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Good value piano removal - HELP!!

Post by Model V » 19 Mar 2012, 11:35

Just had a quote from a "leading" removal company for a C3 move and it made my eyes pop out! Who do you guys use? I'm perfectly happy with a part load as there's absolutely no rush - that might bring the price down.

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Post by Colin Nicholson » 19 Mar 2012, 14:07

What were you quoted?? would help if we knew.
Also distance involved (round trip)/ access/ steps/ stairs etc

Dont have to reveal their name - but some price indicator would obviously be needed to compare prices.

I was quoted around XXX (you know!) for a 6ft grand removal (part load), 400 mile round trip, few steps - that was a reputable company.

I used to do grands, but just uprights now if asked...... grands are too much hassle, customers regularly knocking down price, and for the work involved/ wages/ etc.... I try and get someone else to them!
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Post by Model V » 19 Mar 2012, 14:11

Colin,

That's interesting. I've been quoted £530 one way. It's a C3 from Derby to Haywards Heath in Sussex, about 190 miles. And that's as a part load.

Seems very steep to me.

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Post by joseph » 19 Mar 2012, 15:29

That, unfortunately, sounds not too steep. I'm getting removal quotes from Dundee to Norwich, part load, more than just the piano but not full removal. It's expensive.

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Post by Colin Nicholson » 19 Mar 2012, 17:04

Try Piano Logistics (Milton Keynes) .... thats where I got my quote. The piano is near Woolwich (East London) - piano moving to W Yorkshire soon.... so I didnt think that was bad. I dont know how far it is from Derby to Sussex (havent got my multimap head on !!) .... is that 190 miles one way, or return? (Guessing its one way). They also whap the price up if steps etc are involved.... but mine is not even a full sized step, about half a kerb height. Try their on-line quotation form.
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 19 Mar 2012, 21:18

Colin Nicholson wrote:Try Piano Logistics (Milton Keynes) .... thats where I got my quote. The piano is near Woolwich (East London) - piano moving to W Yorkshire soon.... so I didnt think that was bad. I dont know how far it is from Derby to Sussex (havent got my multimap head on !!) .... is that 190 miles one way, or return? (Guessing its one way). They also whap the price up if steps etc are involved.... but mine is not even a full sized step, about half a kerb height. Try their on-line quotation form.
First they no longer have a depot in MK. Also, Colin you may have got your price at trade The diesel for a 400 mile round trip in a lorry will be eye watering


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Post by Colin Nicholson » 19 Mar 2012, 23:57

Maybe this post should be on the trade section?
I thought Model V was trade? sorry if not.
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Post by Model V » 20 Mar 2012, 09:25

No, not trade.

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Post by joe » 20 Mar 2012, 17:56

Would call Piano Logistics and ask for Julian may not be the cheapest but by far the best,and fully insured.

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Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 21 Mar 2012, 14:37

For the past 3 or 4 years I've used www.pianospeed.com exclusively and can honestly say they are the most communicative, professional, efficient, polite, strong, experienced, committed piano movers I've ever come across. They all have university degrees and are very well spoken. Maybe that doesn't mean anything to you but their politeness and hard work means a lot to me. My customers love them and always compliment them.

I've no idea what price they'd charge for moving that piano but it won't be as much as your other quote
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Post by Model V » 22 Mar 2012, 09:26

Dear all,

Thanks so much for all the replies and advice. In fact the company that gave the "crazy" quote I reported on has been named in this thread but I won't say which one :twisted: This company were £100 more than everyone - and I've done a lot of ringing round!

Anyway, I've managed to book a reputable piano specialist firm whose quote was excellent. They're going to move 2 pianos for me and assuming all goes well I'll name them as being highly recommended. Suffice to say, they're doing the two pianos for less than the other quote (albeit one is local).

I'll keep you posted, and thanks again, folks.

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 23 Mar 2012, 19:53

Model V wrote:Dear all,

Thanks so much for all the replies and advice. In fact the company that gave the "crazy" quote I reported on has been named in this thread but I won't say which one :twisted: This company were £100 more than everyone - and I've done a lot of ringing round!

Anyway, I've managed to book a reputable piano specialist firm whose quote was excellent. They're going to move 2 pianos for me and assuming all goes well I'll name them as being highly recommended. Suffice to say, they're doing the two pianos for less than the other quote (albeit one is local).

I'll keep you posted, and thanks again, folks.

MV.
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Re: Good value piano removal - HELP!!

Post by Model V » 01 Apr 2012, 20:39

Well, the moves have taken place and I would like to reveal that the company is Astra Piano Removals of Bournemouth.

Their communication was excellent and they were courteous and respectful at all times. All the people involved were delighted with the guys' professionalism and sensitivity.

The price was fantastic :P and they have all the relevant insurance in place. They also have superb equipment and many years of experience (which shows).

Highly recommended.

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