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A New Arrival...

Well, we are really crazy, but what the hey,  we've always had doggies, and missed them a lot...so here is CoCo, a mini poodle 8 weeks old, and a cute little girl...Roxcoccoemail.jpgRoxcoccoemail.jpg


This is us having a pizza just before we boutght little Coco...DSCF0019.JPG

Posted on Thu, April 24, 2008 at 04:16PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments2 Comments

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Hello! So glad to find you! I love your little poodle...I lost my little guy last year. We are moving to Cuenca and I wanted to ask if you moved your household and used a freight company? How was your experience and would you use them again? If you didn't do you know anyone who did, or has that freight background?
Thanks! Look forward to meeting you in Ecuador!

April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Dixon

Hi Nancy...thanks for the kind words...
As far as moving household goods go, we didn't know for sure where we would settle, so we didn't want to deal with a container full of our stuff...we also had an easy way out in that a really nice family rented our place in Grants Pass, so we could just leave most of our stuff where it was.
Also, it appeared to us that a lot of our things were not worth the cost of the freight. For sure not beds, appliances, and other heavy or bulky stuff.
This is not to say that we haven't missed a lot of the stuff we could have shipped, but all in all, we have found almost everything that we needed, for sale here.
We have also heard nightmare stories lately of people trying to get their containers past customs in Ecuador.
What we found was that the cost of the freight was only the beginning...it was the packing and hauling of the container, before it was even shipped, that really started to get us thinking.
The advantage of bringing your own stuff, is that apartments in Cuenca are sold vacant...and it is about $10,000 to fill it up again. You might recapture the cost of your freight by being able to negotiate the price of a vacant apartment downward--there are a lot of them for sale.

Everyone is different, so we would encourage you to continue to ask everyone who will give an opinion.

Good luck, and we look forward to meeting you...

Bob & Roxanne

April 10, 2009 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

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