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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.


Briefly: Creative Cosplayers, 4G Handset Guide, $10 Off iTunes Cards

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: the world’s best cosplayers strut their stuff, every 4G smartphone on the market detailed, get two $20 iTunes Cards for $30.


Harvey Norman Stores To Face Court Over Consumer Rights Violations

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has re-instituted legal proceedings against nine Harvey Norman franchisees for misleading consumers about their rights. The nine stores, based in Queensland, Victoria, NSW and WA, are accused of a range of infringements, including telling customers they were not obligated to provide remedies for faulty products.


Confirmed: Harvey Norman Still The Most Expensive Retailer

Credit Suisse has released its latest Australian Consumer Electronics Pricing index, which compares the prices of various electronic product categories across Australia’s leading retailers. In an outcome that will surprise few, Harvey Norman has once again topped the list as the country’s most expensive retailer, while online stores remain the most affordable.


Dealhacker: Two $20 iTunes Cards For $30 At Harvey Norman

Harvey Norman has the familiar pair of $20 iTunes cards for $30 (a 25 per cent saving). It’s in-store only and ends April 28. [Harvey Norman via OzBargain]