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Forum: Australia
Jul 15th 2022, 8:22 am
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 15th 2022, 8:20 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,896
Posted By arkon

Re: Price of Polo mints?

It could have been worse, last week there were UK Minstrels in an IGA near me, on the bag it said (Pound Sign 1), on the shelf it was $7.00.
Needless to say I didn't get any despite the pangs I had...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 15th 2022, 8:16 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,896
Posted By arkon

Re: Price of Polo mints?

I did wonder why I was getting palpitations. Normally I wouldn't buy something with such a big Aus tax markup but I just
really fancied some. It's been 18 years since my last Polo, and guess what...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 15th 2022, 8:14 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,896
Posted By arkon

Re: Price of Polo mints?

Thanks, thought I'd check as I just paid $2.50 here in Woolies.
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 15th 2022, 7:47 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,896
Posted By arkon

Price of Polo mints?

Anyone know the current UK Tesco price of Polo Mints?
Forum: Australia
Aug 11th 2017, 12:33 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,327
Posted By arkon

Re: My peak electricity is now $0.52 per KWH!

Thanks ozzieeagle but that's not the quote I just got from them when I just called them. Where did you get that quote sheet from?
Forum: Australia
Aug 11th 2017, 12:29 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,988
Posted By arkon

Re: Does anyone on here have the ear of anyone..

Something really annoying happened to a friend trying to get a 189 visa that pissed me right off. No matter I've just sent a letter to the PM about it.
Forum: Australia
Aug 9th 2017, 3:40 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,988
Posted By arkon

Does anyone on here have the ear of anyone..

Does anyone on here have the ear of anyone important in the immigration department?
Forum: Australia
Aug 9th 2017, 3:37 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,327
Posted By arkon

Re: My peak electricity is now $0.52 per KWH!

AGL do look a lot cheaper but if you check their endeavour area it doesn't cover most of the Sydney basin and definitely not my area. The only 2 companies I can use are Origin and energy Australia...
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2017, 2:48 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,327
Posted By arkon

Re: My peak electricity is now $0.52 per KWH!

Great! Wish I'd thought of solar panels! What a massive numpty I've been. My house roof A faces the wrong way and B is so badly week that it couldn't take the weight of panels. MY shop is in a...
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2017, 2:41 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,327
Posted By arkon

Re: My peak electricity is now $0.52 per KWH!

The gaps under the doors are supposed to be there. how else would cockroaches and spiders get into the house. Mine before I fixed them were big enough to let snakes in!
Aug 4th 2017, 2:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By arkon

Re: Does a tourist visa application cancel 189 visa app

Why do you think it's changed? Are people less rose tinted now?
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2017, 2:35 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By arkon

Re: Looking for advice for family of 4

Good, but still here in Oz, looking forwards to my next uk holiday!
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2017, 2:58 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,054
Posted By arkon

Re: Health Care Insurance

This is my advice too. Oz health insurance is a scam and doesn't cover you for anywhere near the cost of treatment like a UK policy does. The only advantage seems to be you can go to a private...
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2017, 2:49 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By arkon

Re: Looking for advice for family of 4

I'd recommend somewhere in the south of England! Warmer, Dryer, Close to Europe for holidays, and best of all 10,000 miles from Australia!
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2017, 2:45 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,327
Posted By arkon

My peak electricity is now $0.52 per KWH!

Ok, so seeing as I just paid a visit to the forum after a fews years absence to ask a question of the expert expats on here, I thought I'd just share some shocking bit of news (pardon the pun).
...
Aug 3rd 2017, 2:33 am
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By arkon

Re: Does a tourist visa application cancel 189 visa app

Thanks Pollyana. I'll pass on the answer.

All good with me here in Australia. Still wish I could go home but hey ho, stuck here now. My boy is now 12 so getting closer by the year to when I might...
Aug 3rd 2017, 2:09 am
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By arkon

Does a tourist visa application cancel 189 visa app

It's been a while since I've been on the forum so hello to everyone.

I have a question. I have a friend who is applying for a 189 skilled independent visa to Australia from the Phillipines, we are...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 12th 2016, 10:16 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,039
Posted By arkon

Re: Why do you post? (or not?)

is it the whole site thats gone dead or just the Australian part? Has the number of UK people emigrating here dropped significantly?
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 7th 2016, 11:08 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,039
Posted By arkon

Re: Why do you post? (or not?)

This is me too. I used to post to try and stop people with rose tinted glasses from possibly making the biggest mistake in their lives by emigrating to Australia. After 12 years here life has become...
Forum: Australia
May 15th 2014, 5:59 am
Replies: 92
Views: 6,728
Posted By arkon

Re: Buying a new car in Australia.

Pro Tip: Buy a Mercedes like the SLK, CLS etc, keep it a year in Britain and then bring it with you for about 5K shipping etc. An SLK in the UK is about $58,000 AUD here for the same car is about...
Forum: The Barbie
May 13th 2014, 2:59 pm
Replies: 451
Views: 17,809
Posted By arkon

Re: Share the pain

Thats only about $44,000 per australian tax payer, and there was me worrying...
Forum: Australia
May 10th 2014, 2:25 am
Replies: 105
Views: 8,815
Posted By arkon

Re: Contemplating moving to Australia...

Hi Everyone, I just stopped by to have a quick look and the first post I see was someone asking only for success stories. Surely the clue was in the question? Anyway nuff said, hi everyone,...
Forum: Australia
May 9th 2014, 3:19 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 8,815
Posted By arkon

Re: Contemplating moving to Australia...

Of course he does, he wants to come here, come hell or high water and the more success stories he gets the better he will feel making his ill advised move to the arse end of humanity. It's just like...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 10th 2014, 8:33 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,353
Posted By arkon

Re: 10 years in!

Hi, I didn't realise you had managed to escape! Well done.
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