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One way van rental? Cheapest way to get stuff up!

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#1 Arfski

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 05:43 PM

I need to move a lot of stuff up from down south, trying to work out the best box van hire method, hire one locally (Star?) and drive it down and back, or hire a van down south and then off hire in Aberdeen somehow? Just trying to keep the (mostly ferry) cost down so grateful for any advice.



#2 Davie P

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 05:58 PM

I was looking to do the same thing a few years ago and ended up putting it onto pallets and shipping it via United Pallet Network (UPN) / Northwards http://northwardsltd...pallet-network/

 

It worked out to be a lot cheaper. Some UPN agents will pick it up for you and others will require you to take it to a depot


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#3 Arfski

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:38 PM

Got a Triumph Dolomite engine and gearbox from Sterling sent that way for just £60 about 5 years ago using the pallet network, so good call, I hadn't considered that. A lot of the stuff would not fit on a pallet though, so probably still looking at a box van.



#4 Ghostrider

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 11:07 AM

If your budget and knowledge of vehicles and the vehicle market can cover it, buy a van south, drive it up with your load, and sell it on up here.

 

As a general rule, if you buy the right van at the right price, it'll sell for more up here than you paid for it south.


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#5 Arfski

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:57 PM

That's the winner of an idea, I had not thought about that angle at all! Even if sold at cost it will only owe me a months insurance and the fuel.

 

Now I need to find some dry storage, time to ask around.



#6 Muckle Oxters

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:03 PM

If your budget and knowledge of vehicles and the vehicle market can cover it, buy a van south, drive it up with your load, and sell it on up here.

 

As a general rule, if you buy the right van at the right price, it'll sell for more up here than you paid for it south.

 

:thmbsup good tinkin!



#7 Claadehol

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 11:04 PM

Would it be possible to buy a used 20' container down south, load it ship it up, then unload and sell the container on. You will always find a buyer here for a container or you could turn it into a shed.







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