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Old Feb 11th 2011, 2:09 pm
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Me again.

So, Bullet point things:

To take & not to take..

Things like Plasma tv's etc and why please..
Thanks all.
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Old Feb 11th 2011, 2:24 pm
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Default Re: To take or not to take ?.........

Originally Posted by Wessa View Post
Me again.

So, Bullet point things:

To take & not to take..

Things like Plasma tv's etc and why please..
Thanks all.
Gary
Take over the counter med's (paracetamol, antihistamine, 'sealegs' cold remedies etc), insect bite stick's, insect repellent, Mobile phones (unlocked), shoes & books.......all more expensive in NZ.

Can't help re TV's etc as we didn't ship furniture but there are previous post's on this ......tried doing a 'search'?
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Old Feb 11th 2011, 5:50 pm
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Default Re: To take or not to take ?.........

Originally Posted by Wessa View Post
Me again.

So, Bullet point things:

To take & not to take..

Things like Plasma tv's etc and why please..
Thanks all.
Gary
Take everything (mains power is the same, just change the plug, change plugs on UK 4-way adapters so you need fewer NZ plugs).

TVs work via a video/dvd recorder/sat receiver/freeview box.

Instead of exhaustive lists of stuff which you may or may not have, it might be worth you listing what you are concerned about.

Some shippers get worried about some items but you can read all about those on the customs and maf websites TBH
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Old Feb 13th 2011, 3:58 am
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Default Re: To take or not to take ?.........

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Take everything (mains power is the same, just change the plug, change plugs on UK 4-way adapters so you need fewer NZ plugs).

TVs work via a video/dvd recorder/sat receiver/freeview box.

Instead of exhaustive lists of stuff which you may or may not have, it might be worth you listing what you are concerned about.

Some shippers get worried about some items but you can read all about those on the customs and maf websites TBH
Changing the plugs on a UK extension is a good idea but beware of how much power you put through them. The UK plug has a fuse, the NZ one doesn't. The fuse on a NZ extension lead is built into the other end (socket)

Also, buy some surge protectors. We didn't and had a surge during winter. 2 P.C's and a laptop died. Fortunately the insurance paid out.

We bought everything in and out of the house. If it's garden or garage based, make sure it's clean and smelling of disinfectant.
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Don't bring any electrical stuff, especially the tv, so you can go shopping when you get here any buy a brand spanking shiny new one
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can you bring lampshades made from shells from the Phillipines??
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Default Re: To take or not to take ?.........

Originally Posted by 4pommes View Post
can you bring lampshades made from shells from the Phillipines??
Talking about lampshades - will UK lightbulbs fit the light sockets in NZ?

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Default Re: To take or not to take ?.........

Originally Posted by 4pommes View Post
can you bring lampshades made from shells from the Phillipines??
http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/enter/declare

This may help?
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Originally Posted by BevK View Post
Talking about lampshades - will UK lightbulbs fit the light sockets in NZ?

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Yes they do but all ours were bayonet fittings & the ones in our house need screw fitting. But both types are sold in NZ.
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not worth bringing the shell lampshades....however have now remembered son has a large djembe drum...will have to be fumigated and paid for!
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Old Feb 13th 2011, 7:20 pm
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Default Re: To take or not to take ?.........

Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix View Post
Yes they do but all ours were bayonet fittings & the ones in our house need screw fitting. But both types are sold in NZ.
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Old Feb 13th 2011, 8:26 pm
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Bring furniture and kitchen electricals as much more expensive here. It's worth having a look on some NZ websites to get an idea of costs here so you can decide whether your stuff is worth the shipping cost.
I found decent quality cheap bookshelves difficult to find and ended up having to pay a lot more than I wanted to for them over here.
There is no equivalent to IKEA over here.
Upright vacuums and top loading washing machines are not that common. They can be found but there is very little choice.
Bring all books as they are very expensive here-though I do use the 'book depository' and order online from the UK now, much much cheaper as they have free worldwide delivery.
Bring spare fuses for plugs. I brought 2 4 way extensions and just changed that plug- for the stereo system and computer. I brought a couple of UK-NZ adaptors for those items which I use so rarely that I can't be bothered to change the plug on.
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Old Feb 13th 2011, 8:35 pm
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There's some good pointers here guys, especially from Sirplug and Persephone..

Keep them coming please..

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Originally Posted by Persephone View Post
Upright vacuums and top loading washing machines are not that common.
Do you mean front loading washing machines aren't that common?
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Do you mean front loading washing machines aren't that common?
Oops Yes I did mean that!
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