Shopping online

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hidden cost of online shopping

Foreign transaction fees when shopping online

You don't need to be converting currency to get hit with foreign transaction fees.

11 Feb 2015 | Your bank may still hit you with a foreign transaction fee for purchases made on a website in Australian dollars.


Christmas tech gift guide

Give a high-tech helping hand this Christmas with the gift of a gadget!

8 Dec 2014 | Make your Christmas gift a gadget with this selection of the latest top tech toys and tools.


Navigating online geo-blocking

Not all retailers have embraced the web as a "borderless world", with geo-blocking forcing Australians to pay more.

5 Mar 2014 | We look at some of the ways you can avoid paying top dollar when shopping online from home.


Your rights on overseas sites

Buying goods from an overseas website? What are your rights and do they apply across borders?

30 Dec 2013 | The giants of Australian retail have been slow to respond to online competition. Meanwhile, shoppers are looking for value on overseas websites.



No matter the event, you'll likely be slugged with extra charges for tickets.

1 May 2013 | Add-on charges for tickets vary from event to event and from one ticketing agency to another.


Mobile phone payments

How soon will e-wallets make your own wallet redundant?

12 Feb 2013 | Google Wallet, Apple Passbook and Windows Phone 8 Wallet e-wallet apps on your smartphone can be used to make payments and store your details for loyalty cards, movie tickets and even some travel documents.


Group buying sites

Should you be wary of group-buying sites?

11 Dec 2012 | We've shadow shopped some of the most popular group buying sites to see how reliable they are.

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Online shopping checklist

Make sure you ask some important questions when buying online.

21 Nov 2012 | With some simple precautions, shopping online can be relatively trouble-free.


Group buying websites

Some of the best consumer bargains can be found online through coupon websites. CHOICE finds out which ones are worth logging on to.

25 Nov 2010 | Some of the best consumer bargains can be found online through coupon websites.


Best online shopping sites

CHOICE members nominate their favourite virtual stores.

10 Nov 2009 | We save you time and effort by bringing you a list of the best online sites for books and CDS, clothes, electronics, as well as as cosmetics and fragrances.

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