consumers

All Real-World Shoppers Are Zombies

All Real-World Shoppers Are Zombies

A new scientific study into the shopping habits of consumers has found that most people return to the same stores with remarkable regularity. Over the long term, shoppers tend to have extremely similar visitation patterns with clear regularities across the population. In other words, when it comes to shopping, we’re…

ACCC Puts Shonky Phone Deals In Its Sights

ACCC Puts Shonky Phone Deals In Its Sights

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) enforces consumer law in Australia. What are its key targets for 2012? Protecting vulnerable consumers (including the elderly and remote indigenous Australians), ensuring phone sale contracts don’t get more complicated, keeping a close eye on the NBN and stopping companies using the carbon…