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Offline jafa77

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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2007, 12:35:23 am »
Auckland is humid but it is NOTHING like Durban simply because the temps are much lower. Durban will be 30C and humid. Auckland will be 25C and humid. Big difference. I slept with a duvet in Auckland during summer (most of the time) with the window open. It was nothing like Durban. I am sure others will disagree.

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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2007, 01:01:33 am »
I think it's something that people will just have to decide for themselves ;)


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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2007, 01:01:33 am »

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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2007, 08:38:55 pm »
I thought people were just being silly about complaining about the houses being cold and damp

Well you should see the sorry state of affairs of the houses here in SA !

For the last two years we have been renting in brand new townhouses around Midrand, and good lord are they atrocious ! Wind comes through the windows, they rattle, leaks, rain comes through the windows and under the doors etc., damp, the list goes on ... and these things go for R1 million+ !  ::)


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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2007, 07:56:14 am »
The new improved SA Building Standards

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2007, 08:11:29 am »
The 'in' thing with decorating is to bring the outside in and visa versa.  This way you get to appreciate mother nature indoors.  You can sell these as features when selling the house.

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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2007, 08:13:40 am »
That's also why we have so many burglars ... to bring wild life in the home ..

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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2007, 05:35:23 pm »
Quote from: Johan01
The new improved SA Building Standards
Quote from: Johan01
That's also why we have so many burglars ... to bring wild life in the home ..

 ;D :2funny:

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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2007, 11:04:05 pm »
You guys are :2funny:


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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2007, 10:54:37 am »
Handoeke   6        $30.00   R 159.00
Double bed base         $349.00   R 1,849.70
Doubble bed matras      $349.00   R 1,849.70
Bank beds matresses incl   2 $469.00   R 2,485.70
Duvet cover Dbl Bed           $29.99   R 158.95
Gordyne matching duvet2 dro      $38.84                   R 205.85
Sheet dbl bed             $6.96   R 36.89
Single duvet cover   2        $59.98   R 317.89
curtains   4                        $49.68   R 263.30
sheets single beds   2        $13.92   R 73.78
pillows   6                        $48.00   R 254.40
duvet inner dbl bed           $67.49   R 357.70
duvet inner sngle bed 2       $113.52   R 601.66
hairdyer                           $29.99   R 158.95
TV 54 cm                         $179.00   R 948.70
Lounge 5 seats         $1,599.00   R 8,474.70
DVD payer           $99.00   R 524.70
curtains Lounge           $39.84   R 211.15
Washing machine         $499.00   R 2,644.70
Tumbler dryer         $499.00   R 2,644.70
Iron                           $59.99   R 317.95
vacume                         $129.99   R 688.95
Dining room set 5 seats      $499.00   R 2,644.70
microwave         $209.00   R 1,107.70
kettle                           $49.99   R 264.95
fridge                         $899.00   R 4,764.70
cutlery set           $70.00   R 371.00
snack witcher           $19.19   R 101.71
toaster                           $19.99   R 105.95
      TOTAL       $6,526.36   R 34,589.71

An idea of prizes for new stuff.

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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2007, 12:22:13 pm »
Johan where did you get these prices?  Want to have a look at the website.

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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2007, 07:37:13 am »
Jolene is doing the shopping .. she said she just went in google search, type in eg. fridge NZ and then start hunting. She is doing it with everything. Sorry she did not write down the stores names. When she do the shopping thing again she will take note of the stores. Anycase we will post a list once we start to buy in NZ.

One thing that I have noticed is that a lot of stuff you can buy over the net and have it delivered, eg. PC's. The prizes then is not to bad.

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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2007, 09:01:35 am »
I also started going through the process of pricing everything new in NZ, but stopped - we just can't leave our stuff here - worked too hard to get the little bit of stuff we have. Here are some of our prices we found :

Double Bed Matress - furniturecity - $600
Bunkbed - freedomfurniture - $800
icemaker - thedeal - $400
dishwasher - thedeal - $500
breadmaker - thedeal - $60
liquidizer - $40
perculator - thedeal - $40
lounge suite - furniturecity - $2000
wall unit - furniturecity - $700
dinning room suite - furniturecity - $800
bedroom suite, incl. bed - furniturecity - $800
kettle - thedeal - $30
dining room & lounge suite combo - furniturecity - $2000
single bed with foam matress - furniturecity - $130

Linen is called Manchester in NZ.

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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2007, 09:03:58 am »
Hi,

I think the object is to take your piece of SA with you
When you get lonely and homesick, it helps to see your own microwave, own tv, etc. when you get home at night

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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2007, 09:27:11 am »
Johan, alot of the appliances go on sale quite often as well so you will be able to pick them up for half the normal price. Try looking at Briscoes and The Warehouse...their sales are amazing. Makes me wish I was there NOW so I could take advantage of them.
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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2007, 09:39:09 am »
not forgetting that there is nothing wrong with buying secondhand either. You can probably buy all you need for less than half the new price if you look around. The minute you buy new and walk out the shop, it is secondhand anyway.