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Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2019, 11:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Anyone in Sydney

Yes, here I am look!

Still here - just been avoiding the inevitable Left vs Right shitshow threads, which doesn't leave much else TBH.

We have a small group of folks that meet in the city for...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 5th 2019, 12:50 am
Replies: 78
Views: 4,491
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Roll Call...

Yup, still check in from time to time. It's a shadow if its former self though...


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Forum: The Barbie
Nov 27th 2018, 1:36 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,221
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: The mind boggling world of health care

Yup, exactly what Zulu and Beoz have said.

Health 'insurance' isn't really insurance, it's really a tax incentive scheme that allows you to recover some of the costs of going private. There are a...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 21st 2018, 10:25 pm
Replies: 279
Views: 20,404
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Amazon incoming ...

Excellent. Gerry can **** off.


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Forum: Australia
Oct 2nd 2018, 6:32 am
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Customs search of my shipping container

Which state you are moving back to will also make a difference. In NSW all of the replica firearms would require a permit to import and own, and it would be a painful process to obtain one. They...
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2018, 5:21 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Super anyway to cash it out when moving back to the UK?

Yeah, and they all seem to use different metrics, different reporting periods etc, which makes it even more complex to draw a meaningful conclusion.


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Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2018, 12:59 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Super anyway to cash it out when moving back to the UK?

Only the last few years have I really started to get clued in on Super - I think the major irritation is how difficult the funds make it to move super from one provider to another. In theory it...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 24th 2018, 11:47 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 1,932
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: How long before you buy your first Electric Vehicle.

I'm very keen, but need better public charging infrastructure before I commit to EVs. Currently I'm living in a terrace, so no possibility of charging at home - unless the council will be happy with...
Forum: Australia
Jul 24th 2018, 11:28 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Super anyway to cash it out when moving back to the UK?

Exactly my point - it's got to stay here, so it may as well be working. A low fee account is the way forward here.

While good for returns, Hostplus aren't the best for fees. Here are my fee...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 12th 2018, 11:09 pm
Replies: 279
Views: 20,404
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Amazon incoming ...

I don't buy coke, or really go to supermarkets, so I just looked it up on Woolies online to offer a comparison:
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Forum: The Barbie
Jul 12th 2018, 12:41 am
Replies: 279
Views: 20,404
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Amazon incoming ...

Cost of living is high, but wages and salaries also high as well - National minimum wage is about $21 I think.

American tourists can't get their heads around it...

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Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2018, 11:38 pm
Replies: 279
Views: 20,404
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Amazon incoming ...

This actually looks to be pretty good value for a bulk buy of coke - in a regular supermarket, a 30 can pack is AU$39, so about $1.30 per can. Much much more in a convenience store - I payed $5 for a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2018, 4:21 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Super anyway to cash it out when moving back to the UK?

As you are going to have to leave it, you should look at minimising the costs to maintain the fund while you are away.

You should roll it over to a low fee index tracking fund, and cancel any...
Forum: Australia
Jul 2nd 2018, 10:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Recruiting Agency Withdrawing Application

Is it a contract role? If so, you have hit the nail on the head here - the agency will be creaming off the difference. It sounds like it to me - as the agent would want a cut of the negotiated salary...
Forum: Australia
Jun 6th 2018, 3:50 am
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: calling the uk

Sign up with Amaysim and get free calls to UK mobile and landline numbers, along with a raft of other destinations. Simple.


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Forum: Australia
Jun 1st 2018, 5:42 am
Replies: 87
Views: 5,367
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Bye Bye Decent Shopping - Amazon to block Australian customers

I hadn't considered this aspect - I use Amazon almost exclusively for my Christmas and family birthday shopping. Will need to VPN up for this going forward.


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Forum: The Barbie
May 1st 2018, 2:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Credit Cards

I would have thought so - seems an expensive way to go about things when the local options will probably be much cheaper...


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Forum: The Barbie
Mar 5th 2018, 11:09 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,300
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: RBT positions

City Road into Broadway, Paramatta Road opposite the Coroners Court, The Crescent are usual peak points.


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Forum: The Barbie
Mar 5th 2018, 12:41 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,300
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: RBT positions

I don't mind getting stopped so much, it's more the fact that they always seem to do it at peak hour, which of course causes road chaos around the checkpoint...



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Forum: The Barbie
Mar 4th 2018, 11:34 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,300
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: RBT positions

Yeah, they do - I think that OH&S means that they need to have a specific number of lanes available and somewhere to pull vehicles in to etc, which limits the available locations a lot.

It's...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 13th 2017, 4:28 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Bit Coin Drops 80 percent

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/buying-bitcoin-with-mortgages-credit-cards-2017-12?r=US&IR=T
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 3rd 2017, 9:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: When to use private hospital cover?

Completely agree with SoS above. You have done nothing wrong in not declaring you health insurance. As you presented to an emergency department, and it was not an elective or planned visit, and that...
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2017, 9:03 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: How do we get a UK bank account?

This is why I left my UK account and credit card open and running - I use them a bit through the year in a money-go-round style - Mostly for shopping when I am overseas or when I am back home.


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Forum: The Barbie
Nov 22nd 2017, 9:32 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By Swerv-o

Re: Totally stuffed up with the ATO

Hang on, doesn't the bank bear some responsibility here? They should have been deducting the withholding tax, but haven't done so - Surely you can argue with the ATO that this is the bank's stuff up,...
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