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  1. Following on from my review earlier in the post - We are in Brisbane and PSS partner with a company called Overseas Packers and Shippers.... Awful!! See below a letter of complaint written to them this morning... We recently shipped our belongings from the UK to Australia using PSS - They must partner with you for the last mile delivery. When we received our shipment - the packaging around our belongings was in a terrible condition. We spoke to the delivery driver and he said that it was customs that inspected the boxes, so it must have been them. I made a complaint to customs - See below. --------------------------------------------------------- We have recently relocated back to Australia after a 3 year stay in the UK. We shipped all of our furniture from the UK and feel that our belongings were not treated with any respect. Boxes were slashed open with sharp knives narrowly avoiding the contents, Expensive wooden furniture was ripped into and then not wrapped back up properly leaving it exposed. My wife described one box as though it looked like criminals had been going through it - describing everything as just thrown back in. We fully understand the need for strict quarantine in Australia and indeed encourage it. However we we feel like we were charged $600 for our belongings to be torn through with no regard for their condition. We know that staff are busy and time is tight, but feel this is no excuse for the manner in which the inspection took place. Imagine yourself moving house and having people slash their way through the packaging half way through the transit with little or no care of how it would arrive at the destination. You too would complain. -------------------------------------------------------- Customs have since responded advising that they do not open any boxes or indeed pack anything back up - that is the job of the shipping company. He also advised that their charge is just $75 for inspection and nothing for disposal of the item they found in breach. So not only has Overseas P & S lied to us, but charged us a lot of money to tear through our belongings with no regard for it's condition. We are not happy with the service provided and after looking online, we are not the only ones. Rest assured that I will be writing to PSS and letting them know the level of service their last mile partner is offering. Very disappointed.... Perhaps PSS should reconsider this partnership...
  2. Very poor experience with PSS - 3,000 pounds for a full container Received items last Thursday Packers were lazy, said they would double wrap fragile wood furniture - didn't Plastic storage tubs just had the lids taped on and then were loaded in - Some items not wrapped Cosmetic liquids and books packed together The list goes on - not impressed
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    Uk car insurance - hard copy of no claims?

    Just as an FYI for those reading this thread - Privilege and Direct Line no longer accept aussie no claims - they advised this changed about 3 months ago They are both underwritten by UK Ins Ltd - this cant be a coincidence. Tesco still do - can't comment on any others - can say make sure that it is a hard copy letter though - we tried e-mail and that was not acceptable.
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    4x4 for sale - $4200 ovno

    Ok it's got to go as we fly next week Who will give me $3000 for it?
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    What have you done today to get yourself out of Oz?

    Yes mate, we are ready for the next stage - 1 baby and another on the way. No family here so back we go into the fold
  6. I feel your pain, I hated looking for rentals The competition is very high and anything that could be seen as negative goes against you. Good luck with the search
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    Accent .. Have you lost your´s yet or

    My accent is now officially a Hybrid People here think I am very English, People in th UK tell me that I have Ozzie twang.... I am an uncomfortable mixture!
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    What have you done today to get yourself out of Oz?

    I have listed my furniture for sale
  9. Hi All With the impending move to the UK approaching we are looking to sell our household items. We do not leave our house here until about the end of June so some of these items might not be available until a little closer to the time... Here is the list - Please let me know if you would like to see photos of any of the items and I will add them here or e-mail them directly to you. PS. the sofa is available now, as is the BBQ, all the baby stuff, plants, parasol, desk 2, desk 3, outside glass table, cargo barrier and desktop PC. [TABLE=width: 623] [TR] [TD]Items for sale [/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Kitchen [/TD] [TD]Price [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Fridge Freezer [/TD] [TD=align: right]250 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Washing Machine Samsung 7Kg (2.5yrs old) [/TD] [TD=align: right]400 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Microwave Panasonic 1100w (under 6 months old) [/TD] [TD=align: right]75 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Kettle [/TD] [TD=align: right]20 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Toaster [/TD] [TD=align: right]20 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Clothes airer + Washing basket + Pegs [/TD] [TD=align: right]20 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]6x large dinner Plates - White [/TD] [TD=align: right]10 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Large sliding extension dining table + 6 chairs - Black and White [/TD] [TD=align: right]350 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Random kitchen bits to be established, utensils, mugs, etc [/TD] [TD]?? [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Lounge [/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Large 'L' shape sofa - Leather and suede effect Fabric (scotchguarded .equiv) good condition [/TD] [TD=align: right]950 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Coffee Table - Black [/TD] [TD=align: right]50 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]42" SHARP Full HD LCD TV [/TD] [TD=align: right]500 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Samsung Wireless front to back Surround sound [/TD] [TD=align: right]400 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bookshelf/sideboard - Black [/TD] [TD=align: right]50 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Desk 1 Black with drawer stack [/TD] [TD=align: right]75 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Desk 2 Solid Large and Heavy wood effect [/TD] [TD=align: right]50 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Desk 3 Small side Desk - wood effect [/TD] [TD=align: right]15 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Desktop PC + Keyboard + Mouse + Speakers (No Monitor) [/TD] [TD=align: right]250 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]7 way Power Board with Surge Protector [/TD] [TD=align: right]25 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Random DVD's [/TD] [TD]5-7 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Random Books - inc John Grisham [/TD] [TD]5-7 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Ikea Side Table white - nearly new [/TD] [TD=align: right]10 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Black Leather Executive Office Chair [/TD] [TD=align: right]75 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Garden [/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Large 5x burner 'Jamie Durie' Stainless Steel Gas BBQ, with cover + Gas Bottles (2 yrs old) [/TD] [TD=align: right]250 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Outdoor Table, Bench and 2 Chairs [/TD] [TD=align: right]175 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Petrol Lawn Mower + Jerry can [/TD] [TD=align: right]150 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Elec Strimmer / whippersnipper [/TD] [TD=align: right]40 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Random Garden Tools [/TD] [TD]?? [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Large wooden Garden Sun parasol - Cream. 3m x 2m - some damage to wooden stand [/TD] [TD=align: right]150 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Heavy 37kg universal parasol / umbrella stand [/TD] [TD=align: right]35 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bamboo Plant [/TD] [TD=align: right]10 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Ceramic Flower Pots [/TD] [TD]5 ea [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Extention Lead 25m [/TD] [TD=align: right]20 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Small outdoor glass table [/TD] [TD=align: right]25 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Baby [/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Classic woven Bassinet [/TD] [TD=align: right]75 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bouncer and Play mat [/TD] [TD=align: right]30 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Baby Bath [/TD] [TD=align: right]10 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD][/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Misc [/TD] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Ford Maverick 4x4 Cargo barrier [/TD] [TD=align: right]250 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Black Bedside tables x 2 - Very simple wooden black [/TD] [TD=align: right]10 [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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    First thing to see/do in The Pilbara is ??????????

    Have a look at out blog for more on Karijini www.twopomsandatruck.blogspot.com
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    How many of you would return to the UK ???

    Going back in July
  12. Hi Gordon We are moving back to the UK from Brisbane in July but want to have everything sold up by end of June. We have a house full - Sofa, Dining set (6 chairs), Coffee Table, 42" LCD TV, Surround Sound, PC, Desks, Outdoor setting, some camping gear, plus lots of those everyday bits & bobs e.g. laundry airer and storage items... We are taking the bed, cot and 2nd sofa back to the UK though. Let me know if any of this interests you....?
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    Thinking about going home.

    Now that we have had our daughter we are also struggling for money. One wage doesn't cut it here and I am not in a bad job either... We are going home in July after 5 years here and are looking forward to it. Australia has been great to us and I will miss it a great deal, but with a daughter and another on the way I want the kids to be amongst family and friends. That's our priority....
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