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Sold Home, Now to Rent or Buy in Sydney?

I will likely talk to a financial adviser about all this, which I've never done before, but don't want to go in blind to my options and take what they say as gospel so any thoughts would be …

Things to Do / Itinerary for Osaka / Kyoto with Kids

Hi guys No this is not a ‘should I cancel my trip’ thread… I’m not particularly fussed about the virus at this stage. Picked up one of the great deals to japan, returning free with …

Zzz Atelier

My Experience with ZZZ Atelier Outlet (eBay) Warranty Service

TLDR If you have an uncomfortable ZZZ atelier mattress experience, try contacting them and be prepared for the below, you might have some luck Thought I would post this as this is a very popular …

Does nbn Speed Affect Wireless Transmission and Speed

Wonder if anyone can help I’ve moved from nbn50 to 25 recently When on 50, far from the router, the max speed we would get was about 10mbps ie the speed was obviously limited by wireless …

Gladstone, Moreton Island, Mooloolaba as Cruise Destinations

Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the above as cruise destinations? I'm planning to take the kids and only really interested in stopping there if they have some decent snorkelling or …

How Far Do You Sit from Your Big TV / Optimal TV Viewing Distance

I’m looking into finally upgrading our $40 40 inch gumtree tv to a 65 inch 4K monster But I’ve cut out some cardboard with the dimensions of the tv and it seems way huger in our home compared to …

Alternatives to Cruise for Family of 5 Looking to Celebrate and Chill

Hey folks, We sold our home, the agent got us a lot more than expected and after a stressful period we're looking to splurge, something we rarely do. Wanted to book this cruise …

Fee for Conveyancing Home Purchase - Almost Vomited

Seeking advice, as I feel I've been swindled because I didn't ask for a detailed quote beforehand. I am really upset with myself and outraged at the nerve of the conveyancer. We enlisted a …

Given Posh Booze, Like Bargain Booze - Options?

Serious problem here (ok not really but egads) My better half scored a 2009 Moet Chandon Grand Vintage boxed champagne ($80 at Dan's) and a Penfolds Max's The Promise 2014 Shiraz Christmas …

What in Blazes Has Happened to My TV

Noooooooo Any idea what has happened to my tv? Turned it on this evening and this Wife reports it was fine when she turned it on earlier in the day. It’s under warranty but almost looks like …

Singapore Airlines

KrisFlyer Miles in Small Amounts

I have a few accounts across our family with approx 6000 miles in each Is this worth anything in terms of sale value? I understand you can’t transfer so probably not, but not sure if I’ll be …

Wet 'n' Wild Sydney

Wet N Wild Sydney - Best Way to Get Cheap Entry?

Bargain hunters, help! Trying to find an affordable way to get three kids to wet n wild Sydney for a party. I thought I'd either find a Groupon or they'd enter as kids, but nope, once …

COMPACT 7 Seater Family Car, under $15,000

Sorry, ANOTHER 7 seater thread, but a little different as we are looking for the most compact 7 seater, hoping to avoid the SUV / people mover vehicles that are in the Poll. We've stretched the …

Getting to Sydney Airport Affordably

ARGH. I hope someone has some ingenious ideas. I've always said kids aren't expensive, and in everyday life they don't cost much. But go travelling and suddenly the costs add up. We …

Samsung LED TV Takes Ages for Picture / Display to Warm up - Sound Works Straight Away

I know there are some exceptionally clever electronics folk here. One day I hope to have some space to tinker with a soldering iron. Until then I hope someone can advise I have a samsung smart led …

Looking for 40-42 inch TV - Thoughts on Palsonic PT4035SB Full HD LED TV with Soundbar Style Speakers

We're on the lookout for a new TV as we're sick of ours distorting at moderate volumes and just showing its age. I saw this palsonic one at JB. I know it was never worth $598 but the sale …

Cancel Citibank Platinum $0 Annual Fee for Life Credit Card?

In the midst of applying for a home loan and credit cards are not your friend at this time, so I'm considering ditching my Citibank Visa card. Thanks to Ozbargain I've had the Citibank …

Conveyancing Services in Sydney That Are Competitively Priced

Hoping someone has some recommendations / experience with conveyancing in Sydney. We're looking to sell soon and need to draw up a contract of sale. From what I can see $1200 is about the norm …

Making a Pre-Market Offer on Property

Looking to pick the brains of the learned crowd here. We were called by an agent a few days ago who has been in touch with us over several years, valuing our own apartment but also seeing us at …

SSD Enclosure USB 3.0 with UASP Support - WHICH ONE?! Orico, Simplecom, StarTech, MantisTek

Greetings any fellow nerds Not a great time to be posting this, hopefully most of us aren't on ozbargain right now. But for those that are!… Does anyone have any experience / …

iMac 21.5 Retina, 2015 / Old Stock

Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone knows any stores that do 'runout' models or similar. I'm after a 21.5 retina imac, but don't want to pay full price. I don't care if …

Installing and Adding Speakers to an Old Stereo / Radio

This might belong in the automotive section but it seems more of a question for electronics buffs. I bought a nice old car radio which has some really basic wiring and I'm trying to work out …

Should I See a Financial Adviser

I started a new job this year and companies keep coming in and throwing free lunches, but hoping you'll leave your details so they can offer their services. I feel bad eating so much and not …

Help please! How to use NB14WN modem router as just a router?!

Hi guys I just got nbn and have the arris cable modem. I want to connect but my new AC router hasn't arrived yet. My current nb14wn netcomm modem only has LAN ports. I can't find a way to …

What NBN Modem Do I Need for HFC?

I am so confused, and sure someone here has an easy answer. Reaching out! NBN is coming to our area in the next few weeks and I want it. When I do the address lookup thing, it says we'll have …

iPhone 6 64GB for Mum (New or Trusted Used)

My mum is struggling along with an old iphone 4s and I've just realised that she is really dependent on the phone. She's a solo widow and communicates so much through the phone, and with …

To Sell 360,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points or Use for a Booking?

Hi, First up I know selling QFF points is against the T&C and probably not wise, but I've had them for an age and am NEVER able to find good value out of them for flights. Either nothing is …

How Early Can I Check in for a Jetstar Flight to HNL

Hi guys, Lucky enough to have a trip to hawaii at the end of the year from Sydney. I was thinking about getting some qantas club lounge passes to kick it off in style we really aren't used to, …

Affordable Closed Door Car Respray, Sydney

Hi guys, I've had a search around without much luck. I've got about one of the smallest cars around (classic mini) and I'm looking for a good price on a respray, but I'm not …

Nikon CMOS Sensor Equivalent of 20mm F1.7 II Micro 4/3 Lens - 35mm 1.8?

Hi all, I'm enjoying my D3300 picked up in the amazing deals at the end of last year. I also picked up the 50mm 1.8 lens with it, again from an ozbargain steal deal. I was just going through …

How Long Did It Take You to Get Used to The iPhone 6?

Curious as to the experience of other OzBers. I've had a 5/5s for the past few years, so some fairly significant muscle memory built in. Been thinking about the 6 upgrade for a while, mainly …

Would you buy an iPhone that had its screen replaced (not by Apple)?

Curious as to people's experiences. I'm looking to upgrade and find that some eBay iPhones have had screens replaced. If you're buying used - would you ask the seller if a) the screen …

eBay Australia

eBay Allowing Dodgy Listings, Doesn't Take Them down?

This pisses me off, and not sure there's much one can do about it, but seeking ideas. No it's not my problem but I wouldn't enjoy being the person on the wrong end of these cunning …

DXO Mark Lens Comparisons - How Useful Are They?

Hi OzBers Looking at a new lens, the Tamron 18-200mm VC for my Nikon D3300 bargain from late last year. When I bought the camera I sold off the kit lens, and bought the 50mm 1.8 from another …

Can we negatively gear our current home?

Hi guys, Going to be finishing studies soon and wife and I entering the workforce in 2017. We have a mortgage on our current apartment but we are really outgrowing it. What we are basically …

Jetstar Airways

Avoiding Jetstar Credit Card Fees but still get Travel Insurance?

Hi guys, About to book a trip to Hawaii, and for four of us the CC fees are $100. BUT we get free travel insurance with our purchase, covering medical, rental car excess and loss / damage to …

How to get to Hawaii affordably in school holidays?

I was wondering if anyone has any advice. We have the option of free accommodation in Maui for January 2017, which we really want to take up. But when I look at flights they're insanely …

Transferring Qantas Frequent Flyer Points multiple times

Hi all, I've accumulated a few qantas FF accounts for family due to trying to take advantage of various Woolworths deals in the past. The end result is I have 3 accounts, A with 7000 points, B …

Australia Post

Non Receipt of eBay Item, Auspost Tracking Says Delivered to Different Suburb

Wondering if anyone has any experience with this. I bought a $300 item on eBay and tracking showed it sat at a Sydney depot for a week. Auspost wouldn't open an investigation until enough time …

Australia Post

Experiences with Australia Post Insurance Claims?

Hi all, About a month ago I sold an item on ebay to someone in Peru, a $650 camera. They paid and everything was fine with the transaction. It was shipped via Express Courier International with …

Upgrade (Sidegrade) to Nikon D3300 from Canon 550D?

Hi guys, So, with the 20% off deal plus $100 cashback from Nikon, plus a bit of cashrewards action, I can basically do a direct exchange of an old Canon 550D kit to a brand new Nikon D3300. I was …