13TH ANNUAL CHOICE
4 OCTOBER 2018
Presenting the 2017 Shonky Awards! We name and shame this year's shonkiest companies and products, including Viagogo, Honda, Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Mazda, Samsung and Westpac.
Since 2006, CHOICE has sought to uncover the dodgy, lowdown and often dastardly behaviour of businesses to give them the endowment that nobody wants to receive – a Shonky Award.
To qualify for this prestigious award, a product must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Flaws, faults or failed a standard
- Lack of transparency
- False claims or broken promises
- Consumer detriment or confusion
- Poor value for money
- Has the propensity to outrage or amuse
From misleading conduct and deceptively confusing claims to selling outright unsafe products, there are many ways to earn a Shonky. But there's one thing all our 'winners' have in common: they're trying to get one up on Australian consumers. And that's something we won't stand for.