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So I'm moving into an accomodation and I am only able to bring a limited amount of luggage due to flight restrictions. Since I need to but housewares, I am thinking about getting everything from UniKitOut but they are expensive. would it be cheaper to go and buy the things myself once I am there?
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Hi! Same problem here! My uni gives a 10% discount for Unikitout but I'm still not sure it would be worth it? I mean until today I thought it would be a really good deal but I am not sure anymore, I read on previous forums that you could save over 30% if you went out to buy the things yourself...
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Hey! I just did the math and from IKEA you can get basically everything that the Unikitout (silver) pack (costs about 185 pounds) has for around 110-140 -pounds, depending on your choice of product. Plus, you get a good IKEA day out of it, haha!! Hope this helped xxx
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(Original post by VerAl1504)
So I'm moving into an accomodation and I am only able to bring a limited amount of luggage due to flight restrictions. Since I need to but housewares, I am thinking about getting everything from UniKitOut but they are expensive. would it be cheaper to go and buy the things myself once I am there?
Ikea trip is definitely worth it. Those UniKitOut things always seem a bit of a bit of a rip off imo.
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(Original post by VerAl1504)
So I'm moving into an accomodation and I am only able to bring a limited amount of luggage due to flight restrictions. Since I need to but housewares, I am thinking about getting everything from UniKitOut but they are expensive. would it be cheaper to go and buy the things myself once I am there?
Cheaper from a supermarket - you are paying for the convenience. You can then only buy what you actually need.
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Definitely just buy what you need from supermarkets and cheap shops like Boyes etc. Supermarkets usually have special offers on stuff that students need at the start of the uni year as well.

An IKEA trip would probably be too much of a hassle for start of year at York as the nearest is in Leeds.
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I am leaning towards doing it because they deliver all your items and the uni will have them ready in your room. If you wait until you're there then it means going out and hunting good deals. And everything is miles away from the campus in York.

But Argos is cheaper...
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buy your own! those uni kits will give you the basics, but buying you will be able to buy what you actually need. for example, someone who cooks more will need more kitchen items, or if you want more bowls instead of plates or different glasses, then you'll have the freedom to do so. plus its the first step to preparing for uni and really helps you visualise your uni experience.
my friend was an international student and arrived with nothing but soon did her shop for kitchen and bedroom items and it really helped her settle in. argos is pretty cheap and delivers, as does ikea, but places like sainsbury's and asda have a really good cheap range especially around start of year for students
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The best thing I found very useful about uni kit was that I arrived at 11.30pm GMT and had some beddings to sleep with. There was one thing missing in error but they refunded me straight away. Also my residence has induction and they have pans for this. I was also very pleased about the quality of the items in the parcel. The price for the things you get and the additional service is really perfect and I can highly recommend it.
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