Recommendations on Moving Companies (LA -> BA)?

nikad

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Starts at $5k? That sounds really high. For a 1 bedroom apartment with no large appliances or a car?
Due to insurance, storage and customs costs, bringing small items is not worth it. Your best bet is to bring a few extra pieces of luggage with you on the plane. Were you quoted 2k by a company or that is your guesstimate? Be careful with hidden costs, etc.
 

Spfly731

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Don't ever bring in artwork to Argentina, that you might want to take back out of the country when you move. It costs a small fortune to get it out of the country, and a ton of paperwork.
 

citygirl

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Starts at $5k? That sounds really high. For a 1 bedroom apartment with no large appliances or a car?
We moved from Argentina to the US 2 years ago and it was probably around 7K when all was said and done and we brought almost no furniture - basically clothes, artwork (don't get me started), kitchen stuff, personal effects, etc.
 

TomAtAlki

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We moved our things ( still doing it, after 10 years ) in suitcases, taking as many as allowed , plus some. It's much cheaper IMO. No furniture, no large appliances, just the things that make home HOME, books, art, carpets, etc, etc, etc.
Nancy
 

Stantucker

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We moved our things ( still doing it, after 10 years ) in suitcases, taking as many as allowed , plus some. It's much cheaper IMO. No furniture, no large appliances, just the things that make home HOME, books, art, carpets, etc, etc, etc.
Nancy
Nancy, we did the same thing. We came with twenty suitcases and two cats. We have brought more suitcases in subsequent trips. There are boxes made specifically for artwork, so we have used those and they count as one piece of luggage. We already had a small apartment here, but we were buying a bigger place and were going to need more furniture. Even given that situation and that we had some really nice pieces in our home in Atlanta (some of which were family pieces), we still left all that behind and bought some antiquey pieces here, which, while not cheap here either, are more reasonably priced than in the States. Sometimes you just have to let go of things and move on. We don't regret how we did things. We still have our memories of those family pieces. Plus, they were part of our reality there, not here. We also brought some rugs as luggage. It's amazing what you can bring as luggage.
 
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ghost

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We moved our things ( still doing it, after 10 years ) in suitcases, taking as many as allowed , plus some. It's much cheaper IMO. No furniture, no large appliances, just the things that make home HOME, books, art, carpets, etc, etc, etc.
Nancy
be clear. in which direction?
 
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