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Don't know if others have experienced this?

We are moving to STX in October from California.

I have contacted several moving companies regarding this move by phone and e-mail.

I get the run-a- around, like our agent in your area will call you.


So on & on we go not accomplishing a thing.

Guess my question is, has anyone on here just done it all themselves? Like get a container delivered to you place, load it, contract a trucker to haul it to a port and then contract the shipping company to ship it to STX with out all the BS these people are trying to sell me.

I know "The Devil is in the Details"


Posted : July 20, 2012 4:58 pm
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I have contacted top of the line, and MPS off this website, both have given me a quote and assisitace.
Good Luck

Posted : July 20, 2012 6:19 pm
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We moved my car via top of the line from San Diego to STX. Then we shipped about 7 or 8 boxes via USPS.... the important stuff went Priority flat-rate the rest went parcel post (took 6 weeks)

Posted : July 21, 2012 2:52 am
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Tropical shipping is the least expensive and less hassle. I just recently had a 2013 Legacy Subaru shipped from the Port of Palm Beach to St. Croix. Took 4 days although they told me 2 but it didn't matter because they charged me a whole $2000 less than the other moving companies. Its not on the list on this website but it should be....I also used parcel posts for all my other household items from the kitchen, bath, and bedrooms--that weighed a combine total of 70lbs that is!

Posted : July 23, 2012 2:46 pm
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After trying to deal with only a couple of companies I decided to do the "Shotgun" approach and spread my requests for a quote over many.

WOW! Have got them now!

Several surveys scheduled in the next couple of weeks.

I will pick and choose based on what they offer and what they say.

Will probably use a couple one for cars from Florida and one for HHG form here.

Thanks for the advice all who offered.

Seeya in a couple months.


Posted : July 24, 2012 2:51 pm
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Just an idea......I moved here from California last year......sold my car at home and bought cars there are tons of great cars available with Hovensa closing......may be easier for you!

Posted : July 25, 2012 12:50 am
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@toninski about available autos. are there any excursion/F250 diesels or chev 2500 diesels on island? I'm a mobile mechanic considering moving there and these are what I use now to work out of so trying to decide on shipping mine. thanks

Posted : July 25, 2012 9:51 am
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