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#57025 31-Jan-2010 18:56
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I'm being sent to Australia for work for a few months and I'll need to buy some basic homeware for the apartment I'm leasing (it's furnished but doesn't include utensils, glassware, linen etc) when I get there and since I know nothing about the country thought I would ask before I go; what are the names of the chain stores there similar to Briscoes/Farmers etc? And any other useful information :) I'll be living in the Melbourne CBD.

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  #294997 31-Jan-2010 20:16
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David Jones or Myer are both good options.

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  #295015 31-Jan-2010 21:49
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Havent they got IKEA in Australia?


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  #295019 31-Jan-2010 22:21
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Last time I was on holiday in Melbourne those were the main two. They are right in the heart of Melbourne.

Also, go to a place called Portland Hotel. It is actually a restuarant. Ask for the Beef Burger, and a James Squire Amber Ale.... magic combo!!!

It's on the Cnr of Russell and Little Collins Streets.


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  #295020 31-Jan-2010 22:32
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yep go IKEA if you want funky but reasonable price. Wish we had one in NZ

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  #295039 31-Jan-2010 23:33
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i agree with Nathan, for basic cheap stuff, have a look at Ikea.


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  #295088 1-Feb-2010 08:38
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Cheers guys, looks like everything I need.

Isn't there supposed to be an IKEA building built in Auckland? I heard that from someone a while back.

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  #295090 1-Feb-2010 08:46
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hbk: Cheers guys, looks like everything I need.

Isn't there supposed to be an IKEA building built in Auckland? I heard that from someone a while back.

2008 story - but I think there's been IKEA rumours for a long time ...


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  #295094 1-Feb-2010 09:03
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hbk: Cheers guys, looks like everything I need.

Isn't there supposed to be an IKEA building built in Auckland? I heard that from someone a while back.

From the CBD get the 24 or 109 tram out to richmond, There is a large ( I dont think there any small ones) IKEA on the corner of Victroria and Burnley

Ikea can be a bit of a mission to get through cleanly, I find it handy to have a good look through their catalouge from the website and work out what I want before I go, otherwise you tend to end up with a pile of stuff that you think is funky but once you get it home really has no purpose :)

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