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    Default Moving to wa from qld - removalist cost ?

    Hi All,

    DH is in the final stages of recruitment for a job in WA. I'm still waiting on some quotes from removalists but am curious if anyone out there has mvoed from QLD to WA and what the cost was ? We're thinking we'd sell the big bulky furniture but keep beds and we'd still have a fair few boxes; motorbike and cabinets etc

    TIA for any info

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    Default Re: Moving to wa from qld - removalist cost ?

    My brother did it, was around 10k, inluded a whole shipping container plus 2 cars.

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    It will cost you about a million dollars.

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    If you are prepared to be flexible on dates you might be able get your stuff on a back fill trip (when they have moved someone from WA to Qld and need to take the truck back, better they have a paying customer for that trip rather than an empty truck).

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    Default Moving to wa from qld - removalist cost ?

    I work for a removalist but not on the customer-facing side so unfortunately can't provide an estimate, but I will stress the importance of insurance!! We have so many people who don't take insurance then call wanting us to pay for any damages, but if you don't take out transit protection insurance, you don't have a claim! Think about how much your groceries get shaken around between the supermarket and home; whilst the packers are professionals, your goods are bound to bounce around a bit in a truck or train!

    Good luck with the move :-)

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    I haven't done that move but when i moved interstate i used this site: http://www.compare-quotes.com.au/ to get a bunch of different quotes. I ended up using a company that was $400 cheaper than the company i was originally going to go with.

    Before you take out insurance with your removalist, check if you are covered under your current contents insurance policy. I was with NRMA and they covered everything while it was in transit.

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    Default Moving to wa from qld - removalist cost ?

    We moved across at the start of 2011. We had a decent amount of stuff and it cost is about $7,000 I think.

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    Thanks Everyone, I've since gotten a quote back at around the $4000 mark and still have to get our 2nd car there, not as bad as I thought it would be. Thanks Harvest Moon for that website, I'll def have a look

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    With removals you definitely get what you pay for. I have moved several times and know this to be a fact!

    If a company quote is thousands less than what *most* others seem to be, then I would stay well clear. There are a lot of rogue removalist companies out there that have unqualified removalists and do not take the time and care required to safely and effectively move your furniture and especially if you are not insured.
    There's a lot of work required to do such a huge move across the states, so it is not going to be 'cheap', but definitely do your homework, read LOTS of testimonials and compare prices but seeing if the amounts are similar and not thousands less.

    I do know of a reputable company if you want to pm me for their name. They are Queensland based, but I'm not sure if they do interstate removals as far as WA.

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    Default Which company gave you a quote for $4000?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam83 View Post
    Thanks Everyone, I've since gotten a quote back at around the $4000 mark and still have to get our 2nd car there, not as bad as I thought it would be. Thanks Harvest Moon for that website, I'll def have a look
    We are moving from Qld to WA in a month and so far we have one quote which is about $10 000 ... which company did you get a quote for $4000?? Would be interested to know (if you are still out there that is ...)


 

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