20 Nov 2005 9:48 PM
|I have heard that you are not allowed to take Hoovers with us when we move and that purchasing items like hoovers are expensive in Oz. Can anyone answer the following:
Can we take our hoover.
Are they expensive.
Would it be possible, practical, cheaper etc for us to purchase a new hoover in the UK and bring it across with us (In the box, unused)
Any answers would be appreciated.|
20 Nov 2005 10:21 PM
|What type of Hoover have you priced ?
Some Vacuums in this weeks leaflet letterbox drop:
Panasonic Upright Bagless 1700W $249
Ronson 1600W $79
Kambrook HEPA 1900W Bagless $249
Volta Pulsar 1600W $149
I don't know how they compare to UK prices.
Our Vacuum Cleaner has travelled UK to OZ twice now :) The bag was removed first though.
21 Nov 2005 12:56 AM
|You can bring your Hoover but you have to clean it!
21 Nov 2005 2:01 AM
Thanks for the info.
We have a Dyson so i will clean it up and take that.
Thanks for the info.
21 Nov 2005 4:13 PM
Dyson - I'd definitely bring it as they are very expensive over here!
We purchased a new one before we left Scotland and are soooo glad we did :-)
21 Nov 2005 5:30 PM
|our cylinder dyson cost $500 from retravision. If I were you and your Dyson in the UK is worth keeping I would clean it up thoroughly and bring it
21 Nov 2005 9:21 PM
|Some Dyson prices:
Dyson DC04 Price: $649
Dyson DC05 Lime Price: $599
Dyson DC07SYBC Price: $659 - 749
Dyson DC07BTHEPA Price: $749 - 849
Dyson DC08TSSTBN Price: $769 - 899
But all prices are subject to the normal negotiation :) (ie: at least 10% off)
Dyson spares are available from http://www.dyson.com.au
21 Nov 2005 9:39 PM
You probably meant you can't take things that aren't cleaned and sanitised into Oz. That's correct matey. Anything with soil or fungus growth on it will be sieze by Customs!! That includes your underwear if they can see that far....lol...!! Thanks goodness they didn't check me undees.. I could have been wearing one of MissusB's...lol
Sorry got carried away.. The point is I brought everything including 2 hoovers, one that clean carpets!! Custom opened it, looked at it and passed it cos I'd stripped it to bits and put it thru the dish washer... and sprayed it with bleach.. I didn't bring the dishwasher tho..lol..!!
On the declaration form that you needed to fill in stuff about about garden(lawn mover), hoover, anything they feel are contaminated with UK filth... they don't want it here in Oz... especially WA. They are even stricter!!
The other point is you want to save as much as you can to re-jump start in Oz.. and if I were you, I put aside monies you needed badly once you are here rather than redundunt cost of buying new stuff here when you can ship it!! All it take is some elbow grease..
On the other hand you may have quids to spare and dosh to burn.. yeah then just buy it here!!
I personally shipped 90% of my stuff.. anything half decent went in the 20 footer!!
Good luck my man.. hope this an other prospect help you to decide...
PS. The custom needs to find something to seize anyway, I was told by the packers so I dumped a half soil ladder in the container for them to do their job.. guess what, they took the bait.. and I paid $15 for them to destroy it!!|
21 Nov 2005 10:47 PM
dont forget to bring spare filters for your dyson, i think they are expensive too here.
I think Liam is right too, the customs need to find something, they found pine cones in our shipment (or so they said), funny that cos i threw them out before the packers came, customs destroyed the said cones for free!!
Never was too sure what it was they had....we've had nothing missing.......except for a plastic drinking cup, one of a set, the others are there?????
23 Nov 2005 6:59 PM
No you're not from Gospost... the Sub town of the south. I was your neighbour!! I lived in Havant..
24 Nov 2005 10:08 AM
ahhh yes sunny Gosport,.... called many things besides!!! lol but not such a bad place all in all.
I'm amazed at how many people there are here from our neck of the woods.....i think half the population of the Portsmouth area are already here!
You are right.....very very small world!