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Forum: Australia
Oct 11th 2015, 1:21 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By spottydog

Re: Australia - flying with dogs and renting with dogs in Sydney

I see lots of staffies around and they seem to be thought of as a good breed here, not seen any bad media about them as I did in the UK.
Forum: Australia
Aug 19th 2015, 11:45 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,581
Posted By spottydog

Re: Which UK companies don't take off VAT when shipping yo Aus

Bon Marche charged VAT and postage which guarantees I won't be shopping with them again.
Forum: Australia
Aug 18th 2015, 1:53 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,581
Posted By spottydog

Re: Which UK companies don't take off VAT when shipping yo Aus

I've only previously bought from small companies and Amazon directly in the UK so assumed all big companies would take off the Vat before shipping. Interesting to hear M&S don't either, will be more...
Forum: Australia
Aug 17th 2015, 10:20 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,581
Posted By spottydog

Which UK companies don't take off VAT when shipping yo Aus

I recently ordered some trousers from Bon Marche and discovered they don't take off the VAT when shipping to Aus. This is the first company to charge VAT on exports and I was wondering what other...
Forum: Australia
Feb 12th 2015, 1:36 pm
Forum: Australia
Jan 3rd 2015, 1:45 am
Replies: 59
Views: 3,309
Posted By spottydog

Re: 2015 Financial Survey Predictions For OZ

I'd love to know too as the only reason I can see for foreign buyers is getting money out of an unstable country.

In Sydney's Inner West by the time you take into account ongoing costs (rates,...
Forum: Australia
Jan 3rd 2015, 1:19 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,302
Posted By spottydog

Re: Driving From The Shire into Sydney

Never drove in peak hours but off peak Janalli was anywhere between 40 mins and 1 1/2 hours depending on the number of red lights caught on the Princes Highway. In rush hour we always caught the...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 21st 2014, 5:29 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By spottydog

Re: God I love my Robot Vacuum cleaner

I love both my roomba vacuum and scooba floor washer. Wouldn't be without either of them, if they broke I'd be straight out buying a replacement
Forum: Australia
Oct 30th 2014, 10:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By spottydog

Re: Letton Percival v Insure Your Move

I chose LP for Mums move last year. Decided as I was hoping not to claim the cheapest up front was best. I've used lP twice now and had no problems dealing with them hut haven't yet needed to claim
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 30th 2014, 10:22 am
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By spottydog

Re: Feeling sick...

But they are QS made in the UK
Forum: Australia
Oct 18th 2014, 1:20 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By spottydog

Re: Who have you used to bring over uk pension?

I'm pretty sure I got my forms from my Aussie super company, filled them in and sent them back to my Aussie super co who did the rest.
Forum: Australia
Sep 13th 2014, 1:49 am
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By spottydog

Re: Westpac in terminal decline. Are all banks the same?

Probably not a lot you can do about the processing fee on you parents money as I imagine its a foreign currency fee.

With the mortgage have you asked Westpac to do you a better deal? I asked my...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2014, 2:21 am
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By spottydog

Re: Renting a flat

In NSW Water usage can be charged to the tenant as long as it is separately metered
Forum: Australia
Aug 22nd 2014, 10:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By spottydog

Re: Suba Diving Clubs in Sydney?

Sydney sub aqua club is a BSAC club although you don't have to be a BSAC member to dive with them. As it's a British based club there are lots of poms, many who come out for just a few years. They...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 19th 2014, 12:17 am
Replies: 59
Views: 3,273
Posted By spottydog

re: The Technology Thread & What's your favourite new electronic/electric gadget & why?

We got ours a couple of months ago and still use it most days. Perfectly cooked steaks, beautifully moist chicken breast and ribs to die for with no risk of over cooking because you took you eye off...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 19th 2014, 12:09 am
Replies: 59
Views: 3,273
Posted By spottydog

re: The Technology Thread & What's your favourite new electronic/electric gadget & why?

Check out the highland cooktops, they do gas and induction combined with a 22mJ wok burner (or 2 if you go for all gas). Unfortunately we have to smaller kitchen for the big highland and have copper...
Forum: Australia
Jul 18th 2014, 10:34 am
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By spottydog

Re: Taking funds

How much money are you talking about, if it's holiday money amounts then is probably just go for cashpoint withdrawal once here?

For more than a couple of thousand I'd probably look at online...
Forum: Australia
Jul 8th 2014, 11:41 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,371
Posted By spottydog

Re: Inner city sydney property market

I'm in Balmain and have seen sale rices go up 15 to 20% in the last year (e.g. A one bed house on the peninsular that was bought at the beginning of 2013 for $615k has recently sold for $815k with no...
Forum: Australia
Jul 8th 2014, 11:35 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,298
Posted By spottydog

Re: UK Private Pension in Oz

This may help on UPP

https://www.ato.gov.au/Super/APRA-regulated-funds/In-detail/Paying-benefits/Undeducted-purchase-price-of-pensions-and-annuities/?page=8#British_pensions
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 13th 2014, 9:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By spottydog

Re: Goldfish friendly pond in Brisbane?

I'd probably advertise them on gumtree or on a local notice board

I wouldn't be surprised if there are penalties for dumping fish is public ponds as they may carry bacteria or other nasties which...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 12th 2014, 9:40 am
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By spottydog

Re: Townhouse vs Torrens Title ??

In NSW as long as you don't buy at auction the it's normally a 5 day cooling off period after contract signing. At contract signing the buyer pays 0.25% which the lose if they pull out. It is...
Jun 8th 2014, 2:24 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,673
Posted By spottydog

Re: Travel before citizenship ceremony

Many councils post the dates of future ceremonies on their websites so that should give you an idea of when the ceremony will be. I think in the majority of cases the most you will have to wait is 2...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 8th 2014, 2:18 am
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By spottydog

Re: Townhouse vs Torrens Title ??

OP with regard to reports, with a house pest and buildings are both sensible to have done particularly for torrens, with townhouses a strata report should also be done to check the financial position...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 8th 2014, 2:12 am
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By spottydog

Re: Townhouse vs Torrens Title ??

Yes, it's exactly that, strata is sort of leasehold apart from there is no lease to expire
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 7th 2014, 2:32 am
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By spottydog

Re: Townhouse vs Torrens Title ??

I personally prefer torrens as I can decide what maintenance I do when (plus OH is handy so we don't have to pay a tradie). If you like everything to be done for you then a townhouse and just paying...
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