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Old 12-28-2010, 09:19 AM
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Hi, I have a question about moving some of my possesions to another country. I realise this is an australian immigration forum, but I wasnt sure where else to go and already have an account here.

Basicly Im australian, planning to move to canada possibly (married to canadian), we would be staying with family and only have a room for ourselves. Currently I just wish to move what is in our room, which includes 2 desks (could get rid of one, but the others a fancey familymember-made one, sentimental), 2 computers, a small shelf full of dvds, a wardrobe full of plushies , clothes and sentimental nicknacks from my life. (I am aware it would be cheaper not to move the computers, but they have so much on them from the past 9 years id much rather keep it)

Basicly, how much would this cost around about? Just a round about answer. 1000$? 100$? 10 grand?

Edit: I have alot of sentimental nicknacks, so im not sure just using regular post would work. Itd be around 20 garbage bags worth of stuff ill guess

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:01 AM
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You should start thinking cartons and a packaging case, perhaps at least one sized for the desk and then you could stuff stuffed garbage bags in and around it for protection.
If you have computers near nine years old, good chance they'll soon be for the Nigerian electronics scrap mountain or somewhere like that and re all the stuff on them, why not just buy yourself an external memory and download it all and that'll be far cheaper than the extra cartons/packing case for the computers.
At an educated guess, I'd say you could be looking at somewhere a bit over $1000, maybe getting up towards $2000 depending on size of case, and insurance etc.

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:42 AM
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why take the computers? simply backup everything on them onto USB hard disk(s). A lot lighter and smaller to move around then and will even go in your hand lugage if you so wished. Plus you wont then be waiting months for them to turn up. The cost of shipping the computers would be far in excess of the computers actual value. Once you reach your destination country you would then need an appropriate power supply also to use them - im not sure if the Oz supply will switch (theres suually a switch on them) to Canadian supply, it might. But again... why bother shipping such a large bulk item when its actually worthless? its the data ON IT that you value and wish to take.

Just a thought.

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