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April 21

Deutsche Bank Report Offers Fresh Perspective On Prices Australians Pay Compared to Abroad

Posted by on April 21, 2015 at 7:31 PM

Deutsche Bank is known for producing annual reports on the global economies and on the 14th of April they released one in particular titled ‘Mapping the World’s Prices 2015’. It wasn’t surprising to see its statistics highlighting that famous old gripe amongst Australians about the fact that we’re being substantially over-charged compared to the rest of the world on many things.

Deutsche Bank Report Offers Fresh Perspective On Prices Australians Pay Compared to Abroad

Although Aussies generally end up paying higher fees on products, commonly referred to as the “Australia Tax”, its not all bad though. The opening statistics within the report actually state that Australia has had the highest ‘Purchasing Power Parity’ globally for the past four years. While this helps to some degree with offsetting the sting of inflated prices, it’s always intriguing to see how much exactly we pay for common goods compared to other countries.

My aim in this post was to highlight a few of these examples and then offer suggestions of where to get them currently at the most competitive prices locally (sticking with the main objective of the Buckscoop blog).

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April 18

Appliances Online Coupon Gets You $100 Off Latest Tech Samsung WaterWall Dishwasher

Posted by on April 18, 2015 at 8:22 AM

If you are in the market looking for a new dishwasher at the moment, there is a great deal to be had over at Appliances Online. In my opinion there is nothing particularly interesting about buying a dishwasher, yet this Samsung WaterWall model (DW60H9950US) has certainly spiced things up a bit with its cutting edge cleaning technology.

Appliances Online Coupon Gets You $100 Off Latest Tech Samsung WaterWall Dishwasher

 

Using Appliances Online’s current coupon, you can get $100 off this dishwasher saving you roughly $500 off market prices elsewhere. Besides its impressive 5 star water efficiency rating, it also happens to be one of the best-looking “plate cleaners” I’ve seen (besides the girlfriend of course). Inside it features Samsung’s awesome WaterWall technology which offers unparalleled cleaning capabilities.

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April 17

7 Easy Online Shopping Tactics That’ll Have You Saving Money Instantly

Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Online shopping 20 years ago was a distant fantasy only dreamt of by tech enthusiast geeks. To be able to buy something without even seeing it or trying on, in most women’s minds, seemed farfetched at the time. Now however, 20 years later and online shopping has taken the world by storm with every industry under the sun planting their flag in the digital land of the Internet. 

7 Easy Online Shopping Tactics Thatll Have You Saving Money Instantly

2015 is no different to the last three years in that it’s not showing any signs of online purchases slowing down. In 2014 Australian online shoppers spent a collective $16.7 billion on the Internet, primarily due to more people becoming familiar with the online shopping trend. Yet, unlike other westernised countries that have more favourable shipping rates, we still get plundered by high delivery and return fees. So, as a true money-saving patriot I give you seven clever online shopping tips to fight against such gripes.

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April 16

What Price You Should Be Paying for a Chromecast Device and How to Get the Most out of It

Posted by on April 16, 2015 at 9:01 AM

When Google first released its superbly-simple media streaming device, the Google Chromecast, many rushed out to buy one in the hope of being able to take advantage of its cheap and uncomplicated approach to wirelessly streaming content onto their TVs. Unfortunately, there was a lot of disappointment which followed for those who quickly realised that you couldn’t stream any content which required a VPN to access it in the first place (e.g. Netflix and Hulu). Now that Netflix has officially launched in Australia last month, we suspect that those who held off buying one initially will be back on the hunt again and looking for a bargain.

What Price You Should Be Paying for a Chromecast Device and How to Get the Most out of It

Buckscoop and its community of deal hunters have been tracking the variety of Chromecast offers for some time now. The standard price on these is $49, however we’re seeing a higher frequency of deals this year at around 20% less than that. So if you’re in the market for one, make sure you don’t end up paying retail prices considering it’s now regularly available for less. Here’s the lowdown on where to get the Chromecast at a bargain, plus how to get a range of enticing free offers/bundles as well as learning how to maximise its usage and unlock hidden features too.

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April 15

Aussie Farmers Direct Continues to Test Major Supermarket Chains on Quality Organic Produce

Posted by on April 15, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Aussie Farmers Direct is a brand that has been catching our attention as it gathers momentum and popularity in Australia due to its provision of 100% organic Australian products. Eating trends within society today mean more and more people are looking for healthy and organic produce with little to no artificial additives or preservatives. 

Aussie Farmers Direct Continues to Test Major Supermarket Chains on Quality Organic Produce

Many of us often blindly assume that large supermarket chains are trustworthy enough not to try and cut corners in an effort to make bigger profits whilst disregarding the customer’s health in the process. Well, Coles was banned from advertising fresh bread for three years (whilst also being fined $2.5 million) due to falsely promoting “freshly baked” loafs on their premises when this wasn’t the case. In another case reported by The Daily Telegraph, it described how Woolies, Coles and IGA were all stung by the NSW Food Authority for trying to sell customers mouldy food.

So in an age where our personal health, the quality of our food, and the better treatment of farm animals is continuously under scrutiny, it’s no wonder that a company like Aussie Farmers Direct is managing to incrementally increase its customers base. Here’s a closer a look at what their service entails and how to go about getting a discount on your orders.

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April 14

Dan Murphys and First Choice Liquor Keeping Online Wine Prices Competitive in 2015

Posted by on April 14, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Buckscoop has been picking up on a trend within the online wine market recently, with two big players in particular kicking up a stir. The surge of activity from these retailers appears to be off the back of the respective campaigns which they’re currently running, making it an opportune time to pick up a wine bargain online.

Dan Murphys and First Choice Liquor Keeping Online Wine Prices Competitive in 2015

The first retailer, which isn’t necessarily a surprise, is Dan Muprhy’s with their “Nobody beats Dan’s” promo. The second is First Choice Liquor who appears to be stepping up their competitive pricing game drastically. Its good to see First Choice in particular making great strides towards reducing their prices, as last year we certainly wouldn’t have classified them as a place to shop for regular wine bargains. Their current campaign, titled “Better than Half Price”, is based around three bottle bundles and is proving to be very competitive indeed. Let’s take a closer look at exactly where you can find the best deals in each of these respective campaigns right now.

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April 13

Uber Co-Founder Launches New App ‘Ride’ Claimed to Save 100% of Commute Costs

Posted by on April 13, 2015 at 8:25 AM

Uber has become a bit of a big thing within the last couple of years as you may have heard in the news. Fortune website states that the company now has a valuation of US$41 Billion which is a phenomenal amount and now one of the co-founders responsible for bringing Uber to where it is today has started a new app.

Uber Co Founder Launches New App ‘Ride’ Claimed to Save 100% of Commute Costs

Oscar Salazar, previously Ubers CTO and third co-founder along with Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick, left the company shortly after launch and has now started ‘Ride’ which could help you save money commuting, using the simple concept that has made Uber such a rock star. An alternative option to public transport is something that is likely to have great potential in Australia based on the spread out nature of our cities. Although, to date there’s been no mention yet of when the app will launch this side of the pond.

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April 12

5 Reasons You Should Give Toluna A Try While Getting Free Products

Posted by on April 12, 2015 at 9:22 AM

5 Reasons You Should Give Toluna A Try While Getting Free Products

Toluna is an online survey-based rewards program, which is quick, easy and completely free to join. As with most survey centres, Toluna also offers bonus points for each survey completed, which you can later cash in for discount vouchers at various retailers. If you love filling in surveys, Toluna is definitely for you. But anybody who has a few minutes to spare should also consider signing up to Toluna for other good reasons too, one of the most popular being to make/save money.

So what is exactly that Toluna has to offer to its members?

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April 11

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Get In Early & Buy Fabulous Presents At Bargain Prices

Posted by on April 11, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas   Get In Early & Buy Fabulous Presents At Bargain Prices

Mother’s Day is in 3 weeks time, but thinking ahead can save you some money when opting for the perfect gift for your mom this year. With that in mind, I have collected a few gift ideas, some of which will look familiar to regular Buckscoopers as Mother’s Day gift ideas have already started popping up on the Deals board.

So let’s take a closer look at these bargains with the intention to help you finding an ideal gift for your beloved mother on a budget.

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April 10

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (April Week 2)

Posted by on April 10, 2015 at 8:59 AM

Its that time again guys, the end of the week is here and there are more exciting freebies to look forward to. Some of you may be happy or unhappy about the treasurers failing to agree on a new divide of GST, but when you’re getting stuff for free, who cares about GST right?

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (April Week 2)

This week I have the pleasure of bringing you a good variety of products from creams to cycling gear and much more. The companies giving away free stuff this week are Reid Cycles, Simple, BabyLove, Pinch Me and another Toluna test product. Without our readers and their love for freebies we wouldn’t be banging on about them, so please let us know what you think in the comments below.

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April 9

Twelve Things to Remember When Travelling to Boost Your Budget

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 8:47 AM

Over the past 6 months I’ve written a number of posts with suggestions of what to do or where to go while travelling. However, I realised there isn’t enough advice out there for what NOT to do. Recommendations when travelling are plentiful. Friends, family, blogs and businesses will all suggest an attraction, site or restaurant you ‘have to try’. 

Twelve Things to Remember When Travelling to Boost Your Budget

Yet one of the biggest annoyances for travellers is either coming up against unexpected costs while abroad, or finding out that you got stung badly post return. You may consider yourself a thrifty traveller but many traditional money saving aspects, such as travellers checks, have now gone out of date. Find out how you can use these 12 “No No’s” on your next trip away to realise where you can save money, thus helping you travel smarter for longer.

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April 8

Trends Shaping the Retail Landscape in 2015 Worth Watching

Posted by on April 8, 2015 at 8:19 AM

2014 was a confusing place for shoppers in the retail sector with numerous trends arising from a variety of sources. One of the most prominent trends was an increasing growth for stores such as Aldi and Lidl, whilst mainstream supermarkets realised a huge surge in own brand product sales.

Trends Shaping the Retail Landscape in 2015 Worth Watching

To compete, bigger stores like Coles and Woolworths have focused on creating better in-store experiences as you may have already begun to notice. Yet being able to distinguish and understand these trends can be difficult. So to help you to this in order to save more time and money, here are the four most prominent trends emerging in 2015.

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April 7

The Shoppers Guide: When to Shop Wholesale and When Not to

Posted by on April 7, 2015 at 8:05 AM

Wholesale shops can be a great way to save money on your monthly shop, however, they may also cost you more if used incorrectly. I’ve written posts before about how shopping at Costco can save you bucket loads each month, yet I never delved into which products actually can cost more from the various wholesale retailers.

The Shoppers Guide: When to Shop Wholesale and When Not to

Wholesale stores generally fall under the same principles as £1 Pound / $1 Dollar shops where the perceived concept is that everything is cheaper. Whilst this is generally the case across the board, the owners also know that certain products cost less in supermarkets (such as promotional items). What they’re counting on though is that you will buy them anyway, as a result of being lulled into saving mode upon stepping through their front doors.

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April 4

Top Gaming Deals on at JB Hi-Fi and Target Right Now

Posted by on April 4, 2015 at 8:07 AM

I know that there are thousands of gamers across the planet waiting for big releases to come out and are only too happy to see the back end of March go by. If you are clever and want to make that time pass more quickly until the release of your most anticipated title, these gaming deals might just help you do that.

Top Gaming Deals on at JB Hi Fi and Target Right Now

JB Hi-Fi and Target both currently have great selections of games for sale at rock bottom prices, starting anywhere from $5 for top brand games. Pick yourself up some fantastic titles for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One as well as Wii and 3DS. If you consider yourself a true gamer, you will certainly find it hard to resist checking out the following titles.

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April 3

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (April Week 1)

Posted by on April 3, 2015 at 8:24 PM

We are now into April and I’m not alone in feeling like this year is already starting to fly by. If April fools caught anyone out we hope it was in jest. To help repair any disgruntlements with friends or family, sift through our weekly freebies post and grab yourself some free stuff to cheer things up.

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (April Week 1)

This week our Freebies selection is looking very strong. We have a variety of items on offer from companies such as the Melbourne Home Show, Reid Cycles, David Jones, Durahook, Toluna and Nestle. Carry on reading to find out what you need to do to get your hands on all of this free goodies.

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