Saturday, 12 November 2016

Brisbane Furniture Removals Info to consider when choosing a removalist

Brisbane & Gold Coast Furniture Removals Tips and Info

One of the most important questions....

“Are there any other fees or charges you haven’t mentioned”

...can be the difference to a Great move well done or a NIGHTMARE!

Three Common Complaints we hear from our New clients in regards to other Brisbane and Gold Coast Removalists are the “HIDDEN” fees they weren’t made aware of

1The main hidden fee that most are caught by is the “Depot or call out fee”
This fee other Brisbane and Gold Coast Removalists like to hide in the fine print can range from 30 minutes to 4 HOURS! and more.

2The second complaint often mentioned is the "Minimum Time"
Minimum Time fees are another Hidden gem often found tucked away in the fine print. Some Gold Coast & Brisbane Furniture Removalists charge a 4 hour minimum. If your move only takes 2 hours then your being over charged and should have been made aware.

3The third most mentioned & unwarranted fee has to do with the" Quoted Price"
You may have heard the saying  "If it sounds to good to be True Then it Probably is" ... this often rings true when it comes to super low rates. This Hidden Fee works well as a smoke screen and had to be mentioned.

A rate of $65 per hour is quoted, for your 2 hour move should be $130 GREAT!...When you receive the final bill not so great!!

Hidden Fees. - 
1.   Depot fee, Fuel levy, Call out = 1 hour  $65 
2,   3 Hour Minimum = $195
3.   Smoke screen = GST 10% - Heavy Lifting Fee $25 - Stair Fee $50- 4% Card Fee - Tolls -ETC. 

Total - Over $500

As you can see Hidden fees can cause a lot of damage to your overall experience. Don't forget to ask about Hidden Fees, Charges and Cost's next time your talking to a Removalist.

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Saving Time and Money

Helping The Removalist

When it comes to paying a removalist by the hour, it pays to think ahead and make sure everything is ready to go for your removalist.

Some of the things that can slow your removalist down I have listed below, these are what I have found to effect the removalists time the most.

Loose Items

1. Pack Loose Items: Make sure all the loose items you need transported have been packed properly. Don't leave loose items unpacked as they are hard to handle and can mean extra walking to and from the truck. Items like bed pieces, garden tools, kids toys, cushions etc. can be taped and or boxed to save your time.


2. Arrange parking:  If you share a driveway or street parking is the only option it can cause a lot of time wasting for your removalists. Letting your neighbours know in advance you will need access to the driveway for a couple hours while the removalists are loading or parking your vehicle on the street to save a park can ensure close walking distance and speed up the overall removal time.

Smaller Items

3. Smaller Items: If possible try to have all of smaller items packed. If you are able to carry these smaller items have them placed close to where the truck will be parked. When it comes to saving money this can be one of the biggest time savers.

Extra Hands

4. Friends Helping: If the removalist allows, this will save you the most time and money. Many hands make light work its that simple. 

Monday, 2 March 2015

Choosing the right Brisbane Removalist

As a Brisbane Removalist we aim to provide clients with the best possible service and advise. We get asked all the time what makes a great Brisbane Removals Service better than the rest. Below I have listed a few things that are important to consider when choosing the right Brisbane Removalist


1. The main thing to consider for me is workmanship or quality of service. A simple way to find out a little more about the company you are considering using for your Furniture Removals is to search the companies name directly. E.g type Sunshine State Removals into Google this will bring up all web listings for this company.

By doing this you can find reviews and other important information about the Brisbane Removalist you are thinking about using for your move. Another variation is to search for Sunshine State Removals reviews

Price Details

2. The Second thing to consider is the obvious "price". Brisbane Removalists charge by the hour, set rates or even capped rates. The difference when choosing the right Brisbane removalist are the hidden costs you have not been made aware of. Some of these cost are, Depot fees, call out fees, fuel, hourly increments, charges for insurance and so on there are a wide range of hidden fees some Brisbane removalists use so always be sure to get a quote in writting.

If the company you are looking to use for your Furniture removal doesn't want to provide a written quote then I would suggest looking for a different company.


3. This can be overlooked or misinterpreted but the third thing to consider is insurance or no damages warranty's. Transit Insurance offers by Brisbane Removalists can have many loop holes you should ask for a copy of their policy. "Transit Insurance" generally means while in transit, while most damages are incurred carrying the furniture to and from the house. Ask what the transit insurance covers is it only fire, thief and roll over or are you covered for any and all damages.

No damage guarantee's are normally provided to the client by the company. The company may have full insurance or decide to cover damages out of their own pocket. As a client ask for one of these and have the details written into your quote. I.e No damage guarantee pays for any and all items, glass included.

These are the three most important things to consider when choosing the right Brisbane removalist. Be sure to check at least the reviews about the company your considering to move you personal effects.