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Old Sep 21st 2010, 5:47 am
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I'll check with specific retailers nearer the time, but what's likely to be open in Perth on 1, 2, 3 January? (1 is a Sat so 3rd is Public Holiday?)

We arrive late on 30/12 and the relative we were planning to stay with is now moving to NZ. So we have 31/12 to buy enough stuff to allow us to camp out in our house until our container arrives.

Will stores like the Good Guys, IKEA, Freedom, Big W, Target, KMart typically be open on 1, 2, 3 Jan or do we need to get EVERYTHING on 31/12?
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I'll check with specific retailers nearer the time, but what's likely to be open in Perth on 1, 2, 3 January? (1 is a Sat so 3rd is Public Holiday?)

We arrive late on 30/12 and the relative we were planning to stay with is now moving to NZ. So we have 31/12 to buy enough stuff to allow us to camp out in our house until our container arrives.

Will stores like the Good Guys, IKEA, Freedom, Big W, Target, KMart typically be open on 1, 2, 3 Jan or do we need to get EVERYTHING on 31/12?
Everything will be closed on 1. Most should be open on 2 and 3.
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Everything will be closed on 1. Most should be open on 2 and 3.
I thought Perth was closed on Sundays!
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I'll check with specific retailers nearer the time, but what's likely to be open in Perth on 1, 2, 3 January? (1 is a Sat so 3rd is Public Holiday?)

We arrive late on 30/12 and the relative we were planning to stay with is now moving to NZ. So we have 31/12 to buy enough stuff to allow us to camp out in our house until our container arrives.

Will stores like the Good Guys, IKEA, Freedom, Big W, Target, KMart typically be open on 1, 2, 3 Jan or do we need to get EVERYTHING on 31/12?
Joondalup has now been designated a special precinct and as such opens till 9pm weekdays and 11-5 on a Sunday. Places are usually closed on the 1st but you should be OK for Sunday being open 11-5. This is Joondalup only in the area from Ocean Reef Road to Shenton and the Freeway to Grand Blvd.
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Joondalup has now been designated a special precinct and as such opens till 9pm weekdays and 11-5 on a Sunday. Places are usually closed on the 1st but you should be OK for Sunday being open 11-5. This is Joondalup only in the area from Ocean Reef Road to Shenton and the Freeway to Grand Blvd.
Midland and Armadale should be like this by December too.
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Thanks, especially Northern Bird as will be near Joondalup. I'll get my map out.

So there's now Sunday trading? Yegods.
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Thanks, especially Northern Bird as will be near Joondalup. I'll get my map out.

So there's now Sunday trading? Yegods.
Oh yes, almost civilisation now!
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Default Re: What's generally open in Perth over New Year

If you require beds etc think about how you'll get them home or have you rented furnished?
I very much doubt you'll arrange transport on 31st for bigger items.

If it were me for the sake of it I'd get a hotel/motel for the weekend, kick back and enjoy it then go shopping the next week.

Oops just saw you;re other post.
I'd definitely get a hotel - I think you're self under too much pressure in one day to furnish a house the day before NYE?

You'll save what the extra accom costs in van hire, buying wrong, not getting what you want etc.

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I've just booked a hotel near the airport for the night we arrive (30/12).

I think we'll then spend the 31/12 buying inflatable beds, a bar fridge (unless I can arrange in advance for the "real" one to be delivered that day), starter kits of pots and pans and food. That'll do for a few days until we can make a trip to IKEA etc and order a big delivery. We camped out in the house when it was first built for 2 weeks with just this, so it'll be fine.

And I think (re other thread) we'll hire a car big enough for us plus luggage and just hire a big car/van for the day when we collect the cats. Or we might have bought a car by then if I use car broker so we can just take 2 cars.

Only got a week before husband starts work, so looks like a busy week!
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I've just booked a hotel near the airport for the night we arrive (30/12).

I think we'll then spend the 31/12 buying inflatable beds, a bar fridge (unless I can arrange in advance for the "real" one to be delivered that day), starter kits of pots and pans and food. That'll do for a few days until we can make a trip to IKEA etc and order a big delivery. We camped out in the house when it was first built for 2 weeks with just this, so it'll be fine.

And I think (re other thread) we'll hire a car big enough for us plus luggage and just hire a big car/van for the day when we collect the cats. Or we might have bought a car by then if I use car broker so we can just take 2 cars.

Only got a week before husband starts work, so looks like a busy week!
Better plan than trying to do all in a day me thinks. Will be fun
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Since it's our house so I know the measurements I've done a lot of (read: obsessive) amount of planning so I pretty much know exactly what I'm looking for.

But: any ideas on racing car/fire engine beds for kids? Where do they sell those in Perth (preferably fully assembled)
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I'll check with specific retailers nearer the time, but what's likely to be open in Perth on 1, 2, 3 January? (1 is a Sat so 3rd is Public Holiday?)

We arrive late on 30/12 and the relative we were planning to stay with is now moving to NZ. So we have 31/12 to buy enough stuff to allow us to camp out in our house until our container arrives.

Will stores like the Good Guys, IKEA, Freedom, Big W, Target, KMart typically be open on 1, 2, 3 Jan or do we need to get EVERYTHING on 31/12?
'Naughty But Nice' is open 24-7 . . .
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Default Re: What's generally open in Perth over New Year

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Since it's our house so I know the measurements I've done a lot of (read: obsessive) amount of planning so I pretty much know exactly what I'm looking for.

But: any ideas on racing car/fire engine beds for kids? Where do they sell those in Perth (preferably fully assembled)
Second hand in a publication called the Quokka issued on Thursdays or keep your eye out on Ebay. I haven't seen these in shops although I'm not actively looking and my guess is that they'll be costly, like most furniture here except IKEA. I'd buy second hand from someone who has already shipped it over as kids grow out of these things quickly.
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'Naughty But Nice' is open 24-7 . . .
Like I'll have the energy for that.......
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Second hand in a publication called the Quokka issued on Thursdays or keep your eye out on Ebay. I haven't seen these in shops although I'm not actively looking and my guess is that they'll be costly, like most furniture here except IKEA. I'd buy second hand from someone who has already shipped it over as kids grow out of these things quickly.
Thanks. Yes, seen some on ebay but was hoping to avoid assembly - we're both pretty hopeless at DIY! Want to get the bed fairly quickly as bed/trampoline/beach is all part of the "Won't it be great in Australia" thing we're doing with the 3 year old.
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