It's not unusual to find decent discounts on expensive tech gear. In fact, we'd say you're a bit of a chump if you buy anything at its full retail price in Australia. When you do see a good discount, though, don't automatically presume you can't do even better. Instead, follow these six steps to ensure you get the best deal possible.
On June 5, Adobe is jacking up its Creative Cloud (CC) software prices by a whopping 25 per cent. A 12-month subscription to the CC suite will now set you back $869.85 - compared to today's asking price of $695.88. In other words, if you plan to sign up to Adobe or renew an existing subscription, do it before June 5.
A new poll from Bloomberg suggests that almost half of Americans would have a hard time affording a $100 emergency, like a speeding ticket, medical bill or other unexpected expense. Many Australians are in similar situations as well. Consider the idea that maybe this says less about people's financial habits than it does the garbage economy.
Let's talk about buying pets online. It isn't a terrible idea, if you can avoid the flood of online scammers waiting to take your money without handing over a puppy. If you're really set on a specific breed or don't have a shelter near you, keep these tips in mind so you don't get taken advantage of.
Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: the best Mother's Day bargains from eBay, get 15 per cent off Surface tablets from the Microsoft Store, half-price groceries from Woolworths and Coles.
Are extended warranties really all that necessary, considering the protections Australian Consumer Law offers?
The selling practices of the extended warranty industry were recently made subject of a review which has resulted in a set guidelines of aiming to "provide greater transparency" into what consumers are being told by retailers. Two companies in particular (one of which is part of the Harvey Norman group) have been instructed to follow a new set of guidelines.
Calculating the value of your time can be useful for making money decisions, like how long it will take you to pay for that new gadget you want — but there's a downside to it, too. Turns out, the old "time is money" adage can stress you out.