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Shipping of Good       started by ds66 on 02 Oct 2011   (23836)
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From ds66

02 Oct 2011 7:29 PM
(111518)
Hi, We have received a few quotes and it is going to cost us approximately
From cracker

To ds66

04 Oct 2011 12:47 PM
(111519)
The answer to that depends on how much cash you've got to bring over with you. I anticipate that you will not be bringing a car, so you will need to buy one, you will need to rent somewhere to live so you will need a deposit /bond 4 x weeks rent. If you're not coming out straight to jobs you will need money to live on till you've got one. Think it will cost more than GBP 4500 to replace household goods. We arrived approx 3 months ago and have bought new fridge/freezer (Large) $2500, new tv 47' $1500. approx for the rest:- settee's x 2 approx $2500 dinning table approx $1500, bedroom suite bed, chest of draws bedside cabinets $2500 (they are approx prices for mid range quality). I'm not sure about other on this site but I don't think I would want the added pressure of trying to replace lots of furniture on top of everything else when you first arrive here, but just my thoughts Good Luck Cheers Jan
From debs1966

To ds66

05 Oct 2011 1:27 AM
(111521)
Hi I arrived about 5 weeks ago and if I am totally honestly bring everything you can because it does cost alot to replace everything and really do you want the hassle on top of everything else. Given that the last 5 weeks have been very stressfulie. looking for work, rentals, schools etc etc I really would not have wanted the added pressure of looking for furniture I can assure you. When my stuff arrived last week it was a welcome relief and I have to say hand on heart I feel so much better in myself since our belongings have arrived its good to have familiarity around you. These are only my thoughts but other people may tell you different. Good luck with the move. Debs x
From sunqueeno

To ds66

06 Oct 2011 12:11 AM
(111522)
We were told before we came here to bring everything with us at it was so expensive here but to be honest prices are relative to the wages you will earn. I haven't thought anything has been overpriced. We have bought new goods and also got lots of bargains off gumtree. If your not that fussed about any of your stuff you can pick up everything from gumtree, even though its second hand you can pick and choose and save yourself lots of cash. There are always people moving back to the UK and so need to get rid of all their household goods. Just another option if you didn't want to ship your gear here.
From KathrynG

To ds66

12 Oct 2011 4:50 PM
(111533)
I have lived in Australia for four years. It cost us around GBP4,000 including insurance for a 20 foot container in which we brought all our stuff including my husbands ducati motorbike. We lived in Melbourne for three years and moved to Tasmania with work over 12 months ago. It cost $15,000 to ship our stuff across the bass strait not including cars or the bike, thankfully we did not have to pay for it. If you have to move states at any point, it will cost a lot, so I suggest you bring as much as you can in the container regardless of age. We have found some of our things are worth more here than in the UK. We brought our aga rangemaster cooker, it cost us GBP1500, here they cost $5,000+. The more you can bring the more you free up the cash you have to use for other things that you may need.
From KathrynG

To ds66

12 Oct 2011 4:54 PM
(111534)
Oh I should have pointed out, if you have children you will have school fees, the state does not cover all the costs. There are a lot of things you may or may not be aware of that you will need you cash for. Better to save as much as you can. If you are asked to insure the container against it being cleaned at this end, this is not true, most shipping companies should have this already covered in their policies, so watch out for that.