Back in February, consumer regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) started a wide-ranging investigation into drip pricing: constantly adding extras during a purchase process so the final price ends up higher than expected or advertised. That campaign has scored a notable result today, with ticket agencies Ticketek and Ticketmaster promising to make their fees clearer to consumers.
Hey Lifehacker, Recently I had a long-running warranty dispute with an electronics manufacturer. They “repaired” the item in question a few times but I was still having issues. In arranging a replacement, I had to sign and agree to not discuss the terms of the warranty with anyone but a lawyer. The provider claimed “neither party is responsible, but we are replacing the product to avoid ongoing dispute” in the paperwork.
Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include Bitdefender Total Security 2015 for free, up to 80 per cent off electronics at Myer and 150 free ebooks from Amazon. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain. (To make things easier, deals are now grouped into related categories.)
Hey Lifehacker, I’m a bit of a coffee and food connoisseur (snob more like it), and I also use Instagram to let everyone know where I am and what I think of what I’m having. What is stopping me from creating a “business” and a website where I rate food and coffee on Instagram (and my website) and writing the costs of this off against my personal income tax?
Goals are great, but they can be vague. A goal like “get out of debt”, for example, tells you nothing about how you plan to get there. We’ve discussed how it’s more productive to focus on the process. Putting a dollar value on your goals helps with that.