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Offline Lourens

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Dilemma
« on: June 21, 2010, 05:40:41 pm »
Folks, I need some urgent advice please. 

It turns out that I am not very good at letting go of things.  Talk is cheap, but when it comes to letting go of things you've paid for with hard earned cash, it 'blerrie moeilik'  to just dump the stuff.  Bottom line is that 20ft container is full, and I don't have enough to fill a 40ft container.  It also turns out that a 40ft is not that much more expensive than the 20ft container.

So now the consideration goes like this - bring the bakkie (Mitsubishi Colt; 2006 model, 110 000km) along in the extra space.  Its paid for, looked after (even if it has worked hard) and in good condition .  Movers have quoted, and the extra fee to get it to NZ added to the cash I'll get for selling it here, will not add up to buying the same year/km combination there. Am I looking to make my life difficult?  Any advice?

Another alternative is to find someone to share the equivalent of a 10-15ft container.  Or is that a further complication with customs/MAF that won't be worth the effort?

We're entering the camping phase, waiting for the house's buyers to get their bond approved - then we can set a date to drink Quantas champagne!

Looking forward to your sage advice.

Lourens

Offline JAMOMA

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 07:24:19 pm »
I don't know the hassle involved with importing a car  :-\

Generally - and I think SAKB can vouch for this - a 20ft container is already almost too much stuff to fit
into the "wendy houses" they have here.   :2funny:  You might end up having to rent a much bigger house
for a much bigger price just to "store" all your stuff  :-X

I think first find out the FULL cost and drama involved with bringing the "ute" - as we call them here.

I bought one for NZD500, that is in great condition - old yea, but still very good.

Have you looked on trademe and the nz autotrader to gauge a price?


But I know what it's like to give your stuff away..............
 :gl2: whatever you decide.


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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 07:24:19 pm »

Offline tmprince

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 07:38:57 pm »
well ,won't there be import duties on a car and how sure are you that you can get it road worthy on that side they are pretty strict on things like rust and smoking. will your bakkie pass there tests? it will be a very costly excersize if they say no and make you send it back.
We changed our mind about our venter trailor because of the above considerations.
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Offline SaKiwiBoer

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 12:47:00 am »
Agree with JAMOMA. We brought a 40ft container full of our stuff and we are now stuck with half our stuff an the garage and a big house full of furniture. Don't know to much what the cost would be to bring your vehicle in but I know I am now kicking my own "behind" for not bringing my caravan and not getting a Venter to bring with. Would have loved those two things to make camping easier over the weekends. Cheers, SAKB.
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Offline magusta

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 12:48:53 am »
bring it.  it's paid for, it's in good condition. it's yours - you know the history of it. you have container space. i might be wrong, but you'd have to keep it for 2 years otherwise pay duties on it. i sold my brand new, paid for fireblade and i regret it to this day and the next day and the next day and the next day..you get the idea
« Last Edit: June 22, 2010, 04:19:45 am by magusta »

Offline LoveNZ

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 03:16:31 am »
Leave it, too much possibilities on what MAY go wrong with WOF etc. At the end of the day you can buy a nice second hande Ute and still have some money in the pocket.

Offline SusanJ

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 03:34:04 am »
Hey Lourens,

Check out the NZ customs service website. They have all the requirements about importing vehicles somewhere so you know what the restrictions are.

Cheers,
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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 03:34:04 am »

Offline Anna007

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 07:42:13 am »
As jy plek het, en daar ni so groot verskil tussen 20 en 40 voet container is nie, sal ek dit saam bring. Ons het ons motors, motorfiets trailor en 4 x bikes gebring, en eks niks spyt daaroor nie  8)

Enigste ding waaroor ek spyt is is dat ons nie ons venter trailor ook gebring het nie, jy gaan nie sommer iets soortgelyks hier kry nie  :thumbdown:
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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 09:43:33 pm »
my Venter trailer  :'(  :'(  :'(

Offline mandyh

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 09:49:02 pm »
Me too - I miss my Venter.
Biggest mistake we made leaving it behind!!

Offline alwyn

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2010, 08:47:27 pm »
That must have been one big container.

Offline Lourens

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2010, 08:28:43 am »
Thanks folks - now I am more confused - sounds like I should leave all teh stuff behind and ship over some VENTERS!  Any buyers? :D

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2010, 08:28:43 am »

Offline El

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Re: Dilemma
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2010, 11:06:53 am »
There is no import duty on the vehicle if you are bringing it in for your own personal use.  I agree with Magusta, bring it.  You can sell it here if you want later.  As far as I know the car needs to have a brake light at the top of the back of the car and must be roadworthy and be able to pass the wof (roadworthy type) test. 

I also agree with the comments about house size, we brought a 20ft container and our garage is too full for our cars - we've been selling stuff on trademe for months.
What I can say is that it's easier to get rid of the stuff when you're here because you'll be screaming with laughter when you unload the container asking yourself:  WHY DID I BRING THAT RUBBISH!!!
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