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Last week, we asked our readers what excited them most about the launch of Amazon shopping in Australia. The choices were: Cheaper prices, more variety, faster shipping and forcing improvements to local retail. The results are now in, and the ranking might surprise you - especially if you work in retail.

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I created an account with a NSW retailer (with a physical Sydney store, ABN, Pty Ltd, etc) with a promise of free shipping on an item. It was a ruse and there was no free shipping. I asked the retailer numerous times to delete my account but there has been no response and my account is still there. Is there a way to force them to remove my details via government agency or another organisation?

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At approximately 10pm last night, Harvey Norman quietly opened pre-orders for the highly-sought after Nintendo Classic Mini SNES. If you didn't hear about the sale, you're not alone - no announcements were made on social media and no press release was issued to journalists. We only just found out about the sale via a report on vooks.net. By then, stock had already sold out.

We're so conflicted about this.

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After summarily ignoring our emails all week, Catch has finally confirmed that the Nintendo Mini SNES won't be going on sale this morning, as previously reported. Instead, it will be appearing at an undisclosed time as part of a flash sale.

That's right: if you want a Mini SNES, you will need to keep checking back on the hour, every hour. Tch.

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Google Home is a a voice-controlled digital assistant, music speaker and control hub for smart home appliances, all rolled into one. Normally retailing for $199, you can currently get the device from deals site Catch for $147.

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A recent survey shows that Australians are feeling more time-poor than ever, with 45 per cent of women and 36 per cent of men feeling “always” or “often” rushed, or “pressed for time”. Meanwhile, research has identified that almost one in four shoppers (23%) are willing to pay a premium for “same day” delivery.

In other words, consumers’ expectations are changing. Speed is becoming a point of difference, a new front of competition, between retailers. And many Australian retailers are lagging behind.

Shared from Gizmodo

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Gumtree has been around for 10 years now - and was well overdue for an upgrade. But it's not just a new look for the site - it's going to be faster and easier to use, with a whole bunch of new features added.