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Where to buy household goods       started by kendalg on 28 Jan 2010   (22515)
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From kendalg

28 Jan 2010 2:52 AM
(107366)
Anyone know the best place to buy items such as fridgefreezer, washing machine, tv etc. Will have to get these when we come over next year and just wondered if there are any places that are online so I can check prices. The ones we have can't be taken with us unfortunately. Thanks Kendalg
From Trudie

To kendalg

28 Jan 2010 10:42 AM
(107367)
you could look onlilne but most places here price match or beat others and pay less for cash, you can haggle! fridge/freezer city goodguys harvey normans rickhart few names to get you started Trudie
From leigh_and_ross

To kendalg

28 Jan 2010 7:03 PM
(107373)
you can browse all the latest catalogue specials at www.lasoo.com.au
From kempo

To leigh_and_ross

28 Jan 2010 10:23 PM
(107376)
Why can't you bring yours? We brought all our white goods and TV and they all work perfectly fine. In built digital tuner is a different frequency so all I did was buy a set top box here and it works. If you subscribe to Foxtel (Sky) you'll have no problem.
From kendalg

To leigh_and_ross

29 Jan 2010 7:25 AM
(107379)
Thanks....will have a look. Kendal
From kendalg

To Trudie

29 Jan 2010 7:25 AM
(107380)
Thanks Trudie....I'll have a look at these. K
From kendalg

To kempo

29 Jan 2010 7:31 AM
(107381)
Hi Kempo Our TV has been playing up and we need a new one anyway. We would be as well waiting and get a new one once there or would be cheaper buying a new one here first? Our fridge-freezer was so tightly fitted when the joiner was doing our extension that there is no way its coming out!! The washing machine we have probably had for about 14 years now so it is probably time we got another one. Again we might be cheaper getting one here first and shipping it over but this is something we will need to check out. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks....Kendal
From Gill+Mark+Girls

To kendalg

29 Jan 2010 3:26 PM
(107383)
Hi Just wanted to mention that I would bring a new hoover from UK as they cost a lot more here and there isn't as much choice! Dyson's in particular are very expensive here. Good look with everything!
From kendalg

To Gill+Mark+Girls

30 Jan 2010 7:24 AM
(107393)
Thanks. I've got a Dyson here and it will be coming with us. I presume the parts will be exactly the same in Oz as the UK. Kendal
From kendalg

To kempo

30 Jan 2010 7:27 AM
(107394)
My OH wants to know if washing machines and dishwashers have the same fittings as they do in the UK or would we need to buy attachments out there? Kendal
From meandbee

To kendalg

30 Jan 2010 12:01 PM
(107395)
kendal, yes the water pipe fittings are the same here in Aus, however you will have to get the electric plugs changed to Aussie plugs. Also worth noting that you are supposed to pay tax on any item under 12 months old so anything new you bring needs to be out of its box and look a bit used. Finally before you buy anything such as dyson / washing machine / tv etc check the warranty conditions as you may find that the warranty is only a european or uk warranty which will be useless here. Tony
From deRoberto

To leigh_and_ross

30 Jan 2010 3:18 PM
(107400)
I have joined that site after seeing your post. It will save a lot of walking around checking out prices.
From mattyegg

To meandbee

30 Jan 2010 7:06 PM
(107403)
Try this http://www.bigbrownbox.com.au/
From Trudie

To kendalg

31 Jan 2010 2:19 AM
(107407)
we brought everything out and all works well take what you would to move around the corner! any TV ready to get rid of may suit the theatre or family area! my uncle gave me that advice and it is the best i have ever received! but can you bring me some marmite out with you! lol X best of luck Trudie
From kendalg

To meandbee

31 Jan 2010 4:02 AM
(107409)
Tony thanks for that. Its good to know these things. K
From jimboman

To kendalg

31 Jan 2010 11:26 AM
(107411)
Just remember, that your container may not arrive for a good few months after you do. Most rentals here are unfurnished, so anything you may need straightaway you should think about buying over here.
From Kris+Rob

To jimboman

31 Jan 2010 1:43 PM
(107413)
Indeed, that's why we left our whitegoods as a sweetner with our house.
From nadineun

To Kris+Rob

11 Feb 2010 2:40 PM
(107509)
Hi Just to add, you can't get Hoover parts over here ANYWHERE ... I bought my washer and dryer over from the UK and they both died (strange that, white goods only lasting a couple of years..). I had to replace both of them. Front loading washers are expensive here, so I would bring it across if you have one ... unless it's a Hoover (lol). Same with your hoover, if you have a Dyson. I would try Myers for buying white goods, they have amazing sales and the quality and service are unbeatable. Thanks