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Buying a Sofa/furniture ? Singpore / UK

Post by Patrick777 » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 4:31 pm

I am going to be coming voer with a 40ft container and I'm wondering whether to bring a sofa over with me or buy one in Singapore. A decent leather modern european sofa x2 in the Uk will cost me around $3K Singapore dollars what is it going to cost me in Singapore for equivalent? Bear in mind I don't think Ikea sofa's are half the quality of the ones I could get in the UK?

If you say bring from the UK would you say the same about all furniture?

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Post by HunBunny » Wed, 09 Aug 2006 4:28 am

I am thinking of moving back to Singapore from UK too.

I will definitely bring my furniture back with me because you pay a premium for european furniture I seem to recall. Nothing is cheap with it reseambles European products (unless it looks frumpy/low quality).

Ikea is not my first choice either!

Just out of curiousity. Which removal company are you engaging for your relocation?

My father works in a international logistic company in Singapore but I haven't ask him for assistance yet.


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Post by Patrick777 » Thu, 10 Aug 2006 12:25 am

I'm not sure to be fair it's all being sorted by my company I just pack my bags and leave everything else to them! 8)

I can't wait to be honest. I'm thinking of taking just a standard issue DFS sofas to Singapore with me because they are cheap and alot better than Ikea! 8)

Good luck with you move I hope it all goes OK!

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Post by seasider » Thu, 10 Aug 2006 7:48 am

Patrick, I strongly recommend you nip to DFS. IME, quality in Singapore = Moran from Melbourne which can cost about S$10k for a sofa. Cheap and disposable = Ikea. In between is mostly very modern, modular seating and a lot of it rubbish.

I virtually gave away my lovely leather sofas because I was worried they'd go mouldy on the boat (that IS one consideration) and I've always regretted it.

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Post by soulite » Sun, 20 Aug 2006 2:28 pm

Guys, the freight for transporting and clearance in Singapore ain't cheap. I've tried importing a ballchair over and just the clearance i spent SIN$400 not including the freight. As you still hafta engage a freight forwarder to clear your cargo (import permit etc).

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Post by Patrick777 » Mon, 21 Aug 2006 6:11 pm

I'm bringing my whole contents over from the UK. I just purchased a really nice 2+3 seater sofa's brown leather European style direct from China :) for $3000. Even if I could get them a little cheaper in Singapore it's one off the list so to speak. I've been told I won't pay any taxes on my house contents shipped from the UK?

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Post by soulite » Mon, 21 Aug 2006 8:26 pm

Not sure about the taxes, did the freight company said that to you? Because definitely you can't escape from the import clearance! unless everything are already in the bill. =)

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Post by soulite » Mon, 21 Aug 2006 8:29 pm

And hey $3000, isn't that expensive? I doubt singaporeans would wanna spend that kind of money on sofas but then again, you never know? :roll:

If you don't mind spending a little bit more, it could save you lotsa time/trouble/man power.

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