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Moving off island: packing companies? Shippers?

 
guice
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So, my time on island has unfortunately come to an end. I now need to look at routes for moving off-island. I talked with Tropical, and they've informed me that my products will have to be all boxed and ready for shipping... I don't actually have the ability to properly pack a number of items of mine. So, they said look in the yellow pages for packaging companies ... uh, who uses Yellow pages still? Sadly, I do not have a phone book.

Cause of that, I come to here for some leads. Any suggestions on who to call (other than the Ghostbusters)? I need to ship my household items, and preferably my vehicles: 2006 Jeep Wrangler X and 2006 Suzuki DR-Z400.

The bike has to be crated. And I have a 55" (1.5" depth) TV, vacuum, glass shelving, and other longer than average items that need to be boxed up.

Searching for boxing or packaging didn't help so well. I found mention of Sea Star Line; so I emailed them. But that's I'm unsure if they handle the boxing of personal items, too.

Thanks

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Topic starter Posted : September 4, 2012 8:52 pm
STXBob
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Here's the local phone book: http://www.viphonebook.com/
There are lots of companies under Movers, and some under Moving Services, and Moving Supplies.

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Posted : September 4, 2012 9:04 pm
guice
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Sweet. Didn't even know about that site. Lots of options. Thanks. You (or anybody else) have any personal recommendations? Ha. First link I tried: http://www.boblynchmovers.com/ .. .they seem to be having website issues. (I'm a web developer; I tend to judge these things)

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Topic starter Posted : September 4, 2012 9:45 pm
STXBob
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I don't have any personal recommendations for movers, other than call directly, and don't bother with email or voicemail.

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Posted : September 4, 2012 9:50 pm
Jumbie
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We used Brandon Transfer and had a very satisfactory experience. They provided boxes and they crated our items.. Brandon Transfer 40 Castle Coakley 340-778-6660. We did not ship any vehicles, only household furniture & other items. VI Cargo was used by some other friends of mine to ship vehicles from STX to the U.S.

Jumbie -Now in Ohio.

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Posted : September 5, 2012 12:25 am
terry
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If on STX, try Barry at Flemming.

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Posted : September 5, 2012 9:02 am
SunnyCaribe
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Flemings gets high marks. Brandon used to be the best but very recently the son of the "owner" has taken over, fired everyone of quality, and made a wreck of the business. Sad.

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Posted : September 5, 2012 12:28 pm
guice
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Oh right, forgot to mention this is on STT. Been using St. Thomas everywhere, but totally forgot here. Oops.

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Topic starter Posted : September 5, 2012 12:52 pm
rosesisland
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I have some friends who moved to STX last year and they were able to ship goods in their vehicles through International Logistics out of STT. You may give them a try.

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Posted : September 6, 2012 11:06 am
Rowdy802
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My experience with Flemings was HORRIBLE! To make it worse, 4 other co-workers here also had trouble with them. The price was also on the high side of the scale.

FYI... We all relocated from STX to Texas...

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Posted : September 6, 2012 3:27 pm
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