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Car prices, personal computers / notebooks, tax on electrical goods

Old Jul 8th 2002, 4:21 pm
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Default Car prices, personal computers / notebooks, tax on electrical goods

Hi,

Could anyone currently in Australia, please let me know the following:-

1.How are the car prices in oz ? Something like a second hand Toyota Corolla (2 years old & 5 years old) ?

2.How much will a decent home PC cost?

3.Are there any taxes if we bring electrical / electronic equipment ? If so, how much?


Thanks in advance.

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Old Jul 8th 2002, 9:20 pm
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For the price "relative" of motor vehicles, have a look at http://www.redbook.com.au/
it may be of help to you. As for a decent PC, well what's a decent PC to one person
may not be to another, as you are aware there are so many variables but the price of
home or personal PC's in recent years has dropped dramatically.

Rob Edwards www.australianaustralia.com

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Old Aug 6th 2002, 7:21 pm
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I was told by emigration specialists that electrical items from the UK won't work in
Australia. I don't know if you can get some kind of adapter though like you can for
US goods used in the UK.

Claire

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Old Aug 6th 2002, 9:20 pm
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Whoever told you that was wrong. Electrical items do work and all you need is a
simple plug adaptor. The only real issues are with:

- TVs and VCRs (due to the different frequencies in Australia)
- Fridges - some fridges from temperate climates may not be designed for the
Australian climate
- DVD players - unless you've got multi-region DVD or can get your player 'fixed'
to play different regions, you won't be able to play Australian sold DVDs in a
UK player.
- Electric garden equipment will have to be thoroughly cleaned.

Otherwise there are no worries. Taking items from the US to Australia or the UK is a
lot more problematic, because there is a different voltage to contend with.

Jeremy

    >On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 18:24:33 +0000 (UTC), "Claire Robson"
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    >I was told by emigration specialists that electrical items from the UK won't work in
    >Australia. I don't know if you can get some kind of adapter though like you can for
    >US goods used in the UK.
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    >Claire
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