This blog on New Caledonia is for those of you who ever wondered what life on a tiny island in the South Pacific might be like. Tired of bracing winter winds, the stress of an inner city or simply dreaming of a life change? This is a blog about what happens when, in the words of Yogi Berra, "you come to a fork in the road, [and] take it".

19 October 2007

Looking to Buy or Sell Something in New Caledonia?

Try one of the various free online classified sites available in New Caledonia. You can buy or sell anything from a car to a boat to a baby bed to a computer. Okay, eBay and Craig's List are still to come to the South Pacific, but these sites proved very helpful to us a few months back:

As the population turns over every couple of years (military rotation), you can often find great deals. Definitely worth a browse, as most things on the island are expensive, purchased new.

Occasionally you will find things described in English, but if you need help translating the French, try any of the available online translators to give you a general gist, e.g. Babelfish.

And for currency conversion, try http://www.xe.com/ucc/

Now, speaking of things for sale in New Caledonia, anyone interested in buying our Peugot 206? :)

1 comment:

Packers and movers said...

Why do you think that "doing everything it can to shut down the flow of undocumented migrants" is in the US' best interests? Obviously getting highly-skilled/educated immigrants would help the US but if the goal is to increase population then why oppose illegal immigration?

If unskilled immigrants come to the US they are still adding to demand and having kids who will be the workers and consumers of the future. A poor person in Southern Mexico adds little or nothing to US GDP, but if that poor person moves to the US and has kids who become Americans (with American productivity levels and education etc) then the US is better off.

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