A man and a van

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    A man and a van

    EDIT: OK, just seen all the other postings on this. Sorry for the repeat posting!!

    Hi

    Basically will need to move out of my serviced apartment at the start of March. My boxes have also arrived from abroad, I have left them packed up. I don't really need a moving company, more a man with a van who can pick up the stuff and help me shift them to the new flat. It would be about 8 boxes and a few bags.

    Could anyone recommend someone, or recommend where to look to find such a service.

    Also any idea of ballpark figure for how much someone would charge for this?

    Thanks!!

    Last edited by pin; 15-02-2007 at 10:49 AM. Reason: Seen other postings

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    All those vans with Chinese symbols on the side and phone numbers are normally "man with van" companies so to speak. Depending on the distance you are looking for price can vary (and of course company also) I actually just used 23455511, I do have to warn you this company may not speak English. I tried calling and just toughed it out in Cantonese, but then there was one thing I couldn't say with the driver about location to deliver too and he called someone who spoke English at the company! strange!

    In my case it was dirt cheap to move a 36 inch tv from Clear Water Bay(Sai Kung area) to Tsz Wan Shan (Wong Tai Sin area) about a 25 minute drive they wanted $86 which I am sure is going to be the cost of a taxi if I took a taxi with no TV.


    23500000 is another one I see around, they speak English and originally quoted me just over $100 for the same move as above, but then called another night and the driver wanted $250 because he was busy and would need to do some bumping around.

    Best part about these companies is they don't expect advance notice. Quite often you can have someone at your door in 20 min to 30 min.


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    Yes give as much notice as you can, Its roughly $100 or so for one trip.

    Thats what I was charged to go from sai kung to hong kong station for the airport express last year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    Yes give as much notice as you can, Its roughly $100 or so for one trip.

    Thats what I was charged to go from sai kung to hong kong station for the airport express last year.
    Notice? The companies I spoke to didn't wanna talk to me unless I wanted a van "now"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKChigger:
    Notice? The companies I spoke to didn't wanna talk to me unless I wanted a van "now"
    If you want it now then of course you pay a 'premium'

    also when I moved we gave about a weeks notice and they were cool with that.

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    I used this number a couple of times and it was straightforward - 25666857. There are 2 operators who answer calls and one speaks English though you may end up with a driver that doesn't, but both times they were helpful and even issued receipts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    If you want it now then of course you pay a 'premium'

    also when I moved we gave about a weeks notice and they were cool with that.
    wow, strange. I called a few and they said "You want now" I said,
    "no, later". They said, "You call back later then". I asked, "How early?" and they said, "Maybe thirty minutes" Strange is all I can say. Oh well. $86 dollars for about 25 minutes drive including moving the stuff is not premium. So I got lucky.

    I will try to book ahead next time and see what happens. Thank Jimbo

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    It is not a premium, just the normal price for a van via calling centre . If you want a cheap service, just call the mobile# of these van driver(owner). South Asian driver is the cheapest in the van market & speaks ENGLISH.

    calling van list:
    全港客貨車
    Total Recall Van
    電話:23966666

    雞記客貨車
    Kai Kee Van
    電話:29700700

    便利客貨車電召運輸中心有限公司
    Easy-Van Calling Centre (Transport) Co Ltd
    電話:28330008(hk) 23200001(kln) 26640000(nt)

    永盛客貨車
    Wing Shing Van
    電話:23904433 / 23903999

    成記客貨車
    Shing Kee Van
    電話:26599999(hk) 27811111(kln) 26699999(nt)

    開利客貨車
    Hoi Lee Van
    電話:23911111

    金寶運輸
    Gambo Transportation
    電話:23336303

    亞洲客貨車電召中心
    Asia Transportation Company
    電話:23990801

    中華客貨車電召中心
    Chung Wah Transp
    電話:23609999 / 23879999

    鳳凰運輸電召客貨車租賃
    Phoneix transportation Company
    電話:23877090

    皇馬運輸電召中心有限公司
    Wong Ma Transportation Call Centre Ltd
    電話:27777889

    3G客貨運中心
    3G Transp Centre
    電話:31884333

    依時客貨運電召服務中心
    Easy Transp Centre
    電話:25584848

    創藝客貨車電召運輸
    Chong Ngai Van Transp
    電話:81099992

    蘋果客貨車電召中心
    Apple Van Calling Centre
    電話:23455511

    大象(香港)客貨車電召中心
    Elephant (HK) Transp Co
    電話:23943031

    大象(九龍)客貨車電召中心
    Elephant (Kln) Transp Co
    電話:23943993

    大象(新界)客貨車電召中心
    Elephant (NT) Transp Co
    電話:23948494

    太陽神電召客貨車中心
    Apollo Transp Co Ltd
    電話:23929811

    永嘉客貨車電召中心
    Wing Ka Calling Center
    電話:23610711

    迅達客貨車電召中心
    Shun Tat Radio Transp Co
    電話:28872820

    佳運客貨車電召中心
    Kai Wan Calling Center
    電話:81063678

    明泰客貨車電召服務中心
    Ming Tai Lorry & Radio Calling Serv Centre
    電話:27299333 / 23610052

    東方客貨車港九新界電召中心
    Tung Fong Transp Centre
    電話:82071123

    金龍客貨車電召公司
    Kam Lung Lorry Hire Co
    電話:24256065

    皇朝客貨車電召中心
    Dynasty Cargo-Passenger Servs Paging Centre
    電話:27899999

    堅美電召客貨車公司
    Kent Radio Call Transport Co
    電話:27286464

    彩虹客貨車電召中心
    Rainbow Transp Co
    電話:22747534

    創新客貨車電召中心
    Goodsvan Cargo-Passenger Serv Centre
    電話:25138996

    創藝客貨車電召運輸
    Chong Ngai Van Transp
    電話:81099992

    順昌客貨車有限公司
    Swift Van Ltd
    電話:27979794

    榮新電召客貨車租賃
    Wan Cheong Hong Wing Sun Transport Co
    電話:24273366

    精工客貨車電召中心
    Seiko Lorry Hire Centre
    電話:24588289

    聯運客貨車電召公司
    Luen Wah Transp Co
    電話:25786778

    鴻昇客貨車電召中心
    Hung Sing Calling Centre
    電話:82071444

    強記客貨運
    Keung Kee Transp
    電話:81059120


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    Oh one more thing, will said man in van help me shifting the boxes, or is this something I'll have to do myself?

    Cheers!


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    Don't count on them helping. They may or they might not ... most of them will just drive and probably don't want to risk dropping something / injuring their backs.


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