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Old 17th August 2012, 10:46   #1 (permalink)
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We are considering shipping some of our excess furniture out to Antalya to furnish our apartment - has anybody done this and has it been awfully problematic? We would be using a reputable company based in the UK!

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Problematic if you do not have a Residents Permit and/or not there in person to clear into Turkey
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Re: Container shipping to Turkey

I would have thought it would be easier and cheaper to buy new out here. You would have to have the container taken to either Izmir or Mersin and if you couldn't be here to receive them yourselves give someone power of attorney to collect them.


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If you go to the Forum Ask a Turkey Related Question, click on Importing Goods into Turkey and go to the,"sticky," Import Regulations started by Starman, go to page two and read of our experience.

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I am shipping goods out of Turkey tomorrow using BAFA International. They also have their offices (I think different name) in the UK who must ship in the other direction and if I have a good experience with them I will recommend them and give more details.
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I did it and would never do it again. The cost was expensive and then as much again to clear the stuff through Customs. I could have bought cheaper in Turkey.

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A friend of mine had her stuff confiscated for 2 years and she had to pay Turkish customs about 5,000 in bribes until they released the stuff. Then all the customs staff got sacked!
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Re: Container shipping to Turkey

Hi I moved to dalaman in december. I used a company called Global Moving, I think they are based in Eastbourne. They were excellent at packing etc. My property was shipped to Izmir.
The receiving company is called Soyer, they were very good and very helpful, all our belongings arrived, without any breakages.
We brought quite alot of electrical items too, and the customs payment was very little. Soyer told us all the things we had to do to clear customs, and helped us all the way.
I think bringing your own property is better than buying here, it's all better made in UK, and will last alot longer. Global are very helpful, give them a ring. I recommend them.
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Re: Container shipping to Turkey

We shipped over 15 boxes of personal stuff (not furniture, mostly books and things that could not be replaced). We also used Soyer and found them very good.

Everyone's circumstances are different - we had to make a run to Chios on Christmas Eve in order to import our stuff (and adventure in itself). Soyer hand held us through the entire process. Because everyone's circumstances are different I believe it's best to get professional advice from local shippers with a good reputation.
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Re: Container shipping to Turkey

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We are considering shipping some of our excess furniture out to Antalya to furnish our apartment - has anybody done this and has it been awfully problematic? We would be using a reputable company based in the UK!

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Hi Stephie, I just shipped things from turkey to france. make sure you have a reputable company and that in turkey they are affiliated to the FIDI. if not its a hassle. I used a company called AFC International, total disaster. My stuff left my home in turkey on 4th July and I still do not have them. It is expensive to buy in Turkey, my furniture cost me more than double that what I pay in france and for better quality. Make sure you shop around a lot and don't pay anything until delivered.

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