The Consumer Rights You Don't Have In Australia

The ACCC’s recent decision to take Valve to court highlighted that we have well-defined consumer rights in Australia which big businesses ignore at their peril. It’s worth knowing what those rights are — but it’s also helpful to know what you can’t do. Here’s a refresher on some of the most common misconceptions.


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Write Down Every Time You Spend Money To Trick Yourself To Save More

Saving money isn’t easy; in fact, we’re wired not to do it. Fortunately, little mental tricks, such as forcing yourself to document when you spend money, could help you from overspending.


Looking For A 2TB Hard Drive? Here's One For $79

It’s taken some time, but magnetic hard drives are starting to feel the squeeze from their flash-based successors. However, until they’re priced the same per gigabyte, the bulk of your data will remain stored on ever-more dense rotating platters. If you’re in the market to expand your PC’s storage space, it’s hard to beat this deal for a 2TB USB 3.0 drive for $79.


Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Pixel Road on Windows Phone, Easy Battery Doctor on Android and RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 on iOS. Download them all without spending a cent!


Dealhacker: Get Up To 80 Percent Off Video Games From Amazon

Amazon has just launched its “End of Summer” Sale with up to 80 per cent off a range of video games, including Titanfall, Batman Mega Bundle and Hitman: Absolution. Here are a few bargains that are worth checking out — with links to each deal.


Ask LH: When's The Cheapest Time To Buy A Car?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m in the market to buy a new car, and I’m wondering which months have the best deals? Does when you buy make a difference?


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Google News & Weather on Android, Checkmark 2 on iOS and NRL 2014 on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Dealhacker: Get A Soniq 55-Inch Smart LED TV For $699

Just when we thought HD TVs couldn’t get any cheaper, Soniq has slashed the price of its 55” Smart LED TV to just $699. The model runs on Android’s Smart TV Cinavision platform and comes with inbuilt Wi-Fi, three USB ports and a native resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Not too shabby!


ACCC Takes Valve To Court For Its Stance On Refunds

We’ve talked before about how Valve is obliged to provide refunds for non-functioning games purchased on Steam under Australian consumer law, but actually getting the company to cough up has proved difficult for buyers. That might become a little easier with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) taking Valve to court over its stance.