online shopping

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.


Remember To Search For Online Discount Codes This Christmas

Are you still finalising your presents for friends and family this Christmas? If so, it pays to do more digging than simply picking the best price on eBay or Google Shopping. Here’s a simple online search hack that could see you save up to 70 per cent in a few mouse clicks.


CrowdBuy Is A Showrooming App That Scans Barcodes For Better Prices

‘Showrooming’ is the practice of checking out goods in a physical retail store before buying them online (much to the chagrin of shopkeepers.) Now the phenomenon has its own Android app that lets you scan product barcodes and instantly compare with the best online prices.


Dealhacker: JB Hi-Fi's Price Blitz Deal Is Now On

For tonight only, JB Hi-Fi is slashing the prices on selected items including an additional 20 percent off when you purchase online. Here are some of the bargain highlights.


ALDI Fitness Sale: How Do The Deals Stack Up?

This Saturday, ALDI is having a sale on fitness products as part of its ‘Special Buys’ promotion. Here’s a run-through of what’s on offer and how much money you can save.


Has Your Business Missed The Online Gravy Train?

According to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, local businesses made a whopping $237 billion via online purchases in 2011-12. This is an increase of 25 per cent compared to the year prior. In other words, if you work in a consumer-facing industry and aren’t selling online, today is the day to make the change…


Parent Alert: Australia's Toy Sale Bonanza Kicks Off Today

Australia’s major shopping retailers are about to kick off their mid-year toy sale frenzy, with oodles of discounts on popular playthings. Here’s an overview of what each retailer has in store, along with some bargain-hunting tips to help you sort through the trash.


New Car Buying Site Makes Dealers Do The Haggling

New Australian startup Autogenie is attempting to take the time and haggling out of getting the best price on a new car. The online car buying service brings car dealers to one place, where they propose their best price to buyers. It’s then a simple matter of going with the best offer.


Avoid Missing Parcels With A Home Security Locker

Anyone who regularly buys large items online knows the frustration of receiving a missed delivery slip on their doorstep. At best, this translates to an unnecessary trip to your local post office and at worst, the parcel is returned to the sender before you get a chance to pick it up. A new Aussie startup has patented a solution to this annoyance that could be worth checking out.


Quicksales Sticks It To eBay, Abolishes Selling Fees

The Australian online shopping and classifieds portal Quicksales has announced it has abolished all selling fees on its website. Effective immediately, sellers will be able to place as many sales listings as they like free of charge. Not coincidentally, the announcement was made on the same day that eBay increased its seller fees to 9.9 per cent.