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Hiya

can anyone give me estimates on shipping costs from UK -

haven't got to much we'd want to take - so not sure if it would work out better to sell goods in UK and buy new in aus when we eventually save up funds to go!!! (50inch TV, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer) or are electricals quite pricey in aus?

need to decide if we should budget for shipping or new goods in our "savings plan"

thanks in advance

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We had quotes of 5k plus and decided to buy new over here. We were told that customs are funny taking fridge freezers and washing machines that have been used and they have to be like New condition. Also a lot of the makes are different so repair bills would be huge if they could do it at all.
Iv found electricals to be around the same if not cheaper, especially TVs, we got a 42 inch LCD for $450 and many shops will do deals for cash. For furniture is suggest you look on aussiefurniture.com.au and superamart.com.au for some great package deals for electricals try thegoodguys.com.au and for kitchen, bedding etc either bigw.com.au crazyclarkes.com.au or Kmart.com.au to give you ideas. These shops also always have specials on and of course there's always trusty old Ikea.
Good luck with your move :)
 

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Hiya

can anyone give me estimates on shipping costs from UK -

haven't got to much we'd want to take - so not sure if it would work out better to sell goods in UK and buy new in aus when we eventually save up funds to go!!! (50inch TV, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer) or are electricals quite pricey in aus?

need to decide if we should budget for shipping or new goods in our "savings plan"

thanks in advance

xx
hi go to the doree bonner site. it gives you an instant quotation
 

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Hi,
We used Excess Baggage to ship 30+ boxes, a TV and a cot bed from the UK to Australia (Sydney), this was two years ago and with all insurances etc it cost around $2,100. We decided to leave all big items behind (we were renting our property out so it made sense) and start again here.
The only thing I wish we'd brought more off were kitchen utensils, linen, towels, pots and pans. We should have added a few more boxes for stuff like that.
Once you get here you can hire furniture and white goods then once you're settled you can purchase. Once you're working can could also get 0% finance on electrical goods which can spread the cost of getting all of these items in one go.
Unless you're really attached to big items of furniture I wouldn't ship them as you never know where you'll be living and whether they'll fit. Ikea is getting more common here (Sydney and Melbourne) so you can access cheaper furniture, Fantastic Furniture is another of the cheaper brands.
Good luck with your plans!
 

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Around 5k for a 20ft container :S Any suggestions on who i should use?
that does sound expensive, as people said earlier try Doree Bonner, UTS Pearsons, Simpsons etc. There is a link on this site that will email your details to all of them for you.

look to the right where it says get international move quotes.
 

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Amiri Cargo

Hello!

If you have excess luggages, or goods you want so send overseas, I can suggest you to contact Amiri Cargo. This is a freight forwadrer company which provides air and sea freight services to worldwide destinations. They offer very good prices, you can make a quote online. You can see their website: amiri.cargo
Good luck!

MJ
 

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We just moved took everything in 20ft container went with John Mason £3800 door to door, excellent service. Got quotes off 8 others all more except Pickfords would match - John Mason had best reviews. You just need to decide whether your coming over for long time or not. Yes you can buy second hand items out here- however you need time and a van to do so. Best of luck with it all.
 
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Indeed you you need a van. I found the stores dont do free or even cheap delivery as they do in the UK on large items. It's either pick up, which most do and is fine when you drive one of those mini pick ups they drive in oz lol or pay $75+ for delivery, which is what we paid to get the mother in laws washing machine delivered by the good guys to her house less than 2 miles from the store!
 

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Hi themartins,

Who did you use in the end? Be carefully as my shipping company have passed the end delivery to there sister company and now they are wanting extra money. They also want to know what is in certain boxes that thy packed.

Andy
 
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Hi themartins,

Who did you use in the end? Be carefully as my shipping company have passed the end delivery to there sister company and now they are wanting extra money. They also want to know what is in certain boxes that thy packed.

Andy
The company in Australia always wants extra money to pay for customs inspection. The amount can vary which is why it is not included in the quote in the beginning. It should also say in your contract that customs fees will asked for before delivery.
 

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No shel it said that all doc fees were included now they are saying the cargo is delayed and the inspection fees will be $400 how do they know my container will be the one checked and do you not pay per hour for customs not a set fee?
 

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Isnt it clearance fees as oppose to inspection fees? as far as im aware everyone pays the customs fees, whether they have a quick look at your stuff or go through with a fine tooth. weve been told that we pay the fees at the other end, directly to customs

our stuff was packed up last weds by Doree bonner. we were 380cft. weve managed to get it into a shared container straight away, (yesterday), and it will be leaving the UK in the next few days. the packers were great and utilised every space possible. very professionally done. Just hope it arrives in one piece now. our friends moved out to perth last year and it was doree bonner who moved them. they had no problems at all and were well pleased with the service. so i am i, so far........
 
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