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Moving - Ship evrything Versus buy some stuff new?Whitegoods

Postby dubplate » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:44 pm

Hello,

I am moving to Singapore in approx 6 weeks.

Keen to hear from expats - did you have a fire sale? did you ship everything you have? pros and cons....

I am thinking of not shipping my whitegoods, so either trying to rent my place in Melbourne (owner/occupier) semi-furnished or fire sale and buying a new fridge, washing machine. microwave in Singapore.

My fridge and washing machines is prob 6 years old, I don't even know if they will work on singapore AC power?

So...question...What have others done in this situation?

Whats a good electrical/whitegood store in Singapore that has a online catalog? Tried Harvey normal but HN doesn't advertise its price list

thanks

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Postby curiousgeorge » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:57 pm

Yeah, Singapore is not really an online shopping nation so you won't get many online prices.
Other big white-good retailers are Courts and Best Denke.

Australia is 240v and Singapore is 230v, although in reality they are likely to be the same model with a tolerance of 220-240v. They both operate at 50Hz, so no worries there.

All the plugs will be different, obviously.

To be honest, on 6 year old white goods, I wouldn't bother, the cost of shipping Vs the cost of buying locally is soon going to balance out.

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Postby Saint » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:59 pm

I'm guessing you will be renting in Singapore, in that case 99% of the time a apartment will come with all white goods, if not just ask the LL to supply

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Postby dubplate » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 3:22 pm

thanks for the replies guys

I thought most apartments didn't come partially furnished? are you saying 99% of them do come with whitegoods?

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Postby Saint » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 3:45 pm

dubplate wrote:thanks for the replies guys

I thought most apartments didn't come partially furnished? are you saying 99% of them do come with whitegoods?


If you are viewing a brand spanking new apartment it will probably not yet have the white goods but the LL will give you the option whether you want the LL to supply. Non new apartment will virtually always come with white goods and if you aren't happy with the condition of the white goods just get the LL to replace.


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