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  1. Hi folks I am just wondering which of life's little luxuries you would be least willing to part with or do without for a while. I am sure a lot of people want to keep their gadgets close but for me, I would not like to do without: 1. Cheddar cheese 2. Good moisturiser 3. 1000 thread count sheets 4. My 'Love from Australia' sheepie boots How about you guys ? Millie x
  2. We'd like to ship a bedframe from the UK to Aus - the UK supplier is unable to export it themselves but happy to transport it to a suitable UK port etc. I'm struggling to find a company who will quote on this as it's not commercial and/or a container load. We can wait for it to be shipped - we don't want the high expense of air freight. Total weight of the 3 packages is approx 180kg. Any suggestions on who could help? Thank you!
  3. We'll be packing up to leave soon and I notice that for shipping personal effects you have to declare to AQIS all items less than 12 months old. How detailed or thourough do you have to be regarding this declaration? Is it best to declare a few token items or can we just say nothing is new? Do we really have to check every single thing that might be less than 12 months old? Will we be charged duty/GST on everything we declare? We have kids, so there are definitely toys and the odd bits and pieces that are less than 12 months old. It's not as if we've bought a load of new stuff intentionally to ship out to either avoid Australian tax or pay a cheaper price! I'm thinking of things like toys the kids received for birthdays in the past year - so I might not even know the price of the items. Any advice/tips appreciated. Thanks.
  4. 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
  5. richselina

    One Way Insurance - Personal Items

    Hi, I'm trying to find an insurance company that would cover our high value personal items that we will be carrying with us when we move from the UK to Australia. I've talked to the leading insurance companies, but coming up blank. I'd appreciate any guidance on what companies offer this. Thanks, Richard
  6. I Have heard people mention that you arent allowed to take any furniture (etc) that is under a year old? Is this true? :unsure:
  7. Hi I am planning to move to Australia, as soon as my wife get 457 visa......... My question is, did anyone know, If I take my 6 months old Nikon D3s camera worth 3500 pounds and lenses(worth another 4000 pounds) with me to Brisbane, will I have to declare it to Customs?...and how much will be the duty for something of this value?? also I have an Imac 27inch which is also only few months old, as I am a graphic designer and Photographer....Imac I am going to send by cargo as used item...worth 1300 pounds.. Anyway I got receipt and evidence of purchase for all of this...my query is sell it all here or is it worth taking them even after duty to Australia...I can prove Immigration people I am a professional guy.. Also can I send LED tv with households by cargo....is it also liable to duty.. please help if anyone took expensive gadgets like this before !!!:embarrassed:Thanks...
  8. Hi I am planning to move to Australia, as soon as my wife get 457 visa......... My question is, did anyone know, If I take my 6 months old Nikon D3s camera worth 3500 pounds and lenses(worth another 4000 pounds) with me to Brisbane, will I have to declare it to Customs?...and how much will be the duty for something of this value?? also I have an Imac 27inch which is also only few months old, as I am a graphic designer and Photographer....Imac I am going to send by cargo as used item...worth 1300 pounds.. Anyway I got receipt and evidence of purchase for all of this...my query is sell it all here or is it worth taking them even after duty to Australia...I can prove Immigration people I am a professional guy.. Also can I send LED tv with households by cargo....is it also liable to duty.. please help if anyone took expensive gadgets like this before !!!:embarrassed:Thanks...
  9. 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?
  10. Hi Maybe you could help us? We seem to have so much conflicting advice re wooden items...Lots of the things I'm talking about are inexpensive things that we have collected and we would consider shipping in our excess baggage as keepsakes. So is it really ok to take any of the following: Wooden stationery items Children's wooden toys Signs (i.e. decorative room signs) Picture frames Wooden trinkets etc that are shop-bought but made simply to look antique Wooden jewellery Then we have a few large photo canvases. These have been hand-made with the canvas stretched over a wooden frame (manufactured by a separate UK company) - the wood looks bare, but has been through processes to ensure strength and kiln dried, which should kill off anything... Any advice would be really welcome - thanks a lot!
  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. I have been granted the 176 Visa ( Family Sponsored) on 12-Jul. I have not posted much but have been an avid reader these last couple of years. So wanted to summarise my experience before I move on. First thanks to PIO for having been a mine of info and for all you wonderfull ppl who post on this forum. THere have been times when the info here is more reliable and accurate than my agents. Kudos to you all. My timeline - Applied for 176 in Nov-2009. CO assigned Mar 2011 (I think though I did not get a formal notification). Meds submitted Feb 28 2011, PCC submitted in stages, last one in May 2011. My kids Meds got lost and I had to redo them again in Jul 2011. VIsa finally granted Aug 2011. It has been a harrowing time these last 2 years, what with all the documentation, a so so agent. The waiting was starting to tell on my professional and personal life (sorry to say). But finally I forced myself to ignore the visa application and distract myself with the more mundane task of living my life (easier said than done). And then finally there it was one fine day. The loop is now closed. The first landing date is fixed before Mar-21 2012. This was fixed based on the first of the PCCs that I submitted. So now I have to wind up stuff in India and plan ahead for our new life. Have applied for affixing the label today. I had question here though - agent says that the first landing should in the following order - Primary Applicant lands first and Sec app could follow. Or all the applicants can travel together but the Secondary appl should not land without the PA having landed first (Is this correct?) I have now started to apply for jobs from India. No bites yet. Is this possible (I mean can I find a job before I land? How easy or difficult is it?). I have been suggested that I land first (I am the PA) and find a job as it is easier that way. Any thoughts? My line of business is Proj Mgmt in IT. Would be happy to hear your views. Sincere prayers to all out there who are waiting. Please hang in there....Good luck.
  13. For me, I found the price of bannanas to be astronomical, at the last count they were $11.99 a kilo. I realise this is due to a poor harvest, but it's still a shocker. We also went to Harvey Normans and had a little look around and saw that the equivalent of our fridge freezer that we paid £600 for was over $2000 here :chatterbox: On a brighter note, Shiploads do some right bargains :biggrin: Chris xx
  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. Hello, I have some furniture from IKEA that is wood finish but sort of chipboard on the inside. Would that be allowed through? Does anyone have any experience of this? Thanks Gem
  16. I sent my skills assessment details to Engineers Australia by Royal Mail Air Sure on Saturday last week. For the last 5 days the Royal Mail website simply says "Passed to our overseas partner in Australia for delivery" How long do things normally take to get there? Its just a rigid envelop (the Do Not Bend type), slightly bigger than A4.
  17. roflie

    new items

    I'm now debating whether or not to simply ship some boxes (rather than getting part of a container) out and leave my tele behind. If i buy new things (bed linen, pc equipment, games, books etc) and ship them out ebfore i leave will customs charge me? I'm not really up to speed with the do's and don'ts of shipping and the condition things have to be in etc....
  18. Guest

    Posting Items from UK to Aus

    Hi all Just wondered if anyone could help me out with this.... my hubby and I LOVE Sports Direct clothes and they are an awesome bargain....but.....their postage to Australia is approximately 55 pounds, and the postage through Royal Mail (if I were to get it shipped to a UK relative and they would send to me) would be about the same... Anyone know how we can ship it for any cheaper or is it just not possible?! The postage makes it not really worth it in the end, but if we can get it shipped for cheaper I'm all ears!
  19. Guest

    Items for Sale in Brisbane

    Moving back to UK and have things for sale - see below :biggrin: Items for Sale in North Lakes. Contact details :- Lydia Rushton mobile 0402 464 888 or Ian Rushton mobile 0413 583 345. Item Description Price Gumtree # Ford Focus 2008 model 2 litre 5 door manual silver 73000kms $12000 280096197 Honda Lead 100 cc motorbike 2007 model Grey 17000kms $1500 280097391 Including top box and helmet Double bed and mattress less than three months old $250 280099702 Garden love seat swing blue and white striped cushions $100 279058541 Fisher and Paykal washing machine still under 2 year warranty $300 280103064 Bosch Fridge Freezer still under 2 year warranty $800 280104514 Palsonic 80cm LCD TV Still under 1 year warranty $250 280106086 Coffee Table Brown $20 280112741 Three seat sofa lounge Ektorp Idemo Black $300 280113636 Bookshelf Storage Unit Red $40 280114200 Four Barstools Black $60 280115153 Oscillating Tower Fan with three speeds and timer $20 280116015 Standard lamp and reading lamp silver $10
  20. Hi all due to move out to Melbourne in just over 5 weeks and need to ship a few small items like our george hoover and few pots pans glasses and some clothes so only need about 3 boxes, can you please recommend a cheap reliable shipper to use. Many thanks
  21. Hi we have some new items that we will be putting into our container for shipping. Can they tax you on new things as they see them as being imports. For instance we have a brand new still boxed gas bbq.If we leave it boxed it shows to them its never been used so isnt a risk,but if they would tax us on it for it being new we could take it out of its packaging. Then you might have it rejected as they think its been used. I thought i had read a thread telling people to remove packaging on new items.Thanks Paul.:cool:
  22. We have a few small furniture items we would like to put in with someone else's furniture and and contribute to their costs. A nest of small coffee tables a lamp base and a bowl really. They are items from my late fathers house that I would like to have shipped over here to Perth. :notworthy: Has anybody got any clues?
  23. gaz n family

    flying a few items

    i am trying, without much luck to get excess baggage with malaysia airlines, so needing a back up plan. Has anyone flown out a couple of boxes, or suitcases of clothes before. If so who did you use and roughly how much did it cost?
  24. Hi all. Just a question, you know those capsules that people bury for future generations to dig up, say in a hundred years time, well, what would you put in it, five items only if possible. Maybe very personal things, or things that may tell future generations about our lives at the present time. I'll have a crack first. 1. A wad of money, with a tag on it saying, 'Did Me No Good'. 2. A 'celebrity' magazine, to show how fecking shallow we had become. 3. A 'Help For Heroes' emblem, to show that we still cared. 4. A picture of my family. 5. And finally, the book, 'Animal Farm'. I know mine are a bit serious, but go for your lives, funny, sad, etc. Cheers Tony.:wink:
  25. 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]
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