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Online shopping subscription services

Sept. 12, 2018 — Zoya Sheftalovich

Amazon Prime, eBay Plus and Shipster compared

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Australians shopping online face $5 parcel tax

March 22, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Will be in addition to upcoming GST tax on goods below $1000.

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ZipPay: What is it and can you trust it?

March 1, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

The adage goes: if it sounds too good to be true...

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Buying online from overseas retailers

Dec. 21, 2017 — Alice Richard

If you receive a faulty product, what are your consumer rights in Australia?

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Amazon enters Australia promising next day deliveries

Dec. 5, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

A spot check on pricing indicates it's competitive in some categories, but not so much in others.

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Buy sell swap sites

Nov. 21, 2017 — Alison Potter

We look at the various online ways to share, trade and swap your unwanted items.

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Red Balloon fined by ACCC

Nov. 17, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Busted for profiting from card surcharges.

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Click Frenzy clothing retailers put on notice by ACCC

Nov. 16, 2017

Watchdog tells a dozen retailers to clean up their policies.

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Will Australia Post's Shipster delivery service save you money?

Oct. 13, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Australia Post and more than 40 big-brand retailers have banded together to pre-empt the local arrival of Amazon.

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Thousands ripped off by education firm Get Qualified, rules Federal court

June 29, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

The ailing company used unconscionable sales tricks and broke advertised promises.

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Google fined billions for anti-competitive conduct

June 28, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Ruling paves the way for businesses slighted by Google Search to sue.

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Shopping online not without problems for Australians

June 28, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

More than a third of online purchases are damaged, lost or spoiled by a number of other issues.

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Amazon announces plans to launch in Australia

April 20, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

The retail giant will make the multi-million dollar move to start a local operation.

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Afterpay: What is it and can it be trusted?

March 20, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

The digital checkout service where you take now and pay later is quickly growing in Australia.

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LuxStyle website ripping off Australians, warns ACCC

March 2, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

More than a hundred reports against the Danish retailer filed to the ACCC in two months.

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