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Help Me Find an Amp for My Existing Components

Hello I currently have a Sony TV (KDX9500H), Yamaha sound bar (YAS-108), 2 x Bowers Wilkins speakers and a subwoofer (Mirage Omni S10). A bit of a mismatch of gear but they work well. I'm in …

In The Hunt for a Good Sony 55" TV - Recommendations Please

I'm looking at a good 55" TV for movies mainly, don't do a lot of gaming. I've heard the Sony BRAVIA X9500H 55" is pretty good….. any recommendations would be great. …

Anybody Work as a Library Technician? I need a career change.

I'm mid 40s and really just looking to reinvent myself a little. Library work has always fascinated me and wondered if anybody in here works a library technician and what has your experience …

Need a Sample Pot of Paint Matched!

Anybody know if Bunnings will match paint during this time? I'm in VIC but not a trade, if not Bunnings any other stores?

Help Me Find a Mattress for a Sore Back

I'm moving in a week or so but with lockdown in VIC I can't get around to shop for a bed which I desperately need. I like firm beds as my back gets pretty sore during the night. Can …

Is Your Credit Score Affected When Applying for Mortgage?

Hello is your credit score affected by simply applying for a loan? Not the actual outcome so much but the applying for the loan? Weird question I know but I have two mortgage brokers that I'm …

MyState Bank

Mystate Bank Any Good?

Anybody using MyState bank for savings, are they reliable and secure? Are they protected by government scheme? Have a fairly large deposit but want to know if these guys are legit. Thanks

Who Are The Most Flexible Home Loan Lenders for Self Employed?

I run my own business which does ok and I pay myself 80K a year in wages fairly consistently. I'm having a tough time getting a loan because I'm self employed, are there particular lenders …

Cheap 1800 or 1300 Phone Number Rental for Website

Hello I have an online business currently using my mobile number as the main contact point (as well as a web form). I'd like to be more professional and wanted to rent a 1300 or 1800 phone …

Watching USA Apps on TCL Android TV

Hello I have a 32" Android TCL TV and I've got a Surfshark VPN. I'm wondering how to download USA apps on to the TV. My current gmail account isn't working with the Play Store …

Any Sonos ARC Black Friday Deals around?

Sonos ARC seems to be the same price everywhere, anybody seen it for a couple of hundred less? I've seen there is a UNIDAYS 15% discount available, however I'm not a student. Really …

Setting up a Share Fund for My Son - Thoughts

I'm thinking of building a little share account for my son (now 12) and then hand over to him when he's 18. Was thinking of putting 10K in and just buy a mix of CBA, NAB and maybe …

$1500 for Home Theatre - Help Me out!

Hello I have up to $1500 to spend on a small and simple home theatre setup Ideally looking at 2 x wireless speakers (small profile - we don't have a large lounge) 1 x sound bar 1 x smallish …

Sump Plug Issues 2006 Honda CRV

Hello A previous mechanic overtightened the sump plug bolt and ever since we've annoying oil leaks from the pan. Not heaps but enough to be annoying. I'm not sure if the thread is …

Looking for Versatile LCD Bracket for 43" TV

Hello, I'm after recommendations for a good LCD bracket that will hold a 43" LCD TV in fairly tight corner. It would need to tilt up/down and rotate left and right. Just after a good …

Classic NES Mini - Any Still around?

I know I'm late to the game here but are any stores still selling the original NES mini classic? Can only find them on ebay now at crazy prices, I'd be happy to pay up to $170 for an …

Help Me Find The Right Tube for My Bicycle Tyre

Hello I'm trying to find the correct inner tube for my bicycle tyre… I have a 40-622 (700 X 38C-28X 1 5/8 x 1 1/2) written on the tyre….. Thank you

TP-Link Deco M5 Mesh Pre Purchase Help

Hello I'm thinking of getting one of these 3 pack units for our place…I have HFC cable in from Aussie Broadband 4 questions: Do I still need an existing router to plug into these, or …

Mobile Service Provider from 5 Years Ago Sending Me an Outstanding Bill, Do I Need to Pay?

Just received an email today saying I owe $30+ on an old account with a mobile service provider back in 2015. It then goes on to state "If we do not receive payment within the next 7 business …

Looking for New Drill

Hello My B&D battery drill is on it's last legs. Can someone recommend me a new drill for general use around the home. Something that is both battery and electric could be handy, I do …

Can I Access Income Protection from my Super Life Insurance during COVID19?

Hello I have income protection through my Super (Australian Super)…unwritten by TAL. Does anyone know if TAL, via AusSuper, with allow individuals to claim and get their income protection …

Gold Coast Accommodation Recommendations Needed

Hello my family are planning a trip to the Gold Coast (and surrounds) for Sep holidays and wanted recommendations on good apartments that aren't insanely expensive, close to most attractions and …

TV Bracket Recommendations Needed for 42" TV (Corner Install)

Hello I'm after recommendations for good quality TV mounts to place a 42" LCD into a corner of a room, something sturdy that won't break and can handle the size. Thank you

Yamaha Amp - Best Bang for Buck 5.1?

For Yamaha buffs out there, I'm looking at a 5.1 Amp that has a good range of inputs, Airplay, and easy to control navigation/on-screen display. Budget is $600, could someone recommend me a …

Amazon AU

Transfer Amazon AU 3 Month Music Offer to US Account - Is It Possible?

Hello We've been offered 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited free through our Amazon AUS account, however we have an Amazon US account under a different login/password which I'd like to use …

Small Tablet for Reading in Bed

Hi guys, Just after recommendations for a good small tablet for mainly reading Flipbook articles and watching the occasion video on PLEX. Needs to have a nice resolution, a headphone jack and …

Mi Band 4 Genuine Wriststraps

Hello I'm looking for some different colour wristbands for the Mi Band 4 but can't seem to find the genuine straps anywhere to buy, does anyone know a good Aussie store selling on Ebay or …

Is 5G Safe? Lots of Rumours about It Being Unsafe

Hello, Just putting an open discussion out there about 5G and it's level of safety in the community. There are certainly lots of interesting videos floating around claiming how the …

Need New Drives for Lacie Big 5

Hello I have a Lacie 10TB (5X2TB) 5Big Thunderbolt 2 Raid LAC9000510AS model. Think the drives are getting a little old and wanted to replace them….. Can anyone recommend me a drive (at a …

Unapproved Drilling along Shared Driveway - Need Advice

Long story short….. I own a townhouse next to another one, the driveway is joined if you like and follow a path into our garages (also joined). Yesterday the Property Manager for the second …

Entry Level NAS Server for PLEX

Can someone recommend me a good entry level NAS server to purely run PLEX. Ideally want it to be as fast as it can be for streaming and RAID so my movies are backed up. Thank you!

NBN Installation - What Are My Rights with The Install?

Our street is finally getting NBN over Feb/March and I just wanted to know from others what my rights are to where the internal communications box is installed. I understand the outside box is going …

7.1 Amplifier with Airplay 2

Wondering if someone can help me find a decent 7.1 Amplifier that has built in Airplay 2. Ideally something with lots of HDMI inputs, and more than one HDMI out. Must support 7.1, ARC, etc. Have a …

Looking for a Restaurant for a 70th Birthday in Melbourne

Hello I'm looking for suggestions for good restaurants to celebrate a 70th Birthday in Melbourne…. could be city, could be beachside, happy to travel a bit. Of course I'm currently …

After Cheap City Parking in Melbourne for Christmas Day

Looking for good options for Christmas Day city parking in Melbourne, we have a function around Southgate. Any ideas, suggestions would be helpful. I remember some years ago the City of Melbourne …

Does an SSL Certificate Boost Rankings?

I've noticed our company website is showing as Not Secure with the recent updates from Google, however the site still functions fine and ranks very well for our product (front page). I've …

Low Earner Wanting Quick Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

What's the best FF card out there at present that has the least stringent eligibility criteria. I work for myself and roughly make $45-50K a year and tend to get knocked back on applications …

Outdoor Drain Has Standing Water in it - Starting to Smell

We have an outdoor drain/pit near our garage that catches all the stormwater, and it does a good job. However have noticed of late that the pit is a about 1 inch or so deeper than the outlet pipes …

Cantilever Umbrella Suggestions for Outdoor Area

Hello I'm after recommendations for a good quality cantilever umbrella for a large outdoor space. I've seen some at Bunnings but they have poor reviews online saying that eventually the …

Need a Reputable Shade Sail Contractor [Melbourne]

Can anyone recommend a good contractor for Shade Sails in Melbourne? Everyone I've seen on Google are either not interested in coming to me or have bad/negative ratings…. I'm only …

Second hand Ford Territory Diesel

Hello I'm looking at getting a Ford Territory Diesel second hand in Victoria. I have about 20-25K to spend, what years should I be looking at and what issues should I be looking for with these …

Section 32 Not Disclosing Insurance Claims History

Quick question, we purchased a townhouse last year and on the Section 32 under the strata building insurance section, the insurance document didn't disclose the claims history on the policy …

Cheapest streaming drive for VLC to Apple TV 4`

Hello I'm after suggestions for a cheap and simple solution to network/stream movies in the home from IMAC VLC to Apple TV4. Something that doesn't require having to send files to cloud, …

Recommendations for Android TV box

Hi I'm looking for web TV box, for a bedroom with bad antenna reception. Can't afford another Apple TV, so wanted some recommendations for players under $65…. Something that …

Puppy Food Buying in Bulk Other than Supermarkets

I'm looking for a good online pet store or physical store where puppy food prices (Royal Canin etc.) are more like wholesale prices and deliver. Just somewhere I can put in an order, it comes …

Qantas

Qantas sales over Christmas or in New Year for Domestic flights?

Does anybody know if Qantas does any sales around Christmas or New year, I want to book domestic flights for March (MEL>SYD) but will hold off if a sale is coming. Cheers in advance.

After a Good Company to Install TV on Wall, with Bracket and AV Ports

Hello, We are needing to install an LCD TV on to a wall in our living area (likely between 40-50"), with a new antenna line ran to it and a plate with 2-3 HDMI ports…. Can anyone …

DJI Phantom 4

Can anyone recommend a good priced shop for the DJI Phantom 4, and I'd like an extra battery… many thanks!