I'll be moving to HK in about 2 months.
I'm waiting for Visa and I believe I will get assistance moving furniture from Sydney to Hong Kong.
We may need to bring some office furniture (herman miller chairs, computer monitors, books, plus a roomful of books and toys for our son).
I was initially planning to just buy Ikea or other cheap furniture, such as desk, dining table, sofa, etc over in Hong Kong.
But the HK prices seem to be much more expensive than Australia. Does it make sense to buy a bunch of ikea furniture, leave it flat packed, buy new office equipment from Australia and get it shipped?
Dell monitor U2717D 27" - AUD $419, HKD $6299 (~AUD1162 - from Dell)
Brother MFC Laser print - AUD$395, HKD$2798 ~ AUD$511 (from Fortress).
Ikea Bekant sit stand desk (electric), AUD$499; HKD$4990 (~AUD$911).
Ikea Billy bookcase AUD$70 , HKD$499 (~AUD92)
Ikea Malm QS Bed AUD$469, , HKD$2790 (~AUD514)
Ikea Malm drawers, AUD$199 , HKD$1290 (~AUD238)
The Ikea markup was pretty high, especially on the desk. I thought Australia was a high cost region, but a 80% markup on (some) Ikea seems pretty crazy.
The monitors markup seems really high. Or are there cheaper places to buy furniture, office electronics, etc?