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Offline tmprince

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HELP!!!!
« on: July 30, 2010, 02:56:54 am »
 :help: :help: Just found out that my container is still lying in Mauritius and will not be here anytime soon.
anybody got a fridge  or microwave or tv or washing machine we could borrow until we can get our own? we are moving into our house on Sunday and have nothing but beds and duvets (love Briscols sales  :smitten: ) promise I will look after them :flowers:
 give me a call and we will pick up thanx 021 1370619
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Offline Mongrel Mobster

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Re: HELP!!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 03:46:11 am »
Marcia if you don't come right on the forum then try this company I found on the web, not sure about details but did a search! http://www.housepak.co.nz/index.html
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Edwin



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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 04:07:08 am »
Marica camping in your own house is fun  ;D.  when we arrived we "camped" in our first place for 3 months with no furniture!! blow up mattresses, 3 plates, 3 glasses etc etc.....  was a relief when our container arrived.

For appliances like you're asking we used Mr Rental - http://www.mrrental.co.nz/


Offline Feather

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Re: HELP!!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 04:53:23 am »
Marcia, if you were closer, i.e. Chch, I would lend you a just about everything on your list!

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 05:08:21 am »
Oh Marica - I do hope you come right! I hope the rental place is reliable! We too will have nothing when we arrive in October.... :( Hope all goes well! Yes mandyh camping in your new home can be fun - wow - your family did it for 3 months... :o



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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 05:27:38 am »
We also camped in our first rental for 3 months.  The house had a double bed so we scored there, the boys slept on camping stretches and one of Craig's work mates lent us an old (very old) lounge suite, another felt for us and lent us one of their washing machines. A friend of Craig's work mate gave us a TV that he didn't want any more.  My boys now play xbox on it.

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 07:52:59 am »
Is it not just amazing how things come together....with a little help/love from pals.....just wonderful.... :hug:


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Offline Savayla

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 08:18:20 am »
Marcia, we rented our washing machine for $29 a month (or was it a week ? ) when we were there 7 years ago.  Was worth it.  Otherwise, look at the Salvation army.  We picked up a large microwave for $5.  And look at the Free ADs which come out on a Thursday (also 7 years ago history ).  We picked up two amazing desks (one was a leather one with brass studs, a huge fridge/ feezer, and a couple of other things for free.  Just had to hire a trailer and provide the muscle.  Man, did I have bruises !!! 

Good luck

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 08:41:11 am »
3 months camping in NZ and 2 months in SA!!!!  Was fun - amazing how little you can survive on if you have to.

something else we did while camping in NZ.  We weren't bringing a fridge over so had to go buy one anyway - used the box after we took it out as our computer desk.  Used pieces of wood inside to make it a bit sturdier and special holes for the cables to all run through nicely and we had a real fancy computer table  ;D

How does that saying go - a boer maak a plan!

Offline El

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Re: HELP!!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2010, 08:46:02 am »
Yes I can help you.  I have w. machine and lots of kitchen stuff for you.  I will text you shortly.



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Re: HELP!!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 09:04:11 am »
Good on you El!

Offline Chan in Wellington

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Re: HELP!!!!
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2010, 09:08:59 am »
You guys are amazing - boy I'm glad I found this forum  :yippee:
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Offline SusanJ

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Re: HELP!!!!
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2010, 10:16:23 pm »
Hey Marcia,

We have a TV you can use.
Will txt you!

Susan
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