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March 13

Save Money Upgrading Your Existing Computer Instead of Buying Brand New

Posted by on March 13, 2017 at 9:29 AM

If you read our article a few weeks ago regarding the ability build your own computer for less rather than buying a brand new one, but felt that this route was still too expensive. Today we present the best methods that you can use to upgrade an existing computer to get better value for money.

Save Money Upgrading Your Existing Computer Instead of Buying Brand New

The money saving ideas in today’s blog post will show you how to extend the life of your computer and potentially save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. If you were considering upgrading to an Apple iMac for example this would cost thousands, so before you go shopping, consider these money saving tips and potentially pocket the extra cash.

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January 23

Save Money on Faulty Gifts by Knowing Your Consumer Rights

Posted by on January 23, 2017 at 8:51 AM

At some point you may have received a dodgy gift and there is no doubt you have also received the same list of excuses as to why retail staff won’t give you a refund. Yet as you clear away all the clutter from Christmas and New Year it’s a good idea to educate yourself on your customer rights, so you can return that dodgy gift and get your money back.

Save Money on Faulty Gifts by Knowing Your Consumer Rights

Those of you who have received a faulty gadget or problematic gift will be able to save money if you speak up. Today we are going to focus on Australian consumer law and what you’re entitled to when dealing with retailers and returns.

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December 29

The Best Windows 2-in-1 Devices to Buy for the New Year

Posted by on December 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM

A new year will certainly bring new challenges and one that you may be looking to overcome more easily is the versatility of your workstation. Microsoft is trying to change the way we work by combining both the practicality of a laptop with the ease of a touch screen tablet. Yet, with so many choices on the market, we decided to narrow the list down for you to our favourites.

The Best Windows 2 in 1 Devices to Buy for the New Year

Gone are the days where we have to carry around multiple devices, because the following 2-in-1 laptops combine everything into a popular handheld size. We are going to look at the top three choices on the market and see how much they compare the industry standard Apple MacBook Pro which starts at $2,199.

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December 15

Money Saving Christmas Bargains and Shopping Tips

Posted by on December 15, 2016 at 8:44 AM

We are well within the countdown to Christmas and with office parties and kids holidays / parties all kicking in, it can make your money saving activity seem rather fruitless. That’s why we are going to share some money saving tips that you can utilise over the next couple of weeks to ensure you don’t bust the bank account before Christmas.

Money Saving Christmas Bargains and Shopping Tips

If you like to plan further ahead then the following money saving tips will also give you the best chance of starting the new year on the right side of the breadline. Work will generally be quieter for most industries at this time of year too so utilise your free time and keep more money in your wallet with these money saving tips.

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December 14

The Best Value 4K Blu-ray Player in Oz: The Xbox One S

Posted by on December 14, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Christmas is around the corner and those looking to beef up their home cinema system with a new Blu-Ray player may be looking at online discounts and deals, especially as online streaming it becoming more popular. However, you may be leaving some stones unturned because the best value for money Blu-Ray player on the market today in Australia is the Xbox One S.

The Best Value 4K Blu ray Player in Oz: The Xbox One S

The best investment you can make into a piece of Blu-Ray technology today is not a standard player anymore, it’s one that can do much more. An Xbox One S will set you back around $349, and when compared to other devices that can upscale to 4K, it looks like a pretty good deal. Check out our comparison table to find out how much money you could save.

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December 9

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Best to Buy in December Sales

Posted by on December 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM

There are certain times of the year to buy certain products and then there are times to steer clear. This week we are looking at the best products you can buy in the month of December, firstly because of the amount of money saving opportunities there are and secondly due to it being the right time of year statistically to buy these products because of online discounts.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Best to Buy in December Sales

To give you a brief overview, you can expect to find information and hacks on how to buy statically the best products in Australia during December: Champagne, televisions, tools, golf clubs and technology. The videos below will help explain more about which products you should be looking at and help you begin scoping out the best money saving deals online for yourself.

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December 8

Save Money with Free Mobile Data and Call Credit from Optus

Posted by on December 8, 2016 at 8:25 AM

This offer applies to Optus prepaid customers who use their Android phones lock screen as an advertising platform. Along with free data, the telecom company are also throwing in free call credit to sweeten the deal too. This has all become available due to a partnership with New Zealand based start-up called Postr.

Save Money with Free Mobile Data and Call Credit from Optus

Optus Xtra is a free Android app that gives users 1GB of free data or $2 of credit every 28 days, across a variety of Optus prepaid plans. Basically, in exchange for you downloading the app and allowing it to use your lock screen to advertise, they reward you with free data and calls.

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December 5

The Best Value Alternatives to Replace Your Presto Service

Posted by on December 5, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Presto, the Australian streaming service is planned to shut down in February 2017 due to increasing competition from Netflix and Stan. Although for many of us the service is inferior to Netflix, on the date of the closure announcement Presto had 130,000 subscribed customers.

The Best Value Alternatives to Replace Your Presto Service

Those of you still undecided on which service might be the right replacement may be interested to learn about other options on the market. Many of you may already have a second service, but if you still wish to have two subscriptions after Presto powers down, these are the best value options to fill the void.

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November 18

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Posted by on November 18, 2016 at 8:45 AM

This time next week we will be in full swing of the Black Friday sales leading into the retail fuelled weekend, followed by Cyber Monday too. If you plan on being out shopping for the best discounts and bargains or sitting at home hunting for top online deals, then a these online shopping tips and tricks will certainly help you save more money.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Whether you prefer shopping online or in-store the following videos will help you get the most out of the sales next week. The videos I hope will help you sniff out the true deals, what retailer tricks to look out for and when you should or shouldn’t buy what you are looking at.

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November 7

Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Do the Online Deals really Save Money?

Posted by on November 7, 2016 at 8:11 AM

The online phenomenon that comes around every year known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be with us Thursday 24th November. The main focus is saving money via online deals and bargains, but the promise feels hollow. There is no doubt plenty of deals to take advantage of but do they really save you money?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Do the Online Deals really Save Money?

We want to look at what ways you can score the best deals during these online shopping sales, but also let you know our opinion on why we believe these sales come across as meaningless and potentially do not add value for money. If you agree, we offer alternative shopping methods that will more likely be better deals.

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October 27

How Nokia Will Offer Better Value for Money by Speeding up Your DSL Internet

Posted by on October 27, 2016 at 5:25 AM

Nokia has announced that it will be teaming up with Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) in efforts to push out 8 gigabits per second of Internet speeds via an ordinary twisted-pair copper telephone wire. The use of the new Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) protocol will be called XG-FAST and it will be an extension of Nokia’s current G.fast technology.

How Nokia Will Offer Better Value for Money by Speeding up Your DSL Internet

The new tech will provide fibre-optic like speeds but using telephone wires that can easily be installed into millions of Australian homes with ease. Lab tests within the NBN’s north Sydney facility on a 98-foot wire showed that speeds could reach 10Gbps, whilst longer 230-foot wires were capable of reaching 5Gbps.

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October 14

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Halloween Tips and Tricks

Posted by on October 14, 2016 at 8:01 AM

You may have noticed the stores already being filled with Halloween costumes and other types of scary products to get us into the mood and if this has got your ideas spinning, this week’s hack post will prepare you for the gruelling event. Creating a fun night for the kids or even an adult themed evening with friends can be a great way to do something different from the usual.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Halloween Tips and Tricks

Today we’re going to look at costume hacks, Halloween games and a variety of other useful tips to ensure you have the most fun possible this year. Even those of you who don’t enjoy this time of year or specifically this event can learn a few tricks to play on your pesky doorbell ringers.

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September 22

Android Nougat 7.0 Update Offers Better Value for Money

Posted by on September 22, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Whether you are an avid Android supporter or have recently converted due to the disappointing release of the Apple iPhone 7, there are plenty of surprises in-store for you to get the most from your device. Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to Nexus devices as we speak and will eventually reach other devices depending on your manufacturers customisations.

Android Nougat 7.0 Update Offers Better Value for Money

If you have just downloaded it or are waiting in anticipation then there is plenty you can look forward to learning which will help you get better value for money from your device. Today I present some money saving and value adding features that the Android 7.0 Nougat offers to all users. Those veteran Android supporters will also be surprised at some of the new additions.

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September 10

Apple iPhone 7 – Do the Upgrades Make It Good Value for Money?

Posted by on September 10, 2016 at 8:16 AM

The Apple iPhone 7 has officially launched and has been available for pre-order from the 9th September. The product is expected to hit our shelves in Australia by the 16th September, but is the new phone really worth the money it costs? Apple fans may be slightly more biased, but people wishing to try the new iPhone for the first time might not be so sure.

Apple iPhone 7   Do the Upgrades Make It Good Value for Money?

The new edition to the Apple smartphone range certainly has some benefits but also many drawbacks, so if you are looking to buy the new iPhone 7, is it really the best value for money smartphone you can buy? We have a closer look at what the new iPhone really has over its predecessor the iPhone 6 and 6s.

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September 8

Replacing or Refunding your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Australia

Posted by on September 8, 2016 at 8:31 AM

Samsung Australia has revealed details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 safety recall after the news that certain devices had become unsafe. If you have purchased one of these devices recently and are worried your handset may suffer the same fate as the exploding battery stories that have been surfacing online, then continue reading to find all you need to know about returning or refunding your device.

Replacing or Refunding your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Australia

All customers are entitled to a replacement, repair or refund, including eBay purchases, post-paid mobile plans and grey market imports. This way you can ensure that you get a new device that is safe and can feel confident in charging it without it bursting into flames like other devices have. To put things into perspective however, there have been less than 100 reported incidents out of one million unites sold.

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