USA to AUS

Old Nov 25th 2019, 10:12 am
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LA is a hellish urban cesspool.

Sydney headed that way.

Denver is not bigger than Melbourne.

I am pleased there are more cows where I am than people in my shire.

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Originally Posted by carcajou View Post
LA is a hellish urban cesspool.

Sydney headed that way.

Denver is not bigger than Melbourne.

I am pleased there are more cows where I am than people in my shire.
What's wrong with LA? I quite like it. The public transport is rubbish but other than that, there's plenty to like about it.
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Originally Posted by Peter.st.giles View Post
Cost of living is really expensive in OZ too since everything is imported?
Well not everything is imported.

We have great wine growing areas, so wine is cheap.
We have farms here so fruit, vegetables and meat can be cheap (depends where you shop).
Most clothes are imported from China, but they are cheap too.

The only really expensive thing I think is books, I wanted to buy a new book and the price was quoted as $45.00. Then I would need $10.00 petrol or $7.00 train ticket to pick it up, or they could post it out for $12.00, plus it would take three weeks to reach me. So instead I brought it online from The Book Depository in the UK. It cost me $20.00 with free postage and I had it five days later.




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Originally Posted by PittwaterPrincess View Post
Well not everything is imported.

We have great wine growing areas, so wine is cheap.
We have farms here so fruit, vegetables and meat can be cheap (depends where you shop).
Most clothes are imported from China, but they are cheap too.

The only really expensive thing I think is books, I wanted to buy a new book and the price was quoted as $45.00. Then I would need $10.00 petrol or $7.00 train ticket to pick it up, or they could post it out for $12.00, plus it would take three weeks to reach me. So instead I brought it online from The Book Depository in the UK. It cost me $20.00 with free postage and I had it five days later.
I buy my books from the Book Depository in Australia. Usually get them in 2 - 3 days.
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
I buy my books from the Book Depository in Australia. Usually get them in 2 - 3 days.
You do have to check prices though.

Book I just bought for $16 in Big W (and was same price in Target) is $28 on book depository.

And if you only want a read and return - the library is free
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Originally Posted by old.sparkles View Post
You do have to check prices though.

Book I just bought for $16 in Big W (and was same price in Target) is $28 on book depository.

And if you only want a read and return - the library is free
That's a big price difference, thanks Sparkles I usually buy books for pressies, so can't use the library for that Books for myself and scouse are usually from a charity shop, we read a lot, probably 3 books per week each.
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Good website to compare the price of books:
www.booko.com.au
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Good website to compare the price of books:
www.booko.com.au
Great tip, thanks Zulu
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a ps. I just realised that I buy all my books from Booktopia, not Book Depository. Just in case anyone found out and thought I was a fibber
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