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AIBU to think that £250 is too much for mam+van?

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jellybaby25 Tue 16-Oct-12 23:23:03

I am moving home shortly and need a man/van. Move is from Stratford to Greenwich, London, and really not far (15/ 20 mins drive). Is £250 too much? Can anyone recommend a reliable and cheaper man+van?
Thank you!!

jellybaby25 Tue 16-Oct-12 23:23:54

Sorry, that should obviously say man+van and not mam!

Graciescotland Tue 16-Oct-12 23:25:47

Have you tried gumtree? I've found all my men with vans there, never paid more than £50 an hour. £70 an hour for two blokes.

MrsKeithRichards Tue 16-Oct-12 23:26:19

One load or many? Is he unpacking/packing for you too?

Splatt34 Tue 16-Oct-12 23:26:55

Think it depends how much stuff they will be carting into & out of van. If say a 2 bed house worth, in London, I'd have thought pretty reasonable.

BlueSkySinking Tue 16-Oct-12 23:34:20

To work it out I'd say 100 for labor, plus mileage costs, plus use of van amount.

jellybaby25 Tue 16-Oct-12 23:34:52

Not that much stuff, to be honest... a large keyboard and quite a few boxes (maybe 20?) ... no furniture (it's going separately).
Gum tree sounds like a good suggestion. Thanks!

missymoomoomee Tue 16-Oct-12 23:42:18

There is a site you can go on where they all bid for your job and try and do it cheaper than anyone else, then they get left feedback. Can't remember the name of it and I'm on my phone just now so can't google it. I used it last year and moved from Scotland to the Midlands for £320.

jellybaby25 Wed 17-Oct-12 00:26:25

That sounds great Missy, thanks. Will check it out.

Splatt34 Wed 17-Oct-12 08:52:51

Ah, for 20 boxes & no furniture i thibk £250 is alot. we moved a whole 2 bed house for less

missymoomoomee Wed 17-Oct-12 08:55:42

this is the site if you look at some of the jobs on there already you will get an idea of the price you would pay.

CelticPromise Wed 17-Oct-12 08:56:35

Google Van Girls, they are good and reasonable!

PickledFanjoCat Wed 17-Oct-12 08:58:33

I used a site where I put the job in and they all bid. I had three or four bids within the hour, probably similar or same to one above.

And the driver was keen to get good feedback so was helpful.

CelticPromise Wed 17-Oct-12 08:59:14

Van Girls

SoupDragon Wed 17-Oct-12 09:46:18

I'm loving the idea of Mam and Van. I am imagining a truck driving Northern mother who clucks about encouraging you to pack your stuff up.

jellybaby25 Wed 17-Oct-12 16:25:08

Thanks for all your help everyone! SoupDragon -- LOL! May be on to something there!!

jellybaby25 Wed 17-Oct-12 16:50:53

Lowest quote so far ... £80! Glad I decided to shop around! :-)

orangeflute Wed 17-Oct-12 16:53:05

Mine is costing £25 hour but i'm in yorkshire x

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