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Appliances Online

Appliances Online Pricing

No doubt this is a tactic but on one browser, the prices of items on my wishlist are significantly higher than when using a different browser (where I am not logged into AO). Anyone know why this is …

Recommendations for Single Row Gas Cooktop (Budget $1800)

Hi all, In the middle of renos and looking for a gas cooktop. I'm leaning towards a single row set up with 4 burners (including wok burner). Budget is around $1800 Really like this one but no …

What Is a Community Titled Property?

I have done some Googling but a lot of this goes over my head. Can someone please explain to me what a community title property is? What does this mean when it comes to insurances? Strata fees, …

Advice Needed - Father Buying a House

Hi all, So my dad has offered me this: he is to purchase a house or unit valued at $500k. The house will be half in his name and half in mine. I will receive half the rent and he will receive the …

Beach Towel Recommendations?

Looking for a big beach towel like this one; https://www.kmart.com.au/product/beach-blanket---stripe/3125... Cant find any stock. Any recommendations are appreciated :) Thanks!

Beach Holiday with 10 Month Old - Advice: )

Hi all, Was thinking about going away for 7-10 days this August with the wife and baby (who will be 10 months old come August) Can anyone recommend any good warm weather destinations? Preferably in …

Best Steam Steriliser for Baby Bottles?

Hi all, Looking for a steam steriliser, can anyone recommend any good ones? Or share your experiences. No budget, just wanting something reliable and good! Thanks!

omanair.com

Booking Confirmed but No Money Deducted from AmEx?

I purchased airline tickets a few days ago on the Oman Air website. Making the booking was easy and I received a confirmation email and booking reference. I am able to log in using this information …

Velocity Frequent Flyer

Is This a Good Use of Velocity Points?

I have about 360k velocity points. I am looking to book a one-way ticket from Amman, Jordan to Adelaide. I have found a Business Reward seat for 240k points on Etihad Airways (from Amman to Sydney, …

Qatar Airways

Qatar Vs Emirates Airline for Economy?

Hey all, Looking at booking a flight to Tehran and looking for input about which airline is better. Similar flight times and prices for the dates I'm looking at so that doesn't really …

omanair.com

Oman Air Booking Issue - Help!

Posting this on behalf of a friend They booked 2 return tickets through the Oman air website. Paid using a debit card and confirmation page appeared with a booking reference number. Now, 2 weeks …

New mattress advice

Looking at buying a new mattress as our current one is about 10 years old and seems to sag pretty substantially on my side especially. Just looking for any general advice around shopping for one, …

Help Understanding Eligibility for Maternity Leave

Hi all, Wife will be giving birth in about 4-5 months. At her workplace she is eligible for 12 weeks paid parental leave. I have also been told that she is able to get payment from the government …

Facebook

Facebook account randomy re-activated - have I been hacked?

The other day I received an email stating "Welcome back to Facebook" - I deactivated my Facebook almost 5 years ago. I logged on using my email and password (hoping it would work and it …

Velocity Frequent Flyer

Can I use Velocity Points to upgrade an Etihad flight?

I have about 340,000 velocity points Is it possible to use points to upgrade from economy to business class after having purchased an economy ticket? Would it be better to use points entirely to …

Iran, Israel, Jordan, Turkey - Advice and Tips!

Hey all, I have the opportunity to visit Iran in Dec/January. I am hoping to also visit Israel, Jordan and Turkey. I am hoping to stay for 3-4 weeks. I love hiking, history, food and not opposed to …

American Express

Booking AmEx Complimentary Flight?

Hey all, I am looking at booking the complimentary flight that comes with my AMEX card. Can anyone advise me on how to do this? Do I need to call them up or can I book online? Cheers!

NBN Technician Appointment Tomorrow

My house is FTTC according to my research. Will there need to be any drilling or anything done in doors? Any boxes or anything attached outside the house? Or is it all done on the street? Thanks!

Wanting to Bring Ceremonial Dagger from Malaysia to Australia

Hi all, Currently in Malaysia and have found a beautiful curved Arab dagger. The blade is completely dull and is about 15cm long. Can anyone give me any info on what the easiest way to get this into …

Toll Group

TOLL Shipping Question

I have a package coming with TOLL from ASColour I am unable to find if a signature is required on delivery or if they are able to leave the package at my door Can anyone provide me with info as to …

Where to monitor flight changes?

Hi all, Booked some flights with aunt Betty a few months ago and as the departure date is nearing I’m planning on keeping an eye on any potential schedule changes etc. (we’ve all heard the …

Malaysia tips, recommendations

Will be in Malaysia for 2 weeks over the Xmas break Have 3 nights booked in KL and nothing else Any tips on things to do/see and places to visit?

CRV vs. CX-5 vs. Rav4

Looking for a new family car. Will primarily be used for suburban driving. Looking to pay up to $40,000 I have absolutely no automotive knowledge at all haha. I am thinking either of these 3 would …

Booking.com

Letter from Booking.com - Legitimate??

Hey all, Received a letter from booking.com the other day - first time I have ever been contacted by them through the post. It is an offer for $70 to be charged back to my CC after any booking if I …

Optus

Optus Postpaid - Ok to Swap SIM to New Phone?

I have just purchased a new phone. Is it ok to swap my SIM to my new phone when on a postpaid plan? Thanks!

Flight Centre

Flight Centre Price Match - Worth The Effort?

Hi all, I have been attempting to price match some flights with FC and have been getting nowhere. Has anyone used AuntBetty or BYOjet? Not sure if I should just book directly with them. Am only …

"Can't connect to this network" = help please!

For the last few weeks I have been unable to connect to Wifi on my PC (my phone, tablet etc. are all connecting fine) My PC is detecting my Wifi but when I attempt to connect, I enter the password …

Kindle Oasis

First time buying an ereader and like the look of the oasis Cheers

Unable to Connect To Wi-Fi Suddenly

Hey all, Have woken up this morning to find my PC unable to connect to wifi. All other devices in the house are able to connect. The network is visible on my PC but I am unable to connect. There …

Planning for a Child - Private or Public Hospital?

Hey all, The wife and I are planning on trying to have a baby next year. We do not have private health but are debating whether or not it is worth getting it primarily for her pregnancy and …

Bluetooth Dongle for Wireless Headphones

I have ordered the plantronics backbeat pro 2 headphones and am looking for a suitable dongle to plug into my PC. Can anyone recommend a good product or brand? Thanks :)

Looking to Travel to Tibet!

Hi all, I am hoping to travel to Nepal next year and am looking at either going to Tibet or Northern India too. I’m leaning heavily towards Tibet at the moment but not sure how easy it is to visit …

Evaporative Vs Refrigerated Air Conditioning?

Hi all, Looking at getting ducted air conditioning installed. Living in Adelaide in an old bungalow house with double brick walls. Mostly want it for heating as the house is freezing in the cooler …

Ducted Air Conditioning Installation Adelaide

Hi all, Looking at getting ducted air-conditioning but have no idea where to start! Can anyone recommend a company to go through? Is it possible to have someone come out to provide a quote and to …

How Much Can I Sell My PC for?

Going to be putting my PC on gumtree. It has the following specs; (I think my GPU is no longer working so I will also mention this in the ad and not take it into consideration in the price) TP-Link …

Anyone Playing Kingdom Come Deliverance?

Looks pretty good and reviews seem to be pretty positive minus a few bugs

Online Store for Individual LEGO Bricks?

Hey all, I want to build the following set; https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-4240/JKBrickworks/sisyphus-... I am looking for a website, ideally an Aussie one, where I can buy all the listed parts. …

Gumtree

Unable to Bump up Add on Gumtree

Hey all, I have just logged onto my GT account to bump up and ad and have discovered that the little check box next the bump up option is greyed out and unable to be clicked on. This has never …

Setting up home office

Hi all, Looking at setting up a home office, specifically looking for a desk and ergonomic office chair. I spend around 2 to 4 hours a day on my PC which isn’t an exorbitant amount but I do …

Best Credit Card (Non AmEx) to Accumulate Velocity Points?

Hey all, I have an AMEX Velocity Frequent Flyer CC which I use to accumulate points but there are some instances where AMEX cannot be used. I am looking for a suitable VISA CC that will also …

Thailand Trip for 3 Weeks

Hey all, Hoping to head to Thailand for 3 weeks in April/May from Adelaide. Was looking at flights to Bangkok originally but am thinking flying into and out of Phuket may be better as I don't …

ANZ

ANZ Travel Rewards - Booking Flight and Cancelling Card?

Hi all, I am hoping to book a flight using the complimentary return ticket that comes with the ANZ travel rewards CC. My question is whether it is possible to book the flight and then cancel my CC …

Gili Islands & Komodo Island

Has anyone visited either of these destinations? Will be in Indonesia for 10 days over Xmas and not to keen on staying in Bali for more than a night or two. Any tips or recommendations? :)

Roadtrip Idea from Adelaide

Hey all, I have about 11 days off over X-mas/NYE and was hoping to do a road trip! Can anyone make any recommendations about a suitable route? Ideally would like to follow the coast and stay in a …

21309 LEGO Ideas LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V - Back in stock Toys R Us

All credit goes to wadetubman for finding this! Get in quick! https://www.toysrus.com.au/21309-lego-ideas-lego-nasa-apollo...

Best Insect Repellent?

Heading to the Amazon and looking for a suitable spray or lotion to stop mozzies primarily as I'll be in a malaria area. Can anyone recommend any brands that they have found effective? It will …

Almost $400 Increase in Council Rates

Received my council rates for this financial year and they have gone up from $1600pa to just under $2000pa Can anyone shed some light on why this has occurred?

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Not Detecting SD Card

Recently purchased a microSD and have inserted and re-insterted it numerous times into my S8+ but it is not being detected at all. Anyone have any experience with such an issue?

Looking for a Digital Scale

Hi all, I am looking to buy a digital scale with good sensitivity, to a precision of 0.1g if that is possible with a reasonable price. Any recommendations? :)