Ship or buy locally?

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Madeinitaly, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. NZRalphy

    NZRalphy I'm not half as good as I think I thought I was

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    Freight for anything into NZ is a large issue if you want a one off. If someone else is paying your moving costs??? and you are a mechanic??? then bring tools, tool chest, bike lift, tyre change machine... they don't have to be expensive (think harbour freight) but they are sooooo cheap in the USA.
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  2. ahebron

    ahebron Been here awhile

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    But please be aware if bringing power tools our electricity is different to the American stuff, for one it hurts a lot more.
    Years ago when I was doing my time we had a local client new to the country who was obviously of the impression we lived in a very backwards country as they shipped over a house lot of electrical appliances. We had to fit the house out with 110 volt transformers and got them to get the US power points. I did manage to wire one US outlet to NZ mains and took out one toaster.

    Adrian
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  3. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    Hi @Madeinitaly ,
    I was just wondering how is your relocation project going?
    Any chance to ride together over the Christmas Holidays?
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    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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  5. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't tell the truth if I would say I am surprised. :-(
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