Now, getting a removalist/furniture taxi would've cost about $140. Hiring a ute for the day, cost $69. Plus $16 for insurance, which seemed prudent since I've never driven in Sydney, or driven a ute, and the last time I drove was over a year ago. Plus 1.5% stamp duty, for some reason. Plus petrol.
So all up it cost around $100, an important, necessary, saving of $40, and now we have to lug some heavy furniture up a couple of flights of stairs.
I commit this note to self to the boundless memory of the intertron: Next time just pay someone to do it!