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Offline rosie10

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« on: December 27, 2007, 10:58:00 AM »

Myself and the other half hope to relocate next year. We have not yet sorted out a removal company but to keep costs down we will pack all non breakables ourselves.  Does anyone know if I can mark a box "kitchen equipment" or do I have to mark it for eg "12 forks, 12 spoons etc".

Any info will be gladly received.

Offline Eric

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 12:57:11 PM »
Mark Kitchen utensils....etc etc but I think you will find it harder to get insurance if packed by owner so check it out.
good luck

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007, 20:58:04 PM »
Get the insurance forms from the removal people first, you'll probably find you have to list everything!!!!
We did boxes of "kitchen utensils" etc and then got the forms - we couldn't be bothered to unpack the whole house load of stuff and start again so we didn't bother with insurance.
You also have to put a value to everything in case of loss. ie red shirt - £15 etc etc...too much hassle for me.
If you pack yourself you won't get cover for breakages - just for loss. Cheapest quote i got at the time was Dolphin removals, good service too.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2007, 21:01:24 PM by chewyturk »

Offline bikerchickblonde

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2007, 23:14:18 PM »
We loaded and packed our own container and you cannot insure if you do it this way! Did not lose or break anything!

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2007, 03:28:19 AM »
The higher the valuation the more you'll pay in insurance. Also, if you get charged import tax, you'll pay at a higher level.

We packed our own stuff. Gave a vague description on the manifest, down-valued, and didn't have insurance.

The only breakages we had were caused by wilful damage by Customs staff at Izmir during transhipment from the container onto a local vehicle.

If you've got any items of value that are breakable, consider bringing them when you fly, or give them to someone in the UK for safe keeping.

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