When you buy stuff online, most retailers give you the option to check out as a guest or register with them. The latter can make it more convenient to check out next time, but here's the case for buying as a guest.
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It's easy to get caught up in the craziness of the holidays. You have parties to plan, cards to send, and gifts to buy, and that can be a lot to squeeze into just a few weeks. Don't let the stress cloud your better judgment. Watch out for these scams that prey on holiday shoppers.
US retailers are a weird mob. Over the Thanksgiving weekend they run not one, but two huge shopping sales for ravenous bargain hunters - Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you forgot to hit the online stores on the 25th, have no fear: many of the deals are still available and there's a stack more for Cyber Monday. Here are the best deals so far...
The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are often from US retailers and are largely unavailable to international consumers. If you're itching to get your hands on a bargain from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Newegg this Black Friday, there are ways to get around the shipping restrictions. Here are the details.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping events on the US calendar, with retailers offering discounts of up to 80 percent on big ticket items. If you're stuck here in Australia, there's no reason why you need to miss out on the action. Here are seven online shopping tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargain hunters.
ShopMate is a freight-forwarding service run by Australia Post that solves a common online shopping problem. In short, it sets up a US postal address so that you can buy items that don't ship internationally. Purchases are then forwarded onto you for a "small" fee. It sounds great on paper, but is it actually worth the money? Well, that all depends on what you're buying.
Dear Lifehacker, I have been the proud owner of a Canon 7D camera for the last few years, and have some nice lenses to boot — a 24-70mm Canon L lens, a 30mm Sigma prime, and a 50mm f/1.8 Canon prime. But I'd like to upgrade. I'm eyeing off the Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras, but I don't have the money to just go out and buy something off the shelf. So I was wondering: what if I trade my camera in? Or should I sell it as second-hand on a forum somewhere?
Amazon's international e-store is finally launching Down Under! According to a report in the Australian Financial Review (AFR), Amazon's hugely popular shopping service aims to have a local presence in every Australian state in 2017. Bizarrely, they also plan to build physical retail stores. Here are the details.
Say you're scrolling through your Facebook Newsfeed and you encounter an ad so eerily well-suited, it seems someone has possibly read your brain. Maybe your mother's birthday is coming up, and Facebook's showing ads for her local florist. Whatever the subject, you've seen ads like this. You've wondered - maybe worried - how they found their way to you.
Last year, we reported on IKEA's plans to open an online store in Australia. It has now been confirmed that testing will begin this year. Very soon you'll no longer have to navigate labyrinthine mazes while contemplating the pointlessness and futility of your life. Hurrah!
Dear Lifehacker, I recently started up an Etsy store selling handmade stickers. I read somewhere I needed to register for an ABN and I did that, in the capacity of a sole proprietorship. My question is — what next? I didn't realise opening an Etsy store and selling homemade wares is so akin to small business, and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with working out what records I need to keep and how taxes will work. Any advice for side-hustlers in the Etsy space?
Following on the heels of eBay's huge Valentine's Day promotion, Target has followed suit with an eBay sale of its own. Until 21 February, you can get 20 per cent off everything in store — including items that were already heavily discounted. Read on for the best video games, consoles and tech goodies from the sale. Prices start at under $7!
A sluggish or unresponsive website might be a "first world problem" — but it's one that web users take very seriously. If your company relies on online commerce, speed and reliability are absolutely imperative — a slightly slower load time can result in customers taking their business elsewhere, never to return. This infographic looks at the different ways a slow website can burn a hole in your pocket.
If you're not doing your groceries online, you need to get with the times. Stocking up your fridge and pantry from home is both convenient and cost-effective. (For anyone with rug rats, it's also far less stressful.) The only downside is the user interface, which tends to be buggy, overly complex and boring to boot. Aussie Farmers Direct is looking to buck this trend with its new virtual shopping app. Instead of presenting a list of thumbnail images, the app invites you to browse 3D grocery aisles through your iPad. We put the new service to the test.