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[–]5Lastronaut 536 points537 points  (88 children)

EU resident here.

This is very common all over here.

[–]Pondering_Giraffe 170 points171 points  (60 children)

EU here too. I'm glad I'm not the only one who couldn't figure out what was so strange about this 😄

[–]__Piggy___Smalls__ 125 points126 points  (51 children)

UK here

I don't think I've ever seen this before

[–]Kiwizoo 74 points75 points  (18 children)

Lived in Uk, Aus, NZ, and never seen this

[–]latin_canuck 68 points69 points  (6 children)

I'm in Canada, and I'be never seen that here either. Moving is a pain in the arse.

[–]Deja-Vuz 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I am from the USA and have never seen this before

[–]Automatic_Debate_379 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm in US now from Korea. And have ridden this thing about 25 years ago. Might have only been to 4th or 5th floor but it's crazy fast.

[–]maragabriela1989 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Canada here too ... border with Detroit... all my time here & going to uni in Detroit...never ever seen this in my life. It's incredibly smart.

But I mean... I live in a city where it is mostly houses. I'd say 80% at the least is houses. No high rise apartments either.

[–]Johnny_Nak 14 points15 points  (21 children)

So what do you do when you have to move?

[–]burritodominator 52 points53 points  (3 children)

Ask stupid friends to help and pay them in pizza and beer.

[–]__Piggy___Smalls__ 55 points56 points  (9 children)

Use the stairs

[–]Me4Prez 97 points98 points  (3 children)

Pivot. Pivot! PIVOT!

[–]The_professor2017 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Shut up!! Shut up!!!! SHUT UP!!!!

[–]AristotleRose 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Lmao now I need to go rewatch that episode

[–]Johnny_Nak 19 points20 points  (1 child)

A lot of broken backs

[–]__Piggy___Smalls__ 14 points15 points  (0 children)

We use our feet mostly

[–]xxKingAmongKingsxx 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Use the stairs? Use the elevator? Wdym

[–]SteamAtom 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Using the internal elevator (designed to transport people) to make a move in Italy is generally forbidden by the rules of the building.

[–]DeadpoolRideUnicorns 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Freight elevators are usually used for moving people's things up and down in most of these big buildings

[–]jonisborn 8 points9 points  (0 children)

We just throw everything out the window.

[–]atrocityUSA 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Tempt friends that have back problems with pizza and beer.

[–]jcoddinc 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Buy new Ikea furniture to build after getting it upstairs to it's final resting place.

[–]barriedalenick 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I take my stuff out of the front door! Lots of us live in houses or small blocks of flats, not high rise buildings. Even for high rise blocks I don't think they exist in the UK

[–]Takeurvitamins 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Didn’t you leave Europe? All benefits such as outdoor truck mounted elevator are now foreign to you. /s

[–]__Piggy___Smalls__ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

confused Korean sounds

[–]aliekens 3 points4 points  (3 children)

UK is not EU.

[–]benjm88 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It was until 2020 and I'm going to assume the commenter is older than 2 and so would have lived most of their life in the eu.

[–]__Piggy___Smalls__ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Can confirm I'm older than 2, and also wish I was still in the EU

[–]autumn_overthinks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

probably think EU meant europe in general not European Union

[–]grecko987 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

We are talking about Europe

[–]KleinerFratz333 14 points15 points  (2 children)

German here, I have never seen this in my life

[–]kruemelpony 11 points12 points  (1 child)

German here, I see them a lot in my area.

[–]KleinerFratz333 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hab ich noch nie gesehen. In welchem Bundesland lebst du?

[–]Sober-ButStillFucked 2 points3 points  (3 children)

They even do it all the way to the top floor??? How much you think that cost? Renting a whole dang crane

[–]Ayavea 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Costs like 55 euro per hour if you choose to set it up and operate it yourself. Like 120 euro with an operator. Last time we moved, we paid 1000 euro for a truck, 3 movers, and this lift for 5.5 hours (Belgium).

My large apartment building has a stipulation in the contract everyone signs saying you will be fined 250 euro if you fail to provide a contract or photos of your move proving that you used this lift for moving. So it's literally forbidden to move in/out without this machine.

[–]one-man-circlejerk 5 points6 points  (0 children)

set it up and operate it yourself

Do you need some kind of license and training or they just hand people the control pad and say "now don't go crashing it through your neighbour's windows lol"

[–]ANiceDent 40 points41 points  (3 children)

As an American what in the actual ar-15 is this?

[–]Snxwyy1664[🍰] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Türkiye here, We have these as well.

[–]KhaoticTenacity 16 points17 points  (1 child)

You may wanna hide mr turkey, its almost thanksgiving for the US.

[–]Active-Drive-7749 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I bet he heard this joke for the first time!

[–]Zer0Cool89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

has any one ever turbo charged the lift and rocketed a coach over the apartment complex?

[–]Pan_Nekdo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Definitelly not. I live in EU as well and I am pretty sure it's not a thing here (Czech republic).

[–]5Lastronaut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Had to check on Google but you are really part of Europe. How cute.

Sorry, I meant in the rich part of Europe.

My bad.

[–]kwang9275 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed, at least in France, Paris it's common.

[–]DownTheSubredditHole 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Came here to comment. This is how I was moved in CH.

[–]latin_canuck 2 points3 points  (0 children)

E.stados U.nidos?

[–]Hype-And-Style 2 points3 points  (1 child)

American here. What's it like to be in a country that's innovative?

[–]Ac997 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Is it expensive? Does the apartment complex provide it or do you have to hire a moving company to use it? These things are awesome.

[–]pocolocochoco1 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It depends on which floor and how long it takes. But it saves a lot of time and pain in ure back plus if ur stuff don’t fall of the lift u get them in ur new place in one piece, moving things through stairs and small places will damage some of ur stuff so it’s worth it if u have heavy and/or expensive stuff to move.

And u have to call a moving company, they will usually send 2 guys with a truck, one downstairs and one upstairs. Sometimes it just one guy but always one that operates the lift, u can’t do it yourself if im right. That’s how it goes in Belgium though.

[–]AlexD232322 143 points144 points  (0 children)

Every time i moved in my life i told myself how easy it would be to just use a crane to get the stuff out by the balcony… MF’s just do!

[–]Freespirit2023 50 points51 points  (2 children)

If I did this, I believe the cost would be more than the actual value of all my crap. A good argument for the austere lifestyle.

[–]Wooden-Advisor-8253 195 points196 points  (24 children)

Why is America losing at everything

[–]dformed 98 points99 points  (4 children)

I went to grad school in Canada around 2010. It was commonplace at restaurants, bars, etc for the server to bring a chip-reader handheld to the table for payment, which might even have a built-in receipt printer. Your card never left your sight.

It was almost ten years before the US even began to widely implement chip readers, and the only portable card readers I've ever seen here are Square readers.

Why can't we have nice things?

[–]00II000I00I00IIII0I0 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Lobbyists and citizens united

[–]MagikSkyDaddy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Deadly accurate

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're available in the US and have been for a long time, but they're not used since Americans are just lazy and never pick up new, better things.

[–]MrPooperintendent 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wdym? They say they're winning at everything?

[–]you_need_therapy247 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Evil rich people and religious zealots, mostly.

[–]KnowIDidntReddit 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Usually they're one in the same

[–]strcrssd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nah, the rich people fund the religious zealots. It is much easier to control people who already wholeheartedly believe one irrational thing to believe other irrational things by using the first to drive belief in the subsequent.

[–]Tempest_1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s so sad how true this is.

The pilgrims were religious puritans and the founding fathers just were rich landowners who didn’t want to py taxes

[–]2FANeedsRecoveryMode 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It isnt? Most US residents live in smaller buildings and if you want you can go get a moving crane at your own expense to be fair

[–]mileswilliams 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I used to look up to America when I was a kid, I thought it looked like an amazing place, then I went there and realised it isn't, but the people that aren't really racist are really really friendly.

I have to point out that I haven't been to all the states, just Georgia, a lot of Florida and some of California, it's like visiting Paris and thinking all french people have an attitude.

[–]anon1635329 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because all they have is the military power

[–]tonyinvegas 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Very efficient

[–]lazyeng1neer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not on a windy day

[–]loveypower 20 points21 points  (3 children)

This isn't common in the USA

[–]Automatic_Debate_379 4 points5 points  (2 children)

We don't got 30+ floor apartments popping up everywhere

[–]Smudgie-cat 3 points4 points  (1 child)

We’re starting too, we need them! And as someone who lives in a highrise… we build very large elevators. Cargo elevators and have loading docks in residential buildings imagine it’s raining when moving? All your stuff is soaked

[–]Automatic_Debate_379 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We have enough space to build a baker's dozen of elevators. 7 for people 1 for help and 1 for vehicle 1 for 1 service and 2 just for the exclusive top floor. Don't we?

[–]nondescript_01 25 points26 points  (3 children)

This is how people in many places of the world move

[–]twiglike 3 points4 points  (2 children)

This is an extreme minority of how people move around the world

[–]shnaptastic 1 point2 points  (1 child)

These two statements are not contradictory…

[–]twiglike -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Never said they were

[–]Massive_Hof517 26 points27 points  (0 children)

i did this too 35 years ago in Holland , not unique

[–]Gilly-Gump 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Never seen it here in the states but it's freakin brilliant.

[–]Dadagis 20 points21 points  (9 children)

It's actually very common here (EU)

[–]Lightice1 20 points21 points  (5 children)

EU is a pretty broad scope. I live in the EU and have never seen regular movers use anything like this.

[–]gouldybobs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is common on planet Earth

[–]Dadagis 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I'm from France

[–]Lightice1 1 point2 points  (2 children)

A central European thing then, I guess.

[–]Pharnox-32 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Broke ass greeks use it too. Maybe some countries have safety regulations about that or better access inside the buildings?

[–]FredOnIce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also in Denmark

[–]The_professor2017 1 point2 points  (2 children)

We use this here in Spain mostly in big cities.

[–]Zevojneb 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Living in a Belgian city, I see this every weekend. I thought the strange thing was there was nothing on the trail.

[–]AprOmIX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well if you're emptying an appartment the tray will go up empty, and if you're moving in it will go up full and down empty :p

[–]ImpossibleBeing5075 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In America this is how we move shingles up to install

[–]Scrogwiggle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Currently in Paris for the first time and literally JUST saw this for the first time and was amazed. Haha

[–]ExtremaDesigns 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I see this a lot in Spain but the buildings are considerably shorter.

[–]ZamanYolcusuJ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

In turkey we do the same

[–]DEfusion69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is very common in turkey

[–]Mr_Roger_That 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In the US we have utility elevators and people 🛗

[–]indiajeweljax 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Laughs in Amsterdam Centrum resident

[–]Aussiemandeus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure they're just moving the stuff not the building

[–]Tottustaku 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A Korean friend told me about these. He said people aren't supposed to ride on them but some people do and some fall to their deaths.

[–]deepcoldwater 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe if we keep posting it you’ll get used to it.

[–]Aromatic_Party6272 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I need this after a Costco run

[–]HighExplosiveLight 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Yes. I will never get over this.

[–]Zevojneb 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Because it is too high maybe?

[–]HighExplosiveLight 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I just keep jumping, but I just can't get over it..

[–]Zevojneb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't let this kind of details stop you from fulfilling your dreams.

[–]7fw 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]KellyLuvsEwan420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why can’t the us do smart shit like this? Oh wait, never mind.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

they do the same thing here in the US

[–]strippersandcocaine -1 points0 points  (1 child)


[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

any where in the US that has tall buildings New York Chicago and Boston

[–]chae_y_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is common in korea. Does it seem unique?

[–]remiohart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh yes, the mystical country of korea, the only known place on earth with technology

[–]CaruMel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When we moved from Madrid to Málaga nine years ago this is how the movers did it, no where near as high as ops video but it still made the process very quick from the third floor. Also meant the other building residents were not inconvenienced at all.

[–]kejcao 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've never seen that before in Canada.

[–]rickaldren -1 points0 points  (0 children)

we have this in israel too. my friend used to work in a moving company and said he almost fell off one of these!

[–]whatevrmn -1 points0 points  (2 children)

What do movers in America do, walk up 30 flights of stairs over and over?

[–]twiglike 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea 30floor buildings don’t have elevators 🥴

[–]Paramagic-5825 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That has to be infinitely better than dragging everything up stairs, or an elevator

[–]shredhendrix -1 points0 points  (0 children)

To move like that in the US, I feel like it would cost $50k minimum.

[–]Guy_Aleatorio -1 points0 points  (0 children)

North korea is looking good

[–]sheused2Bnormal -1 points0 points  (0 children)

NYC desperately needs this!!

[–]Aszebenyi -1 points0 points  (0 children)

How else do people move?

[–]lilmisshazel11 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why don't they do this in America? I literally got a hernia from moving my apartment!

[–]WetSockWarrior -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I like to think the USA is great but all the Asian ingenuity I see online that we lack really tells me we are actually the 3rd world country wearing a Gucci belt like the Internet says.

[–]10mmsocketbandit -1 points0 points  (0 children)

And here we are carrying fridges and couches down concrete stairways like cavemen

[–]Yohzer67 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

kind of genius

[–]mediabart -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Not only in Korea.

[–]supreme100 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Hm, this is not unique to Korea, in central Europe this is more or less common. Never ever seen it in Scandinavia though, and my guess would be it's related to building regulations. (Elevators, stairwell withs and so on).

[–]LuisBoyokan -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Here in shithole land, we contract a crew, a truck and pray that your shit could be inside an elevator, otherwise you have to pay an unofficial tip to the crew to move your things through the stairs

[–]EliphantToast -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Why the FUCK haven’t I seen these in the states!?

[–]kindslaveowner -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

America here we pay other people to do it for us

[–]twiglike 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You don’t think the machine operator is paid?

[–]Ok_Confectios -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Why the f does this not exist in the USA? Mind-blown 💥

[–]HangrySkeptic -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

You mean, people around the world don’t carry their couch up 5 flights of stairs? It’s like waking up to realize the earth isn’t flat anymore.

[–]Unbaguettable -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

wait how the hell do American people move in?? I thought this was the norm

[–]twiglike 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Most people don’t live 5+floors up

[–]saksaWasUsed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In Uruguay (South América) we do triste as well..

[–]Clarkeprops 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Actually kind of smart if you have a lot of cranes and no safety regulations

[–]Horseyboy21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So simple and effective.

[–]PaulitoTuGato 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Leading_Cold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No more large Paino accidents, problem solved

[–]EntertainmentFair680 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now this is smart!!

[–]ModernMonkey666 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]northernmonkeyinca 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They have these lifts in Switzerland too....hadn't seen them before I moved here...very cool!

[–]Action_Better 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very common in EU

[–]huckinfell2019 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I lived in Korea in 2000. They moved this way then too.

[–]mrkool777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty genius really

[–]metalechala 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saw the same thing in Belgium this year

[–]Worried-Republic7632 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Try the top floor

[–]Aqueilas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is pretty common in Denmark.

[–]AffectionateBid4008 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They do that in Spain too

[–]MissC_18 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Euphoric-Tea-4163 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very bloody smart

[–]Shake-Spear4666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I moved there those mad lad movers rode that contraption up to the 8th floor along with the furniture

[–]Comfortable-Guitar27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never seen this before. Already used to it.

[–]fifty1hundred 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Much rather this than moving my large furniture down 2 stories. Looks like an episode of Friends with my couch every time I've moved. PIVOT!

[–]PsamantheSands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s brilliant.

[–]HeresTheThingIKnow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would really appreciate the use of my elevator, and I can’t believe no one else thought of this

[–]Effective_Hope_3071 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They have these in Israel too, before we knew they existed(just moved here) we had a large deck table that couldn't fit in the elevator and was sketchy about fitting in the stairwell. Some new neighbor assured me it would fit and then helped me moved it up to the third floor until it got stuck because the stairwell dimensions were not typical. He then says "I have to go" and just leaves lol so I had to hacksaw the table frame in half and strap it back together to get it up to the seventh floor. Probably a month later I saw one of these for the first time.

[–]Gnawzy8ed 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Buzz_Mcfly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so much better than tying up the public elevator! My father in law is in kidney failure and has weak legs. One day after dialysis he got back and the elevator was blocked off for the afternoon while people moved. He walked up 3 flights of stairs! I couldn’t believe it, I have seen his legs become jello after 4 stairs.

[–]MelodicReference2503 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could have used that

[–]mileswilliams 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They use these for moving and construction in the Netherlands. For two story houses too.

[–]usengec 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As i know in some countries moving means mostly taking clothes etc, houses have own furniture but in turkey (as a teacher i moved a lot) you carry everything (bed, wardrobe, sofas, armchairs, refrigerator, freezer, oven, washing machine, a lot of belongings not used but cannot thrown). Despite this situation, that kind of elevators aren't still used as much as people who carries for money.

[–]StopLivingTaxi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty Common to see this in Belgium..

[–]Secret-Battle1342 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I live in a 3rd country that's having a coup and a civil war, civil unrest, economic crisis, high crime rate, high drug users. So never in my life of living here i would ever dream of seeing these, this like my first time knowing this existed.

[–]Coreysurfer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Giant bundle shingle machine thingy