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expensive       started by tattondavid on 07 May 2010   (22794)
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From tattondavid

07 May 2010 10:48 PM
(108348)
When we lived in spain some friends set up a buisness bringing in food (tesco)from the uk.I know the distance is far greater but would this not be a viable way of makeing money whilst also bringing the general cost of some stuff down? only a suggestion as this post scares the life out of us as we are just about to start our process.
From kayandandy

To tattondavid

08 May 2010 12:16 AM
(108349)
there are all sorts of outfits that import lots of foodie things here. If cost of living scares the life out of you I think you would be wise to read back over some posts. Assess why you want to come. If it is for the weather and the beach ... think really hard. It is the same old s
From jimboman

To tattondavid

08 May 2010 6:22 AM
(108356)
I notice that you came over in 2007 for your reccie. Had you moved over then, you would have got around $2.50 for every pound you bought with you. You would have probably got a better price for your house in the UK and house prices here had started to slump. Since then, everything has turned around. I'm not saying 'don't do it', but if your reasons for coming over are financially driven, then maybe you need to think again. I still reckon though, that long term, Australia offers better financial stability than the UK. Britain is going to have to go through some hard times to sort out its debts and state pension black holes. Maybe not as bad as Greece, but you can't reduce billions of deficit by raising taxes by 1p. It will take a lot more than that. If you are moving to the other side of the planet away from your family and mates, then the last thing you want is to be worse off than before you came.
From morleylamb

To jimboman

08 May 2010 3:34 PM
(108358)
Perth is expensive compared to the rest of Australia...That i've been to anyway! And , as I say, they don't waste time playing the 'isolation' card. I did my private watercraft licience in Queensland and it cost $150 compared to $350 they wanted in Perth, its a rip off,but it is the best place to make money!! Perth wasn't for me for all sorts of reasons, We lived there from Jan 2009 - Oct 2009 ,and although food, alcohol, and clothes were very expensive, as are cars ,but our utility bills were nothing compared to the UK as we were not keeping a swimming pool, and didn't have a plasma in every room. I had this argument at work with my mates, but the truth is they had all moved from average houses in the UK and were living in houses that would cost
From morleylamb

To tattondavid

08 May 2010 5:54 PM
(108359)
I thought Aldi were moving in on Perth!/ What happened to that idea. Coles and Woolworths were up in arms about it as i would put a stop to them ringing the prices!
From jimboman

To morleylamb

09 May 2010 12:29 AM
(108360)
So you bash out a badly speeled replly and get a tick and yet i with my punkchewACHION and evreyfink, dont get nuffink. Thats bleedin bollocks that is and yoo bleedind bloomin no it.
From cs74

To jimboman

09 May 2010 4:22 AM
(108362)
There you go, a tick for your last.
From morleylamb

To jimboman

09 May 2010 5:08 PM
(108368)
What u bloody talkin about??? To much sunshine i reckon!
From tisme

To morleylamb

09 May 2010 6:40 PM
(108369)
Too much alcohol more like, haha
From jimboman

To tisme

09 May 2010 10:29 PM
(108373)
To quote Tisme 'Too much alcohol more like, haha' This is grammatically incorrect. If you had preceeded the sentence with 'You can never get...' or 'There is no such thing as...' you would have been nearer the mark.
From tisme

To jimboman

10 May 2010 11:56 AM
(108377)
Ok, there is no such thing as too much alcohol in Jimbo's world, hahahaha. I have pics to prove this.