shopping

How To Buy A Used Smartphone Without Getting Screwed

Buying a used smartphone can save you some money, but it obviously involves a few risks. Here are some tips I’ve learned after buying many used phones.


Splurge On The Baby Safety Products You'll Use Most Often

One thing I learnt in retrospect about becoming a parent is that most products designed for babies (and their parents) are just not necessary or worth sinking your money into, like many breastfeeding supplies. Some, however, are worth spending more on, especially the stuff that keeps your little one safe.


Make Smarter Purchases With The 'Stranger Test'

Having trouble deciding whether you should blow money on that new gadget? Budgets Are Sexy has a simple test that might help.


Ask LH: What Matters Most When Buying A Cheap PC?

Hi Lifehacker, I am in the market to buy a cheap PC for home use. I’m looking for something inexpensive, but am having a hard time understanding the jargon PC stores are throwing at me. What should I really be looking for?


Seven Sneaky Food Labelling Tricks To Watch Out For

Food manufacturers regularly use deceptive and confusing descriptions such as “fat free” and “100% natural”. Here are seven — complete with examples from Australian supermarkets — to be aware of the next time you go shopping.


The Performance Benefits Of Discrete Video Cards (Even For Non-Gamers)

If you’re a PC gamer, you know that upgrading your computer’s video card will give you the best gaming performance boost. PCWorld argues, however, that a discrete graphics card belongs in most people’s desktop PCs — not just gamers.


How To Pick A Handbag That Doesn't Suck

Handbags are awesome. Not only do they carry our essentials, they also pull together our look and easily upgrade our wardrobe. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find ones that don’t suck.


The New Australian Apple App Pricing: How Much More You'll Pay

Apple has hiked up prices for apps in Australia across the board for both iOS and Mac users. Here’s what you’ll pay now. (Goodbye, 99 cent app. We’ll miss you.)


Grab Shopping Trolleys From The Parking Lot To Avoid Wobbly Wheels

You’ve been there, right? You grab a shopping trolley, you walk a few steps in and realise the wheel is wobbly — but it’s too late to turn back and grab another.


Set A Post-It Note Dollar Limit Before Shopping Online

Because shopping online is just a matter of a few clicks, there is the chance that you pay more than you should or don’t get the real value of an item. You can curb your bad habits with a Post-It note.