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Are lab grown diamonds the real deal?

Sept. 3, 2018 — Rosalind McNamara

Technology means a perfectly real diamond can be made in a lab and sold for less than a quarter of the price of a natural gem.

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What to do with unwanted gifts

Oct. 12, 2017 — Matthew Steen

Christmas, birthdays and virtually any holiday can leave a burden of unwanted gifts. But what ends up happening to them?

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Arbitrary expiry dates scrapped in new gift card reforms

Oct. 11, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

New South Wales could be the first state to mandate expiry periods.

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Toys "R" Us honours 20-year-old gift cards

March 14, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Father stumbles across decades-old gift cards in daughter's room.

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Rights to a refund at Christmas

Dec. 19, 2016 — Jemma Castle

What can you do if your Christmas gift turns out to be a dud?

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12 recalls of Christmas

Nov. 18, 2016 — Nicola Breen

CHOICE says it’s time to check your homes for products which could ruin your festive season

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Father's Day gift ideas

Aug. 26, 2016 — Denis Gallagher

Show dad you love him by buying him stuff.

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Christmas shopping scams

Dec. 2, 2015 — Uta Mihm

Your Christmas-time stress might make you more vulnerable to schemes and scams – here's how to avoid the main ones.

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Spending up big on Mother's Day

May 7, 2015 — Andrew Mathieson

Australians are set to spend $1.3 billion on mums.

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Gift cards for Christmas

Dec. 9, 2014 — Uta Mihm

Many gift cards expire before they're redeemed. CHOICE members name the best and worst gift cards.

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The cut flower industry

Sept. 5, 2014 — Sam Butler

A beautiful bouquet of flowers may have an ugly back-story.

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