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If you’re planning some online Christmas shopping this weekend, you’re not alone. eBay predicts that Sunday 8 December will be the busiest web shopping day of the season, with 2.3 million Australians shopping on its site alone. Whoever your preferred retailer, follow these tips to make the experience as pleasurable (and affordable) as possible.
The push to add GST to all online sales made to Australians — not just those which cost more than $1000 — appears to be gaining momentum. The argument is that we need to create a “level playing field” for Australian businesses, but when the price difference for some goods is already as high as 200 per cent, the idea that increasing overseas costs by 10 per cent by adding GST will cause a change in buying habits is frankly laughable.
If you want to build up a collection of great ebooks on your Kindle without spending a dime, Red Ferret has a simple but neat trick using Amazon’s individual RSS feeds and our favourite web automator, IFTTT.
Hi Lifehacker, I’m returning to study in 2014 and I’m going to need a new notebook computer for study purposes. When is the best time to buy? Should I buy now in the pre-Christmas sales, wait until after Christmas to look for a bargain then, or wait until I’ve officially started studying and then see if I can score a scholarship or a loan? And what specs and brands should I look for?