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Just arrived - need everything 220V - best way?

Post by Capex101 » Sat, 13 Dec 2008 11:49 am

Just arriving for 2 years from US, left all 110v things in the US. We need everything from vacuum cleaner to iron to stereo to coffee pot. I can buy all new - but is there a network of expats that are leaving and looking to sell all their 220v appliances?I looked at the classifieds and it seemed a mixed bag - not sure if they were private sellers or "resellers". Tried Google - did not get what I was looking for.

Is there a good way to quickly get all the things needed - from an expat heading home?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 13 Dec 2008 12:48 pm

The classified here on this site, mocha (google it), The bulletin boards at Cold Storage Jelita, The American Club bulletin board, Cash Converters (google it). The garage sales in the classified in the major dailies (Fri-Sun the best days).
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Re: Just arrived - need everything 220V - best way?

Post by imrankassim » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 12:30 pm

Capex101 wrote:Just arriving for 2 years from US, left all 110v things in the US. We need everything from vacuum cleaner to iron to stereo to coffee pot. I can buy all new - but is there a network of expats that are leaving and looking to sell all their 220v appliances?I looked at the classifieds and it seemed a mixed bag - not sure if they were private sellers or "resellers". Tried Google - did not get what I was looking for.

Is there a good way to quickly get all the things needed - from an expat heading home?
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Post by sierra2469alpha » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 12:42 pm

FWIW - Harvey Norman offer interest free periods and (apparently,) will offer discounts if you buy a decent stash of product from them. HTH, and welcome!

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Post by road.not.taken » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 6:39 pm

I still think Paris Silk is a good deal. The prices might be slightly higher, but their service is outstanding and it's a one stop shop. At Holland Village. You're right to look for whatever you can second hand though -- can you get to the American Club? Excellent exchange of goods going on there on the bulletin boards, also if you have kids at the American school there is the Trading Post in the monthly newsletter.

Last time we moved I rounded out a few electronics at Best Denki at Takashimaya.

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