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  1. Fingers crossed, all gets collected in about 3 weeks
  2. Nope have gone with PSS for a full 20ft door to door. What with everything else to worry about it was a step too far really.
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    Mobile Phone SIM

    $45 a month https://www.aldimobile.com.au/plans/xxl-value-pack/#
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    Mobile Phone SIM

    Tricky isn't it Good to hear that are alternatives and we can change later if necessary. The aldi xxl pack is probably what I will go with 20GB the data roll over is attractive and unlimited calls to uk.. Doesn't look like international texts are included though?. But we use whatsapp mostly anyway. Someone has told me that aldi is only 3g is that correct? I have a friend that will post a couple of sims to us in the UK so we have them ready when we arrive.
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    Adelaide v Gold Coast

    Can agree with that very different attitudes. Even more so when you take in country people and places and city people. Country for me......
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    How Patriotic Are You?

    As an Australian living in the UK desperately trying to go home I get more patriotic every day. 11 weeks into a house sale and still no certainty that it will go through, a pathetic system.
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    Woodwork tools

    Apparently the smell of disinfectant is a good idea our place stinks of Jeyes Fluid at the moment. I'm taking a lot of tools probably a third of our 20 foot container.
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    Mobile Phone SIM

    Thanks for the reply that's great just the info I was looking for. My present mobile is only just out of contract and has been extremely good so i will keep it for a while and go for the Aldi Sim. I just wish there was an Aldi in the center of Perth I wonder if they sell them elsewhere....
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    Mobile Phone SIM

    I've searched the forum and can't find this topic but it must be there somewhere.... Which mobile phone SIM to get. I need pretty good rural coverage loads of data min 30gb sounds ok and would like international calls Aldi mobile XL plan looks interesting does anyone have that? Any recommendations appreciate.
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    The UK house selling system

    A bit of good news today the buyer (the one holding things up) have had their mortgage approved, so with a good lump of luck maybe next week for contract exchange. Might get my life back then
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    The Impact Brexit Will Have On The £

    Thank you for the reply what was the spot rate when you got those quotes? for example https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/ (my favourite site) is as of today quoting a spot rate of 1.8548 Need that to work out the margin percentage you see. I'll drop into my local branch and ask them about it anyway.
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    The Impact Brexit Will Have On The £

    Any idea what margin HSBC charge when doing that? I can't seem to find any info on it.
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    Depositing uk Bank draft

    interesting re the HSBC accounts do you know what margin they are taking on the exchange? In my experience the margin that banks demand is pretty huge but i'd love to be proven wrong and if it wasn't much i'd do it too.
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    The UK house selling system

    It amazes me the UK seem to think they are world leaders in so many things, my major observation after living here for 10 years is that they are pretty rubbish at administration be that housing, social security, the law, government, Industry standards policing even politicians expenses. Australia is a bit too good at it in many ways not perfect by very far as we are over governed but better at it generally. I just want to go home and not feel bitter about my time in the UK but this is beginning to feel like i'm trapped.
  15. This is just a complaint about the status quo really can't do anything about it just wait. Anyway we bought and sold homes and other property in Australia maybe 10 or 12 times before we came to the UK. It was relatively easy really and never took more than 6 weeks in some cases as little as 2 weeks. So now we are selling up in the UK to go home, our house has been "Sold subject to Contract" for nearly 10 weeks. It sold very quickly and all looked good for a quick settlement, then the solicitors get involved and it drags and drags. It doesn't matter how much you pester them they will not be hurried. If one solicitor sends a letter to another expecting a reply it is about a week to move on to the next stage. Then all of a sudden just as we are about to exchange contracts someone early on in the chain has their mortgage knocked back! I mean we are talking 10 weeks in here they must have applied for it sooner than this. So something else has gone on maybe a bit of gazumping or something. So now we wait while they apply again to another mortgage company. All of a sudden it looks a lot like we will be spending another winter in this joint something we really wanted to avoid.. Everyone here agrees that the chain system and the delay before (and practical none existence of) unconditional contracts is a terrible system but it has apparently been like this for ever. The only winners in this are the solicitors and surveyors if we pull out now we still have to pay them the full fee. Come on UK fix it it's too late for us but fix it for heaven's sake this is torture.