This is weird!!

Old Jun 25th 2007, 6:25 pm
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Well, things are moving a tiny bit toward my goal of moving back. I have the dog's rabies blood test on Saturday, and then the countdown begins.....

I had a question on converting a desktop computer to British power, but for the most part it has been answered by a quick search of previous posts....all that's needed is a flick of the switch on the back (if it has one, I'm not at home to check) or buying a new power supply. Seems easy enough. Then I started thinking about some other things related to it...

The moniter...how's the currency work for that? Can you just do the same as you would for the computer?

Speakers...JBL ones, not those farty little things that come with most computers nowadays. Same concept or do I have to buy new ones?

Printer...It's a pretty cheap inkjet one but it has all the scanner/photo/copying whoosiewotsit things on it and it works well.

Also been looking at furnishings in the UK. I don't like Ikea furniture so I thought I'd have a gander at the Argos website. Yes, yes, most of it's cheap tat but if I can save more money buying things over there that won't necessarily last for decades, but will at least last a while until I can get better stuff. I was pleasantly surprised. Most of the 32" TV's that I like come with the stand and are NTSC compatible so I could bring my DVD's, and the living room suites are pretty reasonable, too.

Seems so weird looking at this stuff. I'm all grown up and domesticated now, but it feels like I'm moving out of my mum's home all over again! Very exciting, but also very scary.

Anyways, I figured it's really not worth me getting a massive container. All the big stuff I have can be easily replaced at minimal cost, and it's probably all too big anyway. Not to mention the savings on fright and storage once I arrive.

EDIT: I just realized I typed "fright" instead of "freight"! I won't bother to change it as just thinking about freight costs frightens the shite out of me!!

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Old Jun 25th 2007, 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by katesbackagain
...Also been looking at furnishings in the UK. I don't like Ikea furniture so I thought I'd have a gander at the Argos website. Yes, yes, most of it's cheap tat but if I can save more money buying things over there that won't necessarily last for decades, but will at least last a while until I can get better stuff. I was pleasantly surprised.........
The way to get cheap furniture is to get friendly with a lettings agent as they have contacts who supply stuff for furnished property to let.

Some of them are very upscale, hotel type stuff, and pricey. But if you go to a place that specialises in letting to 'ordinary folk', you can pick up some real bargains. (I furnished a 3-bedroom flat for a little over 2k - quality beds, leather sofas etc). Plus, if you go to their warehouses, you can actually see what you're buying, and haggle.
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Old Jun 25th 2007, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Elvira
The way to get cheap furniture is to get friendly with a lettings agent as they have contacts who supply stuff for furnished property to let.

Some of them are very upscale, hotel type stuff, and pricey. But if you go to a place that specialises in letting to 'ordinary folk', you can pick up some real bargains. (I furnished a 3-bedroom flat for a little over 2k - quality beds, leather sofas etc). Plus, if you go to their warehouses, you can actually see what you're buying, and haggle.

That's some good info, I wasn't aware they did that. Thanks!
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