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Losing money when migrating


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Old 06-07-2012, 08:58 AM
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Losing money when migrating

My decision to migrate came rather suddenly, and with only a month to go before I move, I'm left with a few months of gym membership and a massage package that will be wasted unless I find someone to transfer the membership too. This is depressing me a little as I'm so uncomfortable with having paid for something that I won't be using. The amount lost isn't much, I'm looking at a few hundreds, but at this stage, every dollar counts.

Has anyone experience something similar, i.e. incurring losses because of migration?


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Old 06-07-2012, 10:18 AM
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My decision to migrate came rather suddenly, and with only a month to go before I move, I'm left with a few months of gym membership and a massage package that will be wasted unless I find someone to transfer the membership too. This is depressing me a little as I'm so uncomfortable with having paid for something that I won't be using. The amount lost isn't much, I'm looking at a few hundreds, but at this stage, every dollar counts.

Has anyone experience something similar, i.e. incurring losses because of migration?
Definitely, it's part of the move. Could you suspend your gym membership? Or sell it to someone? Same with the massage package. I'm sure you could offer it to your family or friends? Perhaps even try to sell on some Singaporean website.
We are packing up our stuff, and we are going to make a loss with some of the furniture that we bought last year before we made the decision.


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No I can't suspend. The gyms and spas here are absolutely cutthroat and rigid. They're really nice when getting you to sign up with them but once you talk about refunds due to valid reasons, they start saying "I'm sorry, but our policy says .... " I've begged and pleaded with them but the management stood firm.

I only have a month left and I did put up my memberships on 3 popular forums but have received no responses. Worst case scenario would be to take this as sunk costs, which is such a shame.


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Old 06-10-2012, 08:23 AM
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Hi Miss Swan. Where / which massage package do you have? I might be interested Maybe you can PM me?

Cheers,
Claire


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I knew about 10 months before emigrating that I was going to, so I had time to plan things out very well. On top of that I was a student, so things like massages and gym memberships were too grand for budget to begin with. My biggest losses were a phone contract of another year after my departure date, and selling my things really. Partially because you'll never get for it what you paid for it when you resell, but mostly because it was stuff I had consciously gathered and collected over the years to be part of my home.

My biggest loss, though, has been that I had a history degree from uni at home that isn't recognized in Australia until I jump through hoops and pay money to get it acknowledged. Back home I was finally eligible for good jobs after graduating, here I can't even get a retail clerk job. That is by far my biggest loss.


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Hi Miss Swan. Where / which massage package do you have? I might be interested Maybe you can PM me?

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Hi Claire I can't PM you as you don't have enough posts.


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Old 06-11-2012, 01:32 AM
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My biggest losses were a phone contract of another year after my departure date, and selling my things really. Partially because you'll never get for it what you paid for it when you resell, but mostly because it was stuff I had consciously gathered and collected over the years to be part of my home.
Yeah I forgot about phone contracts too. I didn't get a phone contract even though everyone else has one because I knew I'd be joining my partner one day, I just didn't know when.


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Old 06-12-2012, 01:14 AM
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Hi Claire I can't PM you as you don't have enough posts.
Oh... Didn't know that. I'm totally new to this. I'm also applying for migration to au. Went to au high commission last week and got sent back :-( Said my wedding date was set too far back. Oh well, wasted my half day leave.


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Hi claire, are you applying for PMV?


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Hi claire, are you applying for PMV?
Yeah, was considering between partner and PMV, onshore and offshore. Many pros and cons but we are going for PMV in the end.


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