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Black Friday and Cyber Monday online shopping tips

Nov. 21, 2016 — CHOICE staff

Here's how to bag the best bargains.

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ACCC investigates fake online reviews

Sept. 23, 2016 — Nicola Breen

What you see is not always what you get when it comes to online review sites.

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Government will block overseas websites that refuse to collect GST

Sept. 12, 2016 — Zoya Sheftalovich

Retail sites that don't follow new tax rules will be blocked to Australians, says a Treasury source.

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ShopMate and US freight-forwarding services

Aug. 18, 2016 — Elisabeth Baulch

What are your postage options when US retailers won't ship your purchases to Australia?

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games ticket scams

July 27, 2016 — Andy Kollmorgen

UK consumer organisation Which? points to a possible ticketing flim-flam.

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Beware of 'subscription traps', warns ACCC

June 23, 2016 — Tony Ibrahim

Some online retailers have been adding sneaky ongoing membership costs to single item purchases.

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High cost of living with a disability

June 14, 2016 — Kate Browne

Mobility aids and other assistive technology is critical to the lives of Australians with a disability – but are we paying more for it than people overseas?

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Targeted pricing online

March 29, 2016 — Jemma Castle

Why you could be paying a higher price for online goods and services without knowing.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday online shopping guide

Nov. 27, 2015 — Natasha Patch

Tips on how get a bargain from the US and shop safely online.

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ACCC targets dodgy chemist discounts

Nov. 25, 2015 — Daniel Graham

Online pharmacies' dubious savings claims are in the spotlight.

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Hefty fees proposed for overseas purchases

Aug. 21, 2015 — Natasha Patch

Lowering the GST threshold could see online shopping costs skyrocket for Australians.

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Foreign transaction fees when shopping online

Feb. 11, 2015 — Jemma Castle

You don't need to be converting currency to get hit with foreign transaction fees.

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PayPal's Buyer Protection – what does it offer?

Nov. 24, 2014 — Jemma Castle

When shopping online, there aren't any get-out-of-jail-free cards.

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Selling and trading your things online

Sept. 3, 2014 — Zoya Sheftalovich

How to get rid of stuff you no longer want, need or use - and maybe even make some extra cash.

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Buying cheaper clothing online

Sept. 3, 2014 — Zoya Sheftalovich

Australians are still being forced to pay a premium price for clothing, even when we buy online.

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