Big W's online store has been shut down due to a privacy scare. The retailer just announced that due to "technical issues", some users' names, phone numbers and addresses were accidentally leaked to other customers during the online ordering process. As a result, the website has been pulled offline during one of the busiest times of the year. Whoops.
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Feels like yesterday Microsoft was trumpeting the arrival of Xbox One and now look — you can pick up a brand-new console for less than $300. Sure, it's on special, but it's still amazing how quickly the price can drop on the latest generation of gaming machines... given the right motivation.
Big W is throwing a massive clearance sale this Thursday with up to 50 per cent off selected laptops, printers, ink cartridges and computer accessories. You can also snap up new release video games for as little as $10 and school products such as shoes, stationary and backpacks at vastly reduced prices. Here's a look at what you can expect to find on special.
In an online-only deal that runs until December 9, Big W is offering two $20 iTunes cards for $30 through its online store (a 25 per cent saving; delivery is free). There's a better deal going at 7-Eleven and Big W's iTunes activation reliability is questionable, but this could be useful if your local 7-Eleven has already sold out.
It's a one-day, in-store-only deal: Big W has a pair of $20 iTunes cards for $30 on Saturday November 10. That 25 per cent off is as good as it gets, but if you miss out, there are several other deals active at the moment.
Until next Wednesday, Big W is selling $50 gift cards from Hoyts, Best Restaurants and Adrenalin for $40 each. As we noted earlier in the week, gift cards can be handy but you shouldn't let them hang around too long — if the provider goes broke, they become essentially worthless.