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Old Dec 28th 2009, 10:35 am
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People get hung up on the big things; sofa's, dinning sets, etc. But its the little things that really cost such as kitchen, garage stuff etc.
Think about it, you've just arrived in a strange place and have no idea which shops to use for the best quality/value. I will give you an example, every bloke in the UK has a Rose's tin full of screws, nuts, bolts, washers etc. collected over many years. I sold mine for £3.50 I must have since spent a small fortune in Bunning buying poncey packs of screws at $6 a shot
You also need to bear in mind that much of what is sold here is simply crap. I'm talking Poundland/Wilkenson standard for most shops here.
I've never had to replace so many things in such a short space of time, our dinning suite lasted less than 3 years
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Old Dec 28th 2009, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by woodiesinaus View Post
People get hung up on the big things; sofa's, dinning sets, etc. But its the little things that really cost such as kitchen, garage stuff etc.
Think about it, you've just arrived in a strange place and have no idea which shops to use for the best quality/value. I will give you an example, every bloke in the UK has a Rose's tin full of screws, nuts, bolts, washers etc. collected over many years. I sold mine for £3.50 I must have since spent a small fortune in Bunning buying poncey packs of screws at $6 a shot
You also need to bear in mind that much of what is sold here is simply crap. I'm talking Poundland/Wilkenson standard for most shops here.
I've never had to replace so many things in such a short space of time, our dinning suite lasted less than 3 years
Are power tools expensive there? Some of mine have had their day and need replacing.

(I'll bring all the screws and bits and bobs).
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Old Dec 28th 2009, 11:39 am
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Have a look. I'm not sure about UK prices anymore

http://www.bunnings.com.au/our-produ...catalogue.aspx
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Originally Posted by woodiesinaus View Post
Have a look. I'm not sure about UK prices anymore

http://www.bunnings.com.au/our-produ...catalogue.aspx
Cheers! I'll check 'em out.
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Originally Posted by Alfresco View Post
That's why we're stocking up on good stuff to take. Just got a new dishwasher & fridge (recently) for example. Will see in the coming months waht else needs replacing here and shipping over.

I'm sure UK fridges do work Ok in OZ.
apparently fridges won't..? so we're not taking ours... using it to the last day something about it won't withstand the heat in oz
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Originally Posted by woodiesinaus View Post
People get hung up on the big things; sofa's, dinning sets, etc. But its the little things that really cost such as kitchen, garage stuff etc.
Think about it, you've just arrived in a strange place and have no idea which shops to use for the best quality/value. I will give you an example, every bloke in the UK has a Rose's tin full of screws, nuts, bolts, washers etc. collected over many years. I sold mine for £3.50 I must have since spent a small fortune in Bunning buying poncey packs of screws at $6 a shot
You also need to bear in mind that much of what is sold here is simply crap. I'm talking Poundland/Wilkenson standard for most shops here.
I've never had to replace so many things in such a short space of time, our dinning suite lasted less than 3 years
yes we dont realise actually how much stuff we have...
you're right about the small things that cost... the things we don't think about

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We shipped 4 little boxes with the personal things photos clothes ehm my shoes !! and our 4 suitcases that was it. It was fun buying new things a whole new start but had a little o our home things like our fav mugs for cuppas and our fav wine glass for our tipples lol I am not bothered I sold and gave it away in the uk

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*GULP*
just had a quick look at IKEA WA to compare prices with IKEA UK
same bed frame £179 here, and $499 in WA!!!!!!!!


W H Y ???
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*GULP*
just had a quick look at IKEA WA to compare prices with IKEA UK
same bed frame £179 here, and $499 in WA!!!!!!!!


W H Y ???
that sounds expensive, but some of it is down to currency fluctuations, no? Last time I lived there (10-12 years ago) exchange rate was typically 2.5 AUD to the GBP and it did go as high as 3 AUD but local prices perhaps do not fluctuate quite the same way....
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