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    Emigrating today (!) question about $ to £ transfer

    Thanks Rammy Girl yes good point, ANZ only charge a $30 fee but their exchange rate is crap and even after I factor in transfer wises much larger fee, I still end up with about £600 more in my bank account going through transferwise than bank to bank.
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    Emigrating today (!) question about $ to £ transfer

    Hmm so the daily limit is $25000 so if I do the transfer via transfer wise I would need to do four seperate transfers. If I factor in their fee over four transfers, I’m not sure how much I’ll really save compared with just transferring the whole lump sum bank to bank
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    Emigrating today (!) question about $ to £ transfer

    Through TransferWise?
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    Emigrating today (!) question about $ to £ transfer

    Thanks both I’m just on my way to a branch by the airport to arrange for them to increase the limit as I want to transfer up to six figures and want to minimise costs by doing it in smaller multiple transfers
  5. Hi all, I'm returning to the motherland after 7 years in Oz, flying today from Sydney. I have no knowledge at all of the best way of transferring AUD to GBP. I plan on transferring all my savings from my ANZ account to my mum's account (as I don't yet have a UK bank account). I rang ANZ today to check their rates for transferring bank to bank and I would save about 1k using TransferWise. I have left it too late now to go into my ANZ branch to organise this as I fly this afternoon at 5pm. Will there be any issues transferring my AUD from the UK, using someone like TransferWise? Thanks!
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    Chernobyl The TV series

    Watched the first episode but had no desire to continue watching. Found the English voices / accents for all actors too jarring. Why not use actual Ukrainian actors with English subtitles. Just finished watching Mindhunter: season 2. Possibly the beat TV series I have ever seen.
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    Selling car before move back

    Marisa thanks I might do that actually; selling to a dealer would definitely save a lot of hassle
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    Selling car before move back

    Hey guys would you let someone test drive the car with you in the passenger seat?
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    Selling car before move back

    Thank you!
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    Selling car before move back

    All, I need to sell my Ford Fiesta and hope 4-6 weeks is long enough as I want to leave Sydney (for the UK) by Feb. It is a 2014 model, I’m the only owner, and it’s only done 21,000 km. I have never sold a car before... A couple of questions: It was last serviced in Feb 2019, and is due another service in a couple of months. Would you bother getting it serviced again before selling? Are there any other tips you guys have for selling a car in NSW?
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    checklist for moving back to uk

    How’s the move going Denny? Are you in the UK yet? Do you think you will ever return to Oz?
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    Moving back : how to get rid of possessions ?

    I think I’m going to sell mine and not bother shipping it. Only thing is, I’ll be lucky to get a quarter of what I paid or it. I paid 2k AUD 2.5 years ago for it and it is now out of warranty. I reckon I’d be lucky to get $600 for it now.
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    Shipping hardly anything

    Thanks Marissa, the TV is a tricky one, it is curved, which makes it difficult to pack. I may have to take a hit and sell it for about 40% of what I paid for it....
  14. Hi guys I will be shipping from Sydney to East Sussex about 8 boxes of personal effects and clothes and a TV. No furniture or anything else. By the looks of the small move cube, I don’t think it will be even more than quarter fill. Is movecube still the best value even for very small moves?
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    Moving back : how to get rid of possessions ?

    Hey guys did you ship or sell your smart TV’s. Also will TV’s bought in Oz (mine is a Samsung) work in the UK?