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March 20

Kaufland a Weird Aldi Style Discount Store Is Coming to Australia

Posted by on March 20, 2017 at 8:29 AM

None of you may have heard of Kaufland before, but we wouldn’t blame you either because it’s big in places like Bulgaria and other eastern European countries. The big supermarket chain has announced that it is coming to Australia, its first English speaking country to date.

Kaufland a Weird Aldi Style Discount Store Is Coming to Australia

Kaufland stores are different to those of Aldi because they are usually 20,000 square meters in size, that’s 15 times larger than Aldi and five times larger than a big Coles or Woolworths. The large discount store is known for cheap money saving deals and discounts, holding roughly 40,000 items compared to Aldi’s 1,300 different products.

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November 8

Amazon Waves Aussie Retail Industry Goodbye

Posted by on November 8, 2016 at 8:20 AM

This time next year we will have already had a months worth of the new Amazon, it claims will destroy the Australian retail industry. The e-commerce giant plans on launching in Australia as we know it elsewhere in the world with prices it claims will be 30% cheaper than local stores.

Amazon Waves Aussie Retail Industry Goodbye

This doesn’t seem to simply be a marketing threat either, because a special briefing with the Australian Financial Review last week revealed that the company will be researching and collecting price points on everything before setting prices at a 30% discount. Their motto for Australia’s high prices is, “your margin is our opportunity.”

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June 21

The Future of Retail and Technology Is Getting Personal

Posted by on June 21, 2016 at 8:11 AM

The future of retail has a very interesting outlook when you consider the current technologies available to consumers and retailers. Imagine a scenario like this. You decide to stop off at your favourite retailer on the way home from work while wearing a wristband which tracks your stress levels, quietly alerting shop attendants to your current state upon arrival. To help ease you into your shopping experience, a staff member greets you at the entrance with a cold glass of water and shows you to a comfortable seating area.

The Future of Retail and Technology Is Getting Personal

Whilst you relax in a chair, a shop attendant pulls up a large display on a projector form their tablet showing you through their latest arrivals in your size. With wearable devices, your every interaction could be tracked and analysed by the store to build a long-term relationship that encourages you to spend more money with them. The future may evolve to monitor success by sales growth per customer, rather than the old fashioned way of simply measuring total sales.

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May 24

Women’s Advice to Men When Shopping Online

Posted by on May 24, 2016 at 10:09 AM

Women have always cut the trend when it comes to shopping and men it seems have begun to catch on. Contrary to popular belief, men are now shopping online as much as women with both males and females utilising their laptops and other mobile devices at similar levels to buy online.

 Women’s Advice to Men When Shopping Online

We all hate to queueing in busy stores as well as coming across our favourite items in every size but the one that fits. So it’s no surprise that for many, shopping online has become a far less stressful and time consuming way to shop. The availability of coupons and discount codes also make shopping online better value for money. If you’re a guy who’s still not a regular online shopper, here are some of the top tips from the guru-women-shoppers out there to show you the fundamentals of how to get what you want (and for a good price) online.

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January 25

How to Negotiate a Bargain on JB Hi-Fi Products

Posted by on January 25, 2016 at 8:21 AM

JB Hi-Fi is a techie’s playground, with so many technology products available it can be difficult to pull yourself away from all of the offerings. If your desire for tech outweighs your ability to afford it all, then you’ll be happy to know that you can actually save money at JB Hi-Fi or receive discounts by simply asking nicely.

How to Negotiate a Bargain on JB Hi Fi Products

Within this article you will find advice on how to get the best prices on a range of JB Hi-Fi products. This applies to a wide range of things such as laptops, TVs, gadgets, movies and even music. With Dick Smith out of the picture now, you can focus on negotiating a better deal at JB to ensure you always leave their stores with the lowest price possible.

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December 23

Australian Consumer Law – Know your Rights when Returning Products

Posted by on December 23, 2015 at 8:32 AM

Choice.com.au conducted a report this December to understand where Australian retailers were failing to acknowledge the rights that consumers have. Christmas shopping is a prime time for large retailers such as Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and the Good Guys to take advantage of shoppers. They do this by employing incapable staff members who don’t fully understand the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

Australian Consumer Law – Know your Rights when Returning Products

The result is that many customers are being denied their consumer rights claim the ACCC and Choice. If you want to find out how you can save money and not be taken advantage of by big bully retailers, it’s time you learnt the laws and most importantly your rights surrounding this issue. Especially as Christmas can result in us receiving the odd present we could really do with returning (no offence Gran).

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December 9

“Rent” Products from Retailers When You Really Can’t Afford Something You Need

Posted by on December 9, 2015 at 8:07 AM

Buckscoopers often rely on some of our most prolific deal hunters (e.g. Earth, vikk and kryptick) to help them save money on a regular basis, although sometimes getting a great discount just isn’t enough. On occasion we might simply not have the cash available to buy what we need.

“Rent” Products from Retailers When You Really Cant Afford Something You Need

Difficult times call for drastic measures and if you really need something but can’t afford it (e.g. a new suit for an interview but you need the job first to pay for it), this article might be just the thing for you. What we’ll delve into is how to utilise the returns polices of retailers to your advantage as means of getting you out of a tight spot.

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September 15

These Are the Tricks Retailers Use to Make You Spend More Money

Posted by on September 15, 2015 at 7:54 AM

Retailers employ leading marketers and psychologists to specifically design their marketing campaigns and stores to coax us into spending more money with them. Underneath the façade of stylish store layouts and brightly coloured billboards lies a darker truth, a truth that has been carefully conjured up to get you to part with larger amounts of your hard earned cash.

These Are the Tricks Retailers Use to Make You Spend More Money

A previous article that I wrote explained some of the which tricks supermarkets use to entice you into buying more expensive things, but now I want to touch on some of the more general ploys used by retailers across the board. In general, they tend to use the following 5 tricks to get you to spend money, so hopefully by knowing the most common ones, you can consciously avoid being drawn into the lions den.

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August 4

Retailers Say We Can Throw Away Our Wallets in Favour of Their Mobile Driven Rewards System

Posted by on August 4, 2015 at 8:01 AM

Shopping is something we all have to do, whether we find it an enjoyable process, such as my girlfriend does, or whether we see it as a nuisance. If you do it more regularly then you may have experienced the benefits of being signed up to a loyalty card, such as discounts or special offers. I personally don’t have a loyalty card to any business because I don’t visit them regularly enough to justify the time spent signing up.

Retailers Say We Can Throw Away Our Wallets in Favour of Their Mobile Driven Rewards System

The girlfriend even sometimes resents the irritating process of having to rummage around her handbag to find the loyalty card specific to that particular shop. This is all while the queue behind you is standing in disbelief that she is taking 5 seconds longer than she should, with the checkout guy staring hopefully at your hand searching for the almighty club card. Well CommBank hopes to free us from the burden of carrying loyalty cards again with its new mobile banking app that will store your loyalty cards online.

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June 25

9 Hacks to Saving Money when Buying Technology

Posted by on June 25, 2015 at 8:19 AM

Technology, you either love it or hate it but whichever way you feel, I’m sure you’ll agree that we need it more these days than ever before. I personally love technology because of all the amazing things it can do to save me time and, in many aspects, money too. With such an abundance of technology available in the market for purchase though, it’s often difficult to provide advice on how to save money on each individual item. Therefore, I’ve decided to instead note down all the common ways from my experience in which money can be saved when hunting around for a piece of technology from the relevant set of retailers.

9 Hacks to Saving Money when Buying Technology

Whether it’s a mobile phone, television or electric drill, the majority of tech comes with certain offerings or equivalent competitors. So, by applying the following hacks to your next technology purchase, you might be able to save yourself a tidy little sum that should deservedly be sitting in your pocket – not the retailer’s.

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June 9

The Top Fashion Retail Guide for Student Discounts Across Australia

Posted by on June 9, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Student living is something that stays with us for a lifetime. If you are or were lucky enough to have the student experience you will remember those days of freedom and self-exploration. Your experience of growing from rebellious teenagers into self-sufficient young adults and the beginning of taking your future into your own hands no doubt brought both its pleasures and difficulties. It would have seemed for the first time like you actually had control of your life and its direction both academically and independently (if you chose to move away from home). 

The Top Fashion Retail Guide for Student Discounts Across Australia

Many challenges face students of today and one of the biggest hurdles is peer pressure on fashion. Conquering the art of time management, money budgeting and looking cool all bring their own restrictions. If you ever resorted to eating pot noodles for months on end to simply afford luxuries like going out or new clothing, well this should help put a stop to that. Automatic student discounts issued by retailers are something every student should take advantage of. So I wanted to give you guys a break down of which fashion retailers offer have which levels of discounts. Plus, I will also give you a snapshot on the types of fashion available from each one, their free shipping thresholds, frequency of promo/voucher codes as well as their current deals to top it off with.

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June 8

Top Tips to Curb Your Impulse Buying Habits for Financial Freedom

Posted by on June 8, 2015 at 8:29 AM

There are numerous ways to find new and interesting pieces of information online about how to save money and keep control of your bank balance. However, I was keen to add a little more insight to the Buckscoop blog around impulse buying and what you can do to crush those financially crippling urges.

Top Tips to Curb Your Impulse Buying Habits for Financial Freedom

Impulse purchases often feel great in the heat of the moment. You have a burning desire to own something, you see it and you buy it. It gives some people so much pleasure that the feeling can cause addiction and result in racking up huge credit card debts. I’m not saying you will become a ‘spendaholic’, but, with these little tips you may be able to control your impulse buying urges and instead give yourself a better chance of making an educated purchasing decision. Take note though that putting power back into you bank account requires discipline and control.

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May 19

Online Retail in Australia is Improving with You the Customer Winning

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 7:38 AM

The retail landscape has been heating up in Australia over the past three years and if you haven’t noticed, you’re missing out. These battles happening in the retail stratosphere are only having positive effects on our Australian wallets. Large Australian well known stores like David Jones are still somewhat reluctant to embrace online shopping in its entirety, but with increased competition it’s all changing.

Online Retail in Australia is Improving with You the Customer Winning

Other traditional stores like Harvey Norman and Woolworths, for example, have now fully embraced innovation to improve our shopping experiences. Analyst firm Telsyte’s senior analyst (Steven Noble) said that retailer’s online offerings have “moved forward incredibly rapidly”, experiencing a 12% increase year on year. Read the rest of this entry »