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Ask LH: Why Do Some Foods Have No Marked Expiry Date?

Hi Lifehacker, On a recent visit to the supermarket I noticed a tin of tuna I picked up did not have an expiry date. On further inspection, neither did any of the other tins either. Isn’t it mandatory to display the expiry date on food items in Australia? If not, how can you when it’s about to go off? Are you supposed to just guess?

The Easiest Way To Buy From The US

The biggest sales days of the year in the US are just around the corner — Black Friday is this week (November 26), and next Monday is Cyber Monday — with many retailers offering discounts of up to 80 percent off of retail prices. If you want to take advantage of this from right here, even with retailers that don’t ship to Australia, Shipito is the answer you’ve been looking for.

How To Use The Returns Counter To 'Rent' Stuff From Retail Stores

Stores don’t like it when you buy things that you plan to return, but let’s be honest: most of us have at least considered it once or twice. If you’re going to game the returns system, do it right. Here’s how.

Become A Better Haggler By Avoiding Yes Or No Questions

Haggling with a salesperson is just as much about establishing a rapport as it is about driving down a price. By avoiding yes or no questions at first, you can keep sellers from dismissing you immediately and earn some time to engage with them.

Shop After A Major Holiday To Save On Clothes

Plenty of stores would love to tell you that shopping on or before a holiday is the best time to buy. In reality, it may be right after the holiday where you can score the best deals.

How Food Marketers Make You Think You're Choosing Healthy Food

Plans to eat healthy can fly out the window when you step into a grocery store. Maybe you add junk food to your cart full of vegetables. Or maybe you believe the hype that a food is healthy, when it’s really not the best choice. Here are some of the traps that food marketers use against you.

SiteJabber Shows You Reviews Of Web Retailers Before You Buy

There are thousands of retailers around the web that would love your business. The trouble is knowing whether they’re legit or you’re wasting your money. That’s where SiteJabber comes in: Their new Chrome extension makes it easy to find out before you buy.

Give Your Budget A Break With No Spend November

In case you haven’t been to a mall, retail store, or turned on a radio recently, it’s nearly that time when everyone on Earth wants your money. Take a break with No Spend November. Even if you start a little late.

Always Check Manufacturer Sites To Find Refurbished Deals

When you’re deal hunting, not all discount is worth it. While some refurbished goods can be duds, getting refurbished products straight from the source will usually be better than most.

I've Found My Holy Grail Of Headphones: The AKG Q701

The search for the perfect headphones can feel like a never-ending journey. And since everyone has different tastes, it’s impossible for someone else to recommend the perfect cans for you. But world be damned, I’ve found mine, and I’m never giving them up.

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