Shopping

Independent and trusted investigations and guides to your rights when shopping in retail stores and online.

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Funeral costs

Planning ahead for the death of a loved one can save you a lot of unnecessary grief.

9 Feb 2011 | CHOICE found that funeral costs fluctuate wildly. We highlight ways to get a fair deal.

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High tech shopping

Checking out high tech shopping - the now, and what is yet to come.

20 Jan 2011 | CHOICE takes a closer look at the high-tech devices in supermarkets now, and those on the way.

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Mother's Day guide

This Mother’s Day, we want to give our hardworking mums a gift to thank them for all the ways they make our lives great.

24 Dec 2010 | Our busy mums are faced with a myriad of decisions every day. We believe they should have the best advice at their fingertips this Mothers' Day.

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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.

CHOICE Christmas gift guide

Christmas buying guide

We've trawled the site to bring you our best buys across a range of popular products.

13 Nov 2010 | See our round-up of best buys, including gadgets, beauty products and kitchen appliances.

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Charity Christmas cards

Not all charity-branded Christmas cards are equal. We highlight some of the more generous givers.

4 Nov 2010 | Buying direct from the charity is often a better way to get your money direct to the good cause.

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Cash for gold

Gold-buying kiosks offer you convenience, but they don't always give the best price.

20 Oct 2010 | CHOICE visited 10 gold-buying shops in Sydney with a ring and two necklaces, and was offered between 39% and 89% of the gold value for the items.

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Drycleaning dramas

CHOICE finds out the truth behind your drycleaning disasters and your rights when things go wrong.

8 Oct 2010 | Inaccurate care labels could be at the heart of many drycleaning mishaps.

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What annoys Australians?

More than 1000 CHOICE members reveal their top gripes.

1 Oct 2010 | Hidden fees, faulty products, endless phone menus - Australians' biggest complaints are consumer and/or product-related.

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Made in Australia?

Which labels can you trust and which are just marketing hype?

30 Aug 2010 | Current labelling laws are broad and inconsistent even within the same industry. Country of origin and other claims, mixed with marketing hype, are confusing shoppers.

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