moving dillemma in Hong Kong

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  1. #1

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    moving dillemma in Hong Kong

    I am planning to move from NYC soon. My stuff is not that much (mostly, books and clothes, about 15-20 boxes) so I am thinking about arranging shipment through postal services without using moving companies. However, the problem is I do not know where I am going to be 4-6 weeks later by the time my stuff would arrive Hong Kong since I can not confirm a short and long term housing just yet.

    I always get great advice from this forum. Could anyone shed any light on this issue? Is there any storage place that would receive my stuff and store them? Thanks a lot in your replies in advance.

    Last edited by dianna; 15-11-2006 at 01:35 PM. Reason: clarification

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    Why not use a company that specialises in this sort of small shipment (such as http://www.sevenseasworldwide.com )? They will contact you when the shipment arrives in HK and you can arrange the local delivery details then.


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    Cargo

    Call your airlines Cargo division. We bought our few boxes with us via cargo - wy cheaper and easier than a moving company - just a few things you can't send ie: food and flamables. We used our company address and thought we would need to go to the airport a couple of days after we arrived to get it but somehow it got delivered to work which was great. As a security precaution your stuff needs to be held by the airline for a few days before you/it travels and doesn't necessarily go on your flight.


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    Thanks for your replies, guys. Larac, I just checked with cargo services of the airline that I am going to use and it turns out to be a cheaper and faster service than any other options I looked into for my small items. PDLM, Thanks for your suggestion. The service takes a little bit longer than I'd hope but I found out it would be great if I have to carry a little bit more stuff next time. You guys really saved my day. Thanks!