Apr 8, 2009, 6:02 PM
Post #9 of 10
Your idea of using a freight forwarder has merits. However, in addition to packing, you will have to log and catalog everything with specialised info for "electronics".
Re: [Jim and Linda] Freight Forwarder for Moving Stuff to Mexico
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Last April, we moved From Hemet (Riverside, Ca) and San Diego, combining 2 households. The moving company I used I will not recommend. I was charged over $11,000 to move us to San Felipe, a distance from Otay Mesa of about 130 miles. Now, this did include packing and moving a 2 br house in Hemet, same in San Diego, going through a Customs Broker and having them make the "inventory' for me to take to the MX consulate in San Diego for approval then returning to the movers.
As hard as I tired, we still took too much stuff which we ended giving a lot of stuff to an orphanage. I even rented a self storage unit in El Centro and filled it, and emptied it myself with a few trips, but that is another story living just 120 miles south of the border.
It seems that moving companies have limited Ports of Entry they use. I had 1 quote from a company wanting to drive my goods from San Diego to El Paso, Tx then back to Baja, and they didn't even smile!
I don't know if your driving to Morelia, but last June, I drove from San Felipe to San Migual de Allende and the toll roads were just fine. If you drove your goods, you would pay a toll by the axle, so a single axle trailer is rather economical.
Your 45 boxes should be a breeze. I had over 350! You could rent an enclosed trailer and take it yourself for a whole lot less, once the customs broker gets clearance from the MX consulant.
Also, be very aware that there is no consumer protection or "movers bill of rights" and I got about 12 cents on the dollar for lost items. And the moving company would simply not disclose the various costs related with the whole move, such as the cost for the custom broker in Otay Mesa.
Happy to be in Baja-Bob
(This post was edited by delmaracer on Apr 8, 2009, 6:08 PM)