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Shopping loyalty cards

11 Apr 2013 | CHOICE found that most loyalty programs offer such poor rewards you generally save less than a dollar per $100 spent.   More »


Christmas gift guide 2011

16 Nov 2011 | From digital cameras to kitchen gadgets, our gift ideas cater to all budgets.  More »


Best online shopping sites

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.  More »

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Extended warranties

12 Nov 2008 | To find out if people are being pressured by retailers into buying extended warranties, CHOICE and the NSW Office of Fair Trading conducted an online survey and shadow shop of electrical retailers.  More »

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Weddings - at what price?

10 Dec 2009 | This year Australian couples are expected to spend an estimated $3.7 billion on their big day - but can you be sure you're paying what you should?  More »

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Lessons from the Clive Peeters collapse

28 May 2010 | Consumer Action Law Centre warns customers against buying goods from Clive Peeters unless they take them away on the day.  More »

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Letters that get results

10 May 2005 | Sometimes you may have to write a letter outlining your concerns before the organisation takes you seriously.  More »


Know your rights

12 Jan 2010 | What can you do when you know you’re getting a raw deal, but don't know what to do about it? Read on.   More »

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Direct factory outlets guide

18 Oct 2007 | Forget your local Westfield: there’s a new breed of shopping centre appearing around the country.  More »


The trouble with gift cards

06 Nov 2013 | Watch for short expiry dates if you're tempted by the convenience of a gift card.  More »

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Buying cheaper clothing online

17 Apr 2014 | Blocked from shopping at your favourite overseas online clothes store? There are ways to get around it.  More »


One cent and penny auction investigation

15 Apr 2014 | CHOICE looks into reports of dodgy dealings in online penny auctions, where you seemingly win items for low prices, but may end up paying more than you bargained for.  More »


The problems with ticketing

28 Mar 2014 | We investigate the problems associated with buying tickets through agents, cinemas, and from scalpers.  More »

Why is the mark-up on retaurant wine so great?

Wine and coffee mark-ups

26 Mar 2014 | When you choose a bottle of wine in a restaurant you could be paying up to 250% more than if you BYO. How do restaurants justify this price hike?  More »


Know your consumer rights

15 Apr 2014 | Australian consumers are automatically protected by guarantees which give consumers the rights they expect when they buy goods and services.  More »


Savings at the cinema

10 Mar 2011 | With movie ticket and candy bar prices continuing to rise, can a night at the movies be affordable?  More »

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Extended warranties

27 Feb 2014 | Consumers are already covered by the Australian Consumer Law's automatic guarantees, so do you need an extended warranty too?   More »


Pet premiums

22 Jul 2013 | Costs for vet service can vary widely, and it doesn't help that there are no standard fee guidelines. Most vets no doubt deserve your trust, but with corporate vet franchises on the rise, upselling and overcharging are legitimate consumer concerns.   More »

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Fit for purpose?

16 Dec 2013 | Consumers buy products that don’t do what they should on a daily basis, so what are your rights when it comes to getting what you paid for?  More »

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Shopping centre design

03 Dec 2013 | CHOICE investigates the tricks of the trade behind shopping centre design, and how these are encourage you to stay longer and shop more.   More »

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