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  1. jo greenway

    Where to buy furniture

    Hi We need to buy some dinning chairs, bed, sofa etc, where are the best places to go other than Ikea that is not to expensive. I have found a website called Fantastic furniture - anyone know what they are like?
  2. Is is worth paying to ship my furniture over? I'm in a bit of a quandry, do I ship the essentials over so I don't have to rush to buy new when I arrive? or do I sell most of it in the UK and buy new. I don't have any furniture that has sentimental value but will be bringing certain items so will need at least part of a container. The second hand market over here is rubbish and I'll probably get peanuts for my furniture, most of which is only around 2 yrs old. Anyone any experiences?? When I did a reccy in Perth 4years ago, a couple I met who had just arrived had actually purchased more furniture in the UK and filled 2 containers!!!!:wacko:
  3. neilwilliams1987

    Moving Back and Selling Contents of Flat

    Hello Everyone, I will be moving back to the UK in the New Year and will be selling off all contents of my flat, i will be uploading pictures in the coming week. Ideally this would suit someone who has just moved to Perth ideally i could sell the whole lot, or piece by piece. If anyone knows of anybody this would suit please get them to get in touch. I am based in Joondalup with plenty of parking for trucks / utes ect for moving. the list includes: Double Bed and Mattress x2, Beside table, Dining room (table seats 6), bedroom Unit, lamps x2, couches 2 seater and 3 seater, TV Unit, TV, Coffee Table, SIde table, Fridge, BBQ and Smoker, Pots, pans, cutlery, plates, bowls, ect. anyone is welcome to come past and have a visit, i know whats its like to get started in a new country and how hard it can be, if i can sell the lot in one go a discount will be given. not looking to rip anyone off just want rid off it all. Please share Cheers Neil neilwilliams1987@yahoo.co.uk
  4. As per previous post we are moving interstate. Want to sell some stuff rather than transport it.Sorry if wrong forum - again! Includes one of: Dodge Calibre sti 1.8 2006 (funky suv style) $5k; Toyota Camry sedan (details to follow) approx 2003 good spec sedan) $3k lounge suite 3+2 good quality from freedom furnitue - light grey kind of colour Ikea red 2 seater ($75) Weights bench and 20k? weights ($75); excercise bike with heart monitor (monitor bit dodgy not always working), but good quality bike $25 (maybe free) Old outdoor sets ripped chairs 4 set, table ok and rusty small round cafe set with 2 chairs (all free) Couple of desks - office style with drawer and ikea student desk ($25 each) I am in Brisbane so details sketchy. If interested can get photos and better description etc. Prices off top of my head especially cars need to talk to wife/son
  5. We are a family moving back to Melbourne in May - around Parkdale area. I am looking for all the requirements to furnish a 3 bedroom family home, ideally an an entire house contents as a lot. We are not shipping belongings and I don't want to spend my evenings/weekends shopping for beds/kitchen appliances etc etc. If anyone is maybe moving away from Melbourne and looking to sell up their goods let me know. Thanks
  6. :arghh: Hi..:arghh: Can anyone give me any feed back (based on experience) weather it's best to move nearly all your belongings to OZ ... or to enter OZ with mainly personal belongings. We are in i dilemma as to start from scratch again (apart from sentimental things) or just move every thing based on a standard 3 bedroom house.Some of the furniture kinda needs replacing anyway But how have those got on with just going out with personal items by renting a house with hardly no furniture.Or have you rented a house then gone out and bought everything you need?Cause some of us women like to have nearly all new when moving anyway. :laugh: Is there anyone out there that has come up against this? Any help is most appreciated:)
  7. Moving back to the UK, selling sofa $350 Only 5 months old one 2 seater plus one 3 seater sofa, Dark Espresso brown fabric similar to corduroy. Excellent condition 2 seater measurements: Height 81cm Depth 87cm Length 149cm 3 seater measurements: Height 81cm Depth 87cm Length 205cm Still under guarantee, purchase receipt available PICK UP ONLY
  8. Hi everybody, Sorry if this was covered elsewhere. As much as we love living in Australia (been here 5 years) we have our reasons for moving back to the UK. This wouldnt happen however for at least another 3-5 years but I'd like to at least be as prepared as i can for the mountain of costs that face us. We came over with next to nothing and gradually bought everything we need, however if going back I would like to have everything I have now without having to 'start from scratch'. My question is, is it possible to ship furniture, household goods AND our car in the same container? surely its possible to hirer a bigger container and put everything in the same container? If so, how much more would it then cost me to ship my car as well? It would probably be cheaper to sell the car and buy another one once back in the UK? but id rather pay a bit extra and avoid this hassle. any help/shipping stories appreciated, also recomended shipping companies Cheers Danny
  9. Hi guys, Could anyone help/give any useful contacts, I'm thinking of moving to Melbourne for a late gap year and I'm a bespoke furniture maker and would be in need of a job in the city. Thanks, Tom.
  10. When we arrived in Sydney in Feb 2013 we bought a whole house of furniture from a family who were moving back to the UK. We go back to blights in Feb 2014 and wondered if there was anyone planning to come out here then who might be interested in a 'job lot'. We have the following available.... sofas, dining table and chairs, fridge freezer, queen bed, 2 single beds, crockery, BBQ would suit someone coming temporarily or whilst waiting for a container. Please let me know if you are interested. Collection would be from Beecroft. Bridget
  11. Steve and Caroline

    Complete housefull of furniture

    Hi we are returning to the UK and we have just sold our 3 bedroom house here on the Sunshine Coast. We have decided not to take any furniture back with us so we have a whole house full of furniture to sell. All of it is in VGC and nothing is over 5yrs old, most only 2yrs old. For example we have queen size beds (2 used for guest stays only) lounge suites, electrical goods, kitchen stuff, pots pans and crockery in fact the whole box and dice! We will even be selling our car nearer our departure date. Does anyone here in Oz know of someone arriving from the UK who needs furniture or needs to buy good stuff for a reasonable price. Ideally we would like to sell it in one go (offers around $10,000) but we will look at selling individual pieces. We only heard about Poms in Oz the other day so maybe some one can help. Unfortunately we will be leaving Oz around mid April 2014 so time is a bit short. Any help greatly appreciated. Steve and Caroline
  12. Guest

    White goods and furniture

    I just want everyone's thoughts on the following choices: 1. Bosch for washing machine. 2. Electrolux for refrigerator. To elaborate, I am moving into my own apartment in Sydney. What's a good store (in terms of cheap prices) where I can buy these from? Also, where can I get the best deals for bedroom furniture, sofas, Television table? I am looking for something that is nice and presentable and moderately priced (not too posh and not too cheap). Whats a good store where I can buy these from? Many thanks for all your help.
  13. Clairemantle

    Looking for Furniture on Mebourne!

    Hello We are staying in Australia and are now moving in to an unfurnished place. If you are moving back or need to sell your furniture please let us know, especially if you have a queen bed Thanks C
  14. mamfa0345

    Shipping and buying new in WA

    HI we are hoping to move out to aus by the end of the year and doing the usual tally up of what to take and what not to take. Does anyone have any idea of what is good to take and what should be left behind? also, does anyone know of any good furniture places in WA? We have things like ikea, argos and supermarkets to rely on cheap household things, what's Australia's alternative? Any insight would be appreciated thanks
  15. Recently relocated to Perth, WA. We had to wait 12 weeks for our furniture to arrive from Scotland. We opted to rent furniture and whitegoods for the 12 weeks and found a company called Furniture Hire & Sales Australia. Top quality furniture (Better than my own!) They provide packages, hire short term and long term and were surprisingly well priced. Goodluck! :em3600:
  16. Hi, I need to buy furniture in the Sydney area. I was just wondering where to buy furniture from. Which shops have good furniture at good prices? Does anyone know where I get a reasonably priced bed frame? Thanks.
  17. My husband, daughter & I moved to Mosman, Sydney in July 2012. We are going back to London and so everything must be sold by 20 April. we have - 1 x Sealy orthocare back support firm queen bed bought for $1000, will take $650 1 x Sealy orthocare back support firm double bed bought for $750 will take $450 Black ikea sofa bed - this has literally never been sat on ( we have no TV and a hyper toddler so we don't sit much ) bought for $499, will take $350 http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/60214135/ ikea dining table in white - easy to clean and very durable - will take $30 lots more items - radiators, kitchen utensils, Tupperware, crockery cutlery to see. Make us an offer !!
  18. I am looking for a queen bed and 2 single beds, have matresses, ikea style, has anybody got for sale in Brisbane region
  19. We are back in London now. We have a two-seater sofa for sale, it is bright blue originally from Argos about 5 years ago. It is in good condition. We also have an ikea dining table for sale, it has chrome legs and a frosted glass top. Seats 6 people. It is also in good condition. Let me know if you are interested in buying either of these items.
  20. Hi everyone! After 5 years in Sydney I am moving back to the UK. I have the following for sale: 42" Flat Screen Toshiba TV - $250 Leather Sofa & cushions - $550 Glass Coffee Table - $125 Glass Side Table - $75 Extendable Dining table & 4 chairs (light wood colour) - $150 Full length mirror with white frame - $40 Brother Fax machine/printer - $100 Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine - $100 Also able to offer all of the above as a package for a negotiated price. Please see photos below. All items are pick up only - I am based in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Please PM me. Thanks
  21. Guest


    Hi Does anyone know where the best place is to get cheap furniture, in and around the Townsville area as I will be coming with nothing and really don't want to spend a fortune renting a fully furnished property. Many thanks
  22. Hi There, We've been here for a couple of years on a 457 and have decided to head back to the UK for a couple of reasons. We initially shipped about 30 boxes of stuff here from the UK and it didn't cost the earth. We have purchased some reasonable furniture since being here and I'm wondering what the options are for taking the furniture and probably more than 30 boxes of stuff back? Do we need to get a full container to ship furniture back with the boxes in as well? Can you part fill a container if you don't need a full one. Any advice, recommended companies, recommended options would be appreciated. Cheers Rob
  23. Hi I have been reading alot of posts about people sorting through there house before making the move and throwing out selling or giving away all there stuff. Not sure how many know about a site called freecycle http://uk.freecycle.org/ this site is as the name suggests recycling free stuff. If you have something that is too good to throw away but you don't want the hassle of selling it, you can post it there and see if anybody needs it. It helps others and they collect so you don't have to drop it at the tip or pay to get rid. Hope this helps
  24. I plan on moving into an unfurnished 2 bedroom apartment in Brisbane at the end of January. I would like to purchase living room and bedroom furniture for the apartment (e.g. queen beds, couches, coffee tables etc.). Does anyone have a set of furniture for sale that meet my requirements?
  25. Hi, We are moving back to the UK in March and have good quality household furniture that is 6 months old for sale. This includes a complete package for lounge and dinning room. 1x3 seater sofa,{$400} 1x2 seater sofa,{300} coffee table {60}, lamp table {$40}, entertainment unit {180}, dinning table {$180}, 6 chairs {$220}, 1x buffet [$sideboard] {$150}, an LG toploader washing machine {$200} and a patio table with 6 chairs {$170}. We also have a double bed and mattress that has been used twice {$200}.