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Badprop

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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #60 on: August 19, 2007, 10:20:27 am »
Anton you sure are a patient person, I would have blown my top after the 2nd one. 

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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #61 on: August 19, 2007, 10:40:34 am »
Sounds familiar. Sometimes one just have bad luck. ::)



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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #62 on: August 19, 2007, 12:35:38 pm »
Badprop I actually found it interesting to try all the types of heaters!
Back in stressful SA I would surely have blown a gasket or 3. Nz does have a calming effect on you in some cases.  ;D  :angel:



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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2007, 12:09:58 am »
It also depends on whether you insist on buying new vs used.  We bought a refurbished washer and dryer and fridge for less than $1500 altogether.  When we get our own house, I will probably look at buying a newer fridge.  One can get a lot of stuff used.  But it's up to you.  Also, if you have a good bed that you like sleeping on, take it with you.  It's a pain to find a nice bed, when I you can't fall asleep on it in the store to try it out!!  8)
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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #64 on: August 20, 2007, 01:51:13 pm »
I think I will miss my bed most of all the stuff that we are not taking with us to New Zealand (which is everything). But, having already made the decision not to take anything with us, I will have to learn to live without it I'm afraid.
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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2007, 02:03:08 pm »
Don''t worry Naz you can get a good bed at Furniture City in NZ. Their prices are reasonable as well. ;)



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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2007, 02:48:18 pm »
Great. I have already warned hubby that he either gets us a King Size or gets himself a sleeping bag. My son has got into the habit of creeping into bed with us during the wee hours of the morning when I really dont want to get out of bed to take him back to his. It's not exactly my idea of a good night's sleep after that
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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #67 on: November 03, 2007, 03:38:54 pm »
Some thing I did not know - My mover say that we may not take our fridge as it is not CFC free. NZ regulations.....

Anyone know anything abou this?



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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #68 on: November 04, 2007, 07:05:42 am »
Yip, Didi, General rule of thumb, if its older than 5 or 6 years, it cannot come.



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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2007, 04:25:47 pm »
Eileen I wanted a large double door but everyone say I will not be able to fit it into some of the rental houses.

So what to do? Buy a second hand one there on trade me? or buy a new one (for cheaper) here and bring in container?



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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #70 on: November 30, 2007, 09:06:00 pm »
We live close to the sea and a number of items have evidence of rust for instance a fans blades,
what is the position - I cannot remember reading anything to date on the topic- is it a no no or can it do with a clean removing any buildup?

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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #71 on: December 01, 2007, 05:54:37 am »
Green, Magna told me if it is surface rust it should be ok.  Don't take my word on this.  I myself clean anything that has rust on and then spray it with oil or spray paint it.
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Re: Appliances to take or leave....
« Reply #71 on: December 01, 2007, 05:54:37 am »