We have been wondering whether to buy new fridge freezer and TV here and bringing them over- do you think its worth it? Really hard knowing whether to bring electrical stuff or not.
I was told, although dont know if its true, that European Fridge freezers struggle to cope in the Aussie heat, the motors are not as strong or something. We are taking all our electrical goods, washer, dryer, tellys etc but not the fridge freezer, going to buy a new one in Oz
Originally Posted by ReadyPenny
Originally Posted by Lisado
Hi Mandy & Lisa,
Originally Posted by covfan71
The fridges here are bigger generally as you will tend to keep more stuff in them and I believe they are better insulated although don't quote me.
We bought new over here and after a power cut the other week which lasted at least 8 hours that we know of the Freezer was still OK and we didn't have to throw anything away.:)
If you have room to bring your stuff, why not bring it as it can always be used in the garage as a spare. I wish I brought our old fridge just to keep outside or in the garage with drinks in it. Yes we can buy another here but it would have saved us some money.
Don't buy new TV's bring your old ones but if you want new wait till you get here. (that's my view)
Sorry I just spotted your question, the phone has a different RJ connection but all you need to do is unplug it and plug the new one in. That's the cable from the phone to the wall, so if you are unable to disconnect it from the phone end then it won't be of any use, although it would be quite old if you couldn't.
Hope the above is helpful.
Last edited by Martin and Val; 08-02-2009 at 09:02 PM.
Your fridge freezers will work just as well here. As mentioned by Martin though, you may find you need something a little bigger. Its an urban myth about them not being able to cope with the heat.