A few weeks back, Sharon from Good Migrations contacted me to review our moving experience. When I took a good look at her website, I thought to myself ‘Darn! Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?’. Good Migration is pretty cool. It has reviews of moving companies from all over the world written by people who used their services. I never trust testimonials on companies’ websites. Anyone can create a fake identity and post excellent reviews of themselves, can’t they? So today I’m going to write my review of Europe Remove which we used to transport our stuff from Oxford to Frankfurt.
1. Cost (3.5 out of 5.0)
Let’s face it, this is one of the most important factor for many of us. Unless you’re blessed with a company that’s willing to pay ANY amount to relocate you, you want to something affordable. When we were looking for removal companies online, I realised that not many had their prices on their websites which is irritating. It was the same with Europe Remove. I rang them up and managed to speak to Cristian Popovici who is the Managing Director of the company. The quotation is as the following:
Anything up to 2 cubic meter – £330
Between 2 – 3 cubic meter – £390
Between 4 and 10 cubic meter – £100 per cubic meter
To have an estimate of how much storage you’ll need, check out this storage calculator.
The cost includes:
Removal-Van and Driver
– total of 1/2 Removal Crew (1 Team Leader)
– goods-in-transit Insurance Cover up to £50,000
– removal Equipment (Navigation, Trolleys, Blankets, Straps, Tools)
– furniture to be protected with blankets and special covers
– Customs clearance
– 2 weeks storage free
We thought that wasn’t too expensive. One thing I wasn’t too pleased about was that per cubic meter costs more if we transported anything less than 4 cubic meter. So when I was billed a different amount, Europe Remove had some explanation to do since the quotation wasn’t broken down for me when I asked for one. And by that time we didn’t really have a choice but to use them since time was running out.
2. Time (4.0 out of 5.0)
According to Europe Remove, they make weekly trips to Frankfurt and we can expect to receive our goods between 2-3 weeks time. However, they were able to deliver our stuff in just 5 days! That’s quite impressive I must say. I liked the fact that we had 2 weeks free storage as we wanted our stuff transported to our permanent apartment instead of the temporary one which we lived in when we first arrived in Frankfurt.
Despite the service being really quick, I felt quite uneasy to begin with as Europe Remove wasn’t able to tell me when exactly the goods will arrive till a couple of days before they are actually scheduled to be in Frankfurt. Perhaps this is how all removal companies work? Perhaps it is difficult to know when a truck is ready to get on the road when it’s only a part load? I don’t know…I was pretty worried we won’t get everything we needed when we moved to our permanent apartment.
3. Condition (5.0 out of 5.0)
Everything arrived safe and sound. Nothing was broken (if only we had pictures of how much bubble wrap we used!). The guys were really quick with unloading the boxes and I was glad they weren’t throwing the boxes around.
In general it was fuss free to use Europe Remove. I do wish that they were clear about the pricing right from the start when I was ‘shopping’ around for removal services. But other than that, they were efficient and reliable.
Anyone relocating? Check out Good Migrations to see if there are any removal companies in your country!
Disclaimer: I’m neither paid by Good Migrations nor Europe Review to write this review. My views on these two parties are my honest opinions.