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Shipping personal goods, ie. vehicle, furniture, electronics

Post Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:15 am

I hope there is an expat out there from the U.S. who has a successful experience in shipping by 20'or 40' container household goods, ie. vehicle, furniture, TV's, electronics, etc. to Buenos Aires, Arg.
I've heard of the horror stories, but there must be reputable companies who can deliver on time and receive in the Port of Buenos Aires, I hope???

Any info would be quite helpful
Tallyman

 

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:49 pm

I'm sorry that I don't have an answer to your question, but I do have some advice. Check to see whether or not your electronics and TV work on 220 current electricity. I know that US is 110V and Argentina is 220V. I'm not sure about cycles. We had trouble moving to Saudi Arabia from Singapore because even though we have 220V here like in Singapore, the electrical current is 60hertz here and 50hertz in Singapore so it burnt up our washing machine and tumble dryer. Hope you find the answers you are looking for and good luck with your move.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:01 am

Thanks to Kecia for your reply. We will keep all that in mind.
Still hoping others can shed light on moving, and shipping containers, etc.
Tallyman

 

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:38 pm

yeah I arrived in Argentina from London the other week and had sent over several boxes including keyboard, guitar, xbox 360, laptops and a host of mobile phone equipment.

I paid several hundred pounds in London and was reassured that all costs were paid by sevenseas. The cruncher was when I had to pick the stuff at the Buenos Aires port we got the run around all day and were charged 700 pesos by Pluscargo then went to fill in some customs stuff and was charged a further 700 pesos for nothing. At this point we wanted to refuse payment but the deposit pound said we should never have paid Pluscargo as duties were paid to them. After telephoning Pluscargo they said`" there's nothing we can do to help us" I mean what! not like the money paid to them was correct or not correct but nothing they can do. Anyway it's all done and gone but watch out for everyone on the take as they all want a piece of the action.(pesos).

As for the power all my stuff works fine as they are all 220-240 volts. It's 220/240 here so your US 110 will have problems unless the devices are dual power compatable like most electrical items nowadays.

Well I arrived here in Rosario and I am insterested to hear from anybody from the UK. I am 36 old Networking engineer and plan to learn Spanish full time for the next 6months but plan to find work if anybody wants to add any comments, i welcome them.

Steve

 

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:56 pm

tallyman,

I moved in Oct. 2006 from Dallas TX area to Cordoba Argentina in a 40 foot containter, which of couse was shipped through the port at Bs.As. I used a company called Global Relogistics located in Florida and worked with Howard Shiman. If interested, you can find more information on them at www.globalrelogistics.com/.

On the upside, Howard was absolutely GREAT at coordinating all the different aspects and people involved in the more and handling the details, communicating all the costs, etc. I did a lot of shopping around on prices before selecting them.

On the downside, I did suffer some breakage in the move, and it was largely due to poor packing.

If I had it all to do over again, I would use the same company, but would hover over the packers and make sure that they packed everything properly instead of just throwing some stuff loosely into the container.

Good luck on your move!

 

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:47 am

Thank you, samwdavis, for your reply about container shipping from US to Cordoba. Very helpful...we will consider it and the company you referenced.
Thanks to all who reply to help others!!! You are all very much appreciated
tallyman

 

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Re: Shipping personal goods, ie. vehicle, furniture, electronics

Post Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:52 pm

To add to the comments above,
When shipping to Argentina make sure you've got your residence permit sorted out before hand - this will allow you to bring in used personal goods tax free, otherwise you'll be taxed on up to 50% of the value of goods.


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