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.
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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.
This morning, Amazon finally launched its online shopping portal in Australia, putting an end to months of wild speculation and shopper anticipation. Unfortunately, the prices we're seeing aren't nearly as revolutionary as we were hoping. In fact, some of them are downright terrible.
Since it was revealed in August that Amazon would launch in Australia, the retail industry has been thrown into turmoil as speculation grows about the impact the tech giant will have on the local market. The views range from Amazon having a seismic hit on Australian retailing, to the polar opposite.
And despite warnings from industry experts to prepare in advance, some prominent online retailers remain nonchalant.
The wait is over. After a bunch of false starts and rumoured technical hiccups, the Amazon Australia website is finally open for business. You can buy computers, gadgets, toys, video games and other goodies from Amazon Australia right now.
In an apparent last-ditch effort to combat the looming threat of Amazon, Myer has launched an online shopping portal dubbed the Myer Market. The store currently offers an eclectic range of products spread across six categories: Home & Living, Electronics, Kids & Baby, Outdoor Recreation, Health & Wellness and Experiences. We take a look at the prices.
Following on from earlier reports that Amazon Australia could push back their launch plans until 2018, we've received word that Amazon was planning to go live Down Under in time for November 24, but a few technical hiccups got in the way, forcing the launch to be postponed.
The world's biggest online shopping sale (AKA Black Friday) has closed for another year. But bargain hunters still have one last chance to snap up some crazy bargains. Here are the best deals from Cyber Monday!
The Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend is one of the busiest sales periods of the year. Unfortunately, unscrupulous merchants have been known to jack up their "previously sold for" pricing to make it look like you're getting a better deal. Is this legal?
The impending launch of Amazon Australia was widely tipped to happen today. This would have seen it coincide with the Black Friday shopping frenzy to maximise hype and sales.
Despite a brief appearance in the early morning, there's still no sign of Amazon's revamped storefront. At this stage, it seems extremely unlikely that we'll see it reappear this week. Here's what you need to know.
The Megalodon shark popularly known as Amazon is circling Australian retailers - and they've got nowhere to hide. The online shop's imminent launch in Australia is going to have a significant impact on local retail - and some will be bitten worse than others. Here are the businesses that are set to lose the most, according to the latest analysis from UBS.