Looking to ship a couch across the Juan de Fuca strait without it costing an arm and a leg. How?
October 30, 2012 10:42 PM Subscribe
I've apparently been gifted with a couch and a chair from relatives in Victoria and I need to figure out the best way to get them to the Fraser Valley. Are there any movers that will move such a small number of items for a not-crazy price?
posted by barc0001 to travel & transportation (10 answers total)
So my relatives got a new couch and chair and decided to give their old ones to me which is nice as they're a damn sight better than the ones I currently own. The problem is the distance and the ferry. If they were anywhere in the GVRD I'd just rent a cube van for a few hours and be done with it, but the ferry crossing to Victoria is a problem. I'd have to drive down to the ferry dock, walk on, get a ride over to a truck or van rental place, then load the stuff and take the ferry back, unload, drop off the truck and get a ride back to the ferry and get my car again. I live about 90 minutes from the ferry so this operation would literally consume an entire day, not to mention cost upwards of $150-$200 depending on the available moving vehicle. I'm totally willing to spend that amount, or even a bit more if I can get a service to pick up the items in Victoria and drop them at my door for that cost instead that would be ideal.
Standard movers I've called all want $80/hr or so plus travel which would make the proposition close to $400 once you factor in the travel. I'm totally open to being flexible, like if there's a cargo company that does runs to Vancouver every so often, can pick up the items in Victoria and then drop them off on my side whenever it's convenient for them to be making a run in the area anyway, that sort of thing. Does not have to be same-day service at all if there's cost savings involved. Ideas?