/2008 11:41

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Yes, my shipment actually arrived in TRNC about 10 days ago and was delivered to me on Monday this week.



Kitty1


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01/05/2008 11:56

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The only thing I should say is that mine was not a massive shipment...4 pieces of assembled solid wood furniture and then something like 40 cardboard cartons (books, ornaments, kitchen items, photos, framed pictures, garden statues). We didn't ship white goods or a suite. The volume of our shipment was 8.40 cubic metres.



cruggs


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01/05/2008 12:25

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thanks for your reply,kitty1

have a nice day,



paul90


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01/05/2008 12:48

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Just some experience which may be of interest to others.



A 20 foot container is 5.7m long x 2.3m wide x 2.4m high and is 33 cubic metres in volume.



Olytrans sent us an empty one last week and we filled it - every last cubic centimetre.



We had about 120 boxes plus large item such as sofas, beds, bookcases, fridge, freezer, etc. and garden furniture.

Janet and I packed all the boxes over a six week period but got a local removal company to export-wrap the large items.

The same company loaded the container which was four feet up on the back of a flat bed lorry. These guys know exactly how to load to fill all the space and to avoid movement during the sea voyage.



The cost from Olaytrans was 2100 plus 550 for insurance on 20k valuation.

We paid extra for export wrap and loading.



At the end of the day we were pleased we did it this way and relieved/happy with the outcome.

It left Liverpool on 26 April and should be in Mersin on 19 May and then Famagusta shortly after.



helot



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01/05/2008 13:33

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Hi

I have just been quoted just under 5000 for a 20ft container which will be packed for me and will stay secure in the container till it arrives at famagusta so no unpacking or re-loading anywhere,which I think is safest,all the paper work will get done for me and the local Girne office will pick me up and take me to the various places I need to go ,I think its worth the money for peace of mind and knowing everything is being taken care of with no hidden surprises or days wasted running around and queing up in offices.



watty


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01/05/2008 14:14

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Hi Paul90



When you say Olaytrans sent you a container what was the procedure.

Do they organise another company in the UK to do it or was it actually there men.

Did you have to make a shipping list.

What was the cost for the export wrap and loading on top of there costs (sorry being nosey there)



There here seems so much confusion and price difference on this subject, did you get a tempory residence permit or are you living in NC permanent.



Regards Watty



paul90


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01/05/2008 14:33

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Hi Watty - no problem, you're not being nosey.



I contacted Hurmus at olaytrans (email: olaytrans@olaytrans.com ) and asked for a quote - this was in February 2008.



She then arranged a shipping company in Liverpool to deliver the container on 25 April. You are allowed three hours to load it - any extra time is 35 per hour.



I made arrangements locally for export wrapping and loading at 15 per man hour + VAT + cost of export-wrap material. (It came to about 300 in total).



I had already made an inventory which I up-dated as we went along and then emailed it to the shipper in the UK and to Olaytrans who arranged the insurance.



Since we will still be resident in the UK for the next two years I will visit the local Muhtar in Karsiyaka on 27 May, show him the sales contract on my property and he will issue a letter for me (and Olaytrans) to take to the customs in Famagusta for clearance.



Hope this helps.



watty


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01/05/2008 14:40

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Cheers Paul



Just one more thing do you know where Olaytrans office is in Famagusta, i will be out there next week and would like to call in to discuss the move.



paul90


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01/05/2008 14:46

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Sorry - don't know that yet.

But you could try:

http://www.olaytrans.com/



ilovemydogs



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Message Posted:
01/05/2008 15:24

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this all seems like hard work to me. i think we will just have to stump up the cash and try not to cry too much.

i have emailed several firms and only had one reply. seems they don't want the buisness.



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