Guest Chandan

Woo Hoo our stuff has finally got here!!

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    Guest Chandan

    Can't explain how happy I am today, after our belongings were packed 15 weeks ago, today they have passed their quarantine inspection and have been told they will be with us next week.

     

    I have one HAPPY 4 year old!! He has been saying he wants to go back to England , because he misses his Woody and Buzz and all his toys, I can safely say that next week it will feel like Christmas in our house!!!

     

    I have had many furious battles with the company we chose to go with in the end ,****** (please pm for company's name)****, we thought they were good value for money, being told most shipments take 6-8 weeks, 12 at the absolute most, yeah right, it will be 16 weeks next week.. we found out that they stored our stuff in a warehouse for 4 weeks before sending it..

    What we saved in shipping costs compared to the other quotes we got we have spent more moeny this end getting all of stuff we couldn't wait for.. we could have handled 5-9 weeks without it, but 16?? my poor 8 months old has been sleeping in a travel cot since we arrived on the 17th of June. He will feel he's in heaven when his cot arrives.

     

    Well , looks like a Garage sale will be on the cards when everything is sorted, we have everything now, except the cot and toys that we can pretty much sell everything!! What a huge expense and a waste of time, but Im sitting here forgetting most of the stuff I packed and will be grateful I brought it all in the end.. just wished we brought our Super King Duvet :sad:

     

    Good Luck with your shipments and I would NOT recommend ******(please pm for company's name) ****** to anyone ever!

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    Guest guest3462

    Congratulations!!!! Really pleased that your stuff has arrived in one piece. Ifyu have any baby stuff you are thinking yu don't need any more let me know!

    Julia xxx

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    Guest Chandan

    Thanks Julia, hope you are putting those feet up!!!- it took us five months to get my husbands partner visa, with no complications, not much doubt we were a genuine couple having had three children and lived together for five years, so it does take time, for even the simplest visa's, if worst comes to worst can you not get a bridging visa? they cant make you leave for a few months to return when the visa is granted? It makes me so cross to hear about all the good people who have such a hard time, my brother knows of a Chelsea football hooligan with a criminal record as long as me and he is able to come and go when ever providing he provides a police check everytime he returns, he has residency here now... so if they can let people like that in the must be able to let people in that are honest and good. Chin up and keep going! and go to the beach today, how nice is the weather!!

     

    Back to the subject above, I havent received it yet, hope its not all broken!! time will tell. I will have loads of baby stuff.. most of it is boys, from 6months+ also have brought loads of baby toys too , most of them brand spanking new, I have extra travel cots and allsorts, so you will have first refusal when I sort it all out.. and over the next few years as it is deemed outgrown by Ollie, and he is our last bubba.

     

    Try to relax and remember the reasons why you wanted to come here, and try and forget the faceless voices on the other end of the phone who are just doing a job, not realising they are playing with peoples lives and emotions with their 'relaxed attitudes'.

     

    xx Danni

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    Nothing like getting your stuff :) I remember my parents packing trunks of stuff to ship over here. Haha by the time they arrived and we unpacked it was like ....why did we ever think we'd need that....Sometimes when you have gone without stuff for a while, you realise you didn't really need it in the first place or it is now totally unsuitable. I'm still REALLY, REALLY glad my hand luggage which prob weighed about 20kg was full of my son's picture books and his brio train set and 20 yrs later we still have all of these and I'm still glad I brought them instead of my nice kitchen containers :biglaugh: Hand luggage was so heavy , I could only walk about 20 metres without putting it down.

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    Guest Chandan

    (thanks for the edit Rachiegarlo, I understand your reasons)- Im all for keeping the peace..

     

    my frustration comes purely because my husband works in removals so is in my ear not helping the matter!! seeing our crates in the company's yard yesterday was hard to see when my hubbie and a few lads from work could have picked it up and we'd have it by now.. but will have to wait till next week..

    the fact my four year old is miserable without his toys and says everyday he wants to go back to England because he misses his toys and friends, makes it hard, when I was the one who wanted to come here and basically dragged my husband.

     

    I have just finished a very long email to 'said' company in UK.. so am hoping for some sort of compensation:nah: as I have now greatly gone out of pocket buying more clothes for our rather porky 8 month old (he was 5 months when we arrived, i packed 6-9 months stuff, he is 9 months in 6 days..) he has out grown everything!!

     

    BUT I am ever the positive.. and still will wait patiently.. just glad I didnt have to pay any extras with fumigation (and i didnt use any cleaning products etc) so a big PHEW on that front..our only out of expenses this side was $230 for Quarintine Inspection Fee so think from other stories we have got off lightly.

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    Guest LizzieL

    I am sooo jealous!

     

    Kids don't believe me now when I say 'it will be here soon....!'

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    Hi

    Congratulations on it arriving here. It seems to take forever but you so appreciate it when you get it. We only got ours six weeks ago as decided not to ship our stuff until we had a place and a job (hubbies decision not mine - doing good impression of the dog in Wacky Races). Roughed it on blow up lilo's and colouring books etc. Now feels like heaven. Kids did also settle down after they got their toys but packed some back up as not got the room and they haven't missed them.

    Good luck with the unpacking and re-organising and re-organising.

    Niki

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    Hi Danni,

     

    It will be like all your Christmas's rolled into one. The best feeling ever, EVEN i got excited when I unpacked my pans, but most of all unpacked all the kiddy stuff first. The kids beds, toys, clothes etc.

    The look on their faces.....priceless...

     

    Good luck

    Prema x

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    Guest Chandan

    Which is a great thing!! I was in labour on christmas day last year so missed out all together!! although I got a fantastic day before new years eve present of a 8lb bundle of hunky chunkyness!!

    Nothing can beat that!!

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    Guest kas17
    I am sooo jealous!

     

    Kids don't believe me now when I say 'it will be here soon....!'

     

    so jealous too, never thought I would miss it so much, hopefully this time next month it will be here, if its not delayed again!!

    Congratulations, and enjoy the unpacking

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    Ours was 10 weeks 3 days and stated 8 weeks, our stuff was packed up and didnt go anywhere for over a week.....i will PM you to see if its the same company...

     

    And yes, we have spent money on stuff we have in our container, very frustrating but im sure when it gets here and christmas arrives it will all be worth it. Louise

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    Guest wijaya

    our only out of expenses this side was $230 for Quarintine Inspection Fee so think from other stories we have got off lightly.

     

    Hi there

    Our stuff will be delivered hopefully next week. The handling company in Adelaide said that it will be inspected next Wed. The cost for inspection is $ 300. I wonder whether the handling company could charge any amount they want, not based on the real charge from AQIS.

     

    For the packing boxes, does anybody has any experience whether the removal company or their handling agent will take away all the boxes. I read it somewhere. I ask because I have a piano coming with a big wooden box. I dread to think how I should discard them myself.

     

    Regards

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    Guest kas17

    For the packing boxes, does anybody has any experience whether the removal company or their handling agent will take away all the boxes. I read it somewhere. I ask because I have a piano coming with a big wooden box. I dread to think how I should discard them myself.

     

    Regards

     

    our company has said they will take away the boxex on the day, but if we want them to come back for the ones we unpack ourselves they will charge. Dont know if they are all the same though

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    Guest Chandan

    I would have loved it to be 10 weeks!! we arrived on the 17th of June... stuff packed on the 11th of june...we havent got a final delivery date yet.. another thing to chase up on monday...

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    Guest Chandan
    For the packing boxes, does anybody has any experience whether the removal company or their handling agent will take away all the boxes. I read it somewhere. I ask because I have a piano coming with a big wooden box. I dread to think how I should discard them myself.

     

    Regards

     

    our company has said they will take away the boxex on the day, but if we want them to come back for the ones we unpack ourselves they will charge. Dont know if they are all the same though

     

    I think they can be cheeky and quote what they want, because on the AQIS website it says $200 for a full container.. now I had a third of a container.. I will be chasing that up on monday too.. they quoted me $230 which was including GST!! cheeky sods.

     

    If you have insured the Piano they have to open it, to make a record of the condition on arrival. get them to take it away on the day. much easier..

     

    or you have your supplie for a big bon fire!!

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    Guest Chandan
    our only out of expenses this side was $230 for Quarintine Inspection Fee so think from other stories we have got off lightly.

     

    Hi there

    Our stuff will be delivered hopefully next week. The handling company in Adelaide said that it will be inspected next Wed. The cost for inspection is $ 300. I wonder whether the handling company could charge any amount they want, not based on the real charge from AQIS.

     

    For the packing boxes, does anybody has any experience whether the removal company or their handling agent will take away all the boxes. I read it somewhere. I ask because I have a piano coming with a big wooden box. I dread to think how I should discard them myself.

     

    Regards

     

     

    oops posted the reply in my last reply... look above.

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    Guest guest3462

    A good tip......save some boxes in your garage if you are renting to start off with, as when you eventually move into your own place/long term rental you will need them to pack up again!! You can flat pack them and rebuild with packaging tape when you need them.

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    Guest PomNotinOz

    Sorry thought I could PM you this way but obviously not - will try again!

     

    Hi

    Was just wondering if you would tell me who you used as I am just getting quotes now for shipping our stuff out next year! Be good to know who not to use!

     

    Thanks, Sue

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