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Why I Don't Recommend Buying Sex Toys On Amazon

If you’ve ever been in the market for a sex toy, you may have looked into buying it through Amazon. Amazon tends to have good prices on gadgets, even when you factor in shipping costs to Australia. Sex toys are a different story, though: in fact, most of the time, it’s best to avoid Amazon altogether. Here’s why.

Online Coupon Codes Don't Always Show Up On Your Mobile Device

When you shop online, there’s a good chance the retailer is offering some sort of promo code, and they will often tell you what it is in big bold letters directly on the site. However, this code doesn’t always show up on your mobile device.

Three Reasons Why Australia's Overseas 'Parcel Tax' Is Stupid

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey last week announced that the existing GST exemption for low-value imports would be removed, starting July 1, 2017 at the latest. Non-resident companies will be expected to collect and remit the GST to the ATO. But will such a system work in practice? Here are three sizable holes in the government’s plan.

Get Around A Free Shipping Threshold By Asking For A Better Deal

Free or cheap shipping has become pretty commonplace, but some retailers still charge quite a bit. These stores will occasionally offer free shipping, but with a caveat: you have to spend at least $50 or $75 or more to get the deal. Try to get around this by opening a chat session with the retailer. Then, ask for a better deal.

Facebook Takes On Ebay With New Buy & Sell Tool

You’re probably familiar with Facebook’s popular “Garage Sale” pages which allow members to buy and sell second-hand goods with nearby locals. Today, the social media giant kicked it up a notch. The Buy & Sell page is a new, invite-only marketplace that is currently being trialed around Australia. It’s essentially eBay/Gumtree — but on Facebook.

The Psychological Impulses That Make You Want To Spend Money

It’s always interesting to learn how our shopping behaviours are influenced. Sure, advertisers manipulate our habits, but our brains go with it because deep down, we have a desire to consume. There are a few natural impulses that make us want to spend more.

Why Genetic Testing Services Are Mostly Rubbish

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is urging Australians to exercise more caution when ordering direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits such as 23andMe, Navigenics and Family Tree DNA. Many of these companies are based overseas and may not meet Australian standards for quality and reliability for medical laboratory testing.

eBay Just Ruined Online Shopping By Adding Christmas Carols

One of the worst aspects of Christmas shopping is the insufferably “festive” muzak that blares from every storefront. For some reason, eBay has decided to replicate this unpleasant experience for online shoppers. No really. For a limited time, eBay customers will be able to play soul-sapping Christmas carols directly through the browser. Bah-humbug.

You Can Now Tell Australia Post Where To Deliver Your Parcels

MyPost Deliveries is a new service from Australia Post that lets you choose exactly where your parcels get delivered — be it your work address, parcel locker, local post office or the house of a family member. Best of all, the service is free.

'Eat On Time' Is A Westfield App That Lets You Cut Busy Lunch Queues

Westfield Sydney has introduced a new food app that allows customers to order and pay for their lunch via their mobile phones. Instead of wasting time in the queue and faffing about with their wallets, busy CBD workers can simply rock up to the front of the line and collect their pre-prepared meal. There is a slight catch, however.

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