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It's sales season!
From Boxing Day onwards, there are great deals to be found in the sales, but there are also plenty of duds. Follow our expert tips and check our product reviews to make sure you're getting the best value for money.
Advice from our experts
The products to look out for in the sales
We've created a handy 'cheat sheet' of the best rated products to take with you shopping.
Products to avoid in the sales
The worst performing appliances in a handy CHOICE cheat sheet so you know what to steer clear of.
Top 10 tips when it's sale time
Do your homework to bag a bargain.
How to bag a bargain TV
Knowing the numbers can help you get a television for less.
Do you need an extended warranty?
Is extra protection worth it? Here's the questions to ask.
The products to avoid
Should you buy a Kmart coffee machine?
Kmart is known for its cult bargain buys, but are their coffee machines any good?
Dishwashers to avoid buying
We dish the dirt on the poorest performers in our dishwasher reviews
Biggest product fails of 2019
Don't get tricked into buying these duds
Mattresses to avoid buying this holiday season
AKA the mattresses you *should* buy if you don't want your guests to stay too long.
Should you buy a Kmart vacuum cleaner?
You may be enticed by the low price, but some of the worst-performing vacuums in our tests come from Kmart.
The Samsung washing machine that scored 1% for water efficiency
This top-loader is one of the least water-efficient washing machines we've ever tested.
3 coffee machines to avoid in the Boxing Day sales
Buying a new coffee machine in the sales or for Christmas? Avoid these from Sunbeam, Nescafé and Espressotoria.
Three fridges to avoid buying
Looking to snap up a bargain before Christmas or in the sales? Avoid losing your cool over these badly performing fridges.
We test both front and top loading washing machines in the CHOICE labs including models from Bosch, Fisher & Paykel, LG, Miele, Samsung and Simpson.
We test manual, semi-automatic and pod coffee machines in the CHOICE labs, including Sunbeam, Breville, Kmart, DeLonghi and Nespresso.
Portable air conditioners
We test portable air conditioners in our labs, including models from DeLonghi, Dimplex, Omega Altise and more.
Clothes dryer reviews
See which dryers are high flyers – we test top models from Bosch, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, LG, Simpson, Miele and more.
We test the coolest new fridges in the CHOICE labs to help you find the best one for your home, including models from Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, LG, Samsung and more.
We dish the dirt on the most popular dishwashers from Bosch, Fisher & Paykel, Miele and more.
How do the online bed-in-a-box mattresses from Koala, Ecosa and more, compare to brands from bricks and mortar retailers?
We test 58 TVs including the latest 2019 models from LG, Sony, Samsung, HiSense and more to give you the top brands, best picture and value for money.
Multifunction and basic printer reviews
We review inkjet and laser multifunction and basic printers from Canon, Brother, Epson, HP and more.
Our test lab tells you which electric ovens cook best and are easiest to use.
Where to shop
Shopping at Aldi: best buys and what to avoid
Should you just buy everything at Aldi? Well, no. We look at ski gear, TVs, nappies and more.
Is a Costco membership worth it?
We look at whether you'll get great deals or if it's all just a jumbo-sized novelty.
Best and worst electronics stores
Our survey results reveal the best shops and online stores for electrical appliances.
5 times cheap products outperformed expensive brands
That awkward moment when a $700 no-name fridge outperforms a $2700 Miele.
Ikea: best buys and what to avoid
From cots to mattresses, ovens and fridges, we dish the dirt on what you should and shouldn’t buy from Ikea.
Kmart: best buys and what to avoid
From coffee machines and trampolines to heaters and electric blankets, here's what to buy and what to dodge.
Should you buy a Dyson fan?
Will you really be blown away by how great your Dyson fan is, or is it just a cool waste of money...
More tips for bargain hunters
How to avoid buyer's remorse
Bargain hunter Kimberley Allsopp warns you may get buyer's remorse if there are further reductions just around the corner.
What's the problem with buying cheap appliances?
A great bargain or just suspiciously cheap? Here’s what you need to consider before buying a budget appliance.
Five products to think twice about before buying from overseas
Shopping for these products on foreign shores could end in disappointment, injury and even arrest.
Where to find the cheapest flights
Is it cheaper to buy airfares through a comparison site or directly from the airlines?
Know your consumer rights
Faulty product? Buyer's regret? Your right to a refund.
Click Frenzy online sale: deal or dud?
Click Frenzy's next online sale starts Tuesday 21 May: here’s how you can be a savvy shopper.