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February 15, 2012 12:17 am  

Good Day!
Could anyone who has moved from the mainland to STT advise me on the approximate moving cost of relocating a 1-2 bedroom apartment from Richmond, Va.? I contacted Allied Van Lines and they were no help at all. I would just like a ballpark figure to plug into my relocation budget. Am I looking at $2000, or $20,000 ? Anything would be helpful!

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February 15, 2012 1:55 am  

My experience -- 20' container with overland trucking from Houston to Florida, then shipping (boat) to STX 6 years ago was approx. $6000.00. We used Crowley. They only took a credit card, paid in advance. Don't know what they are charging now.

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February 15, 2012 2:02 am  

We shipped a 40' container from Michigan, through Canada to St. Johns, Nova Scotia, then to Miami and onward to the Grenadines for about $6000 USD in Oct. 2006. We loaded it, contracted the shipper and unloaded it at the destination.

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February 15, 2012 2:10 pm  

Thanks for the replies. At least I have a base line to work from. (tu)

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February 15, 2012 5:58 pm  

August 2011 - 40' with vehicle and household good inside. About $7k from Dallas to STT. Had a great experience using Sea Star.

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Posts: 727
February 15, 2012 8:18 pm  

Most to many places here are furnished or mostly so. It can be a huge waste of money to ship, when most people go back in a year or two. Shipping a car can go either way.

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February 18, 2012 6:10 pm  

cookie: Don't send anything until you have been here at least 6 months to a year...

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