With the return of Kiwis across the ditch with the latest economic switch, there appears to be a more discerning New Zealand mover. Years in the international moving industry has taught me that moving is definitely a grudge purchase. People don’t hand over many thousands of dollars and get a nice shinny new something to play with. They get the delivery of their same old stuff in a new place, they get the privilege of not having to spend many more thousands of dollars on new furniture and effects and they get the privilege of having the familiar around them in a different home. So the cost savvy or what we call in the industry the “price sensitive”, try to get the deal done as cheaply as possible without having the distress of ruining all their valuables.
Two Cheapest ways to Move to New Zealand
Is there a way? Well there are two ways when moving to New Zealand to get away cheaply. The first is to find the cheapest mover than money can buy. Get yourself six or seven quotes, have them all traipse through your home and go for the bottom dollar offered. You know what I am going to say! This is a false economy. I am going to say that moving to New Zealand with the cheapest mover will not only put your goods at risk of being subject to cheap and unskilled labour, but the international mover will sting you unbelievably at the other end. I am going to say what you already know. That what you save here they will make up there. How could this be true when they are often different companies? Well I will tell you how. The New Zealand Mover will give the Australian mover an excellent deal to secure the move but will exclude Primary Industry Fees and customs fees, which they will “load up” on the other end. The Australian mover will use unskilled labour, probably back packers in the process. There I am revealing publicly the great secrets of the Trans Tasman moving industry. Here is another, there is no “moving made easy”, there is no “stress free moving” there are only well planned moves and well secured and packed goods, and frankly you can do both yourself.
The second way to move to New Zealand cheaply or on a tight budget is to move yourself. Just as you can book your own holiday, with our help you can book your own move. YouFr8 have a service where you can book the container to come to your door and pack it yourself and they will take it to the port, book it on a vessel and send it to your destination port of choice. From here you can chose to use a YouFr8 agent or you can shop around for your own company. The moving industry in New Zealand is increasing dominated by a few operators but there a bunch of smaller independent operators that can clear your container for you, and you can use your own transport company to pick the goods up. Again it is a bit more running around but with the thousands you save you could go on an international holiday, buy yourself a Tiffany bracelet or just, you know, feed your family for a few weeks while you set up the new home.
Can you get transit insurance when shipping your own container? Absolutely you can. Goods you pack are not subject to the same level of damage cover but with the money you save that may not bother you much.