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PostPosted: September 21st, 2009, 1:31 pm 
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Ciao tutti!

Just wanted to say a big public thank you to Mark Goodhind and his wife Benny for helping us find all the main furniture for our apartment on the Capo Vaticano.

Through recommendations on this forum we went shopping last Friday in a hope we'd find some furniture we'd like for the apartment.

Prior to our arrival in Calabria we had given Mark a list of the items we were looking for and a rough budget. Mark and Benny met us at out hotel in Tropea and, after a coffee and a discussion clarifying what we were looking for and if there was any shops we wanted to go to in particular, we headed off in their car to various shops on their recommendation.

We actually found all our furniture in one shop, something we didn't expect. OK, it wasn't all at the same time - we were there at the start and end of the day - but we found what we were looking for. This shop was a complete Aladin's Cave, the final purchase of the day was a wardrobe tucked in a corner out of the way.

The following day the shop delivered half our furniture (everthing they had in stock) and the rest is due to be delivered when we're next out in Calabria as it needs to be ordered or made.

The whole shopping day was a great experience. We visited a variety of shops and also learned where we can find further items that were not as urgent to us at the time. Both Mark and Benny are very friendly, and although we understand some italian, it was great to have Benny at hand to translate our wishes and whatever the shops were telling us.

If you are interested in Mark & Benny's service, they can be emailed on gelitalia@hotmail.com
They do offer other services, but I can't recommend anything I haven't used!

Heather


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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2009, 12:55 pm 
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Hi Heather,

Thank you for the kind words and we are glad you had a good time,glad to be of service.
I have been to "Aladins Cave" this morning and your new wardrobe is done and looks great!,they were building the bedside units as i was walking around the workshop.

As you say we do provide other services and if any one is intrested then please visit our website http://www.calabriaservices.com and have a look,
( We work East and West coast and are NOT affiliated with any Shop,builder or agent.)

We both look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks.

Ciao
Mark


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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2009, 4:55 pm 
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Well done Mark, and thank you for looking after our clients so well!

It is great that our forum is of so much use to everybody.


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PostPosted: March 8th, 2011, 12:15 pm 
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I would like to add my compliments with regard to Mark and his services
He helped me so much last year and it was a pleasure to spend the day with his company and Benny
They rescued me from a horrible situation and helped me to find my dream furniture also they supervised the delivery and communicated with the shop for me.
I am very grateful and I am happy their services are still being used and appreciated by other people in Calabria.


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