well, here're my findings :
unfortunately, my new maid from Presslink is super sotong. have to let her go.
I started looking for transfer 2 days ago.
my requirement - Indo or Filipino transfer (1 off day per month for now)
called these agencies in Jun2011
A1 Employment Agency Pte Ltd - all trfs maids want $500 & above, even if they have worked for a few month in SG.
Jobuzz - agent fees (Trfs) $700 - exSG 450-550 (2-4 off days)
FMP Manpower Consultant - all SG maids want 4 sundays off
Dan - SG maids want all sundays off too (expat mkt)
personel121 - all sundays off too (expat mkt)
1 Astar Employment Agency - 1 quote $480, ex SG(2yr) & 2 off-day.
Presslink - fresh $400 Indo, ex Msia
Thumbs Up Employment Pte Ltd zero agent fees! and maid loan can be paid in instalments!!not sure if good or bad.
JAVAMAID - agency fee $888, ex-SG $550! (w/o off day), $500 w 1 off-day
Pls share so it'll save us the hassle of having to hunt like crazy. There was one agency which quoted me $380 for Indo (fresh). can't recall. Now I'm only looking at transfer maids. Pay for Filipino (fresh) is definitely below $400.