Products shipped in from abroad without the permission of the local trademark or intellectual property owner.
19 Jun 2012 |
How can some products look, taste and function the same, yet vary so markedly in price from their mainstream, retail counterparts?
Some rental agents outsource rent processing and have tenants pick up the tab.
7 Jun 2012 |
Third-party rent payment schemes force tenants to pay for rent collection, and the fees can really add up.
Hiring a removalist you can trust can be a shot in the dark.
25 May 2012 |
In 2011, Fair Trading NSW received 300 complaints about removalists – more than one every working day on average.
Welcome to our new home test, where we ask CHOICE members to try the products for themselves.
11 May 2012 |
We decided to give our lab testers the day off and asked CHOICE member (and mum!), Monique Brunello, to be our home tester and look at some gift ideas for mums.
A beautiful bouquet of cut flowers for mum on Mother's Day may have an ugly back story.
9 May 2012 |
We outline some concerns around imported cut flowers that might make you re-think that beautiful bouquet.
While Australians are getting bigger, the clothing industry isn't keeping up.
26 Mar 2012 |
Plus-size clothing is limited and expensive for Australians despite there being a demand.
Check out this CHOICE guide to selling, giving or swapping.
22 Mar 2012 |
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?
We take a look at Christmas presents that don't hit the mark.
21 Dec 2011 |
Our survey finds, a whopping 21% of items purchased as Christmas presents fall short on performance.
We find interest-free deals can slug you with hefty fees.
20 Dec 2011 |
Long-term payment deals can cost you hundreds of dollars in fees alone, even if you pay everything off within the interest-free period.
A CHOICE shadow shop of major retailers reveals lack of disclosure of interest rates, fees and conditions.
20 Dec 2011 |
CHOICE looked at some interest-free payment offers available with six major retailers, and sent a shadow shopper to the stores.