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vibranterra
9/12/2022 21:09 EST

Ciao! Im looking for anyone who has used a shipping company in USA, either by plane or barge that was successful, where you actually received everything you shipped to your destination in Europe. I have been looking locally, but all the bad reviews are making me not want to chance shipping anything - and its stuff I would not be able to buy again, otherwise, I would not mind. Grazie!

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codybrandy
9/13/2022 04:46 EST

All I can offer is DON'T go cheap. Get prices and read reviews but we picked the slightly less pricey method of not inventorying every item and lots were lost. Take your treasures, take your most important, take furniture (good quality is very expensive and unless in Rome not easily replaced), yes you can take lamps but very little else electric (check voltages) even my electric clock blew out. Take your good kitchen equipment and utensils (All Clad and good quality is $$$ and not easy to find)
As far a shipping your car: again I should have shipped our young Rav 4 in a container for more $$. After 6 wks aboard ship it arrived with 4 flat tires ... easy fix and a severly damaged engine from either sabotage or salt air???...It would have cost at least $6000+ to repair so we sold it for a pittance and bought a Fiat. Cars in Italy are expensive.

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francinecasalinolaura
9/13/2022 05:40 EST

When my brother moved from
NJ to Tuscany about 8 years ago, he used Michael Siracusano from Aetna Worldwide Relocation Services:


(516) 825-5885,ext 101

Everything arrived, as planned. They literally moved their entire home. And car!

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vibranterra
9/13/2022 21:47 EST

Oh I completely agree! And thank you for the confirmation, not to go with the cheapest... I'm not taking any house stuff, important will go on the plane, to be honest, I think the plane is the cheapest route since its 2 free and the rest are $75, $100 each...I put things in those rubbermaid totes. Ive lived abroad so many times. I think people forget that it is actually cheaper to buy things oversees. Im just needing to ship heavy arts n crafts stuff that is not sold over there. Not taking any household and def NOT a car lol. Not about to try to find parking for a full sized vehicle on cobble stone roads. Thank you so much for all the responses, its really helping me think out the best option :)

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