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Turn Sidebar Headings into Links

Good morning, On the desktop version of the homepage, the right-hand sidebar has sections for New Deals (last 15), New Competitions (last 10) and New Forum Topics (last 10). For those of us that …

Friction-Driven Dynamos on Bicycles

I hate batteries. And I hate having to remember to recharge them. I've always thought a dynamo-driven set of lights would be pretty neat but the frictionless and hub types are expensive and I …

RoseGal

Rosegal - Anyone Ever Submitted a Support Ticket?

So it's been 5.5 weeks since I ordered that tail light from Rosegal. In the "off"-chance I don't receive my item I thought to check out the support process and I've …

Do You Think You Could Find Guaranteed Work within a Week?

Let's say you're a single, "fully-grown" adult born and raised in Sydney and you've never had a previous long-term job. Maybe you were in a coma or whatever but that …

New Payments Platform (NPP) and The End of Cash

We've been hearing for years now that once adopted, the New Payments Platform (NPP) will normalise a cashless society within 5 years or so. The basic premise is that the majority of the adult …

Do You Vote When You See an OzBargain Poll?

I just read a comment from scotty where he highlights the pointlessness of a particular poll: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/330147#comment-5083648. I've always said that telephone polls are …

Jetstar Airways

Jetstar's New Price Table Is Annoying

Does anyone else find Jetstar's new membership-prices-first layout annoying? Basically the header will list the member prices in purple in the header (if available), and again using a large …

Comodo.com

PSA: Yes, cPanel Now Gives You SSL for FREE

With all the Comodo Positive SSL deals and hosts that now give "free" Comodo or Let's Encrypt certificates I felt something should be clarified. cPanel now has an option for AutoSSL, …

Inconsistent Price Comparison Site Policies

You can't post a deal link to Staticice. It's just a price comparison website and it's literally banned. If MSY has a deal to a Sony product, just give us a link to the MSY website. …

Tax Pre-filling

This question is in regards to ATO "pre-filling" which exists for all tax years back to 2007 (https://www.ato.gov.au/Tax-professionals/Tax-Agent-Portal/Us...). It appears that not all …

What Is The Best Ultra-Budget Full-Sized, Non-Retractable Wired Optical Mouse Available in Sydney East?

I need a new wired mouse for everyday use. Has anyone locally bought a cheapie they'd recommend? I had bad luck years ago with the Officeworks retractable mini-mouse breaking in a month so …

Airbnb

Has Anyone Used an Airbnb Property Manager?

I've heard of services like HeyTom (based in Sydney) and was wondering if anyone had any experience.

7-Eleven

7-Eleven App Login and Offer Errors

Is anyone else having constant trouble claiming their 7-Eleven offers? All I wanted was a discount burrito but instead of a barcode all I get is "Error - please try again later". And now I …

Cheap Alternative to Disreputed Courier Service www.e-Go.com.au

My friend's cousin stupidly went for e-go when shipping an expensive bulky item. I'll try to limit my vocabulary for e-go so they don't pull a weallsave.com.au …

Australian Government - Australian Taxation Office

Does Cycling Funds between Banks Trigger an ATO Alert?

If you're an OzBargainer you've probably held a variety of bank accounts in order to obtain sign-up bonuses, cashbacks and bonus interest rates. Since a lot of these deals require a monthly …

Why is porting a mobile phone number not instant in 2016?

Has anyone here worked for a mobile phone company? Are there convincing reasons why websites can't be automated to port a number over instantly? Are there manual verification steps that must …

Airbnb

Airbnb - $67 Credit after 1st Business Trip. Minimum Booking?

This expired deal is still ongoing (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/265264) and this post is more a question than a deal (for those who already received credit). Was there a minimum booking spend …

Price Prediction: Mobile Plans

Scenario 1: It's the 3rd of December, 2018. What is the maximum amount of mobile phone data you can get for under $20 a month? Scenario 2: It's the 3rd of December, 2020. Same question …

Agoda.com

Currency matters on Agoda.com

I've made a lot of bookings recently on Agoda.com, mostly using that landdiving code for 10% off: agoda.com/en-au/landdiving/default.aspx (which really only gives 8.7% off, but that's …

AirAsia

AirAsia Keeps Spamming My Mobile

Get these everyday and I still have a week of torture to go… "AirAsia:7kg cabin baggage is allowed. Save more when u pre-book checked baggage from RM26.50&avoid paying more …

Tidido.com

tidido.com, the successor to Grooveshark and Spotify alternative

This website, tidido.com, is most likely too good to be true (/legal). You get millions of songs ad-free, subscription-free and it even works on mobile (even with the screen locked). Not that I …

Southern Cross Travel Insurance

Any SCTI Travel Insurance Discount Codes?

In the past there was usually an ancient active one but it seems all are expired now.

Budget Dip and Pull up Belt

Hey, I was looking for a cheap dip belt and I found this video on Youtube that proves there's nothing that can't be solved with a pool noodle… …

Opal Card - NSW Government

Opal Fare Changes 5 September 2016

On Monday the new Opal fare structure begins Any budget-saving hacks? Since I always have to get a bus before any other mode of transport and I use Opal only casually. It works out better for me …

New airline fee structures

https://tigerair.com.au/prepare-to-fly/fees-charges http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/help/articles/fees-and-charges http://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/schedule-of-fees/au/en https://www.virginaustra…

Qantas will reduce fees in line with RBA regulations, but not Jetstar?

On September 1, Qantas will finally change its CC fees to a percentage (their website was updated a while ago) in line with RBA regulations. But I still don't see any mention on sister …

Anyone Here Used Gojek App for Hailing Motorcycles in Bali?

I understand you need a local mobile number and perhaps Indonesian but has anyone here given the app a …

Preventive Measure for Mistaken Internet Payments Using Numerical Hash

I've been thinking about the electronic transfer system in Australia and have decided it's unnecessarily prone to mistakes. A payee can give the payer wrong BSB and/or account identifier …

Cheapest Phone Available with NFC

(1) What is the cheapest phone available (new/refurbished, local/imported) that meets the minimum requirements for Android Pay (4.4+, not rooted or custom, and with NFC)? (2) Same as above, but with …

Bypass ads and pop-ups on link shorteners and image servers with AdsBypasser script

Some people here frequent torrent and other questionable websites (not me, except for the occasional Linux ISO) and encounter aggravating non-closing pop-ups that may take over your browser and count …

Why are bananas suddenly so cheap?

Last week you could get a box for $2 in an Eastgardens (NSW) fruit grocer and now Woolworths is advertising $1/kg bananas for Wednesday. What gives?

Fake Oregano in Australia

Turns out the cheapskate brands of Oregano I've bought in the past sometimes have as low as 10% oregano (with olive and sumac leaves used as …

Sydney Police Start Fining Cyclists in Campaign

Although the laws have existed for a while and additional changes are coming soon, police made an example of law-breakers recently. Just a warning that you might want to get that bell for your bike …

Best Value Non Rechargeable AAA Battery

I heard Varta which is sold at Bunnings is actually good value http://www.teckai.com/best-value-aa-batteries/ Apparently you can't take spare (loose) batteries on a plane anymore?

Started Getting Repeated Calls for Charity Donations on My Mobile for The First Time

These include the RSPCA and PCYC raffles and it turns out the calls are all legit. Turns out one organisation is responsible for a lot of the calls (Insight Charity Fund Raising Services) so the …

TPG Internet

TPG internet has "major" international speed problems due to physical fault

Since a lot of us use TPG. Just so you know you're not going crazy… For anything urgent (e.g. Linux ISOs) you can try various VPNs to bypass the fault. Report from …

Poker Machines - What's the Opinion of the OzBargain Community ?

Last year we heard that a legal firm was alleging that poker machines were illegal (e.g. https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/29883004/poker-machines-are-ille...). They say that it's been proven …

News.com.au

Fly Free Forever by Putting $170 Million on Credit Card

Probably belongs in forums since details aren't given and few OzBargainers have more than even $50 million to spend. I don't want to come off as "richist". Seems better value …

Three.co.uk

Getting cheaper mobile Internet in Australia by using 3 UK's Feel at Home

So it turns out Brits travelling to Australia get more competitive data rates roaming than we get living here. Although you risk having your account terminated for unusual use, it's pretty …

Do replacement products have their own warranty periods?

Say I buy a washing machine with an extended warranty to 5 years and the product is replaced due to a major problem with a month of warranty left. Does the replaced item have its own statutory …

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