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Forum: Australia
May 25th 2010, 1:59 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164

Re: Shipping company asking for more money

I understand the "quote" being subject to fluctuations but surely once you accept the quote and pay then how can they then charge more on top?
Forum: Australia
May 25th 2010, 1:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Need appliance repair - Bayside, Brisbane

Not quite that simple, if it's frost free it could be almost anything, if it's a conventional fridge then probably just the thermostat.
Forum: Australia
May 25th 2010, 1:26 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164

Re: Shipping company asking for more money

Hi Mark,

We only got the one quote and are using the company that dealt with our container at this end who we were happy with. Yes it is dearer, same as most things here.

We are heading back to...
Forum: Australia
May 25th 2010, 1:05 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Need appliance repair - Bayside, Brisbane

Whats the model?

I'm not in your area but I am a white goods engineer.
May 25th 2010, 12:41 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055

Re: Shipping company asking for more money

It says, "our quotation is subject to fluctuations in currency or ocean freight of greater than 5%. Prices established on rates of 8 April 2010."

"Our quotation is valid for 60 days and payment is...
Forum: Australia
May 25th 2010, 4:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164

Shipping company asking for more money

Have posted this on Heading back to the U.K also, sorry if it's not allowed.

Hi all,

We are heading back to the U.K on Thursday this week. We have arranged to ship our furniture back on a 20 ft...
May 25th 2010, 4:57 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055

Shipping company asking for more money

Hi all,

We are heading back to the U.K on Thursday this week. We have arranged to ship our furniture back on a 20 ft container which was loaded up last week and is in Melbourne waiting to be...
Forum: Australia
May 23rd 2010, 7:31 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018

Re: Contents Insurance

We use AAMI, pay monthly by direct debit, not had any problems.
Forum: Australia
May 22nd 2010, 9:24 am
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Nintendo DS Games

I use blahdvd.com, only used them a few times but had no trouble and they charge one whole British pound to deliver to Oz.:thumbup:
Forum: Australia
May 16th 2010, 11:44 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,475

Re: Australia the most expensive country in the World?

Exactly, but the previous poster was referring to the Midlands.
Forum: Australia
May 16th 2010, 10:41 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,475

Re: Australia the most expensive country in the World?

Really?

Well I'm from Staffordshire( not the best place in the world but I was born there so what can you do ) £190,000 buys you a nice 4 bed detached house, what does that buy you with the curent...
May 16th 2010, 12:51 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369

Re: Scared about sending dog in cargo back to England - help!!!

How can you have a dog fly in the cabin with you? Was it a private plane?

We will be flying our Yorkie back in 2 weeks time, we are anxious also but I'm sure he will be fine.
Forum: Australia
May 16th 2010, 12:34 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,475

Re: Australia the most expensive country in the World?

What quality? Like the houses built about as well as a B&Q garden shed!!!
Forum: Australia
May 16th 2010, 12:32 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,475

Re: Australia the most expensive country in the World?

Nice response...not.:thumbdown:

I've been here 2 1/2 years earning $'s so exchange rate has nothing to do with it. This place IS expensive, maybe not the most expensive.
May 12th 2010, 11:44 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Electrical appliances

Depends where you are moving from, Australia is the same voltage as U.K so you can just swap the plugs over. U.S.A is 110 volts so not as simple, you would need transformers for every appliance so...
Apr 25th 2010, 3:06 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Oz Digi box to U.K

Will an Australian digi box work in the U.K or should I off load it before we return?

Thanks.
Forum: Australia
Apr 19th 2010, 11:28 pm
Apr 18th 2010, 12:37 am
Replies: 12
Views: 6,609

Re: Shipping washing machines, tumble dryers, fridge freezers and other bits

You can buy top loaders in the U.K. The Whirlpool machine that you can buy here (which is American) is available. Regarding water pressure, if it was low pressure it would take longer to fill but...
Apr 15th 2010, 11:13 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,764

Re: Can't sell car - leave in 2 weeks

If it's not selling then it's overpriced. We just sold our car within 3 days, purposely priced it $1000 less than equivalent cars for sale to make sure it sells. The last thing you want to do is take...
Forum: Australia
Apr 12th 2010, 10:07 am
Replies: 268
Views: 18,469

Re: If You Don't Like It Go Home

I have seen stickers on the back of cars quite a number of times in or around Adelaide. The worst one I saw was on the rear window of a Holden which was quite large (about 30 cms x 20 cms), and...
Forum: Australia
Apr 11th 2010, 12:00 am
Replies: 143
Views: 45,101

Re: Australian Arrogance

Nobody could begin to argue about the driving standards out here.They give anyone a licence..........as long as it's paid for!
Forum: Australia
Apr 10th 2010, 11:57 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: dog quarantine cost

Seems steep, we paid between $700 and $800 total for our dog 2 1/2 years ago when he was in Melbourne quarantine station.
Forum: Australia
Apr 10th 2010, 11:52 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 45,101

Re: Australian Arrogance

This site ought to be changed from Britishexpats.com to Wewanttobeaustralian.com. Whenever anyone posts anything remotely negative about Australia they get flamed.:thumbdown:
Apr 7th 2010, 10:51 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,548

Re: Not moving at all

A great post and pretty much sums up the reasons why we are heading back to the U.K in 8 weeks after 2 1/2 years away.

Just hope we feel the same when we get there, don't want to be ping pong...
Forum: Australia
Apr 5th 2010, 12:15 am
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: buying a car

The amount varies depending on the size of the engine. You can renew it for between 3 and 12 months, ours is around $480 for 2.0 petrol for 12 months, the renewal comes through the post and we just...
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