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CHOICE Member in the Spotlight
Introducing CHOICE Online member Malcolm Pryor. Malcolm has been married to Rosemary for 20 years this year and has three children, Joseph, Wesley and Charlotte. He is a train driver and private music teacher.
Why did you join CHOICE?
My parents always subscribed and I loved reading it when I was young.
What section of CHOICE do you read first and why?
I always read the product reviews first. I like seeing what innovations have been incorporated into new products and I love those reviews CHOICE does that say, “You may have heard about this product. But is it any good?”
Have you made any CHOICE recommended purchases?
We’ve made many! Our favourites are the Uniden Cordless Phone with an excellent base station, the Samsung vacuum that was reviewed as equal to the Dyson (and it is!) at less than $200, the iPad that everyone uses, our iPhone 3 (hers) and iPhone 4 (his), a Philips hand blender and Raco frypans (I do most of the cooking, and make many soups in winter).
Which CHOICE campaigns have you found to be most important to you?
The current country of origin labelling campaign is the most important to me. We try very hard to only buy food that is Australian manufactured by an Australian-owned company, and the existing labelling makes making this decision really difficult. At least we’ve found Aussie Farmers Direct.
What product/s would you like to see CHOICE put to the test?
Man stuff! Chainsaws, hedge trimmers, drop saws, drills, hammer drills, work benches, electric planers, hammers – particularly with a view to seeing if any of the electric replacements work as well as the petrol-powered ones.
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How We Test: CHOICE Lab Tours
Are you curious about how CHOICE tests hundreds of product every year? Then why not come along to one of our Lab Tours in Marrickville, Sydney.
Enjoy morning tea, before taking a guided tour through our 11 labs. View the testing labs in action and chat with some of our testers.
Upcoming lab tour dates for 2013:
- Wednesday 20 February
- Monday 6 May
- Friday 28 June
- Monday 5 August
- Wednesday 16 October
- Friday 6 December
See our Lab Tours page for more information or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking.
Numbers are limited, so book now.