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Scar/Crack Inside Freezer

Our upright freezer had one of the drawers slip next to the shelve support on one side and we tried everything from gently jiggling it from side to side to gently pulling it out, but it wouldn't …

NBN Access Point

A relative is getting their NBN connection on Tuesday. They currently have cable. It's a double brick two storey house. The cable access point is into a top floor room. Do you have a say in …

Bamboo Ladder as Toddler Monkey Bar

We're keen to get our toddler to be more active. She likes climbing in the playgrounds and we're considering setting up a bamboo ladder indoors for her to climb and swing and balance on …

Bogong Moth?

We went for a bushwalk in Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden yesterday and found this big guy. Is it a big Bogong moth? Wikipedia describes them as being 2.5-3.5cm in length. This one must be at least 5 …

ALDImobile

Problems Porting from amaysim to Aldimobile

I've been helping a relative port out of amaysim to Aldimobile's $5 starter pack, but we get constant "Your ALDImobile order has been delayed" messages. The number and DOB is …

Coffee Grind Size

I've been wondering whether my coffee grind is too coarse for my espresso. For example, it is coarser compared to the grinds in the Nespresso and compatible pods. I use a Sunbeam EM0450 on the …

Storm Water Almost Caused Wheelie Bins to Hit Parked BMW. Who Would Have Been at Fault?

The thunderstorms in Sydney yesterday caused an interesting situation near my house. Storm water flowing down the road to a storm water drain pushed the wheelie bins of a house down the street by …

royalcommission.gov.au

What Do Mortgage Brokers/Borrowers Think of The Banking Royal Commission Recommendations?

Mortgage Broker: What's the outlook for home loans, your industry, your job, your pay, your future? Are you looking for another job, especially when compounded by the downturn in the property …

High Cadmium Levels in Cacao Powder and Nibs from Ecuador and Peru

Does anyone here eat Aldi's Oh So Natural or Woolworths' Macro cacao powder/nibs, which come from Ecuador and Peru? There is research showing that some growing regions in these countries …

Domayne

Comments on This Pricey Mattress

A relative has paid a deposit on this mattress with a slight discount to the listed price because they also bought a bed. What's a King Koil equivalent mattress elsewhere with reviews? Do you …

Recycling Small Appliances [Sydney]

I've got a non-working microwave, pressure cooker and pizza oven that I need to dispose of. My council suggests putting it out with the council pickup where it will go into landfill. The City …

[OzBargain 12th Birthday] Sydney North Shore Meetup #1 Nov 27 12-2pm at Ippudo Chatswood Interchange

UPDATE: The OzBargain 12th Birthday Sydney North Shore Meetup #1 is on November 27 12-2pm at Ippudo Chatswood Interchange - the same place we had it last year. It's very convenient, being right …

What Colour LED Lights?

What colour LED lights have you installed in your home/do you prefer? Cool, warm, neutral, or varies - e.g. warm in bedrooms, cold in kitchen, etc.

Replacing Double Garage Sagging Ceiling & Cornices

I'm in the process of getting quotes for replacing the sagging ceiling and cornices of the double garage of an investment property (~20 years old). Garage has panel lift doors. Has anyone gone …

ADSL2+ Modem

My area isn't getting NBN for at least another 3 years. My current modem, a TP-Link TD-W8968, has served me well for a number of years, but has been problematic for around 12 months. I've …

WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra 16 TB - Network Attached Storage

https://www.amazon.de/Cloud-EX2-Ultra-Spielkonsolen-WDBVBZ01... 3 Camels say this is the lowest price ever. Been a year since last deal. Currency isn't as attractive this time. However, it …

The OZB Way to Scattering Ashes

Friends need to scatter some ashes in the ocean. They've been told to hire a boat or water taxi to do it. Surely there's a more cost effective way. What's been your experience, and …

Google Play

Google Play Multi-CD Albums

I have a number of multiple CD albums such as The Phantom of the Opera original cast over 2 CDs, and I want to upload this to Google Play. These have been ripped into 2 disc directories but when …

Flybuys

How Many Flybuys Points Did You Earn in 2017

Flybuys just sent out an email with your points earning stats for 2017. Most people with high points would probably have earnt it on bonus points. What did you earn in your whole family in 2017. We …

[OzBargain 11th Birthday] Sydney North Shore Meetup (Ippudo Chatswood Monday 27th 1-3pm)

UPDATE: The meetup is ON! Date: Monday 27 Nov Time: 1PM-3PM Venue: Ippudo Ramen Chatswood Free Food and there will be some OzBargain T-shirt giveaways (first come first serve). You will need to …

Keeping House Clean with Small Children

We have a big area downstairs (3 connected rooms) and a playroom upstairs that we keep clean so that the kids can play in and we go bare feet and can sit on the floor and lie down, wrestle with the …

Sourdough Bread - Where To Buy?

It's hard to find good sourdough bread that's not too expensive and conveniently located. Where do you buy your sourdough bread? Have you found any decent sourdough bread in the major …

Cost of Cleaning / Gardening

My suburb and the surrounding ones create a lot of jobs for all kinds of people. Every day there's cleaners and gardening people, not to mention tradies, wandering in and out of houses. If you …

What Do You Do with Your Old/Small External Hard Drives?

I recently bought a WD 16TB My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS, which is really 8TB with a backup. As I was cleaning my desk today, I dusted off 2x 3TB WD, 2x 3TB Samsung, 2x 2TB WD, 2x 1.5TB Seagate, 2x 1TB …

Stealthy Increase in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Price

Has any one noticed that the 4L cans have disappeared from Coles and Woolworths (Squeaky and Red Island) and there hasn't been a genuine sale on the 3L Cobram for a while in Coles and that the …

Is This a Tick?

A friend visited today and got bitten in the garden in the evening by this insect (it's been squished at one end). Is it a tick? Do you know what variety it is? If you have ticks in your …

Woolworths/Coles Incentive to Buy over $100 This Weekend/Shopping Week

Did you take advantage of Woolworths' or Coles' incentive to buy over $100 this week? We did, even though it's normally very hard for us to get anywhere near that amount and we also …

Korean Buckwheat Noodles

After watching Noodle Road, we're interested in cooking soba noodles, amongst the different other varieties. Does anyone know the percentage of buckwheat in the Korean buckwheat noodles sold in …

Washing Fruits & Veg for Juices/Smoothies

I peel carrots, wash apples (and remove seeds), kale, strawberries, etc., when I make my daily smoothy. Do you do it or do you just say juice the carrot without peeling? Out of interest, does anyone …

What Diet Do You Follow - The Types of Foods You Eat

I'm curious to see what kind of diet people follow. By diet I mean the types of foods you eat and how you eat, not necessarily to lose weight. I started to be more conscious of what I was …

How Many Smart Phones Have You Damaged So Far / Recommend Protection?

I have only damaged two smart phones. An Apple 5 when I went for a run in Perth a couple of years ago and it poured down (very rare) - I tried to sprint back to the hotel but had to take cover …

International Calls

The Mrs needs to make an international call. This is the first time we've had to make one since getting married. We have a fixed line for ADSL. What's the cheapest way of making a rare …

Roads and Maritime Services

Swapping Car Registration (NSW)

If say a brother has his name on the rego of a Toyota and a sister has her name on the rego of a Holden and they want to swap their names on the rego of the respectivs cars, whats the cheapest way of …

What Have You Bought That Hasn't Turned out as Expected

What have you bought that hasn't turned out as expected? For example, I recently bought a roast chicken from Woolworths for a simple lunch. I tucked into a wing, and then another, and then …

Early Retirement

Thinking long term, with the savings from your astute buying (assuming you have the discipline not to buy the deals you don't need), do you think that this, and your general astuteness with …

Redundancy Poll

With two of the largest players in my industry undergoing a major restructure, there will be a number of roles made redundant. If given the opportunity, would you take a redundancy package or take on …

Storing Stuff

I've been clearing the house as the missus wants to do a reno in the near future. What I've realised is that I've got no systematic storage process for my things, many of which …

Does OZB Make You Penny Wise but Pound Foolish?

Sometimes I'm worried that I might not be as effective wasting time scanning OZB and executing on the deals. I'm starting to be more contented if I don't get the best deal - for …

Cheap Starmaid Tubs

Since Woolworths ran discounts last year and earlier this year, Masters seem to be one of the few places still selling Starmaid tubs, but the prices have increased significantly - to $33 for the …

Baby Wraps and Carriers

We're expecting our first child in the New Year and are looking for recommendations on wraps and carriers for bub. My wife is thinking of a Storchenwiege, which has fantastic reviews. Any …

Cots and Mattresses for Babies

We're expecting our first child in the New Year and are looking for recommendations on cots and mattresses for bub. Many thanks.

Coles

Pantry Moths in Coles Sunrice Brown Rice

The rice bags I've bought have a lot of these. I've tried freezing them to kill them to prevent them from reproducing. What's your experience?

Women's wool professional work trousers

The missus is looking for some work pants but they all seem quite expensive by men's standards. I can get a super 100s+ wool suit with two trousers for less than $300, whereas it's getting …

philips.com.au

Dodgy Philips Consumer Care

I bought a blender/food processor 1.5 years ago which has had parts wear out. It has a 2 year warranty. I contacted Philips Consumer Care who called and emailed me and they accepted there was a …

Medibank Private

Medibank 10k Steps Per Day, Every Day in March

Did you attempt this, and how did you go? Did you manage to earn $100?

earthhour.org.au

Earth Hour

Are you doing anything for Earth Hour? I will be reading with my wife using our solar powered lanterns. I won't be checking OZB. What about you?

Ocean Selections vs Ocean Chef

Does anyone have a view on the quality of the frozen fish for these two brands from Coles and Woolworths respectively? Does anyone have any industry insight? For example, if they have the same …