Consumers need to look closely to get the best deal.
14 Jul 2014 |
Tricky packaging and labelling are a big part of how businesses sell products these days. Unit pricing is supposed to help you look past the marketing to compare prices and find the best value for money.
One CHOICE journalist makes her dollars go further.
2 Jul 2014 |
Want to save money while still enjoying the finer things in life? CHOICE journalist Zoya Sheftalovich is a discount queen for a week.
Check out this CHOICE guide to selling, giving or swapping.
4 Jun 2014 |
We've all got stuff we no longer want, need or use taking up space around the house. So how do you get the most of your useless junk?
Why pay the Australia tax when shopping online for clothes?
22 Apr 2014 |
Blocked from shopping at your favourite overseas online clothes store? There are ways to get around it.
We delve into the murky world of one cent or penny auctions.
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.
No matter the event, you’ll likely be slugged a whole lot of extra charges for tickets.
28 Mar 2014 |
We investigate the problems associated with buying tickets through agents, cinemas, and from scalpers.
Why are you charged so much when you buy your wine in a restaurant or coffee from a cafe?
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?
From swimming costumes you can’t get wet to see-through exercise pants, CHOICE looks at what you can do about products that don’t meet your expectations.
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?
Falling for a scam or trap at Christmas time can dampen your festive cheer. We help you navigate the silly season safely
4 Dec 2013 |
Christmas is a once-a-year opportunity to scam consumers out of their money. Scams cost Australians $93m last year, plenty of which targeted holiday shoppers. We take a look at some of the worst offenders.
Ever wondered why you lose track of time and space in a shopping centre?
3 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.