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App to Schedule Recording of Internet Radio Stream [Android] - Anything Other than Tunein Radio!

I’ve finally had it with the TuneIn Radio android app. Once again the latest update has totally screwed up the scheduled recording function (which barely worked before the update). Despite my …

Replacing a Broken Higher Voltage AC Adapter for Cordless Drill

Hi All, need help please: I have a cordless 909 drill and the AC adapter on the removable battery charger unit has died. I'm having a hard time finding a replacement universal adapter due to …

DIY Replacement of LED TV Back-Lighting - Anyone Tried This?

Last night while watching my Samsung LED (series 6) I noticed a flashing across the center of the screen. After a few moments it stopped flashing and now the screen has a much darker horizontal …

North Face jackets - best place to buy online?

Hey all, Looking for the cheapest reputable place to buy a ladies North Face down jacket online. Was thinking they'd be cheaper in the US/Canada or Europe as the winter season is ending …

Spiders Shacking up in Side Mirror Housings - How to Stop The Buggers?!

I have to park outside overnight and every morning my side mirrors are covered with webbing. I wipe them away and the next morning they're back again! The damn spiders live deep in the side …

Best option to get rid of an older car with issues.

Hey all, After 15 years of long service I need to get rid of my 1997 Honda Prelude - the first car I've ever owned. The car still runs but has a number of issues which I've ignored for far …

Hundreds of 6-Second Calls to 13 Number Each Day. WTF? [edit: SOLVED]

Hey All, Trying to help out a relative who has just got a $70+ home-phone bill full of hundreds of exactly 6 second calls to a 13 number (1345053). They have a prepaid local/mobile/international …

Oppo

All OPPO F1 Users - Project Spectrum Beta (Android M Update) Is Now Available to Try for Yourself

Hey all users of the awesome-value Oppo F1 :) If you don't already know, the official Android M update (albeit still in beta) is now available to try. It fixes pretty much all my gripes with …

Which Case for Oppo F1 - Suggestions Please!

Snagged an F1 on sale from BIGW over the weekend and now I'm looking for a case - this particular phone seems to enjoy some popularity around here - any case suggestions would be …

Suggestions for a Heating/Cooling Duct Cleaner in SE Melbourne

Anyone had a good experience with a heating/cooling duct cleaning service in south-east Melbourne area? Care to share?

Best Place to Sell/Give-Away Unwanted Event Tickets Online?

I tend to get over-excited about entertainment events (concerts, fun-runs etc) and jump the gun when buying tickets for myself and friends, only to find that life gets in the way closer to the day …

Joybuy

Item stolen from box during transit - possible issue with buying from JD.com?

Hey All, Recently took advantage of this https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/224768 and bought some Xiaomi Piston 3 earphones from JD.com (i.e. from China) My package arrived yesterday and I noticed …

flybuys

Life Insurance with Bonus 25,000 Flybuy Points (Only Need to Hold Policy for 30 Days) - Am I Missing a Catch?

Just got offered 25,000 flybuy points to sign up for Coles Life Insurance. T/C state I have to hold the policy for 30 days to get the points and they will be delivered after 75 days. Plan to sign …

I'm The "Noisy Neighbour":( - How to Reduce Noise Transfer to Next Door Apartment

So I had a friend over to watch a DVD on Sat night and although we stopped watching the movie around midnight, we ended up talking (quietly) until around 4am. My aggressive and highly volatile next …

Does anyone still use screen protectors for their (non-Apple) laptops?

Recently bought a new laptop for the first time in about 8 years and I'm having a hard time trying to a screen protector (15.6 inch). Does anyone still use these (on non-Apple / non-touchscreen …

Laptop Suggestions - Gotta Use My Salary Packaging before End of March: )

Hey all, been years since I last bought a laptop - still using my Dell Inspiron 6400 which refuses to die! However, this year I have salary packaging, so it's use it or lose it. Suggestions …

New Dash Cam (G1W-C): First Use and The Casing Is Almost Too Hot to Touch. Does This Happen To Other Users?

If anyone remembers my poor buddy's road rage incident, the stand-out advice was to get a dash-cam so she doesn't get screwed over again. I convinced her to buy a G1W-C (based on a bunch …

Are There Any New 2-3TB Hard Drives to Avoid Buying Right Now?

Hey all, about to retire my 2Tb internal HDD and replace with a new unit. What are people choosing for a balance of price vs reliability for storage (movies/music etc, nothing critical) at the …

Road rage and subsequent accident - any suggestions appreciated...

My mate was involved in a road rage incident which resulted in a accident. She was driving a one lane road last week and was tailgated for a number of minutes by hoon. She claims that she slowed …

ACCC

ACCC Petrol price data website no longer updating (and any apps which used that data)

I guess Big Petrol finally got 'em. Very sad news for tight-asses… http://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/petrol-diesel-and-lpg/city-...

How to protect a third party who loans money to help purchase a property?

Hey all, I am starting to think about buying property but due to a number of factors there is a low chance of being able to secure a mortgage for the full amount. Luckily my parents have very …

Woolworths Gift Cards

Cash out on WISH giftcards?

Hey all, quick question: Recently became an RAC member and have bought some Woolworths WISH gift cards at 5% discount. Used it to buy petrol and when I paid was offered cash-out with the …

Exeltek

Official Moto G flip cases now available from Exeltek (free shipping) for $39.95 [real post this time, not an April Fools :)]

I've been very annoyed with JB-HiFi and the other retailers who have been pushing this great phone but apparently not caring about bringing in the cases. The last sales assistant I spoke to at …

Word from Motorola: Moto G shells should be here this week! FINALLY :)

rep on the forums spilled the beans - hope he's right… https://forums.motorola.com.au/posts/48fb0b8150

Options for sending audio from my TV to a set of headphones/earbuds

Hey All, Advice is required: I'd like to be able to watch TV later at night without disturbing my neighbours (very thin walls). I'd prefer not to have to buy a wireless headphone set …

The Good Guys

Anyone ever successfully used The Good Guys "30 Day Price Guarantee"?

Would like to hear your experience, any tips for a smooth claim would be appreciated. Cheers, llama

Best credit card with travel insurance

Hey All, Looking to take a trip in December and I thought I'd apply for a credit card with included travel insurance to pay for the air-flight. Any suggestions on ones with low fees, good …

Possible to assemble a decent budget home theatre for $600?

Hi all, I have $600-ish to spend on a home theatre set-up. Was going to go for an LG HTiB (LG-BH7520TW) for around $450 but all evidence/reviews suggest this is not a great idea.

ALDI

ALDI ski gear: regular vs premium

I was lucky enough to snag a set of both regular and premium ALDI ski jacket/pants today in the utter madness that is the ALDI ski gear sale. But one set needs to go back, so:

[TAKEN] FREE: one Steam key for Alan Wake's American Nightmare from the Humble Bundle

~~Already have a copy from a previous bundle so this one is looking for a good home.~~ ~~PM me, first come, best dressed.~~

A good place for reasonable ski gear in Melbourne

Anyone know a good place to get a decent deal on ski gear (clothing) around Melbourne?

GraysOnline

Sony NEX-5NY - Twin Lens Kit (18-55mm and 55-210mm) @ GraysOnline - Bidding at $579 with 7h to go

These were a decent bargain late last year, some might still be interested. Five available and only one bid atm.

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