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  1. 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
  2. Has anyone had to have there stuff stored in Australia while they found a house, how much did it cost?
  3. Hi everybody! In the next 3 months i am moving with my spouse to Australia and I was just wondering what is the best way to go about renting houses etc. Should my partner go over first?? should i bring furniture over?? Is it possible to get a fully- furnished household?? Since it is my first time moving abroad I am very confused on which way to go about moving!! Its quite dear to rent please if anyone has any information let me know asap. Thanks Kirsty
  4. 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.
  5. lauradarlin

    Help! Need an Electrician!!

    HELP!! just moved into my new room in a shared house and have managed to break the electric plug socket...can anyone recommend someone to come and fix this for me that's not going to break the bank?! It's just the plastic that's broken - I'm just south of the river near Canning Bridge, Perth thanks guys!!:arghh:
  6. I have posted several times two households bills, mine from the uk and someone on PIO who lives in Brisbane and i have always said that everyones bills will be different and i said that based on these figures, this persons utility bills were almost half the cost of mine here in the uk, based on wages, not the exchange rate. If anyone disagrees with these figures, or if they just want to help they could post their own figures to compare the only figures i have, apart from one other person, who lives in Brisbane, who has similar figures to my quoted ones. So please feel free to post your bills, preferably from different States. Please note - the equation i am using is based on the average pay from wages in Australia, not the current exchange rate, you will be earning dollars and spending dollars. Based on the commonly accepted PIO rate $2.2 to £1, below are my monthly outgoings in the uk and someone living in a bigger house in Australia, in red. Rates/ £1450 per year/ $3200 is it the same?...... approx $1600 in Brisbane Gas/electric/ £1600 per year/ $3500 - how much do you pay?...........approx $1900 Petrol/ £1.35/ $2.90 how much? .................diesel - $1.20 car insurance/ £500/ $1100 ? ................incl Rego & fully comp approx $1300 yearly water rates/ £400/ $850 ?................ $416
  7. Hi all My Husband & I are making the move down under we will be our there within 6 months. We would love any info on Scarborough, Double view (coastal) and Yokine (inland). Looking to rent $400 budget, (looked on a few retail websites so know this is possible) We have 2 young children 4 & 2 so would be looking for a good primary school if anyone has any ideas. Also trying to work out a budget for household utilities costs. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you
  8. wakeboard1980

    A few household items for sale

    We are in the process of moving our belongings back to the UK. We have decided not to take a few things and are looking to sell them for some Xmas spending money. We have Fridge Queen size bed and mattress Chest of drawers that match the bed 3 seat lounge with chaise Glass tv stand (we have a 42in tv on it) All are in pretty good condition and are reasonably priced. PM me if you are interested and want some pics Pat
  9. Sudden decison to move back to uk so we are selling everything and they are almost new. Bought most between April-July this year. Washing Machine-Whirlpool 7.5kg - $400 Electrolux 5kg Tumble dryer -$350 LG 422l Frost Free fridge Freezer-$ 500 (minor scratch on the side, happened while moving but original price was $744 ) 850w LG 25L micrwave $75 Black Glass TV Unit (heavy glass 54kg) $75 Solid wood (dark) dining table with 6 leather chairs $800 Solid wood large 4 door buffet $400 (Never been used delivered a few weeks ago with dinning table) 3 bar stool (black leather effect and silver) $120 Large modular real leather sofa (5 seater + chaise) we bought it for $2100 therefore we can negotiate the price. (ideal for entainment/cinema room or big living area) Girl's bedroom furnitures - Dark wood and stylish(single bed with small underbed drawer, bedside drawer, Tallboy, small book case, small storage shelf with seagrass baskets) whole lot for $500 One tall book shelf $50 I am in Perth, North of the rive.If you are interested just PM me. I am away this week but will respond as soon I can. We are quite happy to negotiate and also throw in freebies such desks, little swivel chairs for kids room, depending on what you buy from us
  10. gaz n family

    Household items through the system

    Well as many of you will now know we have arrived and have started to make our new life here in South Australia and loving every minute of it. We have been advised of the date our items arrived in country but dont know how long it will take to clear. I appreciate every consignment is different and times will vary. but roughly how long has it taken your stuff to get through?
  11. Hello all, after having read a good few posts along the general lines of "everything is more expensive in Oz", seeing the reactions of the poor folk (including me!) who are about to move here or just got here, I would like to inject some optimism into the forum and report on my day's activities purchasing household items.... I do lead an exciting life.... Pegs - $2 either from dollar store or Kmart (sorry to start with pegs, I was told to buy out Asda as they cost upwards from $10...) A box of crockery, 18 pieces $16 from Target - seen similar for $19 in Kmart Set of cutlery in a tray, with good cutting knives £10 Kmart Plastic chopping boards $4 Kmart Towels (large) good quality $5 each Target Wine glasses $1!!! reduced section in Ikea A box of 6 tumblers $3 Target Set of 3 large kitchen knives + scissors $19 Target Plenty of duvet sets, sheets etc starting from $9 Large mugs $2 dollar store Huge pan with glass lid $18 dollar store Set of 3 saucepans with lids $12 Kmart Great ceramic colander $10 Target Kettle $9 Kmart or $12 in Target I won't go on. The message I am trying to put across is that if you look around everything isn't double, triple, 4x what you pay in the UK and if you need basics for those first few days before your container arrives then you should be OK. The shopping centres here are very large, I should know as I used to work in the Trafford Centre, and they are bigger. There are plenty of shops on offer and you will find the price you are looking for. Of course Sydney does seem quite expensive in the CBD, but it is a large city and London is just the same..... but you don't have to eat out in the heart of Sydney every night!!! We had a pizza in the Little Italy called Leichhardt the other night and it was only $15. Hope this has been useful. All the best Naomi xxx
  12. Hey, we arrive 19th Oct looking to rnet from around the 1st Nov- anyone selling up give me a PM.
  13. vixxy666

    Household costs for perth rental?

    Hi does anyone have a list they wouldnt mind sharing with me on there household bills in perth in a rental, im just trying to make sure we'll be able to afford it. we are a young(ish) couple no children. Thanks so much Vicky
  14. cubton

    Household Items for Sale

    Hi all, Heading back to UK and have a few items for sale see attachment for details, we will also be breaking our lease on a nice new 4 bed house in Clontarf, please pm me for contact details For Sale Gumtree.doc For Sale Gumtree.doc
  15. Hi All, Myself & hubby are considering moving to Brisbane and renting our house at home and would be looking to rent a 4 bed in outer suburbs (eg Bracken Ridge) or a 3 bed inner suburbs (eg Ascot or Carina) and I would like to know what are the average bills that we would face?? We will prob only have 1 car and hubby will commute to work via train or bus. Potential job at Eagle Farm so he needs to commute there. At the moment we have thought of the following below but do not know how much they will be, so could you give us an average if possible. We have 2 kids,5 and 3 so when I start working I will need appropriate day care for them. Rent on hse in Brisbane (appx) $ 2,000 Mortgage from hse at home $ 850 Creche Fees $ 2,000 Train/Commute Charges/Petrol ??? Utility Bills for rented house: ??? Electricity Phone TV/Cable Refuse Chgs Any other things we need to think off, or even any one off bills that we will have eg Car Insurance $??, any local council charges etc Really need to see if we will be better off financially or would it just be a better way of life with the same financial drains that we have here at the mo!:mad: Ta for your help, Thanks AM
  16. Guest

    Household Bills

    Hi All sorry if this is a repeat! I am trying to figure out approx cost of monthly bills in and around Perth. We need to pick 3 areas that we can prove we have researched for the WA SS application. Have managed to get an idea on rental but I am struggling to get straight answers on bills. I used Woolworths and Coles online to put our usual weekly shop in and compared the prices that way. We currently pay the following (approx on food and fuel they go up and down depending on prices) Water - £30.96 Gas - £41.52 Electric - £31.11 Council Tax - £110 Rent - £400 Sky TV, Broadband and Phone - £64 Car Insurance - £86 Fuel - £160 Food - £200 I have found accommadation 3 bed house approx $330-400 a week, similar in Perth but for an apartment, Mandurah for a house and Warnbro. Food at Coles or Woolworths (will probably use markets for fruit and veg as I do here) approx $400-750 a month. Could do with a little help on utilities. I know air con is something most rentals seem to have so is that a seprate bill or is it run on electricity bill? I read a few posts but feel really confused as some say we pay the council tax others say its landlords. Just would like a worse case scenario for bills and then if its less, bonus. Many Thanks in advance :smile:
  17. gilliantay

    Household goods for sale

    Well, this is the start of me flogging all of my goods................ I am based in Lara, Vic......................................... PM me for further details Not sure if the pictures have uploaded ?
  18. cherylant78

    household stuff $2000 the lot

    Was just looking on gumtree for bookcases and came across this, might be useful to someone whose just arrived and starting out again, especially if like me they sold most of the furniture before moving... I cant vouch for any of it though so if its all rubbish please dont blame me. Apartment Set | Furniture | Gumtree Waterloo Leather corner sofa, bed,washing machine,microwave, dining table and chairs, fridge, kitchen utensils etc.
  19. Guest

    Household goods for sale

    Hi All We have been here 6 months and are now moving to furnished accomodation, we have Ikea goods for sale - Settee, Chairs, Tables, SofaBed, Beds, Washing Machine, Fridge freezer Please contact me if you need to furnish your house - we need to have cleared it all out by 29th April 2011 Thanks
  20. Hi All Moving out of our temporary accomodation soon into a furnished rental and I need to sort out contents insurance. Can anyone recommend any insurers or any comparision websites I can use to check prices? Thanks
  21. Hi there, as we are going back home overseas we are going to sell the following (Mid - End April 2011)... All stuff exactly 2 years old, modern and almost no signs of use. Pickup in Syndey. Pics available via eMail when seriously interested. prices in AUD: Sofa anthracite 5 seat with chase longue New 1500 Sale 650 Bed King Size dark brown incl. high quality mattress plus 2 bedside tables New 2000 Sale 1200 Fridge with Top-Mount Freezer (Westinghouse) New 300 Sale 150 Washing machine Front-Loader (Bosch) New 500 Sale 250 TV - LG 40in LCD New 800 Sale 350 TV Board IKEA TOBO New 300 Sale 150 Dining table IKEA THORSBY 85/85 (1 year old) New 160 Sale 100 Bike (male) Aldi Crane (6 month old) New 200 Sale 100 The lot AUD $ 2500 (new $ 5760). If you are interested please get in touch via eMail - sale from Mid April 2011. aus2011sydney@gmail.com
  22. RobertBurns

    household furniture wanted

    Im going from renting a room in a house, to renting an entire house. Its unfurnished, and apart from the stuff for my room, I dont have anything to put in the house. Im looking for the cheapest (free if possible) method of getting some basic stuff to fill the house.. Suggestions welcome please, or if anyones chucking anything out, Ill take it! Cheers
  23. Hi everyone We are about to move back to the UK after a fantastic year in Perth with my husbands work. When we moved over last February we rented an unfurnished house and so bought lots of new furniture and household items that we are now looking to sell. This includes beds, sofas, TVs, bookshelves, kids toys and much more, including a car. If you are interested in purchasing anything please have a look at the pdf brochure I have attached or contact me. Kind regards, Amanda [ATTACH]2557[/ATTACH]
  24. We are shipping our car in the same container as our household goods. Does anyone know if i will be able to put some of our household goods inside the car?
  25. Guest

    Shipping help!

    Hello folks! Not sure if this thread is in the right forum but if not then Admin please feel free to move it We are moving to Victoria in April and looking for reccommendations for shipping our household items over there from the UK. Can anyone provide some companies who they reccommend and a rough price etc etc? Many thanks! John