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      What are the main websites used that are equivalent to Amazon.co.uk

      Hi,

      I'm interested in finding out what the most popular websites are that are used in Australia that are equivalent to Amazon. I am interested in sites that almost sell everything from books to fridges and everything in between so I can start to calculate the cost of all the goods/items I'll need when I move.

      Thanks so much for reading and any help you can provide.

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      Gumtree is very popular here in WA....we've used it for loads. Cars, sofas, outdoor furniture, buffet, coffee tables, dishwasher, snorkelling gear, fishing rods, toys... My older kids all found their jobs through Gumtree as did I. My older daughter and her chap are now looking for a house share for next year!

      If you're looking to buy new, online shopping is still relatively new to Australia. You may find some national sites but you'll probably need to look more locally for your bigger bits. Amazon.co.uk do deliver here but only certain things like music, books and DVD's. Amazon.com may deliver more but I haven't had much success!

      You could look at this national company http://www.target.com.au/html/homepage/home_fw.htm#
      or this http://www.bigw.com.au/bigw/home.jsp
      Both are well know homestores.


      This is a well known company for WA which might give you an insight into costs of bigger items http://www.thegoodguys.com.au/cockburn/

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      You could also look at dstore for smaller electrical/electronic items.

      You'll often find that you'll pay less by going to the store and negotiating on big items.
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      If you are buying books, DVDs or CD's then the cheapest place to buy them is Amazon.co.uk! Free delivery to Australia if you spend 25, takes about two weeks to arrive.

      It's a fraction of the price that you pay here. Even with delivery charges, I probably reckon that most other products from Amazon.co.uk will be cheaper than buying from Oz. This is partly due to the slow growth of online shopping here and partly due to the strength of the Aussie Dollar (and/or weakness of the Pound).

      (edit - this probably doesn't help for white goods, household products etc - apologies)

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      When looking at the Amazon UK web site it has a list of sites in Aus that seem to be affiliated.
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      There's also Ikea if you'll be moving near one, for furniture and bits and pieces. They're much cheaper than other stores. For whitegoods and other electricals, try looking on retravision and harvey norman websites.

     

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