After months or waiting and speculation, Amazon Prime is finally available in Australia. Intriguingly, it has the best lineup of launch features and services of any country - and it's much cheaper than the US version. We look at everything you get with the service and how much it will cost you.
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Recently while researching a vacation package I was considering booking, I noticed that while all of the customer reviews about the destinations, tour guides and mechanics of the trip were glowing, there were a few people who gave poor ratings for reasons that didn't seem like the travel company's fault: Their flight was cancelled so they missed a day; they got food poisoning so couldn't enjoy a tour; or they hadn't purchased travel insurance so they couldn't get a refund when they could no longer embark on the trip.
Online retail giant Amazon’s decision to block Australian shoppers from its US website has prompted an outpouring of anger from its customers. However, economic statistics indicate the actual value of online purchased products entering Australia from international marketplaces is relatively low. While some shoppers will be disappointed by Amazon’s decision, others will simply find ways around the geoblock.
Today, Amazon threw Australia's revised Online Goods Tax into the "too hard basket", opting to block access to its US website so it would not have to collect GST. This left many wondering if eBay would follow suit. We just heard back from the globespanning e-commerce giant and we have good news - Aussies will still be able to buy items from overseas sellers. Hurrah!
Click Frenzy - AKA Australia's answer to Black Friday - officially begins at 7pm tonight. However, a bunch of retailers have jumped the gun early, just like they do every year. Here are the best deals so far, with links to buy!
Click Frenzy is back. (Back! BACK!) Once again, bargain hunters who are quick on the mouse trigger can score some insane deals, including big screen TVs for $10, video game consoles for $3 and $100 Myer Gift Card for one buck! Here's the full list of mega deals that will be dropping later tonight. Keyboards at the ready!
Not so long ago, being able to click a button and have the goods of your choice delivered to your front door in a day (or less) would have seemed like some kind of black magic - but as convenient as online shopping is, it does come with its own set of frustrations and problems. Here's how to fix the most common ones.
Dear Lifehacker, I have a few friends' birthdays coming up so figured I'd give Amazon Australia a try. I was particularly intrigued by the free delivery offer for orders over $49 - this means I can order multiple presents in one go and not get slugged with any shipping fees. Or so I thought.
If you’re the kind of person that hates crowds (me), shopping (me) and can’t deal with Christmas carols all day long (me) – then online is the way to get your Christmas shopping done. The only caveat is making sure your deliveries arrive on time. Here are those all-important dates for JB Hi-Fi, Amazon Australia, Big W, Kmart and more.
The online shoppers of Australia have perused Amazon's offerings. And they have found them wanting. With very few exceptions, the deals on TVs, laptops and other gadgets have been hugely underwhelming. The cake was a lie.
If you're looking to pick up some Blu-rays or video games for Christmas though, Amazon is well worth a look. In fact, it has some of the cheapest prices in Australia. Here are a few stocking-stuffers for your consideration.
Amazon has officially launched in Australia - and the results have been pretty underwhelming. Instead of recession-busting bargains and mass mercantile disruption, we got prices that were... kinda okay.
While there are some decent deals in the offing, the majority of prices are only slightly better than traditional retail - and others are worse. Much, much worse.