Sending my stuff from UK to HK?

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    Sending my stuff from UK to HK?

    I am sure this question probably has been asked a million times. I am moving from London to HK Sept.-Oct., my company in London, who I will be working for in HK, has offered me £200 for moving my luggage. I have a feeling that's not gonna go a long way. Can anyone recommend a cheap and hopefully reliable moving company?

    I don't plan to take a lot of things with me, just some clothes and books and CDs, but I also need to bring my desktop computer and hopefully a LCD TV and a small music centre.

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    Need to know total weight, how many cartons or luggages and dimensions.
    Which class do you fly?
    Maybe you can consider paying excess baggage charges if the weight is not too much.
    It depends also from the airline.
    So, get the figures and it's easy to help you out.


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    You're right, it has been asked zillions of times before. My recommendation is:
    http://www.sevenseasworldwide.com


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    Mate, 200 quid will not get you much at all. I wanted to send a box of old comics to HK and it worked out to over 120 quid. Now going the other way is a a lot cheaper but that doesn't help you.


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    Thanks!

    Thanks everyone. I think I will talk to my boss next week and negotiate a larger allowance. Just learned that they paid a colleague of mine £300 to move from Canada to London 7 years ago, considering all the inflation and stuff, it is a joke that they are offering me 200 now!


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    A friend is shipping a fair load of stuff (clothes, books, computer, 1 bed and a sofa)from HK to London for 1200 quid. 200 is not going to get you much at all!

    In fact, it's so little money that you might be better off taking it and surface mailing a load of parcels to yourself. I have doubts whether a moving company would be economical at small volumes.

    Last edited by jgl; 08-08-2006 at 06:08 PM.

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    Removal company or freight forwarding co.?

    If you need people to go to your place in UK, pack, ship and send it to your place in HK and unpack, then 200 quid are not enough even for reaching the minimum charge.
    If you do the packing and can send it to a UK freight forwarder warehouse and then in HK you can arrange a pick up from the freight forwarder warehouse to your apartment (or ask the forwarder in HK to send goods to your building's GF) then you can ship some luggages with 200 quid. From Italy you can ship around kg.100 or cbm0.6 of parcels with 300 quid from Italian warehouse to HK warehouse by air. I don't think UK is more expensive than Italy.

    Last edited by Bobbybo; 08-08-2006 at 06:29 PM.

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    As long as you are not moving furniture and electronics you can pack it in large rolling suitcases. Even economy class which permits 2 per ticket plus 2 carryons was enough. We could have brought more. At the airport I was shocked at what people were transporting on the plane (microwaves, DVD players, TVs, crates of heavy looking stuff. Each airline has weight limitations and IMO it is pretty hard to exceed it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Asian1:
    As long as you are not moving furniture and electronics you can pack it in large rolling suitcases. Even economy class which permits 2 per ticket plus 2 carryons was enough.
    Only true for flights originating in the Americas. For flights to/from Europe and elsewhere the economy class allowance is normally 23kg in total.

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    Interesting I think the weight limit was like 75lbs (sorry dont use metrics). And one carry on at 40 or 45 lbs plus laptops dont count. I carried 3 pieces on and no one said a word. You figure the average American man (and most women) is at least 25 to 50 lbs heavier than other people across the globe and the cost per pound of using and airline to transport is beneficial for folks flying out from the US.


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