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Costco Wholesale

Costco and Australian Consumer Law

About 4 months ago, I purchased a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones from Costco. They worked fine until recently but began to develop a buzzing and crackling sound with the noise cancelling turned …

Westpac

Westpac/St George - Do You Think I Can Get out of a Home Loan Because They're Unethical/Criminal?

After hearing news that AUSTRAC found that Westpac had been facilitating the laundering of money for both terrorism as well as allowing money from a convicted pedophile to be transfered to the …

How Much Water Do You Drink?

Recently I became ill with a virus and went to my doctor. My doctor recommended the usual treatment: rest, hydration, and pain relief where required. She recommended that I should be drinking at …

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[AMA] I'm a Recently Graduated High School Teacher and Former Teachers Aide, Ask Me (Almost) Anything

[AMA] I've recently graduated a Masters of Teaching (Secondary School Teaching) and am a History and Geography teacher. I've worked as a teachers aide in a couple of different high schools …

Where to Buy a Seiko Dive Watch?

I've been looking at buying a Seiko dive watch. not for diving, but mostly for the styles they have and the potential to customise one. I'm keen on an SKX007 watch but can't find them …

Investing in Gold The Old Fashioned Way

Every so often, I come across different ways to invest my money and ponder 'is this for me?'. I discovered a website selling gold and silver bars and coins based in Australia and pondered …

[Suggestion] Short Term Localised Discounts - e.g. Discounted Produce at Local Supermarket

I frequently visit my local Woolies after work and do a quick lap through the deli and the meat section to see if anything has been significantly marked down. Being able to find some nice steak or a …

Attn: Telco Sales People - How Do I Get a Great Deal from You?

I'm currently tossing up whether to go for this deal, wait for something better to come along, or sweet talk some sales people. I'm wondering if there are any telco sales people out there …

Do You Buy High Quality Once or Low Quality Many Times?

I was sitting at work today contemplating how I spend my money. Specifically, should I spend more money on a higher quality product in the hope that you wont need to replace it/reduce the frequency …

NBN Install and HFC. Will I Be Waiting for Months?

Today I came home and noticed that the nbn was finally happening in my street. A bunch of subcontractors were connecting the pits out on the footpath to people's houses. One of the …

Real World NBN Speed Comparison Question

I receieved notification from NBNco saying that the NBN is now available in my street. I've been looking at different providers and reading as many forum posts on here as possible to gauge which …

How Should I Invest $1000

Over the past few years I've been thinking about how I can invest my money more effectively. My wife and I don't have large amounts of money to invest as we're paying our mortgage and …

Getting a Doctors Certificate for Illness a Month Ago

I'm currently doing a teaching prac for university and about a month ago I took a day off sick with vomiting and diarrhea. I was unable to get to a doctors on the day of being sick (Friday) and …

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Bitcoin and Making Millions

I was looking through Alibaba yesterday and came across some bitcoin mining rigs. There were some rigs that cost $40k to $60k and some rigs which were a few thousand, like the one in the link …

Slow Internet and Service Provider Contracts

I currently have ADSL2 internet with Spintel and have considered changing providers to another company. My internet speed at present peaks at about 3.5mbps, which is enough to watch netflix OR watch …

JB Hi-Fi

Warranty claim on Nexus 5x phone at JB Hi-Fi

I bought a Nexus 5x about a year ago from JB Hifi. The phone worked normally for about 11 months and then in the 12th month, it got stuck in a bootloop. I took it back to JB Hifi and they sent it off …