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Old Sep 3rd 2011, 9:40 pm
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How unfurnished are they? Movin to gold coast (prob pac pines) and not sure whether it will have washing machine, fridge, bbq etc
Also contents insurance? Any reccommended companies or rough quotes for 3 bed house?


Any info would be good

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Old Sep 3rd 2011, 9:43 pm
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It will probably just have the cooker. Ours has a fridge freezer but I got the impression that is not the norm.
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Old Sep 4th 2011, 12:09 am
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Originally Posted by rich.mason View Post
How unfurnished are they? Movin to gold coast (prob pac pines) and not sure whether it will have washing machine, fridge, bbq etc
Also contents insurance? Any reccommended companies or rough quotes for 3 bed house?


Any info would be good

Cheers
It will have fixtures and fittings as when you would sell a home, unless it is stated that it also comes with dish washer etc
but take it that it will only have items that are fitted to the home like the cooker
you can do a search on line for insurance take a look at
AAMI
Budget direct
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Old Sep 4th 2011, 6:01 am
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Thanks for the responses! Trying to work out if it is worth shipping our fridge, washing machine etc but since our container will be about 8weeks behind us and we will need stuff like that asap!!

Was thinking that it will prob make more sense to sell them in the UK and budget for buying new ones on arrival....if that sounds like a daft idea open to suggestions?!

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Thanks for the responses! Trying to work out if it is worth shipping our fridge, washing machine etc but since our container will be about 8weeks behind us and we will need stuff like that asap!!

Was thinking that it will prob make more sense to sell them in the UK and budget for buying new ones on arrival....if that sounds like a daft idea open to suggestions?!

Cheers!
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No - take them with you unless you are particularly tight on space in your container. Definitely take the fridge - you can never have enough fridges

We bought a cheapish smallish fridge-freezer which became our beer fridge when the real one arrived. You can also hire white goods to put you on. You probably won't need a tumble dryer as a matter of urgency, but I can see how a washing machine would be more problematic but the renting option could be your solution. (We also had a launderette near us but that may not be appropriate/applicable for your situation/location)

Some people also send out their belongings before they leave the UK as its generally easier to cadge things off friends/relatives before you go, which lessens the impact of not having your furniture.
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No - take them with you unless you are particularly tight on space in your container. Definitely take the fridge - you can never have enough fridges

We bought a cheapish smallish fridge-freezer which became our beer fridge when the real one arrived. You can also hire white goods to put you on. You probably won't need a tumble dryer as a matter of urgency, but I can see how a washing machine would be more problematic but the renting option could be your solution. (We also had a launderette near us but that may not be appropriate/applicable for your situation/location)

Some people also send out their belongings before they leave the UK as its generally easier to cadge things off friends/relatives before you go, which lessens the impact of not having your furniture.
We shouldnt be tight for space in the container so wouldnt be a problem. Didnt realise about the renting items, will need to look into that ! At the moment our fridge is one of the under the counter fridges which would make a good beer fridge as it is! So would be looking to buy a larger one as it is when we arrive. Freezer is a very small upright freezer due to our house being small, so could be good things to have as overflow space in Oz...suppose best option is to price it all up and see whats best...

Would be good to send our stuff ahead of us, but I think the move is gonna end up being a little quicker than planned so maybe able to send it 4weeks in advance and we r getting told around the 12week mark at the moment.
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