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Coles: G’Waves $2, Peckish $1, Fountain $3, 20x AA Duracell $12.5, Voda $40 Kit $15, Nokia 3310 $49, Cadb Roses $7.75, 50% Bonds

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Early look at Coles' new catalogue. Starts Wed Dec 20. Enjoy :)

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    Thanks for reminding me. Need a tonne of batteries for kids toys

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      Why not get rechargeable batteries and save even more money, and the environment?

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        Aldi lsd rechargeables aa/aaa - $5.99 for a 4 pack.

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          Some toys can’t use rechargeables because of the lower voltage

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          I get what your saying, but some things you're better off with single use batteries. Like TV remotes (I get years out of mine). My rule of thumb if you don't have the change them within a year, then use disposables. Don't forget that rechargables aren't environmentally friendly to make.

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          @supabrudda:

          I was replying to Sarge, who needs a tonne of batteries for kids toys.

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          @supabrudda:

          I still use rechargeables for remotes - the instants hold their charge for a year.

          I don't use rechargeables for gifts though. Can't get others to recharge - I'm sure they treat them as disposable. Was thinking of providing a swap out facility, but never got around to that.

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          @supabrudda: I don't know why someone wouldn't use them in a remote. I have eneloops in mine.

          Very few devices need the slightly higher voltage of one-use batteries. e.g. I have a digital kitchen scale from Aldi. It's LCD screen is a bit duller with eneloops in it. And sometimes buying higher capacity cells overcomes the problem of slightly lower voltage anyway, because eneloops and the like, put out full current until they're empty - which means their voltage is higher than one-use batteries, whose voltage soon drops with a load anyway due to internal resistance.

          While some people wouldn't be able to, I'd rig up an extra cell inside the toy itself, or in an external battery holder, etc. to increase voltage before buying expensive one-use cells again. (Or return and buy another brand of the toy that isn't affected in that way.)

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          @GregMonarch: Disposable is ~03c, rechargable is $1-2. why would I pay more for something that will basically do the same job. That's after several years of the ones that come with it stop working.

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          @supabrudda: I've never seen a 3 cent disposable AA, so don't understand the comparison, but ok. :-)

          All I know is, most of us joke about eneloops because we already have spares lying around so why not use them. And you can pull them out when needed to use in other things.

          Oh - and I won't use the cells that come with remotes anymore. I used to repair electronics and 7 out of 10 dead remotes were due to the free batteries that came with them leaking. If someone must use disposables, I suggest they use the free ones in something else that drains them fast so they can toss them, and use Eveready in the remote instead. They still leak, but much slower - giving you the change to catch it in time. I went against my own rule recently and some Panasonic-labelled AAs leaked after just a few months.

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          @GregMonarch: sorry lexDyslic 30c
          if we had eneloops lying around there'd be no talk of buying new batteries.

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          Oops, CHANCE to catch it in time… that should read.

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        Aldi special starting today 20pk AA and AAA $6.99

        Activ energy Alkaline not the NiMH rechargeable ones. Never used these got a pack today.

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    Thanks for scanning all the pages TA!

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    I need those bulk Duracells to make peace with my eneloops, if nothing else.

    Last time I tried to get my eneloops to make friends with them, there was leaky electrolyte all over the bench. It did not end well for the disposables. Eneloops called them names: names like 'No Stamina', 'One-Run Pony', 'Weakling' and 'Bed-Wetter' (owing to the fact I've had some pack-in cells leak). The Duracells returned with insults about the age of the eneloops in my stash, the oldest being over 10 years old. Grandpa. Etc.

    On second thoughts, maybe this will never work out.
    Bulk disposables in late 2017? LOL.
    Might go for the GMO foods.

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      Don’t mix battery types.

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      I don't know what happened, but Duracell are AWFUL batteries now. Every time I've used them in the last several years they've leaked, and done so in a very short time. Eveready leaks too but at least it takes a lot longer giving you a fighting chance. I only use rechargeables now. And if the device doesn't work with them - I chuck it and buy one that does - everyone should so manufacturers quit making them.

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    I'm confused by seeing clawed lobsters. Must have a Boston postcode.

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    Doh, ordered a Vodafone $40 starter pack from vodafone.com.au on Friday, half price at $20. Could have saved another 5…

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    I take it you're travelling around again at the moment. That looks like the NSW catalogue. Thanks for posting the post and images.

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    Thanks TA great to have it early at any time but esp christmas week

    Thanks for your hard work during the year. Merry Christmas 🌲

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    Ah Ta TA..

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    Thanks TA!

    Has anyone tried the coles ultimate apple pie?

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    Does anyone know if you can activate the $40 vodafone SIM on the 365 long expiry plan? Thanks.

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      From memory you can however inclusions are crap all. You are basically just keeping a number alive for that duration. $40 Data and calls evaporate in no time unless you are on a unlimited plan
      Just checked their site https://www.vodafone.com.au/prepaid/plans/state/starter-pack...
      365 Expiry : 20c a Text, 20c a min call rate and 2c/mb Data charge

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        Yeah just want to use it for my parents. My mum is currently on Vodafone and has used about $7 this year! Mostly on wifi and make iMessage/FaceTime audio only. Vodafone is good coz they zero rate data session less than 512 kB so sending texts are free. It used to be 4 MB zero rated per session.

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        But it's perfect as an occasional tethering mobile broadband plan https://www.vodafone.com.au/prepaid/add-ons

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          Maybe for very occasional. $3 for 2G or $5 for 4G 1 day expiry or $7 for 2G, $15 for 5G for 7 days is good if you happen to have a specific need.
          $5 for 500M for 28 days is the same rate as excess data on my phone plan.

          I came here looking for a tethering solution - not so much occasional, but for short term home broadband.
          I paid $150 for Telstra's 40G 365 day plan, but consuming too fast so looking for cheaper options.
          I got the woolies 2for1 10G for $45 for 30 days that kept me going 2 months, now I'll seeking my next month' solution :)

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          If these really can act as 365 day credit, and you have good signal, and can theoretically buy as many packs as you want, it'd be basically the best value in australia…

          $15 for $40 credit, and each '$3' pack expiring after 2 calendar days (day you recharge, + day after)…

          That means the effective price on this is 56.2c per day, or $16.86 per month, for 2GB every 2 days (or 'up to' 30GB in a whole month).

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          @musicinbed69:

          Oh I get what you were thinking now. I thought you meant use the $40 to buy a 365 day plan, then spend an extra $3 per day for data :)

          I'm assuming it isn't "credit" to use for what you like, but rather it's a $40 starter pack. Vodafone has them already 1/2 price, but this is another $5 off that.

          Still seems to me to be the best deal though: the $40 plan gives 9G (12.5G 1st month by opting in for 3.5G bonus)
          I plan on getting a few: should cost me $1.20/G for 12.5G first one, then subsequent months $1.67/G for 9G (can't opt in for bonus data after 31/01/18)

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          @SlickMick:

          365 credit can be used to purchase the datapacks with an SMS though.

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    Thanks TA.

    50% off Bonds

    Perfect timing, I need some new underwear after soiling all my current ones, after seeing your recent deals.

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    Blah, grainwave chips, disgusting

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    Sirena 185g for $2.00 (last page)!

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    is 3310 able to be unlocked? free? thanks

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    Is this vodafone deal the cheapest prepaid data plan available? It looks like I can get 12.5G for the first one (opt in by 31/01/18 to get bonus 3.5G), but subsequent activations will get me 9G. So $1.20/G 1st month, $1.67/G for extra SIMs.

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      Coles Forest Lake already have these on sale. I noticed the grainwaves were $2 first, so thought I'd check the vodafone sims. They were too so I got 3. I can't see an expiry date on them??

      btw the have a 700g Christmas tin of Favourites for $10. At front of store they said marked down from $13.99 to $12, but at the end of an isle $10. Doesn't seem like a huge discount, but they seemed fairly well priced at full price?? $14.29/kg is a pretty good price for chocolate??

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        Wow I didn't realise how badly the Vodafone network coverage is. In Gladstone I'm getting 3.31Mbps download (aka "no connection"). My wife's Telstra hotspot gets 60Mbps.
        I just checked the Vodafone coverage map and I shouldn't be getting any connection! Even the Brisbane coverage only goes south as far as Oxley. Southern suburbs = no coverage!

        Would anybody like to make an offer on 3 x $40 vodafone 12.5G sims (1 very slightly used) + a Kogan $40 23G extra large sim (plus a spare sim)

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    Is next weeks woolworths catalogue out yet?