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Old May 14th 2008, 3:41 pm
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hi there,

been looking through old threads and cant see the answer,
will our white goods (fridge and dishwasher) work in spain?
the tv wont, right?
just trying to figure out what to take/leave behind...!
i am a bit of a hoarder so need to be ruthless, argh!
thanks in advance!
oooh and, can anyone advice on getting sky tv there? we are heading for the basque country and as there arent many expats there i am wondering how to go about it?
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Default Re: i give up... white goods!

Originally Posted by featherbum
hi there,

been looking through old threads and cant see the answer,
will our white goods (fridge and dishwasher) work in spain?
the tv wont, right?
just trying to figure out what to take/leave behind...!
i am a bit of a hoarder so need to be ruthless, argh!
thanks in advance!
oooh and, can anyone advice on getting sky tv there? we are heading for the basque country and as there arent many expats there i am wondering how to go about it?
All my UK white goods work in spain, my TV works aswell and I get sound!
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All white goods will work fine.

New TV's will be OK.

Older TV's will be fine for SKY but MAY not get sound on terrestrial set up.
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Also if the tv does not work, you will get the pigture but not sound, two ways around this ask a tv engineer to sot it, he can or buy a cheap vhs machine or most likely a dvd will work and tune it thrught that, then you will get sound and picture.
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thanks guys!

can i ask, when you moved did you take most of your stuff with you or were you ruthless, got rid of lots and bought new stuff in spain?
i got a quote for a removal company and i nearly fainted (i guess its a case of shopping around but still...!)

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Default Re: i give up... white goods!

Originally Posted by featherbum
thanks guys!

can i ask, when you moved did you take most of your stuff with you or were you ruthless, got rid of lots and bought new stuff in spain?
i got a quote for a removal company and i nearly fainted (i guess its a case of shopping around but still...!)

We ebayed lots... when we got here we bought stuff we ebayed!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh
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Default Re: i give up... white goods!

Originally Posted by featherbum
thanks guys!

can i ask, when you moved did you take most of your stuff with you or were you ruthless, got rid of lots and bought new stuff in spain?
i got a quote for a removal company and i nearly fainted (i guess its a case of shopping around but still...!)


We moved from a 4 bedroomed detatched house ..... and came here in a luton van
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
We moved from a 4 bedroomed detatched house ..... and came here in a luton van

how????
i find it sooooooo hard to separate from m wordly goods

so in your experience everyone- what would you recommend to leave behind? ie out of, beds, wardrobes, table n chairs, sofa etc etc etc.
xx
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The kids , husband and Dog ??? Ha Ha
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Default Re: i give up... white goods!

Originally Posted by featherbum
how????
i find it sooooooo hard to separate from m wordly goods

so in your experience everyone- what would you recommend to leave behind? ie out of, beds, wardrobes, table n chairs, sofa etc etc etc.
xx
Hi Feather

We found that it depends on the style of furniture you wish to deck out your Spanish home with, We had large pine wardrobes which were very expensive but dated however painted a nice cream they look the donkeys, I find from an English point of view that on the whole the Spanish style is not for me albeit we live in a large old house. I would suggest if you can afford it bring beds chairs etc with you, Pine re painted in pastel colours looks great
in the sun.When you get to Spain what you don't need leave at your local tip or green rubbish bin and you will find it gone in five minutes I hope you move goes well, as stated all mod televisions work as do white goods why pay out more for them if you already have them, Any white goods over say 4 years old I would leave unless they are Miele which last forever.
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Default Re: i give up... white goods!

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
We moved from a 4 bedroomed detatched house ..... and came here in a luton van
I "moved" from a 4 bed house in the UK and the ex-wife kept most of the stuff there with her so all my stuff came over in and on a car.

However, when I did buy a house here it came fully furnished which seems to be quite common (obviously for second hand houses).
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
We moved from a 4 bedroomed detatched house ..... and came here in a luton van

They are very helpful those bailiffs don't you think
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Default Re: i give up... white goods!

Originally Posted by featherbum
how????
i find it sooooooo hard to separate from m wordly goods

so in your experience everyone- what would you recommend to leave behind? ie out of, beds, wardrobes, table n chairs, sofa etc etc etc.
xx
We brought everything except sofa and armchairs, white goods are now approaching 11 years old and still going strong, so they were definitely worth bringing and despite what a lot of people say you do need a tumble dryer in the winter.
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