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Dealhacker: The Best Online Bargains From Harvey Norman's Half-Yearly Clearance Sale

It’s that time of year again when retailers throw big clearance sales to sell off leftover stock. Here are some of the best bargains from Harvey Norman’s half-year clearance sale — with links to buy online.


CHOICE: JB Hi-Fi & Harvey Norman Among Aussie Retailers Stuffing Up Consumer Rights

Maybe you’ve never had a bad experience returning a dodgy TV or gadget. Good for you! Unfortunately, very few of us fall into this lovely demographic and have endured the run-around from both online and bricks-and-mortar stores. Turns out almost half of Aussie electronics retailers are guilty of having staff with no idea of what rights consumers have.


Dealhacker: Sandisk 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drives For $15 Each (Today Only)

We know from past experience that getting a deal on a cheap USB 3.0 flash drive doesn’t always work out. Just because it supports 3.0 doesn’t mean it’ll be faster than USB 2.0. Sandisk’s Ultra Fit series however is the exception, especially when you can pick a 32GB model up for $15.


This Is How Much Gerry Harvey Gets Paid By Harvey Norman

Gerry Harvey loves to complain, whether it’s about high hourly rates that don’t exist, unspecified red tape or online competitors who would actually be cheaper than his stores even if they were forced to charge GST. One thing he probably isn’t complaining about? His annual salary as Harvey Norman chairman.


Australia Day Sales At JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, Harvey Norman

Australia Day means a day off and a chance to reflect on our national heritage, but for retailers it’s just another excuse to stage a sale. Here are the most notable deals we’ve seen.


TV Buying Trends: JB Hi-Fi Is King, Harvey Norman Sheds Customers

Consumer research group Global Reviews has released a report analysing the experiences of Australians looking to buy 46-55-inch televisions online. It found that JB Hi-Fi is the most preferred online store due to a perception of having the best prices. Harvey Norman, meanwhile, has a hard time holding onto would-be customers, with the majority defecting to another retailer before making their final purchase.


Briefly: Get Gran Turismo 6 For $44, Falcon Dogfights, Bear-Kissing Cosplay

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Get Gran Turismo 6 for $44 from Harvey Norman, Twilight actress to star in 1984 remake, cosplayer takes her hobby to the extreme by posing and making out with a bear.


Harvey Norman Franchisees Fined $116,000 For Lying About Consumer Rights

The Federal Court has found four Harvey Norman franchisees guilty of lying to consumers about their rights. The stores were fined a total of $116,000 for making false or misleading representations to customers — including the claim that they were under no obligation to provide an exchange or refund for faulty goods supplied.


85% Of Electronics Retailers Ignore Australian Consumer Law: CHOICE

The vast majority of staff at Australia’s major electronics retailers are pretty clueless when it comes to consumer rights, according to a new investigation by CHOICE. The consumer watchdog discovered widespread violations of Australian consumer law across 85 per cent of Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and JB Hi-Fi stores around the country.


Gerry Harvey Rarely Lets The Facts Get In The Way Of A Good Whinge

He’s at it again. Harvey Norman chairman Gerry Harvey has been complaining about how red tape makes it impossible for new businesses to get started. Like many complaints we hear from Gerry Harvey, this one is long on rhetoric and somewhat shorter on facts.


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