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#145583 - 10/11/02 09:55 PM Shopping for household things
BettyGib Offline
We're getting ready to think about outfitting our house in the Placencia area and would appreciate suggestions about places to buy household goods such as lamps, kitchen things, etc. For those of you who have outfitted houses or condos, what sorts of things did you bring from home and where did you shop in Belize? Any advice would be appreciated.

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#145584 - 10/11/02 10:46 PM Re: Shopping for household things
rickcheri Offline
This should be interesting....we've had some people tell us to bring everything we can.....and others tell us to bring only what is a nessesary for "us"..and buy the rest there. You can get pretty much anything in BZ or Mexico...US will have some stuff of different quality. If you're looking for furniture, and don't want to bring it....go to the Mennonites in BZ......but-I have friends here that travel to Mexico with goods because the people prefer the quality from the states....can't wait to see the final answers!!! We've been trying to decide too!!! C

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#145585 - 10/12/02 03:43 AM Re: Shopping for household things
d-jon Offline
Betty, what sorts of things will you be looking for?

I would advise bringing as much as you can from the US.

Appliances here can be very costly.

I live here in Dangriga and there is
Home / Construction Store here by the name of
A&D's Construction.

If you would like an idea of the prices of stuff I will be willing to help.
djones@btl.net
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Hi, trina I would suggest the Orange Walk area. There is a lot to offer there. In particular there is the Lamanai Outpost lodge that offers exactly what you're looking for. You can contact me if you need more info at djones@btl.net

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#145586 - 10/12/02 09:07 PM Re: Shopping for household things
BettyGib Offline
We're having furniture built in San Ignacio by Leah's furniture who are also doing cabinets and trim work for us. We'll need the mundane things like pots and pans, toaster, coffee maker, and the gadgets that one uses to fix food and drinks. We'll also need bedding and towells and lots of things we probably haven't thought about.

Your offer to check prices D-Jon is very kind. I hate to put you to any inconvenience. Is the store you mentioned fairly well equipped? Does one generally find better shopping in Belize City?

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#145587 - 10/13/02 12:58 AM Re: Shopping for household things
ScubaLdy Offline
What I was told: Cloth items (sheets, towels, etc) are not of the quality we are accustomed to. Since these items do not take up a lot of space and are not heavy I plan to bring from the states.
Dishes, glasses, tableware, pots and pans, etc. are expensive as is anything electrical. However, these tend to be heavy items. I am carefully thinking about just what I really need, not what I am used to having.
Harriette
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#145588 - 10/13/02 02:28 AM Re: Shopping for household things
d-jon Offline
Betty, I agree in bringing All you towels, sheets etc from the US.

As for pots, pans, toaster etc. there is a store in Belize City called "Mirab" where you can get all these stuff. Let me say though that the prices you're use to seeing will be a lot less than here.

You will no way put me out to check at A& D's on prices for you as I am there everyday since I am at the moment building my house too.

What about cooker, fridge freezer wahser etc?

There are some specially made for the Caribbean that are very good the brand is "Mabe"
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Hi, trina I would suggest the Orange Walk area. There is a lot to offer there. In particular there is the Lamanai Outpost lodge that offers exactly what you're looking for. You can contact me if you need more info at djones@btl.net

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#145589 - 10/13/02 04:21 AM Re: Shopping for household things
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#145590 - 10/14/02 01:45 AM Re: Shopping for household things
BettyGib Offline
Thanks for all of the input. We are having furniture and cabinets made in Belize. Our house there will certainly have much more beautiful furniture than ours in VA. Thanks for the suggestions about sheets and towells; those should be rather easy to bring. We also don't need to do everything at once, but we're hoping to spend a week at Christmas time and want to be able to cook, etc.
Thanks for the tips about Mirab and the brand of appliances. I think that our builders are going to help us get stove and fridge, but I will mention the brand, D-Jon.

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#145591 - 10/14/02 03:38 AM Re: Shopping for household things
d-jon Offline
Betty, as Dangriga is just about 1 - 1 1/2hrs away from Placencia, you can mention to your builders to check out A&D's Construction as I am sure they might know them too.
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Hi, trina I would suggest the Orange Walk area. There is a lot to offer there. In particular there is the Lamanai Outpost lodge that offers exactly what you're looking for. You can contact me if you need more info at djones@btl.net

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#145592 - 10/14/02 08:37 AM Re: Shopping for household things
seashell Offline
Betty, I can't say for sure since I haven't been to Mirabs, but it is my understanding that it is quite difficult to get good quality pots, pans and cooking utensils in Belize. If you don't mind the lighter weight pots then I guess it will not be a problem for you. For sure, I'd take a good can opener with me. smile
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