Guest natdan

White goods and flat screen t.v;S

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    Guest natdan

    Hi to all :), just a thought , hoping to be in adelaide soon !! , wondering what to bring with us .R.E. flat screen tv"s fridges , washing machines etc [ Expensive items] , , these items seem to cost so much over there . Is it worth buying NEW and bringing them with you [ or old ] as the cost of these items are reducing in the uk at the mo, especially large tv"s . Can you just pack new stuff in your container , but more importantly will they all work over there.

    THANKS in advance

     

    Wayne n Loiuise. :) [ Waiting on house sale]

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    Guest lippy

    Hi

     

    We would have brought our washing machine but we had lost the transit bolts. OH had had a tidy out the week before and had thrown them out!!

     

    I would say if your white goods are working fine bring them - they will work fine here - just need to change the plug.

     

    We debated whether or not to bring our LCD TV - we did in the end - plugged it in and we get all the normal channels without using a set top box! If it hadn't worked we could have bought the set top box or just used it for the UK DVD and games.

     

    You can pack new stuff in your container but you are supposed to declare it - you will then have to pay tax here again. As long as you have owned it for at least a year you don't pay tax.

     

    This is what we found out.

     

    Hope it helps, good luck

     

    Julie

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    Guest ali@51

    we brought our TV washing macheine and tumble drier. They all work fine. The only thing is we can't use the washer and dryer togerther as they use too much power and blow the fuse. I would definatly bring them if you have space.

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    Guest graandjac

    :)Most electrical items seem to work ok over here, but not sure that they are more expensive , we bought a Samsung washing machine (frount load) which was a 4 star model you get $200.00 rebate back which made it a bargain at $450.00. Remember you get the chance to haggle over here which is good fun..!!

     

    Cheers Graham

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    Guest natdan
    Hi

     

    We would have brought our washing machine but we had lost the transit bolts. OH had had a tidy out the week before and had thrown them out!!

     

    I would say if your white goods are working fine bring them - they will work fine here - just need to change the plug.

     

    We debated whether or not to bring our LCD TV - we did in the end - plugged it in and we get all the normal channels without using a set top box! If it hadn't worked we could have bought the set top box or just used it for the UK DVD and games.

     

    You can pack new stuff in your container but you are supposed to declare it - you will then have to pay tax here again. As long as you have owned it for at least a year you don't pay tax.

     

    Thanks for the info , it all helps.:)

    Just read your profile ,cannot believe how quick you sold your house!! [ Not jelous honest ] you were so lucky . We along with many others are struggling at the mo. Have you settled in adelaide and are you enjoying being there etc as much as you thought , are you renting or have you bought a place, trying not to be nosey [ sorry] ,but its nice to here of people who are doing what you hope to be, soon. Thanks again

    Wayne n Louise.:)

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    Guest Nick & Jo

    Just wanted to add that we were pleased that the Good Guys branches over here offer discounts if you pay cash. We decided to leave our white goods as we had to rent our house out in the end, so had to buy fridge freezer, washer and tumble drier. We splashed out on a big fridge freezer with an ice and water dispenser, but the washer and drier were very reasonable, total around $850 taking into account the $200 rebate on the washer, so just over £400 for both machines. Also the service in store - we used the Noarlunga branch - and delivery service was excellent.

     

    Jo

     

    Nick, Jo and Lucy

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    Guest Lulujim

    Please can you explain the rebate - is this for everyone or PRs only? :goofy: Thank you!

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    If you buy high energy efficient good the government gives you a rebate , I think it is for anyone, don't think the white goods guys require anyone to whip out paperwork to prove their status.

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    Guest graandjac

    :)Yes the rebate is for everyone , you just look out for the 4 star rating on washers and fill out the form ( remember to get the form when you buy the machine) and within a few weeks $200.00 appears in your account:jiggy:cheers Graham

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