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  1. I have a 20 ft container of personal household stuff arriving Nov and although I've paid nearly £4,000 up front to a brit remover for door to door packing, unpacking etc. I'm now being asked by the Aus agent for 'quarantine inspection' charges of over $400, can the agent know in advance of the container arriving that it will get a quarantine inspection? could I decline to pay their charges and clear it through quarantine myself, how hard can that be? any other info about this would be greatly appreciated.
  2. littlem

    Extras insurance

    I am pricing and comparing the extras cover provided for dental, optical etc. Does anyone have any companies they have used that they recommend and any to stay clear of? Thanks Michelle
  3. I'm in the process of getting quotes to ship a 20 ft container (originally going for a 40ft, but were getting tough and will cut it down!) from Scotland to Brisbane and the 5 companies we've asked so far are approx the same, say £4,250 - £4,750 ish. Then I start digging and ask: How much to send a 100 cubic feet or so by groupage? How much is storage in Oz? How much if we end up further away from Brissie, say 200 miles or so? Suddenly the quotes are all over the place:wacko: I get one company with a good price to Brissie, but charging an extra £1,500 to go the extra 200 miles:shocked: Another with quite a high Brissie quote, but £400 to go the other 200 miles?! Groupage is just as bad, some are twice as expensive as others. And as for storage, 2 of the companies are 4 times dearer than the cheapest one!!:goofy: It's a */??@** minefield:unsure: Close my eyes and point to the winner?!!
  4. This is quite possibly the most painful thing i've had to do in my whole life lol.. to the point i'm considering dragging the whole setup about with my whilst i travel to perth lol. For sale. Everything you need for a great home cinema setup. LG 50" full hd 1080p plasma LG surround sound home theatre, with 4 tall boy speakers, 1 sub, 1 centre speaker and cd/radio/dvd player Sony blu ray player all cables e.g two hdmi cables, digi optical etc $1500 ono i'm currently quite close to sydney, canberra and melbourne so could arrange to meet anyone from there for delivery within the next couple of weeks, after that i'll be heading too Perth so if anyone there is keen i can deliver... don't leave it too long though as, as soon as i have a job in perth its no longer for sale.
  5. Hello! I'm just going through the process of having the shipping companies round the house to carry out surveys, seen Pickfords and John Masons so far. Can anyone please advise as to what hidden extras there are to look out for? Have you negotiated these hidden extras in your quote as a dealbreaker? Many thanks in advance for your replies! Laulau:biggrin:
  6. the_nanny_uk2

    Hidden Extras In House Buying?????

    This is basically for all those of you who are lucky enough to be out there already. Once we are out there and have rented a place for a while we would like to buy a plot and build our house. Apart from the cost of the housebuild, what other costs are involved. i.e in the UK we have the Stamp Duty, Home Info Packs, etc etc. Is the First Home Owners Grant for anyone for evermore or is it likely to be pulled. Also what are your interest rates like? Have they gone up or down recently and has the rest of the worlds credit crunch affected the Oz economy at all?? Sorry for the questions folks, we are trying to get a handle on what our life would be like out there. Jo x
  7. Guest

    shipping costs- extras?

    could anyone guide me as to whether there are any hidden extra costs in the quotes for shipping. things like storage, customs, insurance, are they extra? thanks