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Christmas gifts for the gadget fan

Gadgets and gizmos always make great presents for the tech-savvy and tech-curious.

23 Nov 2011 | We round up the best technology buys, from tablets, to televisions, to MP3 players, to eBook readers.

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Christmas gift guide 2011

We've trawled our test results to bring you a range of great gift ideas.

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

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Why does sending a parcel from Australia cost so much compared with sending it to Australia?

22 Aug 2011 | Australians appear to be paying more than consumers in NZ, the US, UK and further afield for staple services such as international postage.

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Retailer tricks of the trade

Despite the lure of online shopping, bricks-and-mortar stores still have a strong pull on consumers.

2 Aug 2011 | Online shopping is often quicker and cheaper, but bricks-and-mortars retailers have a few tricks that keep us coming back.

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Shopping online for overseas goods

Online shopping goes viral as Australians look for a better deal offshore.

6 Jul 2011 | Buying from foreign retailers has netted Australians big discounts. We look into the current state of play for online shopping.

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Pitfalls for tall consumers

Despite the fact that Australians are getting taller, it seems retailers are yet to catch up.

23 Jun 2011 | Tall consumers are getting the short end of the stick in everything from buying clothes to travelling on planes, trains and in cars.

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Bargain book buys

It's little surprise that overseas shopping sites are turning up some of the best bargains.

5 Apr 2011 | Chain, independent or online book retailers – we size up the options.

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Savings at the cinema

Are we being charged too much at the box office? CHOICE shows you how to get the most bang for your buck on your next trip to the movies.

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

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Polls

 
 

Have you used the following payment methods in the past 12 months?

  
14%
 
Interest-free
  
12%
 
Lay-by
  
10%
 
Lay-by and Interest-free
  
61%
 
None of these
  • 47 votes

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