Do we need a sheet before we go?
We've just had a removals company round to price up our move to Adelaide and were told that the our king size beds are called double beds in Oz and the reason why people "complain" that bedding is so expensive is because they have UK double beds which aren't manufactured in Oz so all their bedding has to be imported, thus making them more pricey.
Is this true, he seemed to know what he was talking about regarding other matters? If it is true we won't bother buying lots of nice new sheets before we move.
He also told us we were right in not wanting to take our fridge freezer because it had a lower thermostat and less insulation so wouldn't cope with the heat, leaving us with a nice puddle of water on particularly hot days.
King size is equivalent to Queen size. Beds themselves are pretty cheap to buy here but "manchester" is expensive.
We are using EVL International - www.evl.co.uk
They have been great so far and not tat expensive - we are sharing a container as not much to take and its worked out better for us.
We ar ebuying new fridge/freezer and they havent said anthing to us!
Ps just ordered radiators and hot water bottles to bring too!
Yeah Manchester can be expensive but not for bedding when we have shops like Tesco, Asda and Matalan close by.
We're using John Mason, or plan to anyway, and we'll fill less than half a 20 foot container so we'll be sharing too. We're just going through a massive cleansing of our stuff, at the moment eBay is our friend (except their fees but that's for another post on a different site). We're just trying to get together as much cash as we can at the moment, Jane is also working extra shifts at the hospital. We know things will be tough when we arrive so we're trying to create a nice buffer should things not go according to plan i.e. both get jobs pretty sharpish.
Bedding covers and sheets of any kind of decent quality are very expensive here,we brought out some good quality stuff(king size)and it was a good decision.Actual beds and quilts are not all that expensive,decent pillows are,but i would bring out accesories.All the best ,Sue.
Just wanted to let you know our experience. We brought our King Size bed but not our mattress. We bought a new king size mattress when we got here, only to discover its about 12 inches too big so currently it hangs 6 inches over each side! Aussie king size is approx. 6ft wide. Bedding or "Manchester" as its called here is expensive and I don't think its as good quality so stock up before you leave and get as much in the container as possible even duvets and pillows, I wish I had. Something else thats really popular is Queen size and King single. Not sure about the fridge because we bought a new one here so can't help on that one. Hope that helps!
Yeah I had a bit of a chuckle when i read that!!!! A friend of mine was in target and they announced over the pa "can someone from manchester please go to the front checkout" so he went!! obviously he knew what they meant but when he said 'yeah i'm from manchester, what do you want?" they had a good laugh. why is it called manchester? do you reckon it's something to do with the cotton mills?
Originally Posted by stufi1997
Loads of fridges on ebay and the advertiser, But beware, sometimes its cheaper to buy from the shop (warranty) Ebay here is not like it is in the UK. you are not guaranteed a cheap price.
Are you guys aware of the problems with shared containers. IE not knowing what your sharing with. Release fee's etc?????
Ha! Knowing that bedding is called Manchester in Oz will give us amusement for many years to come, I don't think it will ever get old.
Hi Kangomik, John Mason didn't mention anything about release fees, what are they? I guess there's a risk to sharing if the people you're sharing with need to have their stuff decontaminated you may also get stung. For an upfront fee of £15 we can insure against having to pay any decontamination fee levied on arrival.
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