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Where to buy bikes and how much?       started by clarepo on 12 Apr 2010   (22718)
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From clarepo

12 Apr 2010 2:19 AM
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Hi All, we are just trying to find out if it would be better to buy the kids new bikes here and ship them with us or wait and buy new ones once we arrive. They have both grown out of the ones they have at the moment. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Clare
From kempo

To clarepo

12 Apr 2010 9:02 AM
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I'd suggest you buy in the UK and ship with you. I've found bikes expensive here. Tale a look at bikeforce.com.au
From Trudie

To clarepo

12 Apr 2010 9:26 AM
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Bikes are reasonably priced depending on what you want!! if you want a big named bike top of the range then you may be best getting back home, but if you just want a standard kids bike then these can be picked up from Kmart, Target and big W ranging from $89 upwards. thanks Trudie
From KathrynG

To clarepo

12 Apr 2010 3:50 PM
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A piece of advice, if you buy anything in the UK, make it look used, like bikes, buy them and get the kids to ride them so they looked used. I know you have to clean them again to have them shipped but when customs opened your container they will target anything that is used outside but if they look brand new you could be charged tax.
From clarepo

To KathrynG

12 Apr 2010 4:23 PM
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Thanks for the replies everyone - we do just want box standard play on bikes so will have a look at Kmart, Big W etc. Next search - trampolines!! My daughter will be lost without hers! Thanks again, clare
From Trudie

To clarepo

12 Apr 2010 7:20 PM
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same place $300 12ft with enclosure!!!
From clarepo

To Trudie

12 Apr 2010 10:13 PM
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Marvelous!! Thanks heaps!! :)