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Old 17th January 2014, 12:24   #1 (permalink)
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Question Importing furniture to Dalyan from the UK

My apologies if this is a repeat question and has been answered. We are in the process of arranging for some of our furniture to be transported from Cornwall UK to Dalyan. The only electrical items we are bringing is our washing machine and tumble drier (neither are new). The rest is furniture and personal bits. We are talking to Pickfords and Britannia. Both have given us quotes , however Pickfords say that our items will be exported as a full container load whilst Britannia say it will a LCL (part load). Pickfords reckon that a full load has a quicker and smoother clearance process at the port. Has anyone experienced this? Also, does anyone know what import charges, taxes we are likely to pay. Britannia say we need to contact local Customs in Turkey but looking on the internet I am a little confused where to look. Finally, would we have to go to Izmir to sign any paperwork? We have a Tapu and a residency visa and are moving over to Dalyan.

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I would honestly advise that it would be cheaper and far less hassle to buy any large goods like washing machine etc in Turkey. We paid for a container to go into Izmir, then paid twice as much to release the goods from the Port, where you have to go in person. Not worth it as by the time all payments had been made we could have bought in Turkey brand new. Good luck with your move.

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Re: Importing furniture to Dalyan from the UK

Thanks Val. I read an article on a Turkey Central.com forum which was headed
'Good News - Importing Your Furniture - No More Custom Charges'. This was posted on the 5th February 2010. It's all very confusing - speaking to one of the removal companies this morning they made no mention about us having to go to Izmir, something I am now checking out. Do you know of any websites where I can find out Customs charges and what we may have to pay for? I get your point about the washing machine/tumble drier, something I would like to bring over but maybe I need to have a rethink. However, we want to bring our 2 - 3 seater settees over and chair plus lots of personal bits, etc etc.
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Re: Importing furniture to Dalyan from the UK

Pickfords advised us not to bring any electrical items, we did and they were the only things we paid duty on, not worth it, would have been cheaper to replace here. We had a part container, half the boxes were opened, and we had to go to Izmir where it was handled by Boyer.
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Re: Importing furniture to Dalyan from the UK

Thanks very much ferrarijane, I may have to rethink about my electrical items. Did you bring any furniture over and if so was everything ok.
What did you think of Pickfords? They are one of the companies we are considering using. Any advice will be greatly received.
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Re: Importing furniture to Dalyan from the UK

It is probably a lot easier and less stressful to buy all of it in Turkey, some people do use a van and transport their belongings themselves. We have taken small electrical items with us in our hand luggage and not been charged its all a bit luck of the draw.
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I would honestly advise that it would be cheaper and far less hassle to buy any large goods like washing machine etc in Turkey. We paid for a container to go into Izmir, then paid twice as much to release the goods from the Port, where you have to go in person. Not worth it as by the time all payments had been made we could have bought in Turkey brand new. Good luck with your move.

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Hummas I would take heed of the above advice. I have dealt with Turkish Customs three or four times & its hit & miss. If they hit you, so much you will miss. It can be a nightmare, the likes of Pickfords do not do "door to door" to my knowledge, the same applies to many UK companies, your gear is passed onto an agent in Turkey.

There are many on here who have done it & had no problems but there are also many who have had problems as well.
As for electrical goods? If those items are purchased in Turkey you will have a guarantee with them, for my time in Turkey any use we did via a guarantee was hassle free, far better service than the UK.

Ps, No I do not own an electrical shop in Dalaman.
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Re: Importing furniture to Dalyan from the UK

From past experience Hummas don't bring elec goods in,customs will rob you as they tried to do with me,small tv,dvd player and vcr.1000 ytl I binned them.White goods are as cheap as UK if you shop around and a longer guarantee as well with better service.Good luck with your move.
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Re: Importing furniture to Dalyan from the UK

Pickfords were good as were Boyer, they arrived on time and all boxes put in the rooms we needed them in. We didn't bring furniture as we had the house in Turkey for a few years before we moved here, and also the house in UK and the one here are so different that it wouldn't have suited.
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Re: Importing furniture to Dalyan from the UK

İ bought a new washer 'Arçelik' last week it cost 600 tyl and was delivered within three hours fitted and the old one taken away. İt replaced a 12 year old machine. İt has a four year guarantee. İ know several people who brought washing machines from the Uk but consider also that here the electical supply is not constant with power cuts and reduced voltage also water can be cut off without warning all things the Turkish machines seem to take in their stride but imported machines don't seem to be programmed for these events and İ know of several that have quickly given up the ghost.

Re customs as said it depends on who you get and what their mood is how easy it is and what it costs, but it is never that easy and you can only brings goods through an entre point that's İstanbul - İzmir or Mersin and you have to attend in person. One tip whatever you pack do not pack new items, eg remove the box and guarantee cards
also list every item even tea spoons and tin opener also make sure to state personal and previously used items. Good luck with the move.
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