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Good Reliable Mechanic in Southern Sydney Area?

Any recommendations for good reliable honest mechanics in southern Sydney area? North of say Miranda.

Service NSW

Where Are You Going for Your Dine and Discover Vouchers?

Where Are You Going for Your Dine and Discover Vouchers? We all have a place we like to dine at. Im especially interested in the 'discover' vouchers. Anyone has good value for money …

CommSec

Commsec Sell Limit Order

I got share 'abc' on commsec, trading at $12.30 at 11:15am. I've set a sell limit order at $12 at . Next minute 11:16am, it activates the order and sold it for $12.18. The share price …

Travel insurance doubling up?

Going on a trip with family of 5. I paid for everything using my card (not a credit card) including flights, hotels, rental car etc. and now looking to get travel insurance for either myself only or …

No Confrontational Parking Fine

Asking for a friend. My friend stopped at a no stopping sign briefly to pick up someone. A week later, got a $260 fine in the mail for stopping at no stopping. The ranger did not fine my friend on …

590

My South Island (New Zealand) Itinerary

Hi i'll be going to queenstown/wanaka/milford sound over the easter break with family and would like someone to review my itinerary below. I'm particularly concerned about whether I should …

Unsolvable Leak in 1yo Apartment

Hi I own a unit in a 1yo apartment complex (about 4 storeys high) and there has been a seepage leak occuring in the corner of the bedroom floor. The strata's plumber has been called and …

Tips & Tricks for First Strata AGM

I'm the owner of a new apartment for investment purposes and the first AGM is about to start in a couple of weeks. Asking if you guys have tips, tricks, things to be aware of, things to bring …

Received Water Bill Belonging to Vendor Prior to Settlement

I had settled an off the plan apartment on 18/12/17 and as part of the settlement adjustment fee that my conveyancer calculated, I have paid for water/sewerage servicing fee of about $30 for the …

How Do I Pay for My Electricity?

Just purchased and settled this new off the plan apartment and I cant figure out how to connect to electrical supplier. Electrical supplier ask me for my NMI (national meter identifier) I contacted …

Travel Shanghai, Beijing, Huangshan, Chengdu!

Calling out to those whos been to shanghai, beijing, huangshan, chengdu in china! Looking for advice on things to do, how many days to stay and general tips and tricks on money, accomodation, food, …

FHOG First Home Owner Grant Question

Regarding the logistics of getting first home owner grant for off the plan properties, can you apply to office of state revenue (OSR) on day 1 after settlement or do you have to wait till you've …

Principal & Interest AND Offset Account

My broker just gave me this analysis which I'm struggling to understand and there is no info on the net. Talking about a "principal + interest loan" AND an "Offset account" …

Mortgage Broker Requesting Info

Is it normal for mortgage brokers to request very detailed scanned copies of document just to give you a rate and fees and products recommended? I mean I've seen other brokers who just gave me …

Neighbour Complaining about Noise. Strata Living

Feel like theres no route to go from here besides being compelled to give in and move away. Been renting an apartment for the past 3 years and the neighbour in the level below us just moved in and …

Buying Property MATH Help

Hi guys First time doing MATH on property purchasing. Need to convince my parents that buying is not worth it. It seems like profits can still be made with some conservative assumptions like 2% …

Job without mentor/guidance. How do you deal with it?

Hi Has anyone worked in a job where there is no mentor to guide you through how to do things? Got a job in a small engineering firm sort of as a junior/entry/graduate type. Never done the type of …

NSW Land Value Objection in Order to Pay Less Council Rates

Recently received in the letter box a land value assessment done by NSW Government Valuer (www.valuergeneral.nsw.gov.au). This land value is the basis used by councils to determine council rates …

Engineer in Construction Industry Insight

Rant Insight into construction industry- Australia vs the rest of the world Engineers in the Aus construction industry are treated like crap. They are the brains of the company, they take on all of …

Other Driver at Fault. Cash Settlement?

Another driver (it is a company car) was at fault and rear ended my car (comprehensive insured). It was only a minor bump and scratch and I got 3 quotes averaging $500. I'd much rather prefer …

How to See a Doctor?

I know its a dam simple question but from my experience, there are like 10 loops I need to go through in order to get to the right doctor and place- i just dont know how everyone else does it so …

Why Do Car Brand Prices Differ in Different Countries?

This is what I observed in China Mazda CX5 ~ $180000 Subaru XV ~ $320000 Assuming price is proportional to quality, we can say that subaru xv is better than Mazda cx5. However This is what I …

If A Is 10% Higher than B, Does It Mean B Is 10% Lower than A?

if A is 10% higher than B, does it mean B is 10% lower than A?

Australian Taxation Office

Capital Loss Offset Capital Gains Question

Can someone explain ato's 'wash sale' to me in laymans terms? effectively a strategy that gives you zero Capital Gains Tax. Apparently ATO recognise that and will penalise you …

KFC Australia

Where to Find KFC Hot N Spicy? (Sydney)

Which KFC store in Sydney offer hot n spicy? I'm trying to test my luck and see if I can order 9 hot n spicy piece with the $9.95 deal.. Can we all list the ones we know of please. appreciate …

Got Charged 2% Credit Card Surcharge for Using Savings

So tonight i went on a celebratory dinner at a particular resturant which I wont name and shame. The food was good, the customer service was average, the check out was poor. So I walked to the …

Why Is Judo So Expensive

Anyone here play Judo. Im from syd south metro area and it just seems like its impossible to find a place to learn judo without forking out a grand.. All the places require you to join "Judo …

Carry on Luggage for Tigerair & Jetstar

Hi I only took the carry on luggage 7kg to Cairns (Jetstar) and back (tigerair) for 3 days 2 nights. The carry on for tiger is a bit weird. It says you can only carry a main one and a secondary one …

List of Cairns Barrier Reef Tours

Hi Guys Any Ozbargainers have been on reef cruises and can talk about which ones they recommend? So far, the cheapest I found are: Compass Cruises (http://compasscruises.com.au/) - $154 for …

Microsoft Office on My New PC

Anyone know of a reliable place to download free microsoft office ISO file (not fussed about particular version) and activation code? Need to install it on my new pc.

Pocket Wi-Fi or Sim for Budget Japan?

Hi I will be stopping over at Japan for 5 days in Osaka in march. A lot of people say pocket wifis are a must to get around Japan however it seems very expensive! This is going to be a budget japan …

Impact on Sydney Property as Global Share Market Falls?

Hi Been reading news lately and apparently global share markets are plummeting especially China. Probably another global financial melt. What are your thoughts on how this will impact on Sydney …

Bringing Rice Cooker to Snows

Hi, I'm going to the snows soon and I was planning to bring a rice cooker with me to save on the food expenses. Rice cookers are good because I can use it to steam and cook many things. The …

Broke Company iPhone. What to Do?

Hello, So I was on a busy train and with a few bumps my work iphone accidently slipped out of my hands. The screen is very shattered (although still works). Since I technically broke the companys …

My Dilemma - Apply Graduate Program?

Hi, I recently graduated with civil engineering/commerce degree at end of 2014. I was lucky enough to get into an entry role in a tier 1 company and have been working there for about a month only. …

Opal Card - NSW Government

Confused about Opal System (NSW)

I'm just starting to use the opal system now (used to be on student concession). I have several (basic) questions that I want to clarify but I wasnt able to find answers on Opal website. a) If …

Dan Murphy's

ID Check at Dan Murphys Rant

Hi I went in Dan Murphy's with my friend. I took a bottle of sparkling wine to the counter with my friend next to me. The sales person asked for my ID. I handed my ID and it was fine. The sales …

Unemployed and Depressed :(

Graduated with civil engineering/commerce, first class honours, 80+ mark, loads of extra curricular, 1 year related work experience. I dont have a graduate role lined up and feeling depressed lately …

New to share trading, where to start?

Hi guys, Just graduated and looking to start trading. recently made a commsec account and just wondering what software people use to track the stocks? free to download? At the moment, I'm just …

People Who Love Outdoor/Outback Activities. Ideas for Cheap Deals?

Hi, not sure if this is the right forum to ask but Im the type of person who is starting to like outdoor or outback activities like bushwalking, outdoor obstacle courses, horse riding, giant swings, …

Auto Repair Shop Ripping Me off?

Hi, Just wondering if there are any regulations to stop this. I think my local auto service center is ripping me off. Over the past year, my car experience this problem. I then got the autorepair …

Which Laptop Are You Looking to Buy on BOXING DAY?

Hi guys, Just wondering if any of you guys are eyeing on a particular laptop to buy when boxng day specials come :)

TPG Internet

Should I Change to TPG $60/M Unlimited + Home Phone?

Hi all, Just got quick questions. I currently live in hurstville NSW and at the moment using "ADSL 2+ 150GB $40/m". My monthly home phone line rental + bill is approximately $20/m. I find …

ASUS

Opinion about ASUS Refurbished from ASUS Online Store

Hi guys, Similar to this thread: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/168009 Anyone have experience in buying refurbished laptops from Asus's online Outlet store How was the experience? Any …