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    Default Moving - shipping containers

    Has anyone used a shipping container to move interstate before? I tried getting a quote but because I told them I was only getting prices and wasn't 100% sure we were moving they never replied. I'm wanting to get a rough idea of prices and whether it's cheaper than removalists.

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    Never a shipping container company but we've used a backloading removalist. It was $2000 approx for 4 bed house from VIC to QLD. We thought it was very reasonable. If you like I can pm you more info.
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    We looked at getting one moving from Townsville to mackay. Quotes varied from $3,500 to over $5,000. We ended up hiring a removalist for under $2,000.

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    I looked into it when i moved interstate and it was one of the most expensive options.
    I ended up going with a backloading company based on the Gold Coast. It was around $700 to move about 800kms away.

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    I used one from Bris to T'ville. They dropped the container getting off the truck. It was a nightmare

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    As in get a shipping container and load it yourself etc?

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    Yikes! I've been quoted $2500 for the move through companies and one has actually been informing me when they have loads going through and what the backload prices would be. Sounds like it'll be better to go that way.

    Tinkers - yeah, the ones I looked at drop it off a week before your move, you load it, they move it to the new location, you unpack over the next week and then they come and collect the container.

    Thanks for the advice all.

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    You could look into temporary pods, although I have only used them in brisbane.

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    No worries. We moved interstate a few months ago and looked into this. We went with a removalist instead, mainly as I was preggars and was going to be too hard of a task for dh to load/unload on his own. Lucky as we ended up filling 2 containers with the removalists, which ww5nt by train and stayed at the depot until we were ready for them. It was cheaper but started to get tricky with insurance this way, though may of been the companies they we contacted. All the best, moving can be quite stressful.
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    We've done a few too many big moves lol. And each time we do we say it'll be the last one but things just never seem to pan out the way we thought they would.
    @mumofgremlins what are the pods?


 

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